Book Rack

Blue blood
Uttara Chauhan
Penguin, 2011, pp 241, Rs 250

This is a collection of eight tales about the personal triumphs and tragedies of former royals bereft of power and wealth.

Bhimayana: Experiences of untouchability
Durgabai & Subhash Vyam,  Srividya Natrajan & S Anand
Navayana, 2010, pp 106, Rs 395

A graphic novel depicting incidents from the life of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.

The disappearance of irene dos santos
Margaret Mascarenhas
Hachette, 2010, pp 368, Rs 525

This is a mysterious tale about the dissapearance of a teenager, Irene Dos Santos, in the Venezuelan rainforest.

The avenue of kings
Sudeep Chakravarti
Harper Collins, 2010, pp 222 Rs 299

This collection of three novellas is a brilliant portrait of a country (India) dealing with change.

A world without islam
Graham E Fuller
Hachette, 2010, pp 328, Rs 595

This book discusses history, geopolitics and religion, and is certain to influence Islam’s relationship with the West.

SVASTI
Edited by Nalini Balbir
K S Mudappa Smaraka Trust, 2010, pp 444, Rs 600

This is a collection of essays in honour of Prof Hampa Nagarajah on Jaina art, history and culture.

The Bhutto Murder Trail: from Waziristan to GHQ
Amir Mir
Tranquebar, 2010, pp 280, Rs 495

Based on meticulous research, this book recounts the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, events leading to it , and its aftermath.

The Buck stops here
Ashutosh Garg
Penguin, 2010, pp 308, Rs 499

This is the story of an entrepreneur who turned a one-store pharmacy into India’s second largest retail chain.

Women and the weight loss tamasha
Rujuta Diwekar
Westland, 2010, pp 374, Rs 200

This book reveals how easy it is to remain healthy, strong and fit through one’s life.

Heterogeneities: Identity formations in Modern
India
Pradip Kumar Datta
Tullika Books, 2011, pp 269, Rs 500

This collection of essays probes the enigma of identity politics.

krishna
Dev Prasad
Jaico, 2010, pp344, Rs 295

This book is a journey through the lands and legends of Krishna.  

Convenient action
Narendra Modi
Macmillan, 2011, pp 233, Rs 495

This book is about Gujarat’s response to challenges of climate change.

Institutions, decentralisation and development
M Chandra Poojary
Prasaranga Kannada University, 2011, pp 304, Rs 200

This book shows the relationship between society and the institution of decentralised development.

The street on the highway
Vineet Bajpai
Jaico books, 2011, pp 266, Rs 295

This is about how small businesses can be transformed into large companies.

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