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Stageplay: The Journey of an Actor
By Sushma Seth

The book is a first of its kind, written by one of Indias most well-known theatre and film personalities, Sushma Seth. The first part of the book chronicles the actors early life, which she spent studying theatre at the Carnegie Mellon University, and how she made a place for herself in a world where actors from India were rare. She then returned to India and became a well-respected name in theatre and film circles, and was part of several memorable films, including Junoon and Kalyug. The second part of the book is a ready reckoner for all theatre enthusiasts, as Sushma Seth puts together the finer details of a stage production. Stageplay will be invaluable to lovers of both theatre and films.

Sushma Seth has been committed to theatre for children since the inception of Childrens Creative Theatre, founded by her in 1969. She was a pioneer in introducing childrens theatre activities at the National School of Drama in 1979, and has been working with the children of a re-settled slum colony served by an NGO, Arpana, for over a decade. Sushma aims to encourage and guide drama teachers and leaders, working in the field of dramatics, with practical knowledge and experience.

Subject: Theatre/Memoir
Size: 8.5"x 5.5"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 156
Price: Rs 350.00
 
 
Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines
By Rajiv Malhotra and Aravindan Neelakandan

This book focuses on the role of US and European churches, academics, think tanks, foundations, government and human rights groups in fostering the separation of the identities of Dravidian and Dalit communities from the rest of India. The book is the result of five years of research, and uses information obtained in the West about foreign funding of these India-based activities. The research tracked the money trails that start out claiming to be for ‘education’, ‘human rights’, ‘empowerment training’, and ‘leadership training’, but end up in programs designed to produce angry youths who feel disenfranchised from Indian identity.

The book reveals how outdated racial theories continue to provide academic frameworks and fuel the rhetoric that can trigger civil wars and genocides in developing countries. The Dravidian movement's 200-year history has such origins. Its latest manifestation is the ‘Dravidian Christianity’ movement that fabricates a political and cultural history to exploit old faultlines. This book explicitly names individuals and institutions, including prominent Western ones and their Indian affiliates. Its goal is to spark an honest debate on the extent to which human rights and other ‘empowerment’ projects are cover-ups for these nefarious activities.

Rajiv Malhotra is a public intellectual on current affairs, world religions and cross-cultural encounters between the East and West. His career has spanned the corporate world as a senior executive, strategic consultant and successful entrepreneur in the information technology and media industries. His Infinity Foundation seeks to foster a better global understanding of Indian civilisation. He is well known as a speaker and writer for a wide audience and is frequently interviewed and invited to deliver keynote addresses. He serves on the Board of Governors of the India Studies program at the University of Massachusetts, and served as the chairman for the Asian Studies Education Committee of the State of New Jersey.

Aravindan Neelakandan has worked for the past decade with an NGO in Tamil Nadu serving marginalised rural communities in sustainable agriculture. He was awarded a junior research fellowship in cultural economics by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, to research the economic potentials of the neglected ruins in Kanyakumari district, in southern Tamil Nadu. These experiences provided him with in-depth knowledge of the history and sociology of Tamil people. He is also a popular science writer in Tamil and a columnist with UPI-Asia, a leading news portal.

Subject: Current Affairs
Size: 9" x 6"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 662
Price: Rs 695.00
 
 
Love in a Headscarf: Muslim Woman Seeks the One
By Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

This is a light-hearted, sensitive book about growing up in Britain as an educated hijab-wearing Muslim woman trying to find both herself and her Mr Right. How does she make her own choices and learn to be confident of them and of the way she wants to live her life? Shelina introduces you to the real-life aunties and matchmakers and the traditional and more modern ways of finding Mr Right. You may never have imagined what goes on in the life of Muslim women. By the time you finish reading her story, you would have found a new and unexpected friend in her.

Born and brought up in London, Shelina Zahra Janmohamed studied at New College, Oxford. She was recently named in one of UK's Muslim Women Power 100 list by The Times newspaper and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. She writes an award-winning blog at www.spirit21.co.uk. She was named Best Non-Fiction Writer at the Muslim Writers Awards.

Shelina writes for The Guardian, The National and EMEL Magazine and appears regularly on TV, radio and in print.

Subject: Memoir
Size: 8.5"x 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 302
Price: Rs 295.00
 
 
Longlisted For VODAFONE CROSSWORD AWARDS 2010
Benaami
By Anish Sarkar

This novel is a historical thriller spanning two eras. In the mid-nineteenth century, an unnamed secret society, the Benaami, is set up to fight the British East India Company. The Benaami spreads its presence across India and in 1857, incites the native sepoys of the British army to mutiny.

Arjun Chatterjee, a software engineer, has strange, recurring dreams. Together with Sheila Guha, the beautiful professor of history researching the Benaami, he sets out to unravel the clues to his past. In the process, they get embroiled in a deadly conspiracy hatched by a megalomaniac with his own connection to the Benaami. As the parallel plots, separated by a century-and-a-half but with stunning similarities, hurtle to their climax, Arjun and Sheila race against time and destiny. But will they be able to prevent disaster?

Anish Sarkar is an IIT-IIM graduate and a senior executive with Capgemini, a French multinational company. Born in Mumbai, he grew up in Kolkata and currently splits his time between both cities. Anish is a wildlife enthusiast and avid cricket fan. He enjoys travelling to new places. Benaami is his debut novel.

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5"x 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 372
Price: Rs 250.00
 
 
Six Yards of Silk
By Mallika Krishnamurthy

This narrative flows between India and New Zealand, through memory and loss, tastes and sensations; as Sharmila seeks to understand the mysterious disappearance of her brother, Ramesh. The arrival of her aunt, Meenamma, deepens Sharmila's journey exploring what we take with us and what we leave behind if we weave a life between one end of the globe and the other. Like a sari folds and wraps around a woman's body, this story intertwines and unfolds Ramesh and Sharmila's lives in a story that resonates as a deeply human search for redemption wherever we are.

Mallika Krishnamurthy was born in South India and grew up in New Zealand. She has combined creative and community work for over twenty years and speaks four languages. She is a dancer, has a degree in French and trained as a teacher. Mallika has worked around the world in diverse settings and roles, from community and arts education with children and adults, crisis and support work, to running community and arts events. She works in palliative care and continues to write. Mallika currently lives in Australia with her husband and two sons.

