Out of Syllabus
By Sumana Roy
‘“Every relationship is a long-distance relationship,” we read in one of Sumana Roy’s intriguing new poems. Out of Syllabus brilliantly [...]
The Book of Love
By Ekarat
When a chance encounter turns into a date, will Ajay and Priya give love a chance— despite their broken hearts? Fifty-nine-year-old Subhash [...]
Your Vote Is Not Enough
By Professor Rajendra P. Gupta
Did you know that: • Flawed policies—in the economy, in governance and in legislation—are the biggest reason why India, despite its [...]
The Fate of Butterflies
By Nayantara Sahgal
This title will be available by 15 Feb 2019. Prabhakar, returning home one evening, comes upon a corpse at a crossroads, naked but for the [...]
Bells of Shangri-La
By Parimal Bhattacharya
This title will be available by 15 Feb 2019. Almost all of the Himalaya had been mapped by the time the Great Game—in which the British and [...]
Our Start-up Affair
By Sheila Kumar
Aditi Pillai is an entrepreneur—part-owner of the Snack Team, a food start-up. Sitting in her shared cab one day, in Bangalore’s gridlocked [...]
The Lives of Freda
By Andrew Whitehead
This title will be available by 15 Feb 2019. From the moment she married a handsome young Sikh at a registry office in Oxford in 1933, Freda Bedi, [...]
The Teenage Diary of Nur Jahan
By Deepa Agarwal
This title will be available by 15 Feb 2019. Long before she became Nur Jahan—Emperor Jahangir’s last wife and the most influential Mughal [...]
The Political Journey of Imran Khan
By B.J. Sadiq
This revised and updated edition of the best-selling book on the political journey of a hugely popular, colourful and sometimes controversial public [...]
On Leaders and Icons
By Kuldip Nayar
In this frank and freewheeling narrative, Kuldip Nayar recounts his experiences of meeting many of the men and women who shaped the destiny of pre- [...]
Under Something of a Cloud
By Dom Moraes
Under Something of a Cloud spans a lifetime of Dom Moraes’ work to select the very best of his travel writing. Featured in this volume is [...]
Nimmi’s Dreadtastic Detective Days
By Shabnam Minwalla
Nimmi Daruwala is back to school after a week of absence, thanks to some awful green-coloured jelly she ate, and it’s time for a [...]
• What does it take to achieve success? • How can you take charge of your career destiny? • What are the most important business [...]
Obsession & Wild Pigeons
By Ismat Chughtai
In the two bold and gripping novellas brought together in this volume, the inimitable Ismat Chughtai writes of subversive women—subversive in [...]
My Father’s Garden
By Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
Spanning half a life, My Father’s Garden tells the story of a young doctor—the unnamed narrator—as he negotiates love and sexuality, [...]
Where Some Things Are Remembered
By Dom Moraes
Dom Moraes was not only one of India’s greatest poets, he was also an extraordinary journalist and essayist. He could capture effortlessly the [...]
Uncertain Journeys
The topic of labour migration appears constantly in the media, but too often, the issues take precedence over the people involved—the migrant [...]
A Patchwork Family
By Mukta Sathe
Young and idealistic, Janaki is eager to serve the cause of justice as a lawyer. Her only confidant is Ajoba, an elderly friend of her [...]
An Imperial Disaster
By Benjamin Kingsbury
The storm came on the night of 31 October. It was a full moon, and the tides were at their peak; the great rivers of eastern Bengal were flowing high [...]
When I Was a Boy
By Ruskin Bond
In this beautiful, heartfelt and often humorous mini-autobiography, beloved storyteller Ruskin Bond relives the days of his childhood and teenage. He [...]
Great Jataka Tales
By Noor Inayat Khan
In a small forest, a hare convinces his friends—a monkey, a jackal and a water-weasel—to share their food with the hungry. But when the hare [...]
The Heart Breaks Free & The Wild One
By Ismat Chughtai
In The Heart Breaks Free, set in pre-Independence UP, Bua, a free-spirited woman in a conservative Muslim household, is goaded into [...]
British Odd – Desi
By Frank Joseph Victor
Please Note: The price of this book inclusive of shipping and packaging charges is Rs.3300 in India The price of this book inclusive of shipping [...]
Embrace Our Rivers
Art and its ideas have a special role to play in shaping our consciousness. Urban spaces, particularly those in rapidly expanding cities in new [...]
Jiya Jale
By Gulzar Nasreen Munni Kabir
A legend of Hindi cinema, Gulzar is among the Subcontinent’s finest poets and lyricists, whose songs have touched millions. He remains as popular [...]
Connaught Place and the Making of New Delhi
By Swapna Liddle
The origin of New Delhi can be traced to the Coronation Durbar in December 1911, where Emperor George V announced the transfer of the capital of the [...]
By Ishrat Syed Kalpana Swaminathan
• Why have we Indians become so suddenly, and so quickly, obese? • Why are our children overweight? Will they be diabetic and hypertensive [...]
Cancer, Your Body and Your Diet
By Arati Bhatia
• Can our diet have an impact on the prevention of cancer? • What kind of foods should we eat if we are undergoing surgery, chemotherapy or [...]
Stillborn Season
By Radhika Oberoi
Stillborn Season opens with the assassination of Indira Gandhi in October 1984. Brilliantly evoking the homicidal madness of the days which [...]
Big Bhishma in Madras
By Jean-Claude Carrière
A chance comment in 1974 fired Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carrière with the idea of producing a play based on the epic. Together they travelled [...]
Great Economic Thinkers
By Jonathan Conlin
This volume presents an accessible introduction to the lives and works of the most influential economists of modern times. Free from confusing [...]
A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi‘is
By John McHugo
The 1400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi‘is has rarely been as toxic as it is today, feeding wars and communal strife in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, [...]
Strange Worlds! Strange Times!
By Vinayak Varma
What if machines meant to help humans took over their owners? Or if unending traffic jams forced Swedish detectives to levitate around the Indian [...]
The Greatest Indian Fairy Tales
By Joseph Jacobs
A prince sets out on an adventure and is joined by a talking parrot and the ‘Ant-Raja’. Together, can they win the heart of the beautiful [...]
My Temples, Too
By Qurratulain Hyder
Partition, Independence, democracy—near simultaneous events that changed India irrevocably. My Temples, Too—Qurratulain Hyder’s [...]
Fireflies in the Mist
By Qurratulain Hyder
The song of the boatman on the Padma, a green haze of rice fields turning to gold in the light of the setting sun, the romance of Bengal caught and [...]
The 70th Milestone
By Robin Gupta
Does it matter where I come from or where you belong as we pass along from one moment to the next? Come, be with me… These lines, [...]
Captain Young’s Ghost
By Ruskin Bond
‘If you live in the Indian hills, it is only a matter of time before you meet a ghost…’ Vintage storyteller Ruskin Bond has created many [...]
Relapse, The Consequences of Love
By Srikant Verma
A man comes home to find a note from Bindo—his estranged lover—asking to meet. Everything about Bindo angers him—her beauty, pride and poise; [...]
Mee and Juhibaby
By Susmita Mukherjee
Mee’s mother, Juhibaby, is the unwanted child of constantly travelling jatra artistes in rural Bengal. Growing into a ravishing sixteen-year-old, [...]
Maharishi and Me
By Susan Shumsky
The year 2018 marks the fortieth anniversary of the Beatles’ trip to Rishikesh, to stay at the ashram of their guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Along [...]
Goodbye to All That
By T.C.A. Srinivasa Raghavan
When the unnamed protagonist of this sparkling novel is confronted with an ultimatum—find three bestselling authors within a year or resign—the [...]
