The Popular Science Collection

Popular Science

Speaking Tiger Publishing Private Ltd is pleased to present to you The Popular Science Collection, a set of titles carefully chosen to give adult and teenage readers an accessible way into the important questions and discoveries that shape our world today. The collection will include bestselling selections from different fields—medicine, the human body, psychology, agriculture, the science of economics, mediations on scientific thought, and more. Each title is a thoughtful, rigorous exploration of its field, presenting complex information and ideas with wit, clarity and the ability to engage a layperson’s understanding. It is a privilege to present such a diverse and exciting range of respected voices writing about the science shaping our world today.

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We, at Speaking Tiger are deeply saddened by the demise of veteran journalist, human rights activist and author Kuldeep Nayar. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

‘“Where is it written that a Bhangi’s son must become a Bhangi?”

“In our poverty. In our dharma. In our country.”

“What dharma? If it breaks a person and turns him into an animal, is that dharma? In this country that invests greater significance in a stone than in a human being? I will not heed such a dharma. If it has given us only this poverty, this deprivation, then it behoves us to reject it. But we are not going to do that. I will. Just let me pass my examinations…’

Scroll carries an excerpt from When I Hid My Caste: Stories by Baburao Bagul.

‘He looked at me and I saw the tears leaking out of his eyes. His nose was starting to run, as though the tears were trying to find an alternate route. “But I need to tell you, I can’t lie anymore…” his voice was tiny, like a whisper. But a very broken one.’ Scroll carries an excerpt from Paro Anand’s new book The Other: Stories of Difference.

Reviews

‘It’s not an unreasonable expectation from a work that is an urgent reminder to democracies about the germs they are carrying within. A reminder that autocracy is often caused by a docile and obedient mind, and it takes very little for a democracy to slip into the totalitarian mode. In true Gandhian spirit, Jahanbegloo’s book is a contemplative essay but it also calls upon citizens to display an immediate and thoughtful disobedience.’ Book review of ‘The Disobedient Indian: Towards a Gandhian Philosophy of Dissent’ by Ramin Jahanbegloo.

‘A collection of rarely heard stories of women who take up the gun, from five troubled regions of India.’ Book review of She Goes to War: Women Militants of India by Rashmi Saksena.

‘From Ayyappan to celibacy, from sambandhams to dargahs, parks and sexology, Infinite Variety; A History of Desire in India by Madhavi Menon looks at them all with an erudition that cuts across categories. The author blends serious scholarship with a deep understanding of popular culture, folk lore, myth, religion and worship, and ‘Indian’ ways of both seeing and unseeing.’ Book review of Infinite Variety: A History of Desire in India by Madhavi Menon.

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