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5" x 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 178
Price: Rs 195.00
 
 
Touching Distance: The Great Indian MBA Dream
By Shiva Prakash

A book about ambition, belief and irony, Touching Distance: The Great Indian MBA Dream paints life on the canvas of tier-1 MBAs in India. Seen through the eyes of a witty, idealistic and ultimately fatalistic, south Indian protagonist, the story evokes humour and captures familiar dilemmas. Set in one of Indias finest business schools, the book is about Shivas journey. He becomes frustrated with the idea of wasting his potential at his cloistered software programming job and chooses to believe, like millions of other Indians, in the ubiquitous and superbly marketed Indian MBA dream.

Shiva Prakash is a writer, musician and poet. He has an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB) and a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering. Shiva manages software products for a multinational company with a global footprint. He lists sky-diving and hiking in Ladakh and on the Pacific Coast as his most liberating experiences. Touching Distance is his debut novel.

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5" x 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 268
Price: Rs 195.00
 
 
The Emperor's Writings
By Dirk Collier

Akbar the Great (1543-1605), the greatest of the Mughal emperors, was not only the most powerful and wealthiest monarch of his time, but undoubtedly, the most enlightened one. A firm proponent of universal tolerance and religious freedom for all, he welcomed to his court, representatives of all religions.

Akbar succeeded in unifying the various creeds of Hindustan under his victorious banner, and created the strong Mughal Empire.

Admirably researched and written, The Emperor’s Writings narrates the true story of Akbar's life and times in a fictionalised manner. It delineates his swift and spectacular rise to absolute power, and his remarkably modern vision of a prosperous, diverse and tolerant Hindustan, against the backdrop of his eventful personal life, his relationship with his favourite wife, and the tragic conflict with Salim (Jahangir), his only surviving son and bitter rival. The book offers a unique historical perspective on the heart and soul of the Indian subcontinent.

Dirk Collier owns a personal library of several thousand books in nine different languages, on history, philosophy, art and religion. He serves as board member of Janssen Pharmaceutica (Johnson & Johnson) in Beerce, Belgium, and as Chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust (Edinburgh, Scotland). Dirk and his wife, Anne have two grown-up children and live in Knokke, Belgium. The Emperor's Writings is his debut novel.

Subject: Fiction
Size: 9"x6"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 634
Price: Rs 695.00
 
 
Basant Kumar & Sarala Birla: Life has No Full Stops
By Rashme Sehgal

This is a story of rare courage, resilience, and utmost determination of one couple, Basant and Sarala Birla, to give a permanent place to the Birla Empire in the annals of history. It began seventy-one years ago, when Basant first set his eyes on Sarala. He entered the world of business at the tender age of thirteen, and made a tidy profit on his very first investment. The seeds of the empire had been sown by Basant Birla's great-grandfather, Shivnarain Birla; and carried forward by his three uncles, Jugalkishore, Rameshwardas, Brijmohan, and Basant's father, Ghanshyamdas.

Basant and Sarala's first-born, Aditya, gave the empire a global footprint and a turnover that was second only to that of the Tatas, making it a formidable business empire. His untimely demise left a huge void in their lives and they found solace in spirituality. The journey continues with Basant and Sarala's grandson, Kumar Mangalam, taking over the mantle of the Aditya Birla Group.

The narrative, a series of flashbacks dexterously woven together by the author, brings to the reader a period in pre-Independence India when business was still conducted ethically.

Rashme Sehgal embarked on her career in the 1970s as a poet and short-story writer. She then moved to journalism and worked for several leading newspapers including The Times of India. She is presently Editor-Science & Technology, The Asian Age. She was married to the playwright-journalist, the late Anil Saari.

Subject: Biography
Size: 9"x6"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 252
Price: Rs 495.00
 
 
The Spirit of the Buddha
By Martine Batchelor

In this slim, enlightening volume, internationally recognised Buddhist teacher Martine Batchelor presents the basic tenets and teachings of the Buddha through a selection of essential texts from the Pali canon, the earliest Buddhist scriptures. Viewed by scholars as the actual substance of the historical teachings (and possibly even the words) of the Buddha, these texts are essential to an understanding of the Buddhist faith and are further illuminated through Batchelor's lucid analysis and interpretations.

Accessible to non-practitioners and helpful to scholars, The Spirit of the Buddha touches upon key themes, including dharma, compassion, meditation, and peace, among others, creating a panoramic view of one of the world's most widely practised faiths that is deeply rooted in its most vital texts.

Martine Batchelor, a former Buddhist nun, studied Zen Buddhism under the guidance of Kusan Sunim and is the author of Let Go, Women in Korean Zen, Buddhism and Ecology, Principles of Zen, Meditation for Life and The Path of Compassion: The Bodhisattva Precepts, a translation of the Chinese Brahma's Net Sutra.

Subject: Religion & Philosophy
Size: 8.5" x 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 196
Price: Rs 250.00
 
 
Evolution, Religion and the Unknown God
By Georges van Vrekhem

The evolution of life on earth is a fact; Darwinism is one theory among several, based on research of predecessors like Buffon and Lamarck, and formulated simultaneously with the very similar theory of Alfred Wallace. Besides, what is nowadays generally labelled as Darwinism hardly resembles what Darwin wrote in The Origin of Species, but is the result of scientific developments at times considered anti-Darwinian.

This book narrates the relevant events in the history of 'Darwinism' and the resulting Social Darwinism and Sociobiology. It also stresses the antagonism of the scientific materialism at its basics and the religious teachings of the origin and evolution of life on our planet. It is this antagonism that inevitably resulted in the ongoing controversies between creationism, the positivist scientific view of evolution, and 'intelligent design'. The book analyses and clearly discerns between the various branches of creationism and intelligent design. The foundations of physical science as adopted by the biological sciences are examined, as are the motives of the attack on religion by authors like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Stephen Jay Gould.

His published works include Beyond Man: The Life and Work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother; The Mother: The Story of Her Life; and Hitler and His God: The Background to the Nazi Phenomenon. Books by him have been translated into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. He was awarded the Sri Aurobindo Puraskar in 2006 by the Government of Bengal.