The Long March
By Namita Waikar
In Vidarbha, yet another debt-laden farmer commits suicide. His death leaves his family—especially his twenty-year-old son, Vikram [...]
Murder in Mahim
By Jerry Pinto
A young man is found dead in the toilet of Matunga Road railway station, his stomach ripped open. Retired journalist Peter Fernandes joins the [...]
By Namita Gokhale Ruskin Bond
With over forty essays, this comprehensive volume brings together a dazzling range of voices in an unparalleled panorama. Here you will find [...]
The Emperor Who Vanished
By Kavitha Mandana
DID YOU KNOW THAT… One of India’s greatest emperors was erased from all history books for nearly 1,500 years? Beetles and beetle wings were [...]
Owlet, Not Out
By Ranjit Lal
Ritesh, also known as Tubby, has joined the Jai-Hind International School in Delhi along with his twin sister, Smokey. Tubby is an astonishingly [...]
By Ismat Chughtai
Set in the film world of the 1950s, this powerful novel may well be regarded as a work that celebrates all the talents of the legendary Ismat [...]
A Very Strange Man
By Ismat Chughtai
This brilliant translation of Ismat Chughtai’s original Urdu novel Ajeeb Aadmi is the riveting story of Dharam Dev, the famous actor, [...]
A City Happens in Love
By Ravish Kumar
A boy from Bihar living in Lajpat Nagar likes a momo-seller from the Northeast; she likes him too, but when he gifts her a token from his village, [...]
Beloved Delhi
By Saif Mahmood
Urdu poetry rules the cultural and emotional landscape of India—especially northern India and much of the Deccan—and of Pakistan. And it was in [...]
Sky Is My Father: A Naga Village Remembered
By Easterine Kire
Between 1832 and 1880, the Angami warriors of Khonoma were a beacon of Naga resistance against the British, carrying out raids and disrupting the [...]
Your Personal Guide to Big Success
By Dale Carnegie
• Choose a career that is best suited for you. • Learn the rules of public speaking which will make you an effective communicator. • Adopt [...]
Shillong Times
By Nilanjan P. Choudhury
When fourteen-year-old Debojit Dutta meets the slightly older Clint Eastwood Lyngdoh in his maths tuition classes, he is wary of his [...]
What Gandhi Didn’t See
By Zainab Priya Dala
From 1684 till the present, the Indian diaspora in South Africa has had a long history. But in the country of their origin, they remain synonymous [...]
The Engaged Observer
By Shanta Gokhale
For over four decades, Shanta Gokhale has entertained, informed and challenged us with her insightful, witty and forthright writing in both English [...]
The Wayward Daughter
By Shradha Ghale
Sumnima Tamule is in a crisis. Her friends at Rhododendron High School—all girls from semi-royal and other rich families—will soon be going [...]
Son of the Thundercloud
By Easterine Kire
Winner of Book of the Year (Fiction) Tata Literature Live! Awards 2017 and the Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018. After losing all his family in a [...]
These Were My Homes
By Vijay Nambisan
‘In Vijay’s intelligent, self-aware meditations on mortality and human folly in this final and complete volume of his poems, readers will come to [...]
Great Indian Speeches for Children
In this book, brilliantly introduced by Derek O’Brien, legendary Indians speak on diverse topics that will motivate young readers: freedom and [...]
The Rise and Fall of the Emerald Tigers
By Raghu Chundawat
In this seminal book about the Indian tiger, Raghu Chundawat, a renowned conservation biologist, shares his findings from the only long-term [...]
A Little Book of Courage
By Ruskin Bond
What can a flower teach us about courage? Or a little red ant? When is speaking up brave, and when holding one’s peace? Why must we look on [...]
This remarkable anthology brings together stories about Saadat Hasan Manto, essayist, scriptwriter, and a master of the short story, by his friends, [...]
Strike a Blow to Change the World
By Eknath Awad
Eknath Awad was a rare Dalit Mang activist from the Marathwada region of Maharastra, who fought for the rights of all underprivileged communities, [...]
Looking for the Nation
By Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee
This urgent and compelling book comes at a time when toxic nationalism is causing the violent and systematic exclusion of political, religious, [...]
A Spy in Time
By Imraan Coovadia
In Enver Eleven’s city, fair-skinned people are a rarity and have been for centuries. Those who remain apply skin-darkening creams to conceal their [...]
A Naga Odyssey
By Richard Broome Visier Meyasetsu Sanyü
Five-year-old Visier Meyasetsu Sanyü and his fellow villagers from Khonoma fled for their lives from the Indian Army into the jungles of Nagaland in [...]
By Greta Rana
Hari Prasad, a boatman living by the banks of the Rapti in the plains of Nepal, is saddled with debts and responsibility for his three children and [...]
Jwala Kumar and the Gift of Fire
By Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
Mohan Chandar lives with his wife and three children in the tiny and remote village of Champakbagh. One day, he rescues a strange creature from the [...]
Right Arm Over
By Moti Nandy
Jibon and Ananto are best friends and promising cricketers—Jibon a stylish batsman, and Ananto a gifted fast bowler. But one day they have an [...]
When I Hid My Caste
By Baburao Bagul
Baburao Bagul’s debut collection of short stories, Jevha Mi Jaat Chorli Hoti (1963), revolutionized not only Dalit but all Marathi as well [...]
The Other
By Paro Anand
Who is the Other? Is it you? Is it me? Is it all of us? Childhood and teenage years—adults insist they are the best time. They cotton wool [...]
The Disobedient Indian
By Ramin Jahanbegloo
In this original and timely book, Ramin Jahanbegloo, one of the world’s leading political philosophers, engages with the most pressing question [...]
By Ira Singh
From early to middle age, Pilgrimage tells the story of Monica—Mona at home—over three defining, pivotal events in her life. In the [...]
The Escapists of J. Mullick Road
By Usha Ananda Krishna
‘What I would like to understand is why you, anyone would do this to themselves. Swim against the tide. It’s such a struggle. And for what?’ [...]
The Impossible Fairy Tale
By Han Yujoo
The Impossible Fairy Tale is the story of two unexceptional grade-school girls. Mia is ‘lucky’—she is spoiled by her mother and her two [...]
Where the Peacocks Sing
By Alison Singh Gee
How far would you travel for love? Alison Singh Gee was a glamorous magazine writer with a serious Jimmy Choo habit, a weakness for [...]
Call of Nature
By Richard Jones
This fascinating book takes you into the improbably extravagant secret world of dung—the inevitable by-product of all human, animal and bird [...]
The Revenge of the Non-vegetarian
By Upamanyu Chatterjee
On a September night in 1949, a house goes up in flames in Batia town, burning, to soot and cinders, everything in it, including a family of six and [...]
A Little Book of Beauty
By Ruskin Bond
Where does beauty live? Where should we travel to find it? Is a dawn without birdsong still beautiful? What might we see through the branches [...]
The Unsafe Asylum
By Anirudh Kala
After Partition, India exchanged the Muslim patients in its Mental Hospitals for their Hindu and Sikh counterparts in Pakistan. These interlinked [...]
The Flavours of Nationalism
By Nandita Haksar
In this memoir by an unashamed Indian, Haksar writes about how food shaped her awareness of politics, patriarchy, nationalism and socialism, from her [...]
By Vanessa R. Sasson
A long time ago, in a far-off kingdom, a boy and a girl, born on the same day, were destined to be together—and then painfully wrenched apart. The [...]
Full Tilt
By Dervla Murphy
When Dervla Murphy was ten, she was given a bicycle and an atlas, and soon—inspired by her correspondence with a Sikh pen pal—she was secretly [...]
