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Books of the Month: April 2017

 

Half-Open Windows

Ganesh Matkari (translated from the Marathi by Jerry Pinto)

ISBN: 9789386338358 | Price: INR 299

 

Curry: A Global History

Colleen Taylor Sen

ISBN: 9789386338839 | Price: INR 399

‘This is the first time in contemporary [Marathi] literature that today’s language, today’s lives, today’s lifestyle, today’s technology and today’s metropolis have been described with such precision and focus.
—Sahitya Suchi

An acclaimed contemporary Marathi novel, Half-Open Windows (Khidkya Ardhya Ughadya) is a striking portrait of India’s urban upper middle class on an obsessive quest for riches and prestige.

 

Curry is one of the most widely used—and misused—terms in the culinary lexicon.

Exploring the curry universe beyond India and Great Britain, her chronicles include the elegant, complex curries of Thailand; the exuberant curry/rotis of the Caribbean; kari/raisu, Japan’s favourite comfort food; Indonesian gulais and rendang; Malaysia’s delicious Nonya cuisine; and exotic Western hybrids such as American curried chicken salad, German currywurst, and Punjabi-Mexican-Hindu pizza.

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Vampire in Love: Stories
Enrique Vila-Matas
(translated by Margaret Jull Costa)

ISBN: 9789386338822 | Price: INR 399

‘Highly original, both lucid and ludic.’
—The Guardian

Enrique Vila-Matas is widely hailed by his peers and readers as one of the greatest writers of fiction in contemporary Spanish literature. Gathered for the first time in English, and spanning the author’s entire career, Vampire in Love offers a selection of Vila Matas’s finest short stories.

Eve Out of Her Ruins
Ananda Devi (translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman)

ISBN: 9789386338709 | Price: INR 299

‘A truly great writer.’
J.M.G. Le Clézio, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Eve Out of Her Ruins is a heartbreaking look at the dark corners of the island nation of Mauritius that tourists never see, and a poignant exploration of the construction of personhood at the margins of society. Awarded the prestigious Prix des cinq continents upon publication as the best book written in French outside of France.

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Sudhin N. Ghose, like his contemporaries Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan and Raja Rao, based his work on India, drawing material from the villages and towns of Bengal.

An impeccable prose stylist and a master of sprawling narratives which draw inspiration from myths, fables, legends and epics, Sudhin N. Ghose is among the greatest writers in Indian English literature.

The Vermilion Boat
Sudhin N. Ghose

ISBN: 9789386338587 | Price: INR 399

Flame of the Forest by Sudhin N. Ghose—last in a quartet that comprises And Gazelles Leaping, Cradle of the Clouds, and The Vermilion Boat—reintroduces his work to readers for the first time in more than half a century.

The coming-of-age story of a young person trying to find his way in life, The Flame of the Forest will appeal to all readers.

The Flame of the Forest
Sudhin N. Ghose

ISBN: 9789386338549 | Price: INR 350

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Unforeseen Desires
Anil Chopra

ISBN: 9789386338716 | Price: INR 299

Star of India
Alice Perrin

ISBN: 9789386338785 | Price: INR 299

The Winter Fortress
Neal Bascomb

ISBN: 9781784977054 | Price: INR 499

Foreword by Ruskin Bond

A charming, often poignant, novel that captures the lush beauty of Dehradun, Unforeseen Desires is a bittersweet coming-of-age story.

‘Perrin’s wonderful tales speak of the lives and afterlives of English sahibs as well as memsahibs ... In [her] hands, myth, magic, lores and mores combine into a complete whole...’
—The Tribune

‘A riveting, high-action World War II thriller ... Highly recommended.’
Douglas Brinkley
‘Bascomb's research and storytelling skills are first-rate ... a fine work’
Wall Street Journal

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