Subject: Non-Fiction
Size: 9"x6"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 309
Price: Rs 595.00
 
 
The Arty Farty Party
By Pratik Basu

A sardonic and irreverent wit is trained on the advertising world of the '80s as the hero - for want of a better word - fumblingly adapts to its wacky, hedonistic lifestyle. In this battle of 'body versus bawdy', he encounters a whole host of distinctive characters, each more colourful than the next.

Leading the side to which he belongs - the First International Advertising Company (FIAC) - is Mono Mitter, who, in a different lifetime, would have been a fighter pilot battling the Luftwaffe, if he wasn't going 'screechers' - getting pie-eyed drunk, that is. Then, there is God with a capital 'G'. In a grand gesture, he renounces his throne to spend his quasi-retirement pitting his wits against the daily crossword and cadging free drinks off erstwhile colleagues. In the process, he acquires the moniker 'Old Man'. Enter Jymmie Hafesjee, the Great Pretender – or God as he prefers to be called among his minions in High Advertising (HA, if you want to be complimentary and HA! HA! if you don't). He has led his agency to within sniffing distance of FIAC by sheer perseverance, personal flamboyance and sustained self-publicity and senses an opportunity to finally outshine his long-standing rivals.

For all the ensuing madness Calcutta takes centre stage, simply because, 'Everything else about the city might change - not necessarily for the better - except its inherent ability to spawn the most wonderful stories'.

An alumnus of Calcutta's Presidency College and the IIMC - from a time when batch numbers were still in single digits - Pratik Basu spent over three decades in sales and marketing, advertising and entertainment media before turning to writing. What started as a hobby five years ago appears to have turned into a full-time pursuit. After spending nineteen years in Mumbai, Pratik is spending the current one back in the city of his original sins - Kolkata - where he lives with his wife, Samita, who is a painter, and a golden retriever called Minnie, who is not, but quite wonderful all the same!

Subject: Fiction
Size: 7.75" x 5.1"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 378
Price: Rs 295.00
 
 
The Caliphates Soldiers: The Lashkar-e-Tayyebas Long War
By Wilson John

It is a painstakingly detailed, comprehensive and insightful book on Pakistan’s arch terrorist organisation, Lashkar-e-Tayyeba. It compiles the history of the organisation, its precise positioning and virulent mal intents as it stands today, beginning from the story of its founder leader, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed.

What makes the book a unique read for the global savants on terrorism is that a mass of data, hitherto little known, has been masterfully marshalled  to convincingly demonstrate that this state-based terror group poses as great a threat to the world as the stateless entity, al Qaeda.

The uncomfortably persuasive denouement of this work is that the ambitious sweep of LeTs targets of domination through terrorism include, besides India, the South East Asian countries in the Indian Ocean, across the Pacific to the US and ultimately, Pakistan itself.
For the hope of an enduring stability in a region flush with nuclear weapons to be nurtured to reality, terrorist groups like LeT need to be dismantled and decimated.

The Caliphates Soldiers is a must read for all those who want the world to be free of violence and terror.

Wilson John is a senior fellow with the Observer Research Foundation, a well-known public policy think tank in New Delhi. His areas of research include Pakistan, Indias neighbourhood and terrorism, having also presented several papers on the subjects at national and international conferences.

He has authored/edited eleven books including Pakistan: The Struggle Within; and Navigating the Near: Non-Traditional Security Threats to India in 2020.

Subject: Current Affairs
Size: 9"x6"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 324
Price: Rs 595.00
 
 
Mapmaking: Partition Stories From Two Bengals
By Debjani Sengupta, Ashis Nandy

Mapmaking: Partition Stories From Two Bengals brings together renowned writers from Bangladesh and West Bengal including Ritwik Ghatak, Hasan Azizul Haq, and Manik Bandopadhayay. It is a unique attempt to see how Partition has shaped the narrative of the two regions that share a common language, culture and heritage. Many of these stories appear in English for the first time and carry the evocative, ironic tone that is exclusive to Partition stories from the East.

An infidel sinks to the bottom of a shallow river, looking for oysters and his lost wife

A man takes three years to bring himself to make a forty five minute journey, only to find his love has flown the nest

Two heavily pregnant women are forced to flee their country – one gives birth on a train and the other is silenced for ever.

These haunting narratives question the finality and resolution of Partition, the insufficiency of memories, and the instability of borders. As the stories unfold a tragic tale of the loss of a world, we once again come to witness how every time narratives of the Partition are re-told, they point towards our changing values, our present, and our future.

In the Foreword, Ashis Nandy, in his inimitable style explains the hegemony of silence on Partition: Perhaps the principal reason for the desperate refusal to work through the memories of 1946-48 is that these memories do not genuinely fit our acquired concepts of nationalism, progress and the state. They demand a different approach to the dominant ideas of governance and statecraft, to mass violence and resistance to it at grassroots.

Debjani Sengupta teaches Literature at Indraprastha College, New Delhi. She has edited the entire translation of Suchitra Bhattacharya’s novel Dahan and has translated stories from Bangla.

Ashis Nandy is a Senior Honorary Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, an eminent cultural critic, scholar and prolific writer. His recent books include An Ambiguous Journey to the City: The Village and Other Odd Ruins of the Self in the Indian Imagination

Subject: Fiction
Size: 9"x6"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 227
Price: Rs 295.00
 
 
Tibet: A History
By Sam Van Schaik

Nobody can agree on precisely where Tibet’s borders lie, which is perhaps fitting for a country through which global powers have swept for all of its 2000 year history, and whose spiritual message has now permeated worldwide. Today, Tibet is in the throes of negotiating repressive measures, embracing modernity and trying to re-establish a strong Tibetan national identity

Van Schaik traces the history of Tibet from the glory days of the Tibetan Empire in the seventh century, through the spread of Buddhism across Asia and the rise of the Dalai Lamas, to its ‘patron-priest’ relationship under Kubali Khan’s Mongol rule in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and trade with European pashas. The survey continues with Tibet’s entanglement in the ‘Great Game’ between Britain and Russia in the early twentieth century, the brief proclamation of its independence, falling under Chinese Communist rule in the 1950s, and the subsequent troubled history of more recent decades.