The Scope of Happiness
By Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
The Scope of Happiness is the autobiography of an outstanding world figure who was the sister, confidante, and lifelong political associate [...]
The Village in the Jungle
By Leonard Woolf
Leonard Woolf, husband of Virginia Woolf, the celebrated author, drew on his own experiences as a colonial civil servant in Ceylon to write this [...]
Nimmi’s Spectabulous Schooldays
By Shabnam Minwalla
Eleven-year-old Nimmi Daruwala does not like her last name at all, nor Sumit, her chief tormentor and general pie-faced classmate. But she loves [...]
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
Fifteen-year-old Aladdin is befriended by a stranger who says he is Aladdin’s uncle. Charmed by his generosity and friendliness, Aladdin [...]
By Johanna Spyri
Heidi is an orphan and comes to live with her grandfather when she is five years old. Grandfather’s house is among the tall mountains, surrounded [...]
Treasure Island
By Robert Louis Stevenson
When Billy Bones, an old sailor, dies at Admiral Benbow Inn, young Jim Hawkins gets drawn into the most exciting adventure of his life. Among the [...]
Infinite Variety
By Madhavi Menon
‘The history of desire in India,’ writes Madhavi Menon in this splendid book, ‘reveals not purity but impurity as a way of life. Not one [...]
That Bird Called Happiness
By Nabendu Ghosh
In this collection—ranging from stories of love found and lost to tales of the supernatural—Ghosh masterfully traces the inscrutable ways of the [...]
She Goes to War
By Rashmi Saksena
Purnima, a faith healer in Imphal, Manipur, and Ribini, a nurse in a hospital in Assam. Unlikely occupations for women who once lived life on the [...]
Travels On My Elephant
By Mark Shand
When Mark Shand, an aristocratic playboy and travel writer, decided that what he needed was an elephant, it wasn’t long before he started getting [...]
The Man Who Saw the Sun
By Makarand Sathe
Among the most politically and socially engaged Marathi writers, Makarand Sathe is also a popular playwright. This volume brings together three of [...]
The Legend of the Wolf
By Andaleeb Wajid
Madhu, Gaurav and Sunil are on a school trip to the hills of Chikmagalur with their classmates and Rajesh sir, their teacher. All they are looking [...]
Camp Sweets
By Nandini Nayar
Raj is going to what has to be the worst summer camp ever—Camp Sweets, where they teach children how to become expert sweet-makers. Yes, his mother [...]
Beyond Dharma
By Wendy Doniger
Ancient Hindu texts speak of the three aims of human life: dharma, artha and kama. Translated, these might be called religion, politics and pleasure, [...]
Sunita De Souza Goes to Sydney and Other Stories
By Roanna Gonsalves
A woman who can’t swim wades into a suburban pool. An Indian family sits down to an Australian Christmas dinner. A single mother’s offer to coach [...]
An Indian Attachment
By Sarah Lloyd
In the 1970s, Sarah Lloyd, a landscape architect from England, was at a railway station in Calcutta when she met Pritam Singh—nicknamed Jungli by [...]
By Chapal Mehra
Tuberculosis is one of India’s most significant health challenges, affecting a staggering 2.8 million people. Although treatable, fighting the [...]
On Your Marks
Did Early Man and Woman make their children take fastest-firemaker-first exams? What happens when a gorilla gatecrashes the examination hall and asks [...]
A Firefly in the Dark
By Shazaf Fatima Haider
Sharmeen’s life is disrupted when, after an unexpected tragedy, she moves into her Nani’s rambling ancestral bungalow with her family. She hates [...]
Sinbad the Sailor and Other Arabian Nights Adventures
Princess Scheherazade’s tales of the Arabian Nights, composed over ten centuries ago, have captivated the imagination of generations of readers. [...]
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
By Jules Verne
When Professor Otto Liedenbrock comes across a strange code, he is convinced that it points the way to reaching the centre of the earth. With the [...]
By Ritu Bhatia
How well does a single woman hitting her forties fare in the urban jungle of romantic relationships? When Delhi-based writer and journalist Ritu [...]
The Architecture of Loss
By Zainab Priya Dala
A novel of forgiveness and reconciliation that shines light on the dark underbelly of South Africa’s fight for freedom and democracy. Estranged [...]
Running Away from Elephants
By Rauf Ali
Beginning with his interactions with Dr Salim Ali, the legendary ornithologist—who was also his grand-uncle—wildlife biologist Rauf Ali takes the [...]
A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep
By Rumer Godden
In this sensitive and superbly crafted memoir, one of the foremost English-language authors of modern times, Rumer Godden, chronicles her early life [...]
A House with Four Rooms
By Rumer Godden
Rumer Godden’s follow-up to A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep—the evocative story of her childhood and adolescence in early [...]
Weaving Water
By Ajeet Cour
Growing up in pre-Partition Lahore, Ajeet Cour spent a childhood wrapped in warm and enticing experiences, despite her disciplinarian father. From [...]
Murder in the City
By Supratim Sarkar
Brother kills brother using the plague bacteria as a murder weapon. A man is killed in his sleep and his body walled up in the house. A seemingly [...]
The Free Voice
By Ravish Kumar
Ravish Kumar is one of our bravest and most mature public thinkers and speakers. Few journalists today have as keen an understanding of Indian [...]
A Time for All Things
By Ruskin Bond
A lifetime of reading and writing, observation and contemplation is distilled in this comprehensive volume of the best essays, profiles and sketches [...]
Murder in Seven Acts
By Kalpana Swaminathan
The curiosity of murder unfolds in seven acts. Since Kalpana Swaminathan’s first whodunit was published over ten years ago, [...]
Prison Days
By Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
When Mahatma Gandhi gave the call for the nation to join in the freedom struggle, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit threw herself wholeheartedly into the [...]
Lakshmi, the Water Buffalo Who Wouldn’t
By Mehlli Gobhai
Lakshmi the water buffalo was usually friendly and cooperative. She loved the family that looked after her and they loved her back equally. Every [...]
The Legend of the Orange Princess
By Mehlli Gobhai
On a bright morning, a long time ago, there was great excitement at the palace of Chandpur. A princess was born, but during the day, she would remain [...]
The Adventures of Mowgli
By Rudyard Kipling
Mowgli is found abandoned in the jungle by Father Wolf who takes him to his pack. The baby boy becomes a part of the wolf pack; he grows up and [...]
By Carlo Collodi
Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who comes alive and starts talking and running about. When Pinocchio is sent to school, he decides to sell his school [...]
By Lafcadio Hearn
In the late 1800s, Lafcadio Hearn collected and retold strange and wonderful ghostly tales from old Japanese legends. In these stories, a blind poet [...]
Gardens of Love
By Meera Godbole-Krishnamurthy
This charming set of illustrated stories takes you on a guided tour through the historic tombs of the Lodhi Garden in New Delhi, the magnificent [...]
On a Shoestring to Coorg
By Dervla Murphy
One of the world’s great travel writers, Dervla Murphy, and her young daughter, Rachel—with little money, no taste for luxury and few concrete [...]
The Hollow Kingdom
By Edna Fernandes
Governments across the world openly acknowledge the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as one of the greatest terrorist threats in history, [...]
Where the Indus Is Young
By Dervla Murphy
One winter in the mid-1970s, Dervla Murphy, her six-year-old daughter Rachel and Hallam, a hardy mule, walked into Baltistan close to Pakistan-held [...]
The Guru Who Came Down from the Mountain
By Roshen Dalal
Dev—charismatic and powerful, a guru with thousands of followers around the world, and a string of ashrams fuelled by a flourishing business in [...]
