Gurugram, Jan. 24 -- Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, written by Hector Gracias and Francesc Miralles, has fast become one of the most-read books with its simple philosophy that asks readers to find their centre of motivation.

Ikigai is Japanese for finding one's motivation. The book, originally published in Spanish in 2016, has been translated to 56 languages across the world.

India currently holds the record for the highest sales for the English editions, said Miralles who was in the city to speak at GurgaonMoms book club on Wednesday evening. The 51-year-old Spanish author is a philosophy journalist and has written several self-help and inspirational books.

Sharanya Munsi later caught up with the author, who share...