Through the layers of history and stories that Tibetans have woven about themselves, Van Schaik looks carefully at core questions: What is Tibet? How did it become part of China? What does that mean to Tibetans? Finely wrought and without prejudice, this is a sensitive, warm and superbly informative book.

Sam Van Schaik is an expert on the early history of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. He is based at the British Library in London where he works for the International Dunhuang Project. He is also a lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies and is the founder of the website www.EarlyTibet.com

Subject: Current Affairs
Size: 9"x6"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 437
Price: Rs 695.00
 
 
The Mad Tibetan - Stories from Then & Now
By Deepti Naval


This is the maiden anthology by Deepti Naval, the critically acclaimed actor, painter, director, and poet. Each story in this anthology carries a visual and emotional impact and, vivacity of a film. Whlie Thulli draws you deep into the sordid and bleak life of a prostitute in Kamathipura in Mumbai, The Piano Tuner gently tugs at the heart with music. Ruth Mayberry inspires with her never-say-die spirit, yet grapples with lonliness. D, The Morning After, The Mad Tibetan, Premonition, Sisters, Birds are all facets of life itself - each speaks in a voice that is resonant of hope, love, and joy of another day.

 

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5" x 5.5"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 178
Price: Rs 395.00
 
 
Two Pronouns and A Verb: A Novel
By Kiran Khalap
Two Pronouns and a Verb is about the perennial question: Who am I? It is also a triangle of love and anger, with two childhood friends, Arjun, the doubter, and Dhruv, the believer, at two vertices, and Eva of variable love torn between the two. Dhruv wishes to bend the universe to his beliefs, Arjun wishes to interrogate himself till the universe is revealed within himself; Eva just needs their love to survive. Two Pronouns and a Verb draws parallels from ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life. It is the story of friends unspooling their destinies along separate paths, crisscrossing through memory, yearning and near-greatness, as each struggles to answer their first and last question.
Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5" x 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 239
Price: Rs 295.00
 
 
Aung San Suu Kyi: A Biography
By Jesper Bengtsson
The Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest in November 2010 and in February 2011 Jesper Bengtsson got a one-to-one interview with her. Indomitably optimistic, she says, "The military gave me seven years of rest, so now I am full of energy to continue my work". Anyone else would have deemed the time wasted. Daw Suu has survived all these years of isolation by embracing it, and picked out the up sides rather than the obvious down sides.
Subject: Biography
Size: 8.5" * 5.5"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 279
Price: Rs 495.00
 
 
Chinas Nightmare, AmericasDream: India as the next global power
By William H. Avery
The book is about what India needs to do to claim world-power status. It analyses where India as come from, how far it has declined, where it is today (still an emerging power, but full of natural advantages), and what it must do to claim its rightful place in the world. It is a frank critique of the national passivity displayed by India in the conduct of its affairs, and a call-to-action for a more assertive India in every sphere: fostering innovation at home, instead of building intellectual property for other nations; exponentially increasing military strength, instead of waiting for China to dominate Asia. The book weaves together analyses of history, economics, foreign policy, and social policy, to chart the past, present, and future of its rise to global-power status. It concludes by arguing that US and Indian policy makers should aim to make the bilateral relationship a twenty-first century version of the US-British special relationship.
Subject: Current Affairs
Size: 9" x 6"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 280
Price: Rs 595.00
 
 
Drowning Shadows
By Umair Naeem
Drowning Shadows is a thriller with a spiritual angle. As the protagonist, Hyder Waseem, battles for life, the book retraces the journey of his life at two levels - the physical, where he is a successful, powerful photographer; and the metaphysical, where he is trapped in a haze and forced to confront his many failings. The book sets in motion a parallel chain of events: one describes Hyder’s story, wgile the other deals with a surreal White environment in which Hyder finds himself. The former deals with Hyder’s relationship with three women: Natalia Ahmed, Pakistan’s best-known model; Anab Mohsin, his protégé and PA; and Sophie, the fiancé of his friend Osman Mehmood. The novel explores the characters of these three women and how their past events shaped them. It also paints how seemingly different they are, yet inherently similar in terms of their desires and insecurities. Drowning Shadows is about people, expectations and relationships, and the difference between what they want and what really happens.
Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5" * 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 225
Price: Rs 250
 
 
Murder in Amaravati
By Sharath Komarraju
Padmavati, the village hostess’s body is found in the sacred chamber of the Kali temple. Men wanted her; women hated her; and some wanted to keep their liaisons hidden. But who had the motive, means and opportunity to kill her? Padmavati charged by the hour – her laughs, her understanding, her empathy, her advice – everything was available only in return for the payment, which made her, in the sarpanch Seetaraamaiah’s eye; little more than a trader. ‘Look’, the priest Krishna Shastri said, pointing to the letters around him. ‘Satyam, Shekhar Seetaraamaiah – how many men did she have in her grasp? How many?’ The onus of solving the case puts head constable Venkat Reddy in a quandary. He has never even solved petty crimes and here he is faced with murder! If this were a novel, the constable Venkat Reddy thought vacantly, would the reader think of him as a worthy detective? Would anyone bother reading about a bundling, confused constable pretending to be a detective? The equation before him is simple: seven suspects, seven motives, one murder.
Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5" * 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 216
Price: Rs 250
 
 
Mind the Gap: Walking Delhi With the Metro
By Wilson John

Delhi, like India, is full of contradictions, and history. Here empires were built, buried and rebuilt, as many as fourteen times. The present is crowded, modern, ambitious – a potpourri of cultures and conflicts, where swanky cars dodge carefree bovines on roads lit with neon signs, and where perfectly respectable men empty their bladders with equal abundance. The Metro has brought a ray of hope for those who want to see Delhi up-and-close on foot. This pocket-friendly book is a delightful guide and friend. Helpful maps and meticulously detailed sights and sounds of walking routes leave you pleasantly tired but exuberant in no less measure. Page by page, as you walk, the book reveals intimate discoveries of events that once echoed in the streets and by-lanes. This is the first, and only, guide to Delhi’s lanes and monuments, people and places, poets and djinns, and the Delhi Metro, that traverses like a silver worm of time across myths and folklores and empire-making that made the city a tempting and tempestuous beacon of riches and glory for millennia.

