A Spy in Time
Speaking Tiger, 2018, Rs 399, pp 241
In Enver’s city, fair-skinned people are a rarity and have been for centuries now. Those that remain apply skin darkening creams to conceal their condition. This one is a fantasy which has time travel! Enver is a spy and is on a journey to save humanity.
Hachette, 2018, Rs 499, pp 216
The author is a passionate science educator, who through this book provides an informative, entertaining and a quirkily illustrated guide to the table that shows clearly how this abstract and seemingly jumbled graphic is relevant to our day-to-day lives.
Westland, 2018, Rs 399, pp 332
There is unrest in Devgarh after the death of the king, and the young prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan prepares to ascend the throne. As Rudra struggles to manage his responsibilities and investigates his father’s death, he stumbles upon secrets that will destroy everything he holds dear.
Dance Theatre of India
Niyogi, 2018, Rs 650, pp 142
In dance theatre, there is an emotional intensity at which the actor performs. For the audience and some contemporary performers, the feelings are complex and attached to their memories. This book examines all that is to do with dance.
Bloomsbury, 2018, Rs 539, pp 304
An American pilot crash-lands in the desert and takes refuge in the very camp he was supposed to bomb. In the camp, Momo’s money-making schemes are failing. His brother has left for his first day of work and never returned. An aid worker has shown up wanting to research him for her book.
My Little Infinity
Adhyyan Books, 2018, Rs 275, pp 198
This one is about a father-son relationship. The first part deals with the author’s father being diagnosed with cancer and how he and his family come to terms with the events. And the second half deals with the journey of his son in an attempt to manoeuvre his fate and find life in the face of death.
Notionpress, 2018, Rs 399, pp 330
This book is a fiction based on real events. A Pakistani man travels to India from West-Asia to get a liver transplant for his daughter. But the family is subjected to relentless checks and there is a sense of alienation. However, there is help for the family in terms of various people, and this forms the crux of the story.
A Dowryless Wedding
AuthorsUPFront, 2018, Rs 299, 240
The premise of this book is situated in a concept, wherein it focuses on the plight of the men who refuse to indulge in the practice of dowry. It tries to move away from a patriarchal and chauvinistic perspective and attempts to take an objective look at the entire process.