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Indian Culture and India’s Future

Michel Danino
D K Printworld, 2011, pp 248, 300
This book argues that Indian culture is not some exotic relic of the past, but a dynamic force that defines India’s identity.

ANGER: Handling powerful emotion in a healthy way
Gary Chapman
Jaico, 2011, pp 213, 250
In this book, the author offers insights into why you get angry and what you can do about it through real life examples.

Attitude shift
Shashikant Joshi
Thinking hearts, 2011, pp 136, 195
This book revisits, explains and interprets simple Sanskrit maxims for contemporary life and leadership.

Corporate seer
Arun Purang
Rikika IT Solutions, 2011, pp 176, 300
It is a self-help guide to skillful balance at the workplace.

Rising-utthan: An indian quest for dignity and hope set in gujarat
Ashoke Chatterjee
Business Standard Books, 2011, pp 204, 395
This is the story of a small band of volunteers who have attempted to help communities in some of Gujarat’s most difficult regions transform their lives and environments.

Kashmir and beyond 1966-84: Select Correspondence between Indira Gandhi and Karan Singh
Edited by Jawaid Alam
Penguin, 2011, pp392, 699
This book brings together more than 300 letters from the correspondence between Indira Gandhi and Karan Singh. It provides an exclusive insight into historic events such as the signing of the Tashkent Declaration, the Emergency and Operation Blue Star.

A discovery of witches
Deborah Harkness
Hachette, 2011, pp 594, 499
This the story of Diana Bishop who finds an alchemical manuscript in a library that finally turns out to be an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life.

Leela’s book
Alice Albinia
Random House, 2011, pp 422, 499
This book weaves a tale of contemporary Delhi that crosses religious and social boundaries, reaching back to the origins of the Mahabharata itself.

The collector’s daughter
S K Das
Rupa and Co, 2011, pp 290, 295
Set against the 1866 famine that killed a third of Orissa’s population and left many others destitute,  this is a story that gives an account of that dark period in Orissa’s colonial history.

Bleed for me
Michael Robotham
Hachette, 2011, pp 208, 195
This book is full of dark psychological twists revolving around detective Ray Hegarty who lies dead in his daughter’s room.

The Dhamma Man
Vilas Sarang
Penguin, 2011, pp 170, 250
This novel tries to understand the effect of Siddharth’s renunciation of the world on his family and celebrates the Buddha who is relevant even today.

The convert: a tale of exile and extremism
Deborah Baker
Penguin, 2011, pp 246, 450
This is the story of how Margaret Marcus of Larchmont
became Maryam Jameelah of Lahore, one of the most trenchant and celebrated voices of Islam’s argument with the West.

Indian dreams: A Novel
Rosewitha Joshi
UBS Publishers, 2011, pp 307, 250
Set in the India of the 1970s when socialist leanings shaped policies, this story makes you frown, laugh and wonder about the all too human aspects of our earthly existence.

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