Subject: Non-Fiction
Size: 7.75
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 170
Price: Rs 00.00
 
 
A Song For I
By Chandrima Pal

A Song for I is about Ira, born to an ambitious and successful musician and a mother who would prefer for her to be dead rather than live under her father’s shadow. Ira grows up in an emotional hothouse, meant to make her feel loved and cherished in the absence of her parents – her mother dead, and Ira herself abandoned by her father when she was born. Driven by the desire to move towards the greatness she believes she is destined for, Ira invites herself into her father’s life and is immediately sucked into his world of searing aspiration, as he makes a desperate attempt to preserve his musical legacy through his daughter. Meanwhile, she meets Vishnu, an aspiring rocker. Ira spontaneously embraces his exciting and dark universe. With a veritable duel between Indian classical and rock music as the background, A Song for I is about love lost and found, spiritual music and sensual experiences, of epiphanies in the Himalayas, and relationships.


Chandrima Pal has been a journalist for fifteen years and has interviewed political bigwigs and cultural stalwarts. When she is not writing, she is usually in the kitchen, where she prefects her brand of culinary alchemy. But she likes nothing better that travelling deep and high in the Himalayas with her guitar-playing husband, Europe being one of her favourite destinations. A Song for I is her debut novel.


Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 245
Price: Rs 495
 
 
The Accidental Godman
By Kishore Bhimani

The novel is set in India in 2027. These are strange times – the population of the country is 1.62 billion and counting. Open spaces have disappeared and the remaining public parks can only be entered with the help of ‘ration’ cards for limited periods. The country now has a two-party democracy ¬ghting the elections on issues of environment and survival. In this rudderless world are cast a moody, dismissive, impatient, Ranvijay, who becomes the godman Muktanand Vishwajyoti Vaisahmpati; the stunning beauty Nisha with her rich, anchor boyfriend Rajat; and the unnamed protagonist. Kamashrama is the stage where a large part of the novel is based. This is where Ranvijay ¬nds and explores his spiritual side and it is in the taking over of the ashram by unscrupulous elements that politics and bureaucracy are woven into the plot. The Accidental Godman is a saga of love and desire, of the overarching lust for power and greed that corrupts all.

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5" * 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 314
Price: Rs 325.00
 
 
The Maharajas of Bikaner
By Rajyashree Kumari Bikaner

 

Rao Bika, a young Rathore Rajput prince dared to penetrate the Thar Desert, with its endless stretches of sand dunes, the sun blazing down mercilessly with temperatures often exceeding 45 degrees, and an acute shortage of water. The arid landscape and absence of trees ensured that there was no shelter from the frequent harsh storms. The new kingdom of Bikaner was founded here by this young prince. He thus laid the foundations of a dynasty in 1465, more than five hundred years ago. Successive generations of the family have fought various battles valiantly in faraway lands in India and the world, achieving notable successes. They did not hesitate to spill their blood in protecting their country from invaders.

In recent times, Mahraja Ganga Singh (1887-1943) was the most outstanding ruler, who transformed large areas of dry parched land of the state into lush green fields by building the Ganga Canal in 1927. He was a valiant soldier, a great builder and a famous statesman. His successor Mahraja Sadul Singh (1943-50) was co-architect of India’s unity and played an eminent role in the accession of the princely states to the Dominion of India in 1947. His son Maharaja Dr Karni Singh (1950-88) was a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) for twenty-five years and a world renowned sportsman.

The Maharajas of Bikaner by Rajyashree Kumari Bikaner is a fascinating exploration of the deeds and achievements of twenty-five generations of the Royal House of Bikaner. The book is a riveting account of their contribution to art, music, literature and culture, peculiar to Bikaner, and how each of the twenty-five generations have contributed to the growth and development of this once-arid region.

Subject: Non-Fiction
Size: 9" X 6"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 354
Price: Rs 695
 
 
The Audacity of Opinion: Thoughts, Journeys, Musings
By Jaswant Singh

This is a two-volume anthology of the writings of Jaswant Singh, former Defence, External and Finance Minister in the Government of India. The writings cover a broad spectrum and are a vivid reflection of the prevailing political scenario. The articles are thought-provoking, prescient, and written by one who has an enviable insight into the workings of India’s political system.

Subject: Non-Fiction
Size: 9" x 6"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 694
Price: Rs 895.00
 
 
Music of the Spinning Wheel: Mahatma Gandhis Manifesto for the Internet Age
By Sudheendra Kulkarni

The question this book attempts to address is: How can Gandhiji be relevant to our times in terms of his spirited advocacy and scrupulous practice of non-violence and universal brotherhood, and be irrelevant on a parameter – the impact of science and technology – that uniquely defines the modern world?

The purpose of this work is not merely to blast away the mountain of misconceptions on this score that survives even six decades after his tragic demise; or just to demonstrate that the moral symbolism of khadi and the charkha (spinning wheel) has an abiding significance for the twenty-first century. Rather, it is also to postulate that the Internet  and all other digital-era technologies supported by it – has the potential to realise the kernel of what Gandhiji had been  envisioning to achieve through the spinning wheel: a new non-violent, inter-dependent, cooperative, sustainable and morally guided world order.

Subject: Non-Fiction
Size: 9" x 6"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 763
Price: Rs 595
 
 
More Than Just Biryani
By Andaleeb Wajid

When Sonia Kapoor a journalist working in a Hong Kong food magazine befriends Zubi, a shy Indian women living in Hong Kong with her husband and child, she hopes to peel away the layers of fascinating stories about Zubis connection with food. Life lessons are learnt with the help of  familiar dishes and Sonia realises that theres more to Zubi and Muslim food than just their love for biryani.


Andaleeb Wajid is a Bangalore-based author who likes to write about food, relationships, weddings, not necessarily in that order. She is the author of Kite Strings, Blinkers Off and My Brothers Wedding. Her Young Adult Trilogy is set to be published by Bloomsbury India. Andaleeb is married and has two sons, who unwittingly add a lot of colour to her vocabulary.

