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M.G. RAMACHANDRAN: A LIFE R. KANNAN The story of MGR’s extraordinary life Marudhur Gopalan Ramachandran, or MGR, was not from a political dynasty, but his charismatic good looks, prodigious acting ability and image as the champion of the downtrodden made him an enormously revered political leader and three-term chief minister of Tamil Nadu. This biography tells the story of MGR the phenomenon.
IMPRINT • Penguin • FORMAT • Demy/PB • PAGE EXTENT • 480 + 16 pp col. insert • ISBN • 97801434249340 • PRICE • `599 • PUB DATE • June 2017 • TERRITORY • World
ANNA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF C.N. ANNADURAI R. KANNAN Featuring luminaries like Rajagopalachari and Kamaraj; Kalaignar Karunanidhi and MGR; among many others; Anna offers a warm and rounded portrait of a man who showed the way for the democratic expression of regional aspirations within a united India.
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UNTOLD VAJPAYEE: A BIOGRAPHY U L L E K H N . P. IMPRINT • Viking FORMAT • Demy/HB PAGE EXTENT • 304 ISBN • 9780670088782 PRICE • `599 PUB DATE • December 2016 TERRITORY • World
ULLEKH N.P. is the executive editor of Open and writes extensively on Indian politics, economy, public health, people and social trends. A definitive work on Vajpayee, India’s first non-Congress prime minister to complete a full term Atal Bihari Vajpayee is known to negotiate multiple contradictions—from militant Hindu nationalism, his guarded family life, his stint as a communist, Narendra Modi and the Godhra riots, and his attempt to project himself as a moderate face, if not a liberal. Thoroughly researched, this biography opens a window to the life and times of Vajpayee.
THE ASSASSINATION OF RAJIV GANDHI N E E N A G O PA L
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NEENA GOPAL is a well-known journalist and currently editor of the Deccan Chronicle, Bengaluru. The untold story behind a tragic moment in Indian history On 21 May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi went to an election rally in Sriperumbudur. He never returned. Journalist Neena Gopal was interviewing him in the car en route to the rally and was only yards behind him when the suicide bomber Dhanu blew herself up, killing Rajiv Gandhi and many innocent bystanders. Drawing on extensive interviews, research and her own vast experience as journalist, Gopal tracks the assassination plot hatched by LTTE supremo Prabhakaran in Sri Lanka and takes us step by step to Sriperumbudur as Rajiv Gandhi walked inexorably to his death on that tragic May evening twenty-five years ago.
LEADING A BILLION: TAKING STOCK OF TWO AND A HALF YEARS OF MODI’S GOVERNANCE U DAY M A H U R K A R IMPRINT • Portfolio FORMAT • Demy/HB PAGE EXTENT • 288 ISBN • 9780670087464 PRICE • `499 PUB DATE • February 2017 TERRITORY • World
UDAY MAHURKAR is deputy editor, India Today. A critical analysis of two and a half years of the Modi government Leading a Billion will showcase the performance, strengths and weaknesses of the Modi government based on facts and extensive interviews with bureaucrats, ministers and key experts. The author will analyse the performance of the Modi government through the work of key ministries like finance, infrastructure, railways, etc.
WHAT DOES KASHMIR WANT? A VIEW FROM GROUND ZERO G OW H A R G E E L A N I IMPRINT • Penguin FORMAT • Demy/PB PAGE EXTENT • 304 ISBN • 9780143428190 PRICE • `399 PUB DATE • June 2017 TERRITORY • World
GOWHAR GEELANI is a Srinagar based journalist, political analyst, commentator and broadcaster. About crisis and conflict in Kashmir In July 2016, in the aftermath of the killing of a popular militant, Burhan Wani, Kashmir was again on the edge. The anger on the streets, in the face of deadly bullets and debilitating pellets, was fuelled by widespread discontent with the Indian state. At the forefront emerged a young, assertive generation impatient with the status quo, having come of age amid violence, curfews and custodial deaths. This book moves from the present to the past, to examine the roots of Kashmir’s rage, and returns to the present to answer the frequently asked question—what does Kashmir want? Azaadi, India, Pakistan or an Islamic state? A timely, thought-provoking read.
MY DEAR BAPU: LETTERS FROM C. RAJAGOPALACHARI TO MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI, DEVADAS GANDHI AND GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI E D I T E D B Y G O PA L K R I S H N A G A N D H I IMPRINT • Penguin FORMAT • Demy/PB PAGE EXTENT • 352 + 4 pp b&w insert ISBN • 9780143428886 PRICE • `499 PUB DATE • February 2017 TERRITORY • World
GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI was High Commissioner for India in South Africa and Sri Lanka Secretary to the President of India and Governor of West Bengal. Nine years younger than Gandhi, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari or Rajaji was described by him as his ‘conscience keeper’ and, at one time, as his ‘only possible successor’. As his southern general, Rajaji campaigned for freedom, promoting khadi and prohibition. Thoughout they shared nearly thirty years of colleagueship, hardship, friendship—and kinship.
THE MUSLIM QUESTION: UNDERSTANDING ISLAM AND INDIAN HISTORY R A Z I U D D I N AQ U I L IMPRINT • Penguin FORMAT • Demy/PB PRICE • `399 PAGE EXTENT • 320 ISBN • 9780143428916 PUB DATE • March 2017 TERRITORY • World
RAZIUDDIN AQUIL is Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi. He was previously Fellow in History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. The history of Islam in India has resulted in impassioned debates between scholars from the secularists to the Hindu right. Arguing that these histories tend to project modern concerns back in time, Raziuddin Aquil conducts a dispassionate investigation of the period between the thirteenth and the nineteenth centuries, from the heyday of Muslim political domination of large areas of the Subcontinent to the decline of the Mughals, accompanied by the transformations and colonialism brought in its wake. Using texts from the medieval and early modern periods, Aquil uncovers connections between a variety of factors such as the religious orthodoxy or the ulama; Muslim rulers’ attempts to deal with competing religious ideologies; the influence of Sufi traditions; the emergence of Sikhism and its tenuous relationship with Islam; and the development of Urdu as a language of the people.
