Book Rack

Book Rack

The Life’s too short: literary review 01

Edited by Faiza S Khan and Aysha Raja
Hachette, 2011, pp 121, 395
A collection of new writing from Pakistan, which includes
fiction, non-fiction and photo essays.

The number mysteries
Marcus Du Sautoy
Harper Collins, 2010, pp 304, 350
This book is a mathematical odyssey through everyday life.

Three Plays
Abhishek Majumdar, Neel Chaudhuri, Prashant Prakash and Kalki Koechlin
Penguin, 2010, pp 182, 250
This collection of award winning plays is a powerful
reminder of who and where we are on the cultural map.

Why Loiter?: Women and risk on mumbai streets
Shilpa Phadke, Sameera Khan and Shilpa Ranade
Penguin, 2011, pp 200, 299
This book advocates an inclusive society where all people will have an equal right on their city’s public spaces

The monk as man: the unknown life of Swami Vivekananda
Penguin, 2011, pp 256 , 325
An intimate portrait of  Swami Vivekananda’s little known life.

A Vague woman’s handbook
Devapriya Roy
Harper Collins, 2011, pp 343, 199
This is a humorous story about the sparkling friendship
between two women as they hurtle through life.

Apradhini: Women without men
Shivani translated by Ira Pande
Harper Collins, 2010, pp 193,250
A searing collection of stories about extraordinary lives of ordinary women whose lives have changed because of men.

The Rembrandt Secret
Alex Connor
Quercus, 2011, pp 551, 250
A murder mystery where a serial killer keeps the past’s darkest secrets hidden

Third best
Arjun Rao
Hachette India, 2011, pp 376, 295
This is a story about school, friendship, loyalty and love.

The long road: journey is the destination
Dr Vivek Banerjee
Cedar Books, 2010, pp 176 , 150
This book explores the vulnerabilities of young doctors whose rigorous studies take a toll on their personal lives.

Inspector Singh Investigates:
The Singapore school of Villainy
Shamini Flint
Hachette, 2010, pp 309, 295
A thriller about Inspector Singh who heads an
investigation that rips apart the social fabric of Singapore.