 

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 372
Price: Rs 399
 
 
Halfway Up the Mountains
By Kiran Khalap

This is a story of a village girl - Maya who fights her fate in a traditional Indian family. She makes steamed pancakes with turmeric leaf fragrance and skips school. Her fate is tied to Ravindra in an arranged marriage that falls apart when Maya meets the poet, Krishnarao. This is a tale of snakebites, separation and liberation. Kiran Khalaps novel is a poetic work, in which prayer, spirituality and reality are interwoven.
 
Born in 1958, Kiran Khalap juggles three passions (writing, rock climbing, spritual evolution) and one career (he is ex-Lowe Lintas; ex-CEO Bates Clarion; co-founder Chlorophyll Brand Consulting).

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 238
Price: Rs 295
 
 
When the Snow Melts
By Vinod Joseph

Veteran spook Ritwik Kumar is sent by the Indian government to the Intelligence Assessment Group (IAG) in London, where intelligence agents from all over the world work together to fight global terrorism. The IAG has a few pet projects: nabbing Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar is one; purging Pakistan’s secret service agency, the ISI, of rogue elements and fundamentalists, is another.

 Despite years of working in Central Asia and Afghanistan, things don’t go well for Ritwik at the IAG. Addiction to alcohol and gambling drive him to borrow heavily from loan sharks and even misappropriate office funds. When Ritwik’s senior officer, General West, gives him only a fortnight to return the money he has stolen, Ritwik defects to the al Qaeda.But he is a man who doesn’t easily fall in line and doesn’t share al Qaeda’s ideology.

Events take a turn for the worse not only for Rikwik but also for all those who come in contact with him. Even the beautiful Nilofer, who is married to the al Qaeda fanatic and one-man army Junaid, is not spared.

When the Snow Melts takes you through a dangerous world of diplomats, spies and fanatics, where appearances are deceptive, and danger lurks around every corner.

Subject: Fiction
Size: 7.75" x 5.1"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 280
Price: Rs 195.00
 
 
Taking the Taj
By Shivjeet Kullar

Taking the Taj is a fast-paced page-turner where seven seasoned terrorists take international hostages in the Taj Mahal. This jewel of Mughal art and architecture and the cynosure of the world of romance, is an awe-inspiring presence in the book.

On a hot summer day, in the middle of the afternoon, a group of terrorists walk in, shoot down a few security people and take over the Taj Mahal. They wire it to explode and take hostage eleven of the world’s top CEO’s, representing companies with a net worth of over 300 billion dollars, who are visiting the Taj. Their demand, the release of one of the world’s top terrorists scheduled to be hanged the day after.

This novel is a nail-biting, adrenaline-pumping account of what happens over the next twenty-four hours. Inside the Taj a young historian races to uncover a dramatic secret. It is a four-hundred-year-old secret as surprising as it is shocking, and capable of changing the way we look at the Taj . . . forever!

Subject: Fiction
Size: 7.75 x 5.1"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 377
Price: Rs 325
 
 
The Maoists in Iindia: Tribals Under Seige
By Nirmalangshu Mukherjee

THE MAOISTS IN INDIA: Tribals Under Seige discusses, with dexterity, the ideologies that form the very basis of the Maoists movement in India vis-a-vis similar movements in Sri Lanka, Columbia, Nepal, the former Soviet Union and China, among several others. Seamlessly woven, this book brings forth interesting new angles to episodes from the political canvas of India.


 

Subject: Current Affairs
Size: Demy
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 290
Price: Rs 350
 
 
Tales From Shining & Sinking India
By Akash Banerjee

Tales From Shining and Sinking India brings to the fore, a realistic and detailed account of how broadcast media works in the country. The challenges, the technology and the editorial calls that go behind getting the true picture from ground zero. Peppered with fascinating photographs, this book is both a study of broadcast media and the dichotomy called India.

Akash Banerjee reports on politics and conflict-related issues from locations across the Indian subcontinent. As a news anchor he is also familiar face on TV. Educated at La Martiniere Boys College and St. Stephens College, he has worked with organisations like Times Now, Headlines Today  and Radio Mirchi. 
 

Subject: Current Affairs
Size: 8.5" x 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 360
Price: Rs 525
 
 
Pakistan a New History
By Ian Talbot

If Pakistan is to preserve all that is good about its country – the generosity and hospitality of its people, the dynamism of its youth – it must face the deterioration of its social and political institutions. Sidestepping easy headlines to identify Pakistan’s true dangers, this volume revisits the major turning points and trends of Pakistani history over the past six decades, focussing on the increasing entrenchment of Pakistan’s army in its political and economic arenas; the complex role of Islam in public life; the tensions between central and local identities and democratic impulses; and the effect of geopolitical influences on domestic policy and development.

While Ian Talbot’s study centres on Pakistan’s many failures – the collapse of stable governance, the drop in positive political and economic development, and, most of all, the unrealised goal of securing a separate Muslim state – his book unequivocally affirms the country’s potential for a positive reawakening. Talbot’s sensitive historical approach makes it clear that favourable opportunities still remain for Pakistan, in which the state has a chance to reclaim its priorities and institutions, and re-establish political and economic sustainability.


Ian Talbot is professor of History at Southampton University, one of Europe’s leading historians of South Asia, and the author of many books on the subcontinent. 

Subject: Current Affairs
Size: 9 x 6" inches
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 321
Price: Rs 499
 
 
The Slim Punjabi
By Harmeet

The Slim Punjabi is a delightful collection of Punjabi food recipes, information on Punjabi culture and, of course, the most famous love stories from Punjab. And NO, it is not just about how to make Butter Chicken and how to do Balle! Balle! Its a lot more than that! This is an important book that will help preserve some of the finer details about an exquisite cuisine of India.

Subject: Food and Culture
Size: 8.5" x 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 284
Price: Rs 350
 
 
America in the Asian Century
By by Maharajakrishna Rasgotra

An incisive and sagacious compilation of essays by experts in the field of foreign policy and politics - scholars, senior journalists, writers- defining the role of the United States of America in Asia over the last decades and analysing its relevance and importance in the coming years.