INDIA: PRIORITIES FOR THE FUTURE BIMAL JALAN
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BIMAL JALAN is a renowned economist and an ex-governor of the Reserve Bank of India. A leading economist outlines the priorities for India’s economic future In his new book, Bimal Jalan revisits the principal arguments documented in his previous writings and re-evaluates them in the light of India’s recent economic history, setting up objectives that we can aim to achieve in the immediate future.
GLOBALIZATION BEFORE ITS TIME: GUJARATI TRADERS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN C H H AYA G O S WA M I / I n t ro d u c t i o n b y G U R C H A R A N DA S IMPRINT • Portfolio FORMAT • B/PB PAGE EXTENT • 272 + 10 pp b&w insert ISBN • 9780143425120 PRICE • `499 PUB DATE • February 2016 TERRITORY • World
CHHAYA GOSWAMI specializes in western Indian Ocean maritime history GURCHARAN DAS is a world renowned author and public intellectual. How did the Kachchhi traders build on the Gujarat Advantage? A story of adventure and entrepreneurship of the market-based capitalist tradition in Kachchh in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
INSIDE CHANAKYA’S MIND: AANVIKSHIKI AND THE ART OF THINKING RADHAKRISHNAN PILLAI IMPRINT • Portfolio FORMAT • Demy/PB PAGE EXTENT • 288 ISBN • 9780143427537 PRICE • `350 PUB DATE • December 2016 TERRITORY • World
RADHAKRISHNAN PILLAI is the bestselling author of Corporate Chanakya, which has sold lakhs of copies and has been translated into ten languages. The definitive new book from India’s no.1 business writer Chanakya was one of the best strategic thinkers of the world. In fourth century BC, he wrote the time-tested political treatise, Arthashastra, used for centuries by rulers across the globe. In Inside Chanakya’s Mind, for the first time, Radhakrishnan Pillai, the bestselling author of Corporate Chanakya, will bring out the age-old wisdom to the masses through his practical and innovative approach.
DANGEROUS MINDS HUSSAIN ZAIDI WITH BRIJESH SINGH
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HUSSAIN ZAIDI is India’s no. 1 crime writer. BRIJESH SINGH is a senior police officer based in Mumbai. Stories of the top ten Indian terrorists Dangerous Minds delves into the complex and intricate lives of some of the most-talked-about terrorists of the country. Mansoor Peerbhoy, vice president of Yahoo in Hyderabad, is accused of using his technical skills in aiding and abetting blasts. Dr Jalees Ansari from Malegaon, involved in eighty blasts, was supposed to be a peace-loving, quiet medical professional. Fahmida Ansari, a housewife and mother of two from a Mumbai slum, planted bombs in buses and taxis and returned home as if nothing had happened. This book explores what drove them to such violent designs—to become merchants of death.
SLEEPWALKING TO SURRENDER: DEALING WITH TERRORISM IN PAKISTAN KHALED AHMED IMPRINT • Viking FORMAT • Demy/HB PAGE EXTENT • 472 ISBN • 9780670088966 PRICE • `599 PUB DATE • August 2016 TERRITORY • World
KHALED AHMED is Pakistan’s most respected political analyst and columnist. What is behind Pakistan’s surrender to extremism? Pakistan is on the brink of becoming a failed state because of its decades-old practice of using proxy warriors in the region. Terror outfits have wreaked havoc on the country’s economy and society, but the army persists in supporting its favoured groups for its agenda against India, and the state holds ‘peace’ talks with the Taliban. What does the future hold?
EVERYBODY LOVES A GOOD DROUGHT (20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) P. S A I N AT H IMPRINT • Penguin FORMAT • B/PB PAGE EXTENT • 488 ISBN • 9780140259841 PRICE • `499 PUB DATE • October 2016 TERRITORY • World
P. SAINATH Palagummi Sainath is a Mumbai-based freelance journalist..
The human face of poverty, ‘The poor in India’ are too often reduced to statistics. In the dry language of development reports and economic projections, the true misery of the 312 million who live below the poverty line, or the 26 million displaced by various projects, or the 13 million who suffer from tuberculosis gets overlooked. In this thoroughly researched study of the poorest of the poor, we get to see how they manage, what sustains them, and the efforts, often ludicrous, to do something for them. The people who figure in this book typify the lives and aspirations of a large section of Indian society, and their stories present us with the true face of development.
SANJEEV SANYAL is an internationally acclaimed economist, urban theorist and writer. He was named Young Global Leader 2010 by the World Economic Forum and was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2007. THE OCEAN OF CHURN : HOW THE INDIAN OCEAN SHAPED HUMAN HISTORY S A N J E E V S A N YA L A remarkable new book by the author of the bestselling Land of the Seven Rivers The Ocean of Churn takes the reader on an amazing journey through eyewitness accounts of long-lost cities to the latest genetic discoveries about human origin, bringing alive a region that has defined civilization from the very beginning. IMPRINT • Viking • FORMAT • Demy/HB • PAGE EXTENT • 312 (incl.11 maps) • ISBN • 9780670087327 • PRICE • `599 • PUB DATE • August 2016 • TERRITORY • World
THE LAND OF SEVEN RIVERS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDIA’S GEOGRAPHY SANJEEV SANYAL Did ancient India witness the Great Flood? Why did the Buddha give his first sermon at Sarnath? How did the Europeans map India? Combining scholarship with sparkling wit, Sanjeev Sanyal sets out to explore how India’s history was shaped by its geography—answering questions you may have never thought to ask. Moving from geological and genetic origins to present-day Gurgaon, Land of the Seven Rivers is riveting, wry and full of surprises. IMPRINT • Viking • FORMAT • Royal • PAGE EXTENT • 304 • ISBN • 9780670086399 • PRICE • `599 • PUB DATE • November 2012 • TERRITORY • World NON-FICTION 15
THE VANISHING: INDIA’S WILDLIFE CRISIS PRERNA SINGH BINDRA
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PRERNA SINGH BINDRA is a wildlife conservationist, writer and naturalist. A gripping, stirring read about India’s vanishing wildlife and wilderness Can a populous country like India ‘afford’ to protect wildlife? Is there space for wildlife in a land-scarce, densely populated country, and can wild animals and people coexist, or is the relationship inevitably confrontational? Is conservation and protecting the flora and fauna a hindrance to the growth agenda? Is development inimical to ecological security? The Vanishing explores such burning issues that confront wildlife conservation today.