Long Night of Storm
By Indra Bahadur Rai
A storm batters a hillside farmstead through the night, and the family living in it debates its decision to give up the comforts of Darjeeling town [...]
The Haunted Horse
By Rudyard Kipling
A cursed Sahib finds ghostly cats about his path and around his bed. Two young soldiers are plagued by a banjo-playing spirit. An elderly lady shoos [...]
Birds of Passage
By Henrietta Clive
Lady Henrietta Clive, a feisty, independent-minded traveller, married to Lord Edward Clive, son of Clive of India and Governor of Madras from 1798 to [...]
Naishapur and Babylon
By Keki N. Daruwalla
‘Over the course of Keki Daruwalla’s long career, some things have stayed the same: a vertical view of history that plunges across centuries and [...]
By Jerry Pinto Ruskin Bond
Is your school a hotspot for jokes? Do your family members regularly fall victim to pranks? Do ghosts and spooks get you into trouble? Find every [...]
The Little Ninja Sparrows
By Ranjit Lal
Chiddy and Gouri, two baby sparrows, are bullied mercilessly by their elder siblings. They are so traumatized that they absolutely refuse to learn [...]
The Very Best of Sherlock Holmes
By Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle’s immortal creation Holmes sets forth to solve some of the most intriguing cases of his career in this collection of six [...]
The Crescent Moon
By Rabindranath Tagore
In The Crescent Moon, Rabindranath Tagore brings alive the world of a child—in some poems he describes the simple joys of children at [...]
Peter Pan
By J.M. Barrie
When Peter Pan and his friend Tinker Bell come to visit Wendy, John and Michael, the three children are whisked away from their ordinary lives to the [...]
The Adventures of Prince Akbar
By Flora Annie Steel
Long before he entered history books as Emperor Akbar, the Great Mughal, Prince Akbar was a brave young boy, growing up alone while his father [...]
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
By E. Nesbit
Over 400 years ago, William Shakespeare wrote many memorable and beautiful plays and sonnets. These works have inspired generations of readers and [...]
Dancing with the Nation
By Ruth Vanita
Acknowledging courtesans or tawaifs as central to popular Hindi cinema, Dancing with the Nation is the first book to show how the figure of [...]
I Was the Wind Last Night
By Ruskin Bond
‘There is nothing to keep me here, Only these mountains of silence And the gentle reserve of shepherds and woodmen Who know me as one who Walks [...]
The Last Email
By Mridula Garg
Almost forty years after the end of their passionate affair in New Delhi of the late 1970s, Kevin, a vicar devoted to the political struggle for [...]
The Secret Wife
By Janice Campbell Paul
Janice Campbell Paul was just an ordinary American woman, not particularly religious or spiritual, when she was stricken with fibromyalgia, an [...]
New Delhi Love Songs
By Michael Creighton
‘In these whimsical, deeply affectionate poems, New Delhi is both context and protagonist, alive in its dust, smog and everydayness, in the vibrant [...]
Don’t Run, My Love
By Easterine Kire
Atuonuo lives with her widowed mother Visenuo in Kija, an ancient village of the Angamis. Their lives are hard—regulated by the seasons and by the [...]
Woman to Woman
By Madhulika Liddle
A young girl finds herself looking on as her mother listens to the woes of the world, always offering a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry [...]
Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet
By Mineke Schipper
The Sena tribe in Malawi and Mozambique have a proverb: ‘Never marry a wife with bigger feet than your own.’ The Chinese have an astonishingly [...]
Naked or Covered
By Mineke Schipper
An African tribesman merely needs to wrap a simple string around the hips and tuck his genitalia out of sight to be correctly dressed while, at the [...]
Season of Crimson Blossoms
By Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
In the sprawling suburbs of Abuja, Binta Zubairu—a devout fifty-five-year-old widow, grandmother of five—woke up to the smell of cockroaches and [...]
The Assassinations
By Vikram Kapur
To Deepa, Prem gave no hint of the churning inside him. In front of her he affected a cheery demeanour, indulging her in her plans for their [...]
Available Light
By C.P. Surendran
‘C.P. Surendran bears witness to…what James Agee memorably described as “the cruel radiance of what is”. Anyone who looks directly at that [...]
The Rohingyas
By Azeem Ibrahim
Over four lakh Rohingyas have fled Myanmar and thousands have been killed since the military crackdown and sectarian violence that began in August [...]
There’s a Carnival Today
By Indra Bahadur Rai
Darjeeling in the 1950s. Janak, a prominent businessman and local leader, stares at professional, political and moral ruin. His store is failing and [...]
The Girl Who Couldn’t Love
By Shinie Antony
An introverted, middle-aged spinster, Roo, or Rudrakshi Sen, lives with her mother and teaches English at a local school. Roo’s mother, semi-blind [...]
By Lakshmibai Tilak
Lakshmibai Tilak was born in 1868 into a strict Maharashtrian Brahmin family in a village near Nashik. And at the age of eleven, she was married off [...]
Full Disclosure
By Manohar Shetty
‘Here is a book worth celebrating: Manohar Shetty’s Full Disclosure: New and Collected Poems (1981–2017), which gathers more than [...]
An Elsewhere Place
By Malay Kumar Roy
From the early 1950s to the early ’60s, Malay Kumar Roy spent around ten years as a young boy in Hazaribagh in the Chhotanagpur district of [...]
Journey to Lhasa
By Sarat Chandra Das
In 1874, the brilliant civil engineer Sarat Chandra Das was recruited by the British as a spy in Darjeeling. The Empire wanted to train local agents [...]
Shehzadi Mircha
By Flora Annie Steel
King Karna is fried every morning to provide a fakir’s breakfast, but finds that there is a more generous ruler than he; Raja Rasalu becomes a jogi [...]
Lessons for Mrs Hauksbee
By Rudyard Kipling
Much of what we know about the everyday life of the British Raj comes from Rudyard Kipling, one of the keenest observers of nineteenth-century India. [...]
Upcountry Tales
By Mark Tully
For over fifty years, Mark Tully has been one of the most celebrated observers of Indian politics and society. In this collection, he returns to the [...]
When the Moon Shines by Day
By Nayantara Sahgal
India has changed. Rehana finds her father’s books on medieval history have been ‘disappeared’ from bookstores and libraries. Her young [...]
Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris
By Christopher Snedden
In 1846, the British created the state of Jammu and Kashmir and then quickly sold this prized region to the wily and powerful Raja Gulab Singh. [...]
The Leopard’s Tale
By Jonathan and Angela Scott
Almost everyone on safari hopes for a glimpse of the charismatic and elusive leopard. This classic account tells the story of the mother leopard [...]
The Meaning of Civilisation
By Naguib Mahfouz
When Naguib Mahfouz left his job as a civil servant in 1971, a Nobel Prize in literature was nowhere on the horizon, nor was his global recognition [...]
Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes
By Robert Louis Stevenson
In 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson, author of classics such as Kidnapped and Treasure Island, embarked on a walking tour of the [...]
The Agra Double Murder
By Cecil Walsh
In 1909, Augusta Fullam, an English memsahib in Meerut, shocked polite English society by falling in love with Dr Clark, an Anglo-Indian of dubious [...]
Is That Even a Country, Sir!
By Anil Yadav
When Hindi-speakers from North India were massacred in Assam before the elections in 2000, two out-of-work journalists, Anil Yadav and Anhes [...]
One Out of Two
By Daniel Sada
The most distinctive thing about the Gamal sisters is that they are, essentially, indistinguishable (except for a modest mole). The twin spinsters [...]
The Elephant in the Temple
By John Lockwood Kipling
From military camels and hunting cheetahs, to herding dogs and talking mynahs, animals have been living, working, playing and performing with humans [...]
