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Books of the Month: March 2017

 

Harilal & Sons: A Novel

Sujit Saraf

ISBN: 9789386050755 | Price: INR 699

 

Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture

Anjali Nerlekar

ISBN: 9789386338334 | Price: INR 495

In his new novel, Sujit Saraf takes readers on an epic journey from Shekhavati in Rajasthan to the Calcutta of the early twentieth century, to Bogra in East Bengal, and to a village in Bihar in newly independent India. A sprawling, compulsively readable narrative, it follows the story of Harilal as he sets up Harilal & Sons, a shop selling jute, cotton, spices, rice, cigarettes and soap, that grows into a large enterprise. It is also the sweeping tale of his two wives and ever-burgeoning family of sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren—the two strands of family and business inextricably fused because a Marwari’s life is defined by what he ‘deals in’.

Spanning seven decades of an era that saw great tumult in India and Bangladesh, Harilal & Sons is a wonderfully evocative, powerful and capacious narrative—overflowing with a profusion of characters, events and places—contained within the singular life of one man who ‘dealt in jute and grain’.

 

Anjali Nerlekar’s Bombay Modern is a close reading of Arun Kolatkar’s canonical poetic works that relocates the genre of poetry to the center of both Indian literary modernist studies and postcolonial Indian studies. Nerlekar shows how a bilingual reading of Kolatkar’s texts uncovers a uniquely resistant sense of the ‘local’ that defies monolinguistic cultural pressures and straddles the boundaries of English and Marathi writing. And as she does this, she uncovers an alternative and provincial modernism through poetry.

Eschewing any attempt to define an overarching or universal modernism, Bombay Modern delimits its sphere of study to ‘Bombay’and to the ‘post-1960’(the sathottari) period in an attempt to examine at close range how this poetry redeployed the regional, the national and the international to create a very tangible yet transient local.

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Tourist Season: Two Novellas by Jaina Sanga

ISBN: 9788193314173 | Price: INR 299

Lords of the Global Village: A Novel by Ranendra

ISBN: 9788193314159 | Price: INR 250

The Woman in the Bazaar by Alice Perrin

ISBN: 9789386338464 | Price: INR 250

Immoderate Men: Stories by Shikhandin

ISBN: 9789385755965 | Price: INR 299

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Modi And The World
(Re) Constructing Indian
Foreign Policy

Edited by Sinderpal Singh

ISBN: 9789813203853
Price: INR 795

Understanding Kashmir
and Kashmiris

by Christopher Snedden

ISBN: 9781849043427
Price: INR 1495

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T I T L E S W I T H A U G M E N T E D R E A L I T Y


ISBN: 9781910596609 | Price: INR 599

ISBN: 9781910596869 | Price: INR 599

ISBN: 9781910596852 | Price: INR 599

ISBN: 9781910596586 | Price: INR 599

ISBN: 9781910596135 | Price: INR 699

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ISBN: 9789385288661 | Price: INR 899

ISBN: 9789385288708 | Price: INR 299

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ISBN: 9789385288029 | Price: INR 399

ISBN: 9789385288838 | Price: INR 499

ISBN: 9789385288500 | Price: INR 450

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