HINDUISM AND NATURE NANDITHA KRISHNA
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NANDITHA KRISHNA is a historian and environmentalist based in Chennai. What can we learn from the ancient Hindu texts in these times of drastic climate change? Nature has always been an integral part of Hindu thought and philosophy. Nanditha Krishna delves into the Vedas, the Upanishads and the epics to show us how wonderfully Hinduism celebrates nature in its many manifestations—rivers, mountains, forests, the sky, animals and humans.
REPORTING PAKISTAN MEENA MENON What is it like being an Indian woman journalist in Islamabad? Meena Menon, The Hindu’s correspondent in Islamabad from August 2013 until she was expelled in May 2014, documents her experiences—some difficult, but mostly pleasant—of being a single Indian woman living in and reporting from what is considered enemy territory.
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BAZAR-E-HUSN: LOVE, LUST AND LOSS IN LAHORE SALMAN ASIF A tale of survival and resilience of ‘fallen’ women in a violently censorious, religiously intolerant Pakistan Exploring the remnants of Lahore’s Heera Mundi, Lahore’s legendary red-light district, Bazar-e-Husn is a faceted, illustrated and evidence based un-layering of one of the oldest and most romanticized cities of united India.
SALMAN ASIF is a British-Asian author, literary and art historian, critic and an award-winning photographer and film-maker.
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HISILA: FROM REVOLUTIONARY TO FIRST LADY H I S I L A YA M I The extraordinary memoirs of the former first lady of Nepal From clandestine meetings in the deepest jungles of Nepal to being one of the leaders of the People’s War, this is the tell-all story of the life of a Maoist. HISILA YAMI was in the forefront of the Maoist People’s War for ten years (1996–2006). She was elected to the first Constituent Assembly of Nepal and has held many important ministerial positions. She is an architect by training, and is married to former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai. IMPRINT • Penguin • FORMAT • Demy/PB • PAGE EXTENT • 352 • ISBN • 9780143427896 • PRICE • `399 • PUB DATE • February 2017 • TERRITORY • World
THE NEPAL NEXUS: THE DURBAR, THE MAOISTS AND NEW DELHI SUDHEER SHARMA The inside view of Nepal’s politics The last twenty-five years have been turbulent for Nepal: the Maoist People’s War, the palace massacre, the end of monarchy, the Indian blockade, the Madhesi revolt, and other complex events. This colourful, comprehensive account looks at all the main players on the Nepal scene. SUDHEER SHARMA is editor-in-chief of Nepal’s largest selling daily, Kantipur.
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DREAMERS: HOW SMALLTOWN INDIANS ARE CHANGING THEIR WORLD SNIGDHA POONAM IMPRINT • Viking FORMAT • Demy/HB PAGE EXTENT • 256 ISBN • 9780670087570 PRICE • `399 PUB DATE • May 2017 TERRITORY • World
SNIGDHA POONAM is a journalist based in New Delhi. ‘Over the last three years, I followed young Indians around as they chased success and influence’ The Indian small town is bursting with an imagination owned by today’s twenty-year-olds, driven by one defining truth—if they don’t take their future in their own hands, they are going to be waiting a long time.
BIJNIS WOMAN: STORIES OF UTTAR PRADESH I HEARD FROM MY PARENTS, MAUSIS AND BUAS TA N U J A C H A N D R A IMPRINT • Penguin FORMAT • B/PB PAGE EXTENT • 256 ISBN • 9780143427995 PRICE • `299 PUB DATE • March 2017 TERRITORY • World
TANUJA CHANDRA is a film director, actor and social activist. Quirky, bitter-sweet tales from small-town UP A mix of fact and fiction, action and emotion, drama and passion, these intriguing tales from small-town Uttar Pradesh have travelled orally from generation to generation, and will most likely make you exclaim, ‘But this couldn’t have happened!’ even as the narrators swear that they are nothing but fact.
SONAL MANSINGH: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY S U J ATA P R A S A D
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SUJATA PRASAD is a civil servant and a student of classical music and dance. An icon of Indian classical dance reminisces about her eventful life and times Sonal Mansingh has lived a charmed life, her passion for her art rivalled only by her passion for life. This book attempts to understand the woman and the artist behind the diva. What emerges is the portrait of an artist immersed in dance, whose life has been as tempestuous as it has been path-breaking, as fascinating as it has been heartbreaking. Sonal Mansingh is a cultural icon, with a legacy that spans three dance forms— Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Chhau. Hers is also the story of the classical arts in post independence India, and in this book, recent history intertwines with personal memoir to make for a truly entertaining read.
MASTER ON MASTERS AMJAD ALI KHAN
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AMJAD ALI KHAN is a sarod maestro, widely recognized across India and the world for his contributions to Indian classical music. A must-read for every fan of Indian classical music Few people know as much about Indian classical music as Amjad Ali Khan. Not only has he had an immensely successful career as a sarod virtuoso, he has also had the chance to interact and create music with some of the legends of the art. In Master on Masters, Amjad Ali Khan writes about the twelve doyens of Indian classical music—Alla Rakha, Bismillah Khan, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Kishan Maharaj, Kumar Gandharva, M.S. Subbulakshmi, Ravi Shankar, Bhimsen Joshi, Begum Akhtar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Vilayat Khan and Amir Khan—outlining their impact and contribution to the music world and fondly recalling personal interactions with all these legends.
ZUBIN MEHTA: A MUSICAL JOURNEY B A K H T I A R K . DA DA B H OY
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BAKHTIAR K. DADABHOY is the author of Barons of Banking, JEH: A Life of J.R.D. Tata, Sugar in Milk and A Book of Cricket Days. The only man ever to direct two major orchestras in North America at once, Zubin Mehta is a true maestro A music prodigy who appeared on the cover of Time magazine at the age of thirty one, Zubin Mehta looks back at his illustrious life as a conductor, and draws links to the symphony in music and life. The book follows his relationship with Western classical music, his training and his refinement of the art. Weaving in and out of the narrative are anecdotes and memories of his younger brother, Zarin, one of the best music administrators in the world, and his son, Mervon. If you love music, this legend’s story is sure to hit the right notes.