A Thousand Yearnings
By Ralph Russell
For many people, Urdu is indelibly associated with a bygone era: the cultural renaissance of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the face of [...]
By Stephen Alter
A shadowy warlord known only as Guldaar has built an empire based on drug-running, arms-dealing and cold-blooded murder over the Hindu Kush in [...]
By James Tooley
In March 2014, James Tooley, a champion of low-cost private schools across South Asia and Africa, was enjoying a well-deserved break in Hyderabad, [...]
By Amod Shah Anhad Imaan Annie Baxi Ashwin Parulkar Rhea John Saba Sharma Shikha Sethia
In 2005, starving members of the Bhuiya clan in one of Bihar’s poorest villages dug up a long-buried dead goat, cooked and ate it. Sixteen people [...]
The Year of the Hawks
By Kanwaljit Deol
The early 1980s: A fiery preacher has outgrown his mentors and is raising an army of radicalized young men across Punjab. In Moranwale village, young [...]
The Secret Life of Zika Virus
By Kalpish Ratna
Zika Virus has wreaked havoc in Brazil in recent times and is rapidly raising the spectre of a global pandemic. It has also resurfaced in India. In [...]
A Night with a Black Spider
By Ambai
‘Since she was valorous, she said she was a man, and since Mahishan was speaking of love, he was feminine... If she was a combination of feminine [...]
Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash
By Eka Kurniawan
From the prize-winning author of Beauty Is a Wound and Man Tiger—another masterpiece of storytelling. Ajo Kawir and Gecko are [...]
Shiva’s Drum
By Chandrasekhar Kambar
‘…It looks like the rhythm of Shivapura life is upset. Even the seasons don’t keep time. The river looks wasted. The waves no longer run with a [...]
No Path in Darjeeling Is Straight
By Parimal Bhattacharya
For a few years in the early 1990s—at a time when the embers of a violent agitation for Gorkhaland were slowly dying down—Parimal Bhattacharya [...]
The Diary of a Nobody
By George Grossmith Weedon Grossmith
‘Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see—because I do not [...]
Tibetan Caravans
By Abdul Wahid Radhu
‘In the villages, Buddhists as well as Muslims called us Akhon Pa, a Central Asian expression which originally designated mullahs, or [...]
The Division of Heaven and Earth
By Shokdung
The Division of Heaven and Earth is one of the most influential and important books from Tibet in the modern era—a passionate indictment [...]
Azadi’s Daughter
By Seema Mustafa
‘But strangely enough, I find all my identities under threat today. As a woman, as a journalist, as a Muslim, as a secularist, as a liberal and [...]
The Shah of Chicago
By Nate Rabe
‘He would need two months, three at the most, to tie everything together. Peshawar, up on the Afghan border, was thick with smugglers and heroin [...]
Lone Fox Dancing
By Ruskin Bond
Over sixty years, for numerous readers—of all ages; in big cities, small towns and little hamlets—Ruskin Bond has been the best kind of [...]
The Ring of Truth
By Wendy Doniger
From Shakuntala to Scheherazade to Marilyn Monroe, from Ancient India and Greece to Medieval Europe to modern cinema, sexual desire and jewelry, [...]
India Dissents
By Ashok Vajpeyi
Throughout Indian history, various individuals and groups have questioned, censured and debated authority—be it the state or empire, religious or [...]
Pocket Piketty
By Jesper Roine
We all know the book: it’s been hailed as one of the most important documents on how the world economy works, or doesn’t work, and it’s been a [...]
The White Umbrella
By Brian Sewell
 ‘Mr B, a wiry little man of fifty with white hair, was sitting in the back of a big white Land Rover when he saw the donkey. It was early [...]
Shared Tables
By Kaumudi Marathé
When Kaumudi Marathé moved to the US from India, she never thought she’d be a famous chef, food writer and unofficial spokesperson for Indian [...]
Mishti, the Mirzapuri Labrador
By Gillian Wright
 As soon as the door opened a crack, Mishti’s nose appeared and then Mishti, pushing her way in, small and gold, straining on her lead with [...]
Unforeseen Desires
By Anil Chopra
 ‘If ever there was a courtyard in paradise, it was here.… At some distance from the bungalow was a banyan tree, with its brooding branches [...]
Vampire in Love
By Enrique Vila-Matas
Enrique Vila-Matas is widely hailed by his peers and readers as one of the greatest writers of fiction in contemporary Spanish literature. Gathered [...]
Half-Open Windows
By Ganesh Matkari
 ‘On one side, the sea. On the other, the city. A city that seemed to believe that the Queen’s Necklace was enough past for it, a city [...]
Star of India
By Alice Perrin
Stella Carrington, young and beautiful, feels that life is passing her by in the repressed Victorian household of her grandmother and spinster aunts. [...]
The Flame of the Forest
By Sudhin N. Ghose
 ‘ … moved as though sustained by invisible wings attached to her feet. Her whole frame glowed like an incandescent bronze figure. And I [...]
The Vermilion Boat
By Sudhin N. Ghose
 ‘Sisi-Magar became my boat, and straddled on its back I was transformed into a sea-god—one who defied the elements and to whom the wind and [...]
Eve Out of Her Ruins
By Ananda Devi
With brutal honesty and poetic urgency, Ananda Devi relates the tale of four young Mauritians trapped in their country's endless cycle of fear and [...]
By Colleen Taylor Sen
Curry is one of the most widely used—and misused—terms in the culinary lexicon. Outside of India, the word curry is often used as a catchall to [...]
Immoderate Men
By Shikhandin
Over eleven wide-ranging stories, this collection deftly captures the world of men; the desires that drive them, and the impulses which bring them [...]
The Woman in the Bazaar
By Alice Perrin
 ‘He was living once more in those far-away days that had begun with such happiness, only to end in such failure and pain and now a result [...]
Lords of the Global Village
By Ranendra
 ‘The Americas were generous enough to preserve the literatures and ruins of the Incas, the Mayans, the Aztecs and the Native Americans in a [...]
Tourist Season
By Jaina Sanga
 A compelling duet of novellas, in exquisite prose, that capture the nuances of time and place, each one featuring a protagonist who is at heart [...]
Bombay Modern
By Anjali Nerlekar
Anjali Nerlekar’s Bombay Modern is a close reading of Arun Kolatkar’s canonical poetic works that relocates the genre of poetry to the [...]
Harilal & Sons
By Sujit Saraf
It is the year 1899. In the northwestern corner of British India, the Chhappaniya famine stalks the desert region of Shekhavati. A despairing [...]
Cradle of the Clouds
By Sudhin N. Ghose
In the Penhari Parganas, a district in pre-Independence Bengal, a young man prepares to leave for Calcutta. Amidst apprehensions, and warnings about [...]
Snowfed Waters
By Jane Wilson-Howarth
Deserted by her husband and forced out of her job as a schoolteacher, Sonia Swayne flees the sullen climes of Cambridge, England, to work for a [...]
Intimacy Undone
By Malavika Rajkotia
A leading expert in Indian family law and one of India’s most successful and respected divorce lawyers, Malavika Rajkotia has seen the drama of [...]
And Gazelles Leaping
By Sudhin N. Ghose
An orphan, his pet, a Manipuri elephant sensitive about his small size, and their friends—Heera and her nanny-goat; Mazdoor and his donkey White [...]
When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Tiger
By Prerna Singh Bindra
Tigers don’t talk (well, at least not in ‘people’ language). Tigers don’t have names either. But then T-Cub is a very special tiger cub and [...]
