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Carte Blanche
Jeffery Deaver

Hachette, 2011, pp 448, 499
This is the latest James Bond novel where Bond is on a
mission to save thousands of British people.

Empire of the Moghul: Ruler of The WorldEmpire of the Moghul: Ruler of The World Alex Rutherford
Alex Rutherford
Hachette, 2011, pp 401, 495
This is an epic of great wars and great sacrifices — it is the story of Akbar, the third great ruler of the Mughal dynasty which carries within the unruly seeds of its own destruction.

The Last Song of Savio de Souza
Binoo K John
Harper Collins, 2011, pp 265, 350
Set against the backdrop of the 2004 tsunami, this is the story of Savio whose voice weaves magic in the lives of those around him.

The Mountain of the Moon
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, translated by Jayanta
Sengupta
Rupa & Co, 2011, pp 194, 195
Set in 1910, Shankar, a young man from Bengal, travels to Uganda in Africa and has a veritable roller-coaster ride into many intimidating forests, mountains and deserts.

Three Parts Desire
Shailaja Bajpai
Harper Collins, 2011, pp 410, 399
This is the compelling story of Didi, who lives as a recluse with her faithful ayah, Sita, the unflinching buffer against the storms that have swept through Didi’s life.

The Winning Way
Anita Bhogle and Harsha Bhogle
Westland, 2011, pp 195, 200
This book explores the formula for winning — if ability is
combined with the right attitude and the passion to excel, then success surely follows.

Reading the Quran
Ziauddin Sardar
Hachette, 2011, pp 406, 550
This is a fresh interpretation of the religious text with an
emphasis on context as well as plurality and inclusiveness.

Granta: The F Word
Edited by John Freeman
Penguin, 2011, pp 272, 699
A literary magazine for new writing, which also features
Indian writers.

Battleground of telangana: Chronicle of an
agitation
Kingshuk Nag
Harper Collins, 2011, pp 239, 299
This book explores the complex issues and causes behind the demand for a new state of Telangana in Andhra Pradesh.

Walking with the comrades Walking with the comrades  Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy
Penguin, 2011, pp 133, 150
This book captures the heart of an unfolding revolution when the author travelled into the forests of Central India in 2010.

Short Takes, Long Memories
Sharmila Kamat and Prabhakar Kamat,
Rupa and Co, 2011, pp 193, 195
Based on the memories of a diplomat, this book captures an eventful period in Goa’s history — its transition from being a Portuguese colony to becoming an Indian one.

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