RABINDRANATH TAGORE: THE SINGER AND HIS SONG REBA SOM
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REBA SOM graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata and took her PhD from Calcutta University. Her publications include Differences within Consensus: The Left–Right Divide in the Congress 1929–39, Subhas Chandra Bose and The Resolution of the Women’s Question. We often forget that Gitanjali, the book of poems for which Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, was actually a collection of songs. In his lifetime, Tagore was most renowned for his songwriting. But today, outside Bengal, his music remains largely unknown and his songs are scarcely understood. Much of what Tagore experienced in lifehis frustrations, his grief, his sense of devastation were expressed in songs. The distinction of Tagore’s musical oeuvre lies in the near-perfect balance that he achieved between the evocative lyrics, the matching melody and the rhythmic structure in which each song is bound. Even his art, which flowered late in his life, was influenced by music. Music, in fact, is the key to understanding Tagore: the man and his greatness.
BOLLYWOOD BOOM: INDIA’S RISE AS A SOFT POWER RO O PA S WA M I N AT H A N IMPRINT • Penguin FORMAT • B/PB PAGE EXTENT • 272 ISBN • 9780143429180 PRICE • `399 PUB DATE • April 2017 TERRITORY • World
ROOPA SWAMINATHAN is the author of Star Dust, which won the National Award for Best Writing on Cinema. Bollywood’s rising influence will make India a power to contend with in the near future From Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and ShahRukh Khan to Irrfan and Priyanka Chopra, Bollywood has been India’s best cultural ambassador. This book argues that besides international goodwill, Indian cinema brings real income to the country through trade and tourism, and even enhances its global standing.
ECHOES FROM WITHIN: LIFE AND ARTS, LOVE AND ACTIVISM N A N D I TA DA S IMPRINT • Ebury Press FORMAT • Demy/HB PAGE EXTENT • 240 ISBN • 9780143428190 PRICE • `499 PUB DATE • June 2017 TERRITORY • World
NANDITA DAS is a film director, actor and social activist. Insights into conscious living A collection of straight-from-the-heart pieces by acclaimed actor and director Nandita Das on a wide range of issues—from the need for dialogue and dissent, struggles with identity, the need to reclaim words like ‘secular’ and ‘minority’, a liberaliser’s dilemma to the colour of prejudice and the hidden dangers of empathy.
CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK LOVER RU S K I N B O N D
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RUSKIN BOND has published over a hundred novellas, shortstory collections, books of essays and poetry, reminiscences and anthologies over the last sixty years. India’s best-loved writer introduces us to some of his favourite books In this marvellous collection, Ruskin Bond takes us on an enchanting journey into his memories. J.B. Priestley reminds him of a ‘Sanctuary in the School Library’, Joseph Conrad takes him up to ‘A Room of My Own’, and Jack London brings him to ‘The Dying Bookshop’. Charmingly written, this book is a special treat for any book lover.
50 CUPS OF COFFEE: THE WOES AND THROES OF FINDING MR RIGHT K H U S H N U M A DA RU WA L A IMPRINT • Penguin FORMAT • B/PB PAGE EXTENT • 224 ISBN • 9780143428206 PRICE • `250 PUB DATE • May 2017 TERRITORY • World
KHUSHNUMA DARUWALA is a strategy planner at Ogilvy & Mather. Mine Now. The desi Sex and the City One woman’s hunt for a husband turns into a string of hilarious dates from hell as she meets all types of men over several cups of coffee. Told in a witty female voice, 50 Cups of Coffee will strike a chord with every girl who has been on a bad date.
RED LIPSTICK: THE MEN IN MY LIFE L A X M I w i t h P O O J A PA N D E
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LAXMI is a celebrity, transgender rights activist, Hindi film actor and Bharatanatyam dancer. POOJA PANDE is a writer and editor with a keen interest in gender issues. ‘Men are like tissue paper. Use and throw’—Laxmi The world keeps taunting him as girlish but the fact is that, biologically, he is a boy. And he has always been attracted to guys. Is Laxmi both a man and a woman? Or, perhaps, neither a man nor a woman? The first inklings and stirrings of lust that Laxmi remembers came from noticing big, strong arms, the hint of a guy’s moustache over his lips, billboards that advertised men’s underwear. Was there a woman inside him who couldn’t really express herself because of some last-minute mix-up that God had made at the time of his birth? Struggling with such existential questions, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi awakens to her true self: She is Laxmi, a hijra. In this fascinating narrative, Laxmi unravels her heart to tell the stories of the men—creators, preservers, lovers, benefactors and abusers—in her life. Racy, unapologetic, dark and exceptionally honest, Red Lipstick opens a window to a brave new world.
EXILE TA S L I M A N A S R I N / Tr a n s l a t e d b y M A H A R G H YA C H A K R A B O RT Y
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TASLIMA NASRIN is an awardwinning Bangladeshi writer and human rights activist, and has been living in exile since 1994. POOJA PANDE is a PhD scholar at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Political, banned and banished Taslima Nasrin is granted a residence permit for India in 2003, but the Left Front eventually drives her out of Kolkata. Her dark and provocative memoir captures a story of incessant pain and despair, which one can perhaps imagine only in motion pictures.
DEVDUTT PATTANAIK is the author of bestselling books Jaya and Sita (retellings respectively of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana), Myth=Mithya and Shikhandi. OLYMPUS: AN INDIAN RETELLING OF THE GREEK MYTHS DEVDUTT PATTANAIK
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Why are there such striking similarities between Hindu and Greek mythology? Olympus is the home of the Greek gods, much like Amravati of the Hindu devas. The Greek epic story of a husband sailing across the sea to fetch his wife, Helen, back from Troy is strikingly similar to that of Rama crossing the sea to rescue Sita from Lanka. In Olympus, India’s leading mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik retells the Greek myths, pondering on the alleged similarities and dissimilarities with Hindu mythology. Long have Europeans and Americans retold Hindu mythology. It’s time for Indians to reverse the gaze.
THE PREGNANT KING DEVDUTT PATTANAIK
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‘For many years now, he has articulated complex ideas from Indian, mostly Hindu, mythology with ease and much drama’—Mint ‘I am not sure that I am a man,’ said Yuvanashva. ‘I have created life outside me as men do. But I have also created life inside me, as women do. What does that make me? Will a body such as mine fetter or free me?’ Among the many hundreds of characters who inhabit the Mahabharata, perhaps the world’s greatest epic and certainly one of the oldest, is Yuvanashva, a childless king, who accidentally drinks a magic potion meant to make his queens pregnant and gives birth to a son. This extraordinary novel is his story.
