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Books of the Month: October 2016

 

A Season for Martyrs

Bina Shah

ISBN: 9789386050304 | Price: INR 350

e-Book: 9789386050328

 

Gandhi on Non-Violence

Thomas Merton (ed.)

ISBN: 9789386050472 | Price: INR 399

The last three months of Benazir Bhutto’s life—from her arrival back in Pakistan on October 18, 2007, to her untimely death in a shooting-cum-suicide bombing on December 27th—are told through the eyes of a young television journalist in Bina Shah’s intense confessional novel A Season for Martyrs.

 

Gandhi on Non-Violence brings together the political and moral philosophies central to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi, pared down to their essentials. The principles of ahimsa and satyagraha as practised by Gandhi were selected for this volume by Thomas Merton, theologian, social activist, and one of the most influential religious thinkers of the twentieth century.

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ISBN: 9789386050823 | Price: INR 450

e-Book: 9789386050830

 

The Temple Road: A Doctor’s Journey

Fazlur Rahman


The Temple Road: A Doctor’s Journey is an inspiring story of love, joy, suffering, medicine and achievement that takes readers from the jungles of Bangladesh to Dr Rahman’s training in leading medical centres in New York and Houston, and the overwhelming emotions that come with his work as one of the most talented oncologists in the US.

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ISBN: 9789386050724 | Price: INR 299

e-Book: 9789386050748

 

A Village Dies: Your Invitation to a Memorable Funeral

Ivan Arthur

Back in the 1940s, when Mumbai was still Bombay, the twin urban villages of Kevni-Amboli were home to a lively Catholic community—predominantly East Indian, but also Anglo-Indian, Goan and Mangalorean. In this hugely entertaining novel set in that vanished world, Ivan Arthur spins a delightful web of joint families, priests, sodality groups, gossips, friendly drunks, vagrants, simpletons, lovers and maiden aunts.

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ISBN: 9789386050847 | Price: INR 299

e-Book: 9789386050861

 

Loitering with Intent: Diary of a Happy Traveller

Ritu Menon

Where we go is usually decided spontaneously; one of us might say, ‘Let’s do a wine trip in France;’ or ‘We should go to Angkor before it’s overrun by tourists’… The main thing is—we all love travelling, we all love food, and all of us enjoy each other’s company.
Ritu Menon, publisher by profession and traveller by vocation, says she never travels alone when she travels for pleasure. So it is in the company of friends and family that she takes us on journeys across the world: wine-tasting in France; discovering the serenity of the Buddha in Bagan in Myanmar; roaming the leafy green streets of Zamalek in Egypt; tasting cream teas and cakes in Betty’s Tearoom in York, and many other delightful experiences.

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ISBN: 9789386050885 | Price: INR 250

e-Book: 9789386050908

 

The Haunted Dolls’ House: Stories of the Supernatural

M. R. James

M. R. James is widely considered to be one of the greatest practitioners of the art of the ghost story. First published at the turn of the twentieth century, he has left a lasting legacy acknowledged not only by readers, but also by many later writers—from H. P. Lovecraft and John Bellairs to Stephen King and Paul Theroux.
In this collection you will find a dolls’ house come to life at precisely 1 a.m. to reveal a tragedy. The Haunted Dolls’ House is an unputdownable read—as compelling as it is spine-chilling.

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ISBN: 9789386050687 | Price: INR 350

e-Book: 9789386050700

 


The Curry Coast: Travels in Malabar 500 Years After Vasco Da Gama

Binoo K. John

‘Beautifully written, informative and witty.’

—Khushwant Singh

Retracing the footsteps of explorer Vasco da Gama 500 years after his arrival on the shores of Calicut, Binoo K. John finds himself in a land of graceful rivers, serene beaches and lush, tropical greenery. At the Kochi and St Angelo forts, where battles were fought between local kings and Portuguese, Dutch, English and French invaders from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, Binoo sees the foundations of a diverse, cosmopolitan society being laid.
Effortlessly combining history, travel writing and scholarship, The Curry Coast will tell you all that you wanted to know about Malabar and Kerala.

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ISBN: 9781784975449

 


Special India Price INR 1295
Original Price £25

Desire: 100 of Literature’s Sexiest Stories

Mariella Frostrup (ed.)

Strict mistresses, naughty maids, handsome gardeners and disarming strangers; literature is awash with love, sex and desire. This collection brings together 100 of the best examples, hand-picked by Mariella Frostrup and The Erotic Review.
From romance and seduction to downright dirty deeds, here are prize-winners, bestsellers and rising stars, each of whom prove that when it comes to the bedroom, a little fiction goes a long way.
So whether you’re looking for love, lust or something in between, this gorgeous anthology is the perfect gift...or bedside companion.


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ISBN: 9781781859223

 


Special India Price INR 499
Original Price £14.99

The Brother

Joakim Zander

The hotly anticipated sequel to the international bestseller, The Swimmer.

Smart, gripping and urgent, the new blockbuster from the bestselling author of The Swimmer.
Growing up poor, Yasmine vowed she would always protect her little brother from harm. She broke her promise on the day she left home, abandoning Fadi to his life in the Stockholm slums.
Now, five years later, Yasmine still carries the guilt of leaving him behind. Then she hears a rumour that he is dead, killed by a US drone in Syria. What happened to turn her sweet-natured brother into one of the CIA’s most wanted men?
The answer will shock her. It will shock you too.


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ISBN: 9781781855744

 


Special India Price INR 699
Original Price £16.99

The Unknown Universe: What We Don’t Know About Time and Space in Ten Chapters

Stuart Clark

A groundbreaking and state-of-the-art guide to the Universe and how our latest deep space discoveries are forcing us to revisit what we know, and what we don’t.
This is the first book to address what will be an epoch-defining scientific paradigm shift. Stuart Clark will ask if Newton’s famous laws of gravity need to be rewritten, if dark matter and dark energy are just celestial phantoms? Can we ever know what happened before the Big Bang? What’s at the bottom of a black hole? Are there Universes beyond our own? Does time exist? Are the once immutable laws of physics changing?


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ISBN: 9789813200999

 


Special India Price INR 599
Original Price US$24.90

The Trump Phenomenon and the Future of us Foreign Policy

Daniel Quinn Mills, Steven Rosefielde

Donald Trump has called for an about-face in the foreign policy of the United States (US). A key reason is that US foreign engagements have in recent decades proved of little benefit to the US middle and working classes.
Trump’s opponents have challenged him to prove that he can offer a better alternative to the foreign policy which has been pursued by the US since the Second World War.
This volume shows that a sane US foreign policy that adjusts US postwar trajectory can be accomplished if leaders have the courage and integrity to do so. The principles and many details of an alternative policy based on democratic nationalism are described in this book. Democratic nationalism presumes that the US is a large family in which the needs of members of the family have a certain legitimate priority over those of people abroad.


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   Journey After Midnight: India, Canada and the Road Beyond the autobiography of Ujjal Dosanjh was launched at India International Centre on Wednesday, 14th September. Dosanjh was the first person of Indian origin to lead a government in the Western world when he was elected Premier of British Columbia in 2000. Later, he was elected to the Canadian parliament. Journey After Midnight is the compelling story of his life in rural Punjab, where he was born, and later in the UK and Canada. Ujjal Dosanjh was in conversation with journalist and author Seema Mustafa, Founder Editor, The Citizen. Click here

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