Perhaps Tomorrow
By Pooranam Elayathamby Richard Anderson
Raised by her widowed mother in a Tamil village in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, Sandy, born Pooranam Elayathamby, grew up in poverty with her [...]
Kautik on Embers
By Uddhav J. Shelke
Kautik is prepared to work herself to the bone to feed her husband Mahadev and children Bhima, Nama and Yasodi. She not only drives herself hard, but [...]
Chandni Chowk
By Swapna Liddle
What we know today as Chandni Chowk was once a part of one of the greatest cities of the world—the imperial city established by the Mughal emperor [...]
The Adivasi Will Not Dance
By Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
In this collection of stories, set in the fecund, mineral-rich hinterland and the ever-expanding, squalid towns of Jharkhand, Hansda Sowvendra [...]
The Sari of Surya Vilas
By Vayu Naidu
1909: Allarmelu is nine years old when her mother dies, leaving her in Surya Vilas, the family home, now a world of spinster aunts and men. When she [...]
Monk on a Hill
By Guru T. Ladakhi
‘These are delicate, sensual poems of inwardness and solitude but also of place and people. There are startlingly tender accounts of love and grief [...]
Murder in Mahim
By Jerry Pinto
A young man is found dead in the toilet of Matunga Road railway station, his stomach ripped open. Retired journalist Peter D’Souza joins the [...]
A Box of Happiness
By Ruskin Bond
A three-part collection of observations by India’s most beloved writer—and by the thinkers and artists he admires—on serenity and how to [...]
Out of War
By Swati Sengupta
Over the course of two intense years Swati Sengupta spoke to dozens of surrendered Maoist soldiers. In this book she focuses on their complex [...]
Son of the Thundercloud
By Easterine Kire
After losing all his family in a terrible famine, a man leaves his village with just the clothes on his back, never once looking back. For endless [...]
The Sun and Two Seas
By Vikramajit Ram
A grand historical novel of love, intrigue and ambition—inspired by the sculptures on the Sun Temple of Konark. It is the thirteenth century AD. [...]
The Exodus Is Not Over
By Nandita Haksar
‘These men and women are, like the Naga warriors before them, above all survivors. And this book is an ode to them.’ Economic deprivation, [...]
By Rabi Thapa
For long a sleepy rural enclave, Thamel is today the beating commercial and cultural heart of Kathmandu—a dizzying square kilometre of hotels, [...]
The Creature on the Moonlit Road
By Montague Rhodes (M. R.) James
Mr Abney was found in his chair, his head thrown back… In his left side was a terrible lacerated wound, exposing the heart. There was no blood on [...]
By Laksmi Pamuntjak
Myth, culture and politics weave together in a beguiling tale of profound love. Named after a tragic figure in Indonesia’s and India’s shared [...]
Fatal Accidents of Birth
By Harsh Mander
This volume collects seventeen stories of women and men who, simply because they were born poor, or a particular gender, or into a certain caste or [...]
The Pocket Kamasutra
By Alka Pande
The ultimate book of erotic love, the Kamasutra is, above all, about inventive sensuality. It is both a celebration of, and a guide to, the good [...]
Science Tales
By Darryl Cunningham
Shortlisted for ‘Best Book’ by the British Comics Awards In this graphic milestone of investigative reporting, Darryl Cunningham explodes the [...]
A Village Dies
By Ivan Arthur
Back in the 1940s, when Mumbai was still Bombay, the twin urban villages of Kevni-Amboli were home to a lively Catholic community—predominantly [...]
Loitering with Intent
By Ritu Menon
Where we go is usually decided spontaneously; one of us might say, ‘Let’s do a wine trip in France;’ or ‘We should go to Angkor before it’s [...]
A Season for Martyrs
By Bina Shah
The last three months of Benazir Bhutto’s life—from her arrival back in Pakistan on October 18, 2007, to her untimely death in a [...]
The Haunted Dolls’ House
By Montague Rhodes (M. R.) James
There was no striking clock within earshot—none on the staircase, none in the stable, none in the distant church tower. Yet it is indubitable that [...]
The Curry Coast
By Binoo K. John
Retracing the footsteps of explorer Vasco da Gama 500 years after his arrival on the shores of Calicut, Binoo K. John finds himself in a land of [...]
Gandhi on Non-Violence
By Thomas Merton
Gandhi on Non-Violence brings together the political and moral philosophies central to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi, pared down to [...]
The Temple Road
By Fazlur Rahman
A remarkable cultural and medical memoir, The Temple Road inspires and absorbs in equal measure. A veteran cancer physician, Dr Fazlur [...]
By Namita Gokhale Ruskin Bond
For some, the Himalaya is a frontier against which to test themselves. Others find refuge and tranquility in the mountains, a place where they can [...]
A Full Night’s Thievery
By Mitra Phukan
A musician never realized the truth of the saying ‘Music is a harsh taskmaster’ until his beloved instrument exacts the highest sacrifice. An [...]
I Want to Destroy Myself
By Malika Amar Shaikh
My life cannot be made over to anyone, not even Namdeo Dhasal. Malika Amar Shaikh was born to Communist-activist parents—her father, Shahir Amar [...]
The Big Cat Man
By Jonathan Scott
‘Jonathan Scott understands the animals he photographs so well that it is as though he has entered their minds and can see the world as they [...]
Journey After Midnight
By Ujjal Dosanjh
Born in rural Punjab just months before Indian independence, Ujjal Dosanjh emigrated to the UK, alone, when he was eighteen, and spent four years [...]
The Case of Lady Sannox
By Arthur Conan Doyle
‘Excision of the wound, then?’ ‘That is it. If it be on the finger, take the finger off. So said my father always. But think of where this [...]
The Sand Libraries of Timbuktu
By Rohinton Daruwala
A debut collection of poems by a compelling young voice. ‘Rohinton Daruwala’s poems unfold like a baramasa, an almanac of seasons and [...]
Up Campus, Down Campus
By Avijit Ghosh
It’s the late 1980s and Anirban Roy, fresh from the dustbowls of Inner India, arrives on an alternative planet called JNU. Here Marx rules the [...]
Istanbul Istanbul
By Burhan Sönmez
‘Istanbul is a city of a million cells, and every cell is an Istanbul unto itself.’ Below the ancient streets of Istanbul, four [...]
Garrisoned Minds
By Laxmi Murthy Mitu Varma
Militarisation and violence as a response to conflict are now part of the global social order. In this book, twelve journalists explore the impact of [...]
The Sleepwalker’s Dream
By Dhrubajyoti Borah
June, along with Ron and several other insurgents, is fleeing their hideout in Bhutan after an army attack. With them is their injured, unconscious [...]
By Rumer Godden
An accomplished scholar and author of the Humayun-nama, Gulbadan Begam was also Babur’s daughter, Humayun’s sister, and Akbar’s [...]
A Book of Light
By Jerry Pinto
In 2012, Jerry Pinto published his debut novel, Em and the Big Hoom, which drew upon his experience of living with a mother who was bipolar. [...]
By Umi Sinha
Shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award 2016 Lila Langdon is twelve years old when she witnesses a family tragedy after her [...]
A Little Book of Love and Companionship
By Ruskin Bond
‘We are all refugees, and our only duty is to be each other’s shelter, each other’s refuge, each other’s help.’ —Ruskin Bond • What [...]
A Little Book of Serenity
By Ruskin Bond
‘There is no harm in sitting in an office and making money, but sometimes you must look out of the window. And look at the changing [...]
By Arthur Swinson
Arthur Swinson’s account of his time in the Japanese invasion of the British India from April to June 1944, this book is a tour de force about the [...]
Wisdom: A World History
By Trevor Curnow
Trevor Curnow provides an accessible introduction to wisdom and the many ways we have tried to achieve it throughout history. ‘There’s no fool [...]