RUZBEH N. BHARUCHA is one of the most influential spiritual writers of our times. He is the author of the best-selling Fakir trilogy, Rabda and The Perfect Ones.
CONVERSATIONS WITH DADA VASWANI RU Z B E H N . B H A RU C H A Life’s remarkable truths from one of the mostloved spiritual Gurus A protégé of Sadhu Vaswani, Dada Vaswani’s life has been an exceptional spiritual journey. Nearly ninetythree years old, he traces his life and his learnings through free-wheeling conversations with the author.
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THE MUSK SYNDRONE RUZBEH N. BHARUCHA For the Seeker, the direction to the Truth is inwards This book is a collection of some of the most popular and well-received blogs by Ruzbeh that talk about spiritual learning leading one to one’s core, thereby eliminating the need for seeking answers elsewhere. The self is the true master and the journey is within.
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I.C.E. RUZBEH N. BHARUCHA From one of the most influential spiritual writers comes an unusual story of divine wisdom Distraught and angry at having lost both his children, Irecshaw Cawas Engineer—aka I.C.E.—is a painter of gods and goddesses who turns completely away from god.
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RABDA RUZBEH N. BHARUCHA Sai Baba in every breath … Rabda has attempted suicide and chances are that he is going to die. Sai Baba of Shirdi enters the hospital room and awakens the spirit body of Rabda. The two, Master and musician, begin to converse about life, death and everything in between...
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THE DETOX DIET S H O N A L I S A B H E RWA L
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SHONALI SABHERWAL is a reputed nutritionist and author of The Beauty Diet and The Love Diet. Detox the healthy way This book will help you get to the root of all your gut problems and eliminate them once and for all, along with the toxins in your body. Following Shonali’s trademark macrobiotic approach will not only help you lose weight, it will change your life.
SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA
bestselling author of The Great Indian Diet.
is a popular Bollywood actor, entrepreneur and the
THE GREAT INDIAN DIET COOKBOOK SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA Cook your way to health and beauty with Shilpa In The Great Indian Diet Cookbook, Shilpa Shetty Kundra will share her favourite recipes made in a healthy way, as well as the stories behind them.
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THE GREAT INDIAN DIET SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA AND LUKE COUTINHO Join Shilpa Shetty and Luke Coutinho as they tell you just how nutritious your locally grown and sourced ingredients are and that there’s no need to look beyond borders to tailor the perfect diet. The book touches upon various food categories and not only tells you how to take care of your nutritional intake but also burn fat in the process. The combined experience of a professional nutritionist and an uberfit celebrity who lives by the diet will open your eyes to why Indian food is the best in the world.
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OWN THE BUMP: A COMPLETE GUIDE ON YOGA FOR PREGNANCY PAYA L G I DWA N I T I WA R I IMPRINT • Ebury Press FORMAT • B/PB PAGE EXTENT • 256 + 8 pp col. insert ISBN • 9780143440208 PRICE • `299 PUB DATE • May 2017 TERRITORY • World
PAYAL GIDWANI TIWARI is the author of the bestselling books From XL to XS and Body Goddess. How to stay fit while pregnant Every pregnant woman wants to be fit and do the best for her baby. In her trademark simple yet comprehensive style, Payal Gidwani Tiwari outlines just how every expectant mother can rely on yoga to improve her and her baby’s health through the nine months. A high level of fitness during pregnancy not only benefits the mother’s and child’s health but also limits complications and eases the process of childbirth. With a step-by-step guide for which asanas to do and which ones to avoid and how to achieve the right posture, this book is a must for every pregnant woman.
BATTLES IN THE MIND D R A N N A C H A N DY
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DR ANNA CHANDY is India’s first qualified transactional analyst counsellor, and has been so for almost two decades, with 600 or more clients. She is the chairperson of the Live Love Laugh Foundation, which she runs with Deepika Padukone. With a Foreword by Deepika Padukone In Battles in the Mind, Anna talks about mental health issues through her own story and her experience with her patients. Her practical approach and empathy, and yes, her own life story, are what make the book candid, real and non-preachy.
KALIDASA ‘The greatest poet and dramatist of Sanskrit literature’ Jawaharlal Nehru. ABHIJNANASHAKUNTALAM: THE RECOGNITION OF SHAKUNTALA Translated by VINAY DHARWADKER Kalidasa’s most accomplished and best-known work dramatizes the impassioned love story between a forest maiden and a king.
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RAGHUVAMSAM: THE LINE OF RAGHU Tr a n s l a t e d b y A . N . D. H A K S A R Kalidasa’s epic poem recounts the exploits of generations of the Raghu dynasty—whose descendants include Rama, the hero of the Ramayana.
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HARIVAMSHA Tr a n s l a t e d b y B I B E K D E B ROY
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BIBEK DEBROY is a celebrated economist, scholar and translator of the critical edition of The Mahabharata for Penguin Classics. A gorgeous, lucid rendering of the majestic conclusion to the Mahabharata Brimming with battles and miracles, wisdom and heroics, philosophical insight and psychological acuity, Bibek Debroy’s splendid translation of the Harivamsha is absolutely essential reading for all those who love the Mahabharata.
N. KALYAN RAMAN
is a translator of Tamil fiction and poetry based in Chennai.
THE GHOSTS OF MEENAMBAKKAM TRANSLATED BY N. KALYAN RAMAN When filmmaker, intrepid lover and brave rebel Dalpathado crosses paths with the narrator, a faceless, middle-aged man permanently in mourning for the unexpected demise of his daughter in a plane crash, they spend a dark and dangerous night in each other’s company meditating on ideas of love, loss and violence.
