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recommended books for the month

A Land More Kind Than Home
by Wiley Cash

A stunning debut reminiscent of the beloved novels of John Hart and Tom Franklin, A Land More Kind Than Home is a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small western North Carolina town.

Told by three resonant and evocative characters—Jess; Adelaide Lyle, the town midwife and moral conscience; and Clem Barefield, a sheriff with his own painful past—A Land More Kind Than Home is a haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all. These are masterful portrayals, written with assurance and truth, and they show us the extraordinary promise of this remarkable first novel.
Rs.1,209.25 Hardcover

The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy #1)
by Amish Tripathi

1900 BC. In what modern Indians mistakenly call the Indus Valley Civilisation. The inhabitants of that period called it the land of Meluha a near perfect empire created many centuries earlier by Lord Ram, one of the greatest monarchs that ever lived. This once proud empire and its Suryavanshi rulers face severe perils as its primary river, the revered Saraswati, is slowly drying to extinction. They also face devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis. To make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised and sinister race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills!

The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend: When evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, when it appears that your enemies have triumphed, a hero will emerge.
Rs. 162
Paye Paye Path Chala
Sanjib Chattopadhyay
Publisher: Day's Publishing
ISBN: 978-81-295-0889-8
India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy (English)
Author: Ramachandra Guha

India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy is an intricately researched book that captures India’s triumphs and failures in the last sixty years.

India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy, published in 2007, takes an in-depth look into the history of this country, since its independence from the British Raj in 1947. The author has skillfully reconstructed the last six decades of India’s past. Guha explains how the country was divided by religion, caste, language, and yet it established itself as an independent, united, and democratic nation.

(English) (Paperback)
Price: Rs.395

The Shadow Lines (English)
Author: Amitav Ghosh

The Shadow Lines presents a rich tapestry of plots and characters to trace several decades of events from the perspective of the anonymous narrator of the book. It follows the life of the protagonist and narrator, a young boy hailing from a middle class background, and dissects as many as seventy years of his life, traversing back and forth between the cities of Calcutta, Dhaka, and London.

The author introduces a host of interesting characters, such as the narrator’s knowledgeable uncle, Tridib. He highlights the narrator’s sexual attraction to his cousin, Ila. The bond between the narrator’s family and the London-based Price family is also emphasized. The narrator’s grandmother, Tha’mma, who has emerged from a dreadful past plays a crucial role as the plot progresses.

(English) (Paperback)
Price: Rs.395

The Walls of Delhi (English)
Author: Uday Prakash

Three stinging, darkly comic tales capture in telling detail life and survival in todays India. In the title story a sweeper discovers a cache of black money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; in Mohandas a Dalit races to reclaim his life stolen by an upper-caste identity thief; and in Mangosil a babys head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while his family tries to find a cure. The stories in this collection are a testament to Uday Prakashs extraordinary gift as a storyteller and his original, bold voice.
(English) (Paperback)
Price: Rs.350

The Oath of the Vayuputras: Shiva Trilogy 3 (English)
Author: Amish

The Oath of the Vayuputras is the final book of the Shiva Trilogy. In the earlier books of the trilogy, Shiva finds out that the Nagas are not his enemies and joins hands with them to reach the root of all evil. This book will have answers to ‘the Neelkanth’s’ questions about his fate, the choices he made previously and karma.

Further, in the concluding book of the trilogy, Shiva reaches Panchavati, the capital of Naga where he will come face to face with his greatest enemy. Will he win the battle over his wicked enemies, who are out to destroy him and his legacy?
(English) (Paperback)
Price: Rs.219


The Sceptical Patriot : Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories (English) 1st Edition
Author: Sidin Vadukut

Sidin Vadukut cannot go wrong with humour. He has proved that with the Dork series and does not need to prove anything. His writing is razor sharp and biting. This time his book is about India – the hypocrisies we harbour and how we are still stuck in the past, as a nation trying very hard to move ahead and keep up with the times.
(English) (Paperback)
Price: Rs.145


Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Palace Of Illusions is a modern retelling of the epic Mahabharata, through the eyes of Panchaali (Draupadi), the wife of the famous Pandava brothers. Divakaruni has rewritten this epic from a female perspective. The focus of the story has shifted from the original war and honour, to more humanistic concerns. It is an epic saga, surrounding the events of Panchali’s life, while growing up in a male dominated world. The Mahabharata is a narrative about the Kurukshetra war between two families, the Pandavas and the Kauravas.
(English) (Paperback)
Price: Rs.300


Ashwin Sanghi Boxset (Set of 3 Books) (English)
Author: Ashwin Sanghi

The author has taken up the creative liberty of using various religious facts in order to whip up an epic fictional thriller. Sanghi speculates that Jesus Christ survived the crucifixion and spent his missing years in India, and that the men searching for Jesus were Buddhist Monks who were searching for the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. He mentions that the lost tribes of Israel may have settled in Kashmir.

(English) (Paperback)
Price: Rs.384


Train To Pakistan (English)

The Partition in history is a record of a point in time when the country was split apart along religious lines. It is an abstract piece of history for most people. While many books have documented the Partition and the violence surrounding it, most have focused on the social and political causes, and analyzed it as a collection of abstract data.Train To Pakistan is one of the books that focuses on the human drama, the real suffering of the people caught in the middle.

(English) (Paperback)
Price: Rs.140


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