The Man Who Wouldn’t be God
By Shashi Warrier
A gripping human drama of suspense, treachery and intrigue from the author of Night of the Krait and The Hangman’s Journal Bala Kamath is a [...]
Man Tiger
By Eka Kurniawan
Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for Fiction 2016. A new bestseller from the prize-winning author of Beauty Is a Wound. A [...]
By Mohammed Omer
‘ produced eyewitness dispatches of such clarity and brilliance that, almost single-handed, he reclaimed the honour of real journalism.’ —John [...]
On Art, Literature and History
By Naguib Mahfouz
The Non-fiction Writing of Naguib Mahfouz: Volume I Naguib Mahfouz is one of the most important writers in contemporary Arabic literature. Winner [...]
Indian Dust
By Jon Godden Rumer Godden
“I will lend it to you,” Subhana said, “so that you can feast your eyes on it.” For two days it adorned the sitting-room of the houseboat. He [...]
One Last Drink at Guapa
By Saleem Haddad
A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East. Set over the course of twenty-four hours, One Last [...]
Feasts and Fasts
By Colleen Taylor Sen
India has always been part of the global economy. For thousands of years, the subcontinent was the centre of a vast network of land and sea trade [...]
Empire of Tea
By Markman Ellis Matthew Mauger Richard Coulton
Tea has a rich and well-documented past. The beverage originated in Asia long before making its way to seventeenth-century London, where it became an [...]
By Kavita Daswani
'The illicit yet profoundly alluring business of counterfeit was a bit like carrying on an extramarital affair: the underhandedness of it all was [...]
A Little Book of Happiness
By Ruskin Bond
• Why be happy and how, and why not to worry if you think you are not. • Why it is easy to be happy, and how you can miss happiness even if it [...]
House Spirit
By Palash Krishna Mehrotra
In this one-of-a-kind anthology, Indrajit Hazra introduces you to booze jabberwocky in an essay brimming over with linguistic playfulness; Sidharth [...]
The Prisoner of Kathmandu
By Charles Allen
The Prisoner of Kathmandu is the story of Brian Hodgson, Britain’s ‘father of Himalayan studies’. Born in 1801, Hodgson joined the [...]
Tram 83
By Fiston Mwanza Mujila
In an unnamed African city-state riven by civil war, profit-seekers of all languages and nationalities mix. They have only one desire: to make a [...]
I, the Salt Doll
By Vandana Mishra
Sushila Lotlikar was barely in her teens when tragedy forced her to give up her education and join Parshwanath Altekar’s Little Theatre in Mumbai [...]
One Thousand Days in a Refrigerator
By Manoj Kumar Panda
It took nearly five minutes for her ashes to cool down. Afterwards, someone held out a handful. "Here she is, your Lara. Take her." The agony stuck [...]
The Yard
By Aliyyah Eniath
A moving story of love and redemption set in Trinidad, that exposes the fault lines in Indo-Muslim culture, as it explores three generations of a [...]
Tales of the Metric System
By Imraan Coovadia
In ten chapters that describe ten days spread over four decades—from 1970 to 2010—this utterly compelling novel gives us a rich and intimate [...]
The Hangman’s Journal
By Shashi Warrier
For over thirty years, Janardhanan Pillai was the aratchar, the hangman, on call for the prison authorities in the kingdom of Travancore and, after [...]
The Silk Road
By Jonathan Clements
The Silk Road is not a place, but a journey, a route from the edges of the Mediterranean to the central plains of China, through high mountains and [...]
Two under the Indian Sun
By Jon Godden Rumer Godden
When World War I began in 1914, sisters Jon and Rumer Godden—aged six and seven respectively—left England to join their parents in Narayangunj, a [...]
Growing Older without Feeling Old
By Rudi Westendorp
The past century has witnessed a revolution. Less than a hundred years ago, the average Western life expectancy was 40; now it is 80. And there is [...]
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
By Jerome K. Jerome
‘What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve, instruct, and elevate. This book wouldn’t elevate a cow… All I can suggest is [...]
Beauty Is a Wound
By Eka Kurniawan
Described as ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude kicked into another gear’, Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family [...]
The Science of Happiness
By Stefan Klein
An international bestseller, this book is an enthralling exploration of the science of happiness. We all know what it feels like to be happy, but [...]
Bicycle Dreaming
By Mridula Koshy
From one birthday to the next, thirteen-year-old Noor watches as her family comes apart. Her father, Mohammad Saidullah, a kabadiwala, loses his job [...]
Framed As a Terrorist
By Mohammad Aamir Khan
Framed As a Terrorist is the harrowing and heart-rending narrative of an ordinary young Indian man, from the by-lanes of Old Delhi, who was [...]
Remember to Forget
By Neel Kamal Puri
In Ludhiana in the 1990s, everyone is waiting for life to be normal again. The Punjab insurgency has ended, and the city is trying to emerge from the [...]
The Patiala Quartet
By Neel Kamal Puri
Punjab in the early 1980s. The atmosphere is charged with calls for Khalistan and there is terror and violence on the streets. The ripples reach even [...]
The Invisible Man from Salem
By Christoffer Carlsson
In the final days of summer, a young woman is shot dead in her apartment. Three floors above, the blue lights of the police cars awaken disgraced [...]
The Hunter’s Friends: Selected Writings
By Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett, ace hunter and inimitable raconteur, was also a gifted observer, not just of the jungle but also of the people around him. In the [...]
The Fortunate Tiger and Other Close Encounters
By Jim Corbett
The Fortunate Tiger and Other Close Encounters selects the most thrilling adventures of Jim Corbett of Kumaon, legendary hunter and [...]
The Ballad of Bant Singh: A Qissa of Courage
By Nirupama Dutt
On the evening of 5th January 2006, Bant Singh, a Dalit agrarian labourer and activist in Punjab’s Jhabar village, was ambushed and brutally beaten [...]
Bullets and Bylines: From the Frontlines of Kabul, Delhi, Damascus and Beyond
By Shyam Bhatia
War reporters tend to have shorter lives than many others in the same profession of journalism, simply because they are exposed to more day-to-day [...]
Mother, Where’s My Country?
By Anubha Bhonsle
In her powerful, poignant book—one of the best non-fiction works from India in recent years—Anubha Bhonsle examines the tangled and tragic [...]
River of Flesh and Other Stories: The Prostituted Woman in Indian Short Fiction
By Ruchira Gupta
River of Flesh and Other Stories brings together twenty-one stories about trafficked and prostituted women by some of India’s most [...]
On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power
By Sharad Pawar
Sharad Pawar is one of India’s key public figures. Through his five- decade-long career, during which he has never lost an election, he has served [...]
We Are All Stardust
By Stefan Klein
When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize- winning chemist Roald Hoffmann what sets scientists apart, Hoffmann says, ‘First and [...]
ASAP Science
By Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown
From the creators of the wildly popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE comes a book about the science that people actually want to learn, presented in a [...]
East of Suez: Stories of Love, Betrayal and Hauntings from the Raj
By Alice Perrin
A woman’s ghost comes calling for her devoted husband; an amulet hastily given to a British officer saves him from a man-eating tiger; a happily [...]
New Songs of the Survivors: The Exodus of Indians from Burma
By Yvonne Vaz Ezdani
During the Second World War, many of the Indians settled in Burma were killed following the bombing of Rangoon by the Japanese Air Force. Thousands [...]
Runaway Writers
By Indu Balachandran
"Dear Boss, I quit!” Amby resigns her cushy corporate job on a reckless whim-- to be the ghost Tweet-Writer for the hot-looking superstar [...]