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STILL BLEEDING FROM THE WOUND Tr a n s l a t e d b y N . K A LYA N R A M A N A perfect amalgam of irony, wit and wry humour, Still Bleeding from the Wound is a collection of stories delving deep into the psyche of the middle class in India. Ashokamitran’s keen eye for detail gives us a glimpse into the lives of his many colourful characters. •
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DASTAN-E-GHADAR: THE TALE OF THE MUTINY Z A H I R D E H LV I
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ZAHIR DEHLVI was an official in the Mughal court of Bahadur Shah Zafar. A unique and utterly compelling eyewitness account of the 1857 Revolt Zahir Dehlvi’s absolutely riveting chronicle not only offers a first-hand description of the violent siege of Shahjahanabad but also elaborates on the plight of those who managed to escape the slaughter and bloodshed.
K. R. MEERA is an award-winning and widely respected writer whose works include the acclaimed novel Hangwoman and the short-story collection Yellow Is the Colour of Longing. THE POISON OF LOVE K . R . M E E R A / Tr a n s l a t e d b y MINISTHY S. IMPRINT • Hamish Hamilton FORMAT • B/HB PAGE EXTENT • 176 ISBN • 9780670089390 PRICE • `299 PUB DATE • February 2017 TERRITORY • World English
MINISTHY S. is a writer, translator and IAS officer. A spellbinding tale of love and sacrifice, pain and retribution, by the award-winning writer of Hangwoman When Tulsi first meets Madhav, she is irrevocably drawn to his chiselled good looks and charm. Although wary of his many dalliances and the string of broken hearts left in his wake, she is surprised by the intense desire that Madhav arouses in her. And before long, she forsakes her family, her prospective career, her fiancé—all for the love of this inscrutable man. But love can be like poison. And nothing can prepare Tulsi for the heartache and betrayal that lie ahead.
THE GOSPEL OF YUDAS K.R. MEERA Tr a n s l a t e d b y R A J E S H R A J A M O H A N ‘One of the strongest voices in contemporary Malayalam literature . . . Meera plays with the reader’s anticipation masterfully’ Open Ferociously powerful and utterly absorbing, The Gospel of Yudas is as much about the politics of allegiance and memory as it is a human story about remorse, redemption and love.
RAJESH RAJAMOHAN is a renowned translator. IMPRINT • Hamish Hamilton • FORMAT • B/HB • PAGE EXTENT • 240 • ISBN • 9780670088584 • PRICE • `399 • PUB DATE • June 2016 • TERRITORY • World English
YELLOW IS THE COLOR OF LONGING K.R. MEERA ‘A literary heavyweight’—Indian Express In these bold, wry and ebullient stories, Meera’s astonishing range of narrative techniques is on full display as she expertly lays bare the faultlines behind the façade of everyday life, sometimes with dark humour and sometimes with astoundingly bitter sadness.
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is an award-winning writer, poet and scholar.
V. GEETHA is a writer and translator.
CURRENT SHOW Tr a n s l a t e d b y V. G E E T H A ‘A superb writer’—Indian Express Current Show revolves around Sathi, a young sodaseller in a run-down cinema hall in a small town. An intense and tender friendship with one of the men sustains Sathi, until a dramatic train of events changes everything forever.
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SEASONS OF THE PALM Tr a n s l a t e d b y V. G E E T H A ‘A powerful novel’—The Hindu Seasons of the Palm tells the story of a young untouchable farmhand and his painful growth into self-knowledge. Lyrical and haunting, this novel poignantly evokes the grace with which the oppressed come to terms with their dark fate.
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ONE PART WOMAN PERUMAL MURUGAN Translated by ANIRUDDHAN VASUDEVAN ‘An evocative novel . . . [Murugan is] a superb writer’—The Indian Express Kali and Ponna’s efforts to conceive a child have been in vain. Hounded by the taunts and insinuations of others, all their hopes come to converge on the chariot festival in the temple of Ardhanareeswara, the half-female god. Everything hinges on the one night when rules are relaxed and consensual union between any man and woman is sanctioned. This night could end the couple’s suffering and humiliation. But it will also put their marriage to the ultimate test. ANIRUDDHAN VASUDEVAN is a performer, writer and translator.
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PYRE PERUMAL MURUGAN Translated by ANIRUDDHAN VASUDEVAN ‘Murugan is the most accomplished of his generation of Tamil writers’ Caravan With spare, powerful prose, Murugan masterfully conjures a terrifying vision of intolerance in this devastating tale of innocent young love pitted against chilling savagery.
ANIRUDDHAN VASUDEVAN is a performer, writer and translator. IMPRINT • Hamish Hamilton • FORMAT • B/HB • PAGE EXTENT • 270 • ISBN • 9780670087754 • PRICE • `399 • PUB DATE • April 2016 • TERRITORY • World FICTION 49
A STRANGE AND SUBLIME ADDRESS (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) A M I T C H AU D H U R I / F o re w o r d b y C O L M TO I B I N IMPRINT • Penguin FORMAT • B/HB PAGE EXTENT • 260 ISBN • 9780670089222 PRICE • `599 PUB DATE • September 2016 TERRITORY • World
AMIT CHAUDHURI He is a professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of five novels and numerous works of non- fiction, most recently Calcutta. A Strange and Sublime Address, Amit Chaudhuri’s first book, features a Bengali boy who spends his school holidays at his uncle’s home in Calcutta. Heatwaves, thunderstorms, mealtimes, prayer-sessions, shopping expeditions and family visits create a shifting background to the shaping of people’s lives. Delicate, nuanced, full of exquisite detail, A Strange and Sublime Address is a small masterpiece. The book also includes nine short stories about the city.
THE COMPANY OF WOMEN K H U S H WA N T S I N G H
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KHUSHWANT SINGH was India’s best - known writer and columnist ‘The book is a triumph’-Outlook Recently separated from his nagging, ill-tempered wife of thirteen years, millionaire businessman Mohan Kumar decides to reinvent his life. Convinced that ‘lust is the true foundation of love’, he embarks on an audacious plan: he will advertise for paid lady companions to share his bed and his life. Thus begins his journey of easy, unbridled sexuality in the company of some remarkable women. In The Company of Women, Khushwant Singh, India’s most widely read author, has produced an uninhibited, erotic and endlessly entertaining celebration of love, sex and passion.
