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Chaudhvin ka chand
Dinesh Raheja & Jitendra Kothari
Om Books,

The book archives the screenplay of this film and also incorporates insightful interviews of actors Waheeda Rehman and Farida Dadi, production associate Shyam Kapoor, make-up man Baburao Pawaskar and so on.
 Guru Dutt’s movies determined the trajectory of many a film artiste’s success story and his artful presentation of ideas shaped the course of Hindi films. 

2014, -
pp 251,
Rs 595


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14 stories that inspired satyajit ray
Edited & translated by Bhaskar ChattopadhyayHarper Perennial,

The collection includes stories of magic and wonder, involving a rich landowner who believes his daughter is Kali incarnate, a clerk who stumbles onto a philosopