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Books of the Month: August 2016

 

Up Campus, Down Campus: The Adventures of Anirban Roy In JNU

Avijit Ghosh

ISBN: 9789386050526 | Price: ₹299

e-Book: 9789386050540

 

Garrisoned Minds: Women and Armed Conflict
in South Asia

Laxmi Murthy and Mitu Varma

ISBN: 9789386050434 | Price: ₹499

e-Book: 9789386050502

It's the late 1980s and Anirban Roy, fresh from the dustbowls of Inner India, arrives on an alternative planet called JNU. Here Marx rules the graffiti, the pamphlets and the suggested reading list. But Freud, at least his sex thing, rules most minds. Anirban has a fixed goal: get through the 'civil services'. Every day he hurries through his ablutions, eats a slippery fried egg with a half-burnt toast, quickly scans The Hindu. . .

 

Militarisation and violence as a response to conflict are now part of the global social order. In this book, twelve journalists explore the impact of such militarisation on the lives of women in four conflict-affected zones of South Asia: Pakistan's frontier provinces which share a border with Afghanistan; Nepal during and after its decade-long civil war; Northeast India under the shadow of AFSPA; and the Kashmir valley amidst the overwhelming presence of the Indian army.

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ISBN: 9789386050403

Price: ₹399

Series Name: Speaking Tiger International Fiction

Series Code: IFS002

 

Istanbul Istanbul: A Novel

Burhan Sänmez


'Istanbul is a city of a million cells, and every cell is an Istanbul unto itself.'
 Below the ancient streets of Istanbul, four prisoners—Demirtay the student, the doctor, Kamo the barber, and Uncle Küheylan—sit, awaiting their turn at the hands of their wardens. When they are not subject to unimaginable violence, the condemned tell one another stories about the city, shaded with love and humor, to pass the time. Quiet laughter is the prisoners' balm, delivered through parables and riddles. Gradually, the underground narrative turns into a narrative of the above-ground. Initially centered around people, the book comes to focus on the city itself. And we discover there is as much suffering and hope in the Istanbul above ground as there is in the cells underground.

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ISBN: 9789386050014

Price: ₹299

e-Book: 9789386050038

 

The Sleepwalker's Dream: A Novel

Dhrubajyoti Borah

June, along with Ron and several other insurgents, is fleeing their hideout in Bhutan after an army attack. With them is their injured, unconscious leader who is unlikely to survive the ordeal of their journey towards the Assam border. They carry him on a stretcher over the treacherous terrain of the Himalayan foothills, the ominous and brooding presence of the mountains a constant reminder of their own defencelessness. With winter upon them they desperately need to find a temporary shelter. Miraculously, their leader emerges from his coma and is able to guide them to a cave where he had earlier created a 'safe house' with supplies of food and other essentials.

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ISBN: 9789386050298

Price: ₹399

e-Book: 9789386050243

Series Name: Ruskin Bond Selections

Series Code: RBS001

 

Gulbadan: Portrait of a Princess at the Mughal Court

Rumer Godden

An accomplished scholar and author of the Humayun-nama, Gulbadan Begam was also Babur's daughter, Humayun's sister, and Akbar's aunt.
 In this compact biography, Rumer Godden draws upon the Humayun-nama and other records, as well as her own soaring imagination, to create a portrait of the begam and the Mughal Empire as detailed and exquisite as any miniature.
 While still a child, Gulbadan travelled from Kabul to Agra, where Babur had established his capital. She grew up in the cloistered world of the zenana, an idyllic existence that was shattered when Babur exchanged his life for Humayun's. Humayun's reign was marked by hardship after he lost the Empire and his vast army was reduced to a ragtag band. The Empire was regained but, soon after, Humayun died in a freak accident. He was succeeded by Akbar and it was under him that the Mughal Empire reached its zenith, in territory and in cultural and religious accomplishments.

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ISBN: 9789385288739

Price: ₹450

 

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Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform your Sex Life

Emily Nagoski

An essential exploration of women's sexuality that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.
After all the books that have been written about sex, all the blogs and TV shows and radio Q&As, how can it be that we all still have so many questions? The frustrating reality is that we've been lied to—not deliberately, it's no one's fault, but still. We were told the wrong story.

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ISBN: 9781784770334

 

Special India Price ₹899
Original Price £20

The Big Cat Man

Jonathan Scott

This new autobiography by wildlife celebrity Jonathan Scott celebrates the extraordinary life of one of the world's most popular wildlife presenters and photographers. From his childhood on a Berkshire farm in the UK to his rise to international fame as a presenter on the Big Cat Diary, one of the BBC Natural History Unit's most popular and long-running wildlife series, Jonathan Scott has lived a life that many people can only dream about. Following a degree in Zoology he travels 6,000 miles overland to Africa, where he becomes first a wildlife artist and then a safari guide in the Masai Mara.

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ISBN: 9789813144088

 


Special India Price ₹599
Original Price US$28

How Is It Made? The Mathematics that Power our World

Joseph Khoury & Gilles Lamothe

How Is It Made? The Mathematics That Power Our World is an attempt to unveil the hidden mathematics behind the functioning of many of the devices we use on a daily basis. For the past years, discussions on the best approach in teaching and learning mathematics have shown how much the world is divided on this issue. The one reality we seem to agree on globally is the fact that our new generation is lacking interest and passion for the subject. One has the impression that the vast majority of young students finishing high school or in their early post-secondary studies are more and more divided into two main groups when it comes to the perception of mathematics. The first group looks at mathematics as a pure academic subject with little connection to the real world.

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ISBN: 9781944659011

 


Special India Price ₹1695
Original Price US$59.90

Services Marketing

Jochen Wirtz & Christopher Lovelock

Services Marketing: People, Technology, Strategy is the eighth edition of the globally leading textbook for Services Marketing by Jochen Wirtz and Christopher Lovelock, extensively updated to feature the latest academic research, industry trends, and technology, social media and case examples.
This textbook takes on a strong managerial approach presented through a coherent and progressive pedagogical framework rooted in solid academic research. Featuring cases and examples from all over the world, Services Marketing: People, Technology, Strategy is suitable for students who want to gain a wider managerial view of Services Marketing.

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