MY NAME IS RADHA S A A DAT H A S A N M A N TO Tr a n s l a t e d b y M U H A M M A D U M A R M E M O N
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SAADAT HASAN MANTO is the most widely read and most controversial short-story writer in Urdu. A preeminent practitioner of the genre, he produced twenty-two collections of short stories. MUHAMMAD UMAR MEMO is Professor Emeritus of Urdu literature and Islamic studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and editor of the Annual of Urdu Stories. ‘The undisputed master of the modern Indian short story’—Salman Rushdie The prevalent trend of classifying Manto’s work into stories of Partition and stories of prostitutes, forcibly enlists the writer to perform a dramatic dressing-down of society. But neither Partition nor prostitution gave birth to the genius of Saadat Hasan Manto. They only furnished him with an occasion to reveal the truth of the human condition. My Name Is Radha is a path-breaking edition of stories which delves deep into Manto’s creative world. In this singular collection, the focus rests on Manto the writer. It does not draft him into being Manto the commentator. Muhammad Umar Memon’s inspired selection of Manto’s best-known stories along with those less talked about, and his precise and elegant translation showcase an astonishing writer being true to his calling.
BENYAMIN is a best-selling and award-winning writer. His powerful novel Goat Days was published to widespread acclaim and was a finalist for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014. YELLOW LIGHTS OF DEATH B E N YA M I N
Tr a n s l a t e d b y S A J E E V K U M A R A P U R A M ‘One of the best young writers of India’—Indian Express Dazzlingly inventive, exuberantly clever and skilfully crafted, this crime novel within a novel showcases one of the brightest Indian writers at work now.
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GOAT DAYS B E N YA M I N Najeeb’s dream is to work in the Gulf and earn enough money to send back home. He achieves it only to be propelled by a series of incidents into a slave-like existence herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. Benyamin’s wry telling transforms this bitter comedy into a tale of loneliness and alienation.
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DEATH UNDER THE DEODARS RU S K I N B O N D
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RUSKIN BOND is a renowned author who has written over 500 novels, short stories and essays, and published over a hundred books. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family. It was death at first sight . . . October 1967. The Royal Hotel in Mussoorie was having its annual flower show and Miss RipleyBean was not going to miss it for anything, not even a toothache. Tea, along with cucumber sandwiches and some rubbery paneer pakodas, had been served and the prize-giving was underway, when Colonel Bakshi burst in, looking very agitated. ‘Something’s happened to Mrs Basu,’ he said. ‘She’s lying outside in a flower bed. I think she’s dead!’ Can Miss Ripley-Bean, her Tibetan terrier ‘Fluff’ and her good friend Mr Lobo, the hotel pianist, catch the culprit? In this marvellous series of brand-new stories set in the hills, India’s best-loved author turns his hand to mystery.
DEAD MEAT ANKUSH SAIKIA
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ANKUSH is a highly acclaimed writer and journalist. He was short-listed for the Outlook–Picador India non-fiction writing award in (2005).
Part noir thriller and part detective story, Dead Meat takes us on a dark and dangerous journey through the grime of today’s urban India. Private eye Arjun Arora works the streets of Delhi dealing with the shady underbelly of the capital city. Hired to track down a missing person, Arjun stumbles upon a gruesome murder where the suspects seem to be linked to something larger and more sinister. Part noir thriller and part detective story, Dead Meat takes us on a dark and dangerous journey through the grime of today’s urban India.
VYASA: THE BEGINNING S A N K H A B A N E R J E E a n d S I B A J I B A N DYO PA D H YAY
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SANKHA BANERJEE is assistant professor at the department of art and multimedia, St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. SIBAJI BANDYOPADHYAY is former professor at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC). A visual extravaganza of love, lust, conspiracy, war and revenge On a huge battlefield stand two armies facing each other. The dust stirred by soldiers covers the sun. Rain clouds shower flesh and blood, drenching the troops. Along the ground a wind rises; the small stones that the wind carries with it hit the warriors. With cinematic effects, full of cuts and intercuts, Vyasa—including 1600 electrifying visuals for hothearted adults—sets in motion the battlefield of Kurukshetra. From the birth of the Pandavas and the Kauravas to the interpenetration of life instincts and death instincts, this first book in this graphic series rolls out the beginning of the interplay of lust and violence, which gives to the tale of war, revenge and peace.
THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH VIKRANT KHANNA
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VIKRANT KHANNA is the bestselling author of Secretly Yours, and a captain in the merchant navy. What if the loved one you lost were to come back? A seven-year-old girl hears about the miraculous reunion of a young woman and her dead boyfriend, and begins to believe she’ll see her dead mother again. An edge-of-the-seat paranormal romance that will grab your attention all the way.
OUR STORY ENDS HERE S A R A N AV E E D
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SARA NAVEED is Pakistan’s bestselling queen of romance and the author of Undying Affinity. She lives in Lahore. Terrorists are not born to love Mehar, a general’s daughter, is on a trip with her friends, while Sarmad, a terrorist, is preparing for a mission in the same area. When their paths cross, they fall hopelessly in love. But destiny has something else in store for them. Is this the end of their story—or is it the beginning?
BOLLYWOOD DECEPTION JUGGI BHASIN
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JUGGI BHASIN is a former journalist and lives and works in Delhi. ‘Crafted with precision and brimming with minute, careful details’ The Hindu A disgraced former cop from Delhi police and a military doctor suspended from service team up to track down a serial killer whose latest victim is a young Bollywood actress. Their investigation takes them into the underbelly of Bollywood—the scandalous lives of the top stars, their perversions and their sinister games. Will they succeed against all odds?
is a best-selling author and a television scriptwriter.
THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS DURJOY DATTA Hugely popular and bestselling romance writer now gives a twist to the tale Daman’s first book has just been released. The protagonist is Shreyasi, a mysterious girl he met briefly after an accident. Strangely, soon after the book’s release, he is stalked and threatened. It seems Shreyasi has something to do with it. With this nerve-racking love story, Durjoy Datta writes his first romantic-thriller that will set the pulses of the readers racing! IMPRINT • Penguin Metro Reads • FORMAT • B/PB • PAGE EXTENT • 280 • PRICE • `199 • PUB DATE • October 2016 TERRITORY • World
OUR IMPOSSIBLE LOVE DURJOY DATTA The Prince of Romance is back with another hearttouching love tale! Aisha is a bit of a late starter, and so is Danish. Between the two of them, they have to figure out a lot of things in life—love, friendship, people—but most of all, themselves. And it’s not going to be easy. Our Impossible Love presents, Life the way it is and Love the way it should be.