Friends in Wild Places: Birds, Beasts and Other Companions
By Ruskin Bond
‘Below my cottage was a forest of oak...Nearly every morning, and sometimes during the day, I heard the cry of the barking deer. And in the [...]
Into the Hidden Valley
By Stuart Blackburn
As the British Raj begins its expansion towards Tibet, the remote Apatani valley on the Indo-Tibetan border becomes a flashpoint. George Taylor, an [...]
The Scenes We Made: An Oral History of Experimental Theatre in Mumbai
By Shanta Gokhale
Mumbai’s theatre scene is a dynamic and creative space that has continuously inspired young theatre practitioners from the 1960s to the present [...]
The Light of His Clan
By Chetan Raj Shrestha
‘At home, the stream of visitors remained steady. The crush of vehicles caused traffic jams on the road outside, and a traffic policeman had to be [...]
Like a Pinprick to the Heart
By Shujoy Dutta
Anando Sen’s father can smell death, his uncle can see ghosts, his sister can communicate with spirits. Anando himself is able to tell futures and [...]
The Hindus: An Alternative History
By Wendy Doniger
Spanning over six millennia, this monumental and thoroughly engrossing narrative account of Indian history and myth offers a new way of understanding [...]
The Naked Surgeon
By Samer Nashef
‘ takes a Malcolm Gladwell-esque look at what happens in operating theatres... If a book-length examination of the topic sounds dry, it isn't. [...]
Asian Absences: Searching for Shangri-La
By Wolfgang Büscher
Asian Absences is the contemplative and lyrical narrative of Wolfgang Büscher’s travels across India, Singapore, Nepal, Cambodia and [...]
Animal Madness
By Laurel Braitman
Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theories by studying Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons; Alfred Russel Wallace investigated creatures in [...]
The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World
By Joel K. Bourne Jr
When Malthus famously outlined the brutal relationship between food and population, he never imagined the success of modern agriculture. New seeds, [...]
Beyond the Village Pond: Reflections on the Culture of Punjab
By Shivdev Singh
For centuries, Punjab has been famed for the robust, life-affirming spirit of its people—their industriousness, fortitude, vitality and joie de [...]
Nine: Poems
By Anupama Raju
A debut collection of poems by an acclaimed young poet— Anupama Raju. ‘Anupama Raju has mastered the right simile, the apt image, the terse [...]
The Valley of Flowers: An Adventure in the Upper Himalaya
By Frank S. Smythe
‘The predominant note was peace; not the faintest breeze ruffled the herbage and the silence was the silence of a vast ocean utterly calm, though [...]
Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World
By Jack Andraka
An inspiring teenage memoir from globally renowned young scientist Jack Andraka. When Jack Andraka was thirteen, he had a whole pile of problems. [...]
The Devil Is a Black Dog: Stories of War and Revolution from the Middle East and Beyond
By Sándor Jászberényi
‘I don’t regret anything, really. I never wanted to live a sensible life. . . I didn’t want a sensible death either.’ War-torn Africa, a [...]
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life
By Emily Nagoski
An essential exploration of women’s sexuality that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. After all the [...]
The Adivasi Will Not Dance: Stories
By Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
Click here to buy the paperback edition. ‘We are like toys—someone presses our “ON” button, or turns a key in our backsides, and we [...]
Rungli-Rungliot {Thus Far and No Further}
By Rumer Godden
In the 1940s, as the Second World War raged elsewhere, author Rumer Godden lived for a year in Rungli-Rungliot—an isolated tea estate [...]
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Under-Rated Organ
By Giulia Enders
Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that [...]
Uncertain Light
By Marion Molteno
High in the mountains of war-torn Tajikistan, rebels abduct inspirational UN peace negotiator, Rahul Khan. The lives of his closest friends begin to [...]
The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism: From the Cold War to the Present Day
By Nandita Haksar
Nandita Haksar’s magnum opus traces the tortured history of Kashmiri nationalism through the lives of two men: Sampat Prakash, a Kashmiri Pandit [...]
The Edge of Another World
By Pepita Seth
The Edge of Another World is the story of three women living in different times and spaces, whose lives enmesh and interconnect in strange [...]
The Ends of the Earth
By Roger Willemsen
A lifelong traveller with an admitted ‘predilection for unlovely things’, Roger Willemsen has tramped over five continents in search of the ends [...]
Reading the Kamasutra
By Wendy Doniger
The Kamasutra, composed in the third century CE, is the world’s most famous textbook of erotic love. There is nothing remotely like it [...]
Nehru’s India: Essays on the Maker of the Nation
By Nayantara Sahgal
Edited and with an Introduction by Nayantara Sahgal Essays by: Mani Shankar Aiyar, Kumar Ketkar, Inder Malhotra, Aditya and Mridula Mukherjee, [...]
By Daya Pawar
The first Dalit autobiography to be published, Baluta caused a sensation when it first appeared, in Marathi, in 1978. It quickly acquired [...]
In the Court of the Ranee of Jhansi
By John Lang
Novelist, intrepid traveller, barrister-at-law, newspaper editor and uninhibited gossip, John Lang lived for a number of years in pre- and [...]
The Himalaya Club
By John Lang
‘Mrs Merrydale went off with Lieutenant Maxwell, leaving her children under the care of the servants, until her husband came to take them away. Mrs [...]
Sri Lanka
By Royston Ellis
A lush, teardrop-shaped island south of India, Sri Lanka appears to be the quintessential ‘tropical paradise’, but its cosmopolitan capital and [...]
A View from the Bund
By Ian Bedford
The police snubbed Christopher and detained the driver; they interrogated him for about fifteen minutes and let him go... Christopher sauntered to [...]
The Last Candles of the Night
By Ian Bedford
After a lifetime in India, Philip returns to Australia in 2001, seeking to re-establish links with his estranged wife Jenny, whom he had married in [...]
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
By Jan-Philipp Sendker
When Julia Win’s father disappears one morning without a trace, on the day after her graduation from law school, her family is left unsettled and [...]
Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India
By Harsh Mander
This feeble blemished light, this dawn mangled by night, This is not the morning we had all so longed for... —Faiz Ahmed Faiz In the two decades [...]
In a Land Far from Home: A Bengali in Afghanistan (Deshe Bideshe)
By Syed Mujtaba Ali
An intrepid traveller and a true cosmopolitan, the legendary Bengali writer Syed Mujtaba Ali from Sylhet (in erstwhile East Bengal, now Bangladesh) [...]
Jimmy the Terrorist
By Omair Ahmad
In Moazzamabad, UP, too large to be a town and too backward to be a city, a young man stabs a police inspector and is beaten to death. The last words [...]
The Two-Year Mountain
By Phil Deutschle
With his life in the balance as he hangs from a rope—alone, high in the Himalayas—a young idealist relives his relentless struggle as a Peace [...]
A Glimpse of Eternal Snows
By Jane Wilson-Howarth
Set against the backdrop of one of the most colourful countries in the world, A Glimpse of Eternal Snows is a moving and inspiring story of [...]
All That Could Have Been
By Mahesh Bhatt
Raising a young child on her own, writing him letters pretending to be his absentee father, Vasudha Prasad has taught herself not to dream. A [...]
A Book of Simple Living
By Ruskin Bond
‘Mist fills the Himalayan valleys, and monsoon rain sweeps across the hills. Sometimes, during the day, a bird visits me—a deep purple whistling [...]
The Storyteller’s Tale
By Omair Ahmad
Fleeing the city of Delhi ravaged by Ahmad Shah Abdali’s forces, the storyteller stops at an isolated haveli. When the Begum of the haveli invites [...]