Maharajakrishna Rasgotra, a
 distinguished member of the Indian Foreign Service from 1949 to 1990, was Indias Foreign Secretary from 1982 to 1985. At the time of the preparation of this book he was President, Centre for International Relations, at the Obeserver Research Foundation, New Delhi.

Subject: Non-fiction
Size: 8.5 x 5.5"
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 194
Price: Rs 495
 
 
Pakistan Military in Politics
By Ishtiaq Ahmed

Pakistan Military was poorly endowed in 1947. It could, however, arm itself in the 1950s with US armament as well as expand its role and clout in Pakistani politics. This book is the first comprehensive study of multiple processes converging to give rise to the Pakistani military in politics.

Ishtiaq Ahmed  is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University and Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He recieved a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University in 1986. He has published extensively on Pakistani and South Asian politics. His research interest cover a diverse fields as political Islam, ethnicity and nationalism, human and minority rights, and indeed partition studies.

 

Subject: Non-fiction
Size: 9" x 6" inches
Binding: Clothbound
Page Extent: 558
Price: Rs 795
 
 
Undying Echoes of Silence
By T P Rajeevan

This thrilling murder mystery is the story of Manickyam, a young girl who is married to Pokkan, the assistant sorcerer of the village. This story is based on a murder that actually happened in Kerala of the 1950s and which has remained unsolved all these years. The novel has already been made into a major critically acclaimed Malayalam movie that has won many awards including Kerala States Best Film Award for 2009.

Thachom Poyil Rajeevan, currently the Cultural Advisor to the Government of Kerala, writes fiction, poetry and essays in English and Malayalam. In English, he has published two poetry collections, Kannaki and He Who Was Gone Thus. He has also edited and anthology of poems Third Word: Post Socialist Poetry with the Croatian poet Lana Derkec. He contributes reviews and articles to leading magazines and newspapers. His poems have been translated into fourteen languages.
 

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5 x 5.5" inches
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 382
Price: Rs 450
 
 
A Soft Eclipse
By Jayabrato Chatterjee

A scathing expose on vintage Kolkatas corporate and sexual shenanigans seen from a womans point of view. Richly felt and superbly written, A Soft Eclipse will shock Indias upper-crust genteel hypocracy. Mohinis account could well be chronicle of any middle-class Bengali girl trapped in the citys so-called elite El Dorado.

Film maker, literary editor and corporate communicator, Jayabrato Chatterjee is an English Honours graduate from St Stephens College, Delhi. Chatterjees previous novels, Last Train to Innocence and Beyond All Heavens have been internationally feted. An incorrigible traveller, his creative energies find divergent expression both on celluloid and in the written word. He lives in Kolkata, his favourite city.
 

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 268
Price: Rs 299
 
 
Maharaja in Denims
By Khushwant Singh

This is a tale of love, intrigue, and passion. The story unfolds with Hari getting flashes of his past life - which tells him he is an incarnation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the mighty founder of the Sikh empire two hundred years ago. Interwoven throughout the unfolding of Hari and Suzannes  present-day story are vignettes of Ranjit Singhs life and loves, valour and conquests. A modern tale, MAHARAJA IN DENIMS is moving, bold, and racy. 

Khushwant Singh is an itinerant writer; columnist (Punjabi by Nature in the Hindustan Times); TV show host; kinnow grower; husband to Harmala; father to Adiraj; connoisseur of the single malt - a life he wouldn switch for anything. 

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 184
Price: Rs 250
 
 
The Golden Jubilee
By Subrata Dasgupta

This story is of Dev and Ruma - a Bengali-American couple, celebrating their Golden Jubilee wedding anniversary in their California Home. Intended to be a celebration through conversation and music, it becomes as much a time of bonds lost and recovered, of confessions and self-discovery, of acceptance and rejections, and of new decisions.

Subrata Dasgupta, a multidisciplinary scholar, professor and writer who holds the Computer Science Trust Fund Eminent Scholar Chair in the University of Louisiana. Born in Calcutta, he was educated in England, India and Canada. He is the author of  12 previous books including a childhood memoir, Salam Stanley Matthews. His most recent work is Awakening: The Story of the Bengal Renaissance. He lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.
 

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5 x 5.5" (Demy)
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 225
Price: Rs 325
 
 
The Emperors Riddles
By Satyarth Nayak

More terrifying than the savage murder of historian Ram Mathur on the ghats of the Ganga, are the questions that follow. The letter carved on his face... the cryptic mail he sends his daughter Sia AFTER he dies... more murders piling up. Desperate for answers, Sia turns to esoteric writer and friend Om Patnaik. But what begins as a hunt for the killer, becomes an extraordinary trail of riddles strewn across the country, that must end at the gates of an enigma...

Satyarth Nayak is an author, script-writer and journalist based in Delhi. An alumnus of St. Stephens and Sri Venkateshwara, his short story Eve won the prestigious British Council Writers Circle Prize in 2006. The origins of The Emperors Riddles lie in his uncanny interest in the esoteric. This is his full-length novel.
 

Subject: Fiction
Size: 7.75" x 5.1"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 406
Price: Rs 299.00
 
 
Poison Roots
By Indira Parthasarathy

National award-winning author Indira Parthasarathy traces journey of Kesavan from being a disillusioned adolescent in a nascent nation to one who accepts his destiny as a member of educated upper-caste. Etched with an idiom of everyday language along with the shades of superior word-craft, this novel has a universal taste of the process of growing up.


Writing under the pseudonym of INDIRA PARTHASARATHY, Padma Shri Dr. Ranganathan Parthasarathy is a scholar, academician, creative writer, literary critic, and cultural historian. He has seventeen novels, four collections of novellas, six collections of short stories and fifteen plays to his credit. He has been bestowed with the Sahitya Academy Award (1977) for his novel Kuruthip Punal, and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award (2004), amongst many other honours. Dr. Parthasarathy was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India (2010) for his literary and academic achievements.