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is the best-selling author of You’re Trending in My Dreams and She Swiped Right into My Heart.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED FOR YOU S U D E E P N AG A R K A R ‘The Marathi youngster has taken the world of Indian English novels by storm’—DNA Separated by a distance of more than a thousand kilometres, with discouraging friends and families saying it will never work, All Rights Reserved for You is a young couple’s quest for true love even when they are physically apart.
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SHE SWIPED RIGHT INTO MY HEART S U D E E P N AG A R K A R A new romantic love story from the bestselling author of You’re Trending in My Dreams Tushita is one of the most unpopular girls in her college. Still a virgin, she is picked on by everyone. She is best friends with the beautiful and sought-after Shelly who, unknown to most, is more attracted to girls than boys. To win the popularity vote, Tushita takes the help of Ved who agrees to act as her ‘fake’ boyfriend. Ved sees this as an opportunity to become close to Shelly. What he does not know is Shelly has been harbouring secret feelings for Tushita. IMPRINT • Ebury Press • FORMAT • B/PB • PAGE EXTENT • 256 • PRICE • `175 • PUB DATE • May 2016 • TERRITORY • World
SHE FRIEND-ZONED MY LOVE S U D E E P N AG A R K A R
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SUDEEP NAGARKAR is the bestselling author of You’re Trending in My Dreams and She Swiped Right into My Heart. Sometimes love is just an illusion Rishi, the son of a local politician, is in love with Ritika, the daughter of a wealthy businessman who supports Rishi’s family rivals financially. In an attempt to end their family war, the lovers must take a decision which will affect not just their lives but also everyone around them. Will they succumb to their emotions or will their real motives checkmate love? Set against a socio-political background, Sudeep’s new book explores the dark side of romance, the pursuit of power and the hypocrisy of the powerful.
NOVONEEL CHAKABORTY Stranger trilogy and Black Suits You.
is the best-selling author of the much loved
FORGET ME NOT, STRANGER NOVONEEL CHAKRABORTY Book three of the Stranger trilogy In the final, hotly anticipated installation of the Stranger trilogy, Rivanah will learn the answers to her many questions—what is it that binds her to the dead Hiya? Who is the Stranger? Why has he been following her all this while? What is his ulterior motive?—building the momentum to an intense and breathtaking finale.
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BLACK SUITS YOU N OVO N E E L C H A K R AVO RT Y A wrong temptation ruins every right intention At twenty-seven, Kiyan Roy is the mysterious, reclusive, bestselling author of the Handcuffs, an erotic trilogy. After he makes his first public appearance, Kiyan is stalked by a seductive and alluring Kashti, through different cities, book events, hotels, luncheons and media interviews. Once he falls for her charms, Kiyan soon realizes Kashti is not who she says she is, but by then it is too late. Black Suits You is a gripping, fast-paced and clever psychosexual thriller, which will keep you guessing till the end. IMPRINT • Ebury Press • FORMAT • B/PB •
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FOREVER IS A LIE N OVO N E E L C H A K R A B O RT Y IMPRINT • Ebury Press FORMAT • B/PB PAGE EXTENT • 288 ISBN • 9780143427490 PRICE • `199 PUB DATE • May 2017 TERRITORY • World
NOVONEEL CHAKRABORTY is the bes-tselling author of the much loved Stranger trilogy and Black Suits You. The new thriller from the best-selling author of the Stranger trilogy Forever Is a Lie is a new nail-biting thriller from Novoneel Chakraborty, about Prisha Srivastav, a content writer who hails from Allahabad, and Saveer Rajawat, who runs a successful startup. Everyone who is close to Saveer dies on a particular date— 5 November, which is Saveer’s birthday. And this time Saveer knows he can’t risk Prisha’s life . . . come what may.
is a journalist and scriptwriter. He is also a bi-lingual novelist.
LOVE CURRY PANKAJ DUBEY The writer of kitschy romances and quaint comedies is back with the sequel to What a Loser! Now in London, Pandey Anil Kumar Sinha (PAKS) decides never to trust pretty girls, never to return to India, and to lead a very low-key life.
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ISHQIYAPA PANKAJ DUBEY Sweety, loudmouth daughter of an MLA, dreams of becoming a pop diva like Britney Spears. Lallan runs a driving school and wants to start a ‘kidnapping insurance’ business. Together they strike a deal—to make each other’s dreams happen. And so begins a journey full of passion and high drama.
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RAVINDER SINGH is the bestselling author of I Too Had a Love Story, Can Love Happen Twice?, Like It Happened Yesterday and Your Dreams Are Mine Now. THIS LOVE THAT FEELS RIGHT . . . RAVINDER SINGH The king of romance is back with a love story that explores yet another side of love We have the power to love, but can we decide when and whom to fall in love with? This Love That Feels Right is a romance where the author explores a three-dimensional view of love, how it can find its way to our hearts when we are least expecting it and how it can complicate life when it happens at the wrong time. IMPRINT • Penguin Metro Reads • FORMAT • B/PB • PAGE EXTENT • 236 • ISBN • 9780143423027 • PRICE • `199 PUB DATE • August 2016 • TERRITORY • World
I TOO HAD A LOVE STORY RAVINDER SINGH Do love stories ever die? . . . How would you react when a beautiful person comes into your life, and then goes away from you . . . forever? Not all love stories are meant to have a perfect ending. I Too Had a Love Story is one such saga. It is the tender and heartfelt tale of Ravin and Khushi—two people who found each other on a matrimonial site and fell in love . . . until life put their love to the ultimate test. IMPRINT • Penguin Metro Reads • FORMAT • B/PB •
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YAMA’S LIEUTENANT ANUJA CHANDRAMOULI
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ANUJA CHANDRAMOULI is the author of Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior Prince and Kamadeva: The God of Desire. What happens when the forces of hell, heaven and earth collide? The inhabitants of the thousand hells of Yama have broken free and are on their way to wreak havoc on the heavens, earth and hell. Agni Prakash has been named Yama’s lieutenant. As his life turns upside down, he discovers a manuscript left behind by Varu, his deceased twin sister. Can he uncover its secret?
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Published on Mar 16, 2017