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NEW RELEASES FOR SEPTEMBER 2019


One Palace, a Thousand Doorways: Songlines Through Bhakti, Sufi and Baul Oral Traditions
by Vipul Rikhi with Shabnam Virmani

‘Like Kabir’s “brilliant palace” (meaning the human body), this collection of poetry and reflection glows with vibrant colours… This book is a doorway to the living traditions of South Asia’s great mystical poetry.’ —Linda Hess, author of Bodies of Song and The Bijak of Kabir

 
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Love and Loathing in Silicon Valley: A Novel
by Namit Arora

‘In his assured and sparkling prose, Namit Arora does for Silicon Valley what Tom Wolfe did for Wall Street in The Bonfire of the Vanities: with keen eye and sharp wit, he captures the culture and mores of the place. But Arora is funnier. And sweeter.’—S. Abbas Raza, Founding Editor, 3 Quarks Daily


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Kitchen Curse: Stories
by Eka Kurniawan


Nominated for the Man Booker International, Eka Kurniawan brings his short stories into English for the first time.
 


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Blessings from Beijing: Inside China’s War on Tibet in Exile
by Greg C. Bruno

Blessings from Beijing, a combination of fine travel writing and great reporting…is essential reading for its digging deep into the strengths and weaknesses of the exile Tibetans.’—Thubten Samphel, Hindustan Times



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Upcountry Tales: Once Upon a Time in the Heart of India
by Mark Tully
NEW PAPERBACK EDITION

‘Vintage stories with the unique flavour [and] lilt of the purvaiya (easterly winds)…Tully underpins his witty clear-sightedness with empathy…[A] master storyteller.’—Financial Express


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The Hindus: An Alternative History
by Wendy Doniger
A BEST-SELLING CLASSIC—BACK IN STOCK IN A BRAND-NEW LOOK

‘[An] amazingly breathtaking book in its sweep. Indeed, before this, one would have thought such a book could never be written...She writes with sympathy and empathy and with humour and wit. [The Hindus] is a great book.’—Bibek Debroy, The Indian Express


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NEW CHILDREN'S BOOKS

The Book of Crazy Mischief: Short Stories
Edited by Ruskin Bond and Jerry Pinto (Illustrated by Lavanya Naidu)

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 kind of funny, crazy, impossible mischief in this hilarious collection.



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When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Tiger
by Prerna Singh Bindra (Illustrated by Maya Ramaswamy)
NEW PAPERBACK EDITION

‘This is a must-read book for children interested in wild tigers. Prerna Bindra highlights the remarkable relationship between the mother and cubs in the most engaging of ways.’—Valmik Thapar  
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Can You?
by Sheela Preuitt & Praba Ram (Illustrated by Ashok Rajagopalan)

Can you taste with your toes? Or see with your ears? Or, at least, smell with your hair? No?

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HA… HA… HASYA!
Written & illustrated by Ashok Rajagopalan

The devas are at the gates of the asura kingdom, raring to wage war. But the asuras turn up unarmed and jolly! Is their king, Hasyasura, up to something? Does he have a secret weapon?

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BOOK EXCERPT

TALES FROM THE TAIL END
BY ANANYA MUKHERJEE


A few well-meaning folks who visit me hold my hand, weep some, and say they’re sorry for me. I don’t know what to do, so I pat them gently on the thigh (ladies only) and say, “Don’t worry it’ll all be okay”. They look at me strangely and mumble that I’m strong.
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