 

Subject: Fiction
Size: 8.5" x 5.5"
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 244
Price: Rs 295.00
 
 
Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend
By Christo Brand

Christo Brand was a South African farm boy. Nelson Mandela, the black son of a tribal chief, raised in a rural village. Their opposing worlds collided when Christo, a raw recruit from the countrys prison service, was sent to Robben Island to guard the notoriously dangerous terrorists; Mandela was their undisputed leader. Two of them, a boy of 19 and a long-suffering freedom fighter then aged 60, should have become bitter enemies. Instead they formed an extraordinary friendship through small human kindness. In this book Christo tells the incredible and moving story of their unlikely friendship.


Christo Brand was the son of a farm foreman. He spent his early years playing with black and mixed race children on the farm in South Africas Western Cape and knew little about the cruel apartheid regime elsewhere in the country. He now lives in South Africa with his wife Estelle and their son Heinrich.

Subject: Biography
Size: 9 x 6 inches
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 288
Price: Rs 350
 
 
Rum Beer Cocktail
By Sukant Ratnakar

A novel with a message of either building ones life on the straight and narrow path or redeeming a hedonist lifestyle into social responsibility, now more meaningful to ensure personal growth on all levels.

Sukant Ratnakar - a corporate professional, writes as a hobby. His first book, Open the Windows to the World Around You was published in 2011. An avid reader, a passionate photographer, he enjoys golf and cycling when he is not soaking in the delights of a good book.
 

Subject: Inspiration / Fiction
Size: Demy (140 x 215 mm)
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 296
Price: Rs 299
 
 
Noordins Gift
By Shashi Warrier

A hair-raising tale of terrorism with frighteningly real characters and a taught and believable plot. Set in Kashmir of 2025, when it has seceded from India and has been taken over by the Taliban and allied forces, who plan to take over one of the nuclear reactors at Koodankulam in South India. 

Shashi Warrier has successfully donned many hats - journalist, consultant, software professional, teacher, screenplay-writer, and columnist. Currently, he is a full-time writer.
 

Subject: Thriller / Fiction
Size: Demy (140 x 215 mm)
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 373
Price: Rs 350
 
 
Ten Kings
By Ashok Banker

3400 BCE - A tribal chief and his small valiant clan defended their land of Five Rivers, which we now call Punjab, against a huge invading force. The invaders were 10 kings of neighbouring regions. The battle lasted a single day. It was brutal, swift and ended in a complete massacre - of the invaders! TEN KINGS unlocks the historic secret and Ashok Banker recreates this legendary battle in an unforgettable, vivid style in his first historical novel.


Ashok K. Banker
 with the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Ramayana Series, began his Epic India Library, a lifetime writing plan to retell all the major myths, legends of the Indian Subcontinent. He has published 42 books which have sold over 2 million copies worldwide in 57 countries and 16 languages. Ten Kings marks the debut of his Itihasa series, soon to be followed by Maurya  and Ashoka.

Subject: Fiction / Epic
Size: Crown (120 x 177 mm)
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 348
Price: Rs 250
 
 
Making India
By Makarand R Paranjape

India today is almost completely unrecognizable from what it was at the eve of the colonial conquest. A sovereign nation, with teeming industrious population, it is an economic powerhouse and the worlds largest democracy. This book offers a fascinating gateway into the rich tapestry of ideas, aspirations and narratives which undergird the formation of independent India.

Makarand R Paranjapes  recent monographs include The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi and Altered Destinations: Self. Society and Nation in India. The author of two novels, Body offering and The Narrator, a collection of short stories, and five volumes of poetry, he has also written an autobiographical travelogue, Acts of Faith: Journeys to Sacred India. He is currently Professor and Chairperson, Centre for English Studies, at  Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Subject: Non Fiction
Size: Demy (140 x 215 mm)
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 416
Price: Rs 395
 
 
Circle of Fate
By Prita Warrier

Devaki an ageing widow, lives with her maid, Ambli, in a village in Kerala. Though she is haunted by the nightmares of her past. A captivating story of women haunted by their past...struggling to make peace with their present and hoping to have a bearable future.

Prita Warrier was born
 in Cochin in 1960. She has M. Phil in English Literature from Madras University. She lives in Mangalore with her husband, the writer Shashi Warrier, and their various pets. She likes to write, paint and travel. 

Subject: Fiction
Size: B Format (130 x 200 mm
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 297
Price: Rs 295.00
 
 
Crossing Over
By Geetanjali Mehta

Biopolar disorder? No, it does not mean STARK, RAVING MAD. It is much misunderstood psychiatric illness that affects up to 4 percent of any adult population across the world. Just like diabetes, afflicted people can lead perfectly healthy and productive lives when the illness is treated effectively.

Geetanjali Mehta is both well educated and well travelled. Her vast experience with a high quality education spurs her to share the ins and outs of psychiatric ailments, especially their management. This rational look at BPD may effectively reveal how people can lead productive lives without the debilitating stigma that forces so many people to suffer as they do not seek help.

Subject: Non Fiction
Size: Demy (140 x 216 mm)
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 382
Price: Rs 350.00
 
 
Six Words
By Surendra Kumar Sagar

 The central theme of `Six Words` is an imaginary (contrived) seminar, as if held in a parallel universe where the great scientists and philosophers of the world – past and present – present, and their views on Science and Philosophy. Based on their inputs and the author`s  unique insight, a philosophical model  is developed which, in the author`s view, has the best chance of bringing about a fusion of Science with Religion and thereby bringing to an end all religion based conflicts and wars. Two fundamental requirements – initial conditions – need to be fulfilled in order that the said philosophical model is acceptable to both Science and Religion. These are:

1) The  established principles of Science must not be violated, which is a  requirement of Science,  and

2) The universe must make sense, which is a requirement of Religion.

The nature of God – and Reality –  must  be understood in a way that brings about a realization that  there is nothing unique about us human beings in the affairs of the universe, and if `randomness` is leading our human civilization towards collapse, no God of any kind will come to our rescue. We will have to create the necessary probabilities to save ourselves.``


Surendra Kumar Sagar a BS from Bombay University has another BS in civil engineering. He has over fifty years experience in the design and construction business, Sagar presently, as the technical director of design and engineering for Total Environment Building Systems, is a member of the Institution of Engineers India. Sagar currently lives with his wife in Bengaluru, India.

Subject: Philosophy
Size: Small Royal (150 x 230
Binding: Paperback
Page Extent: 262
Price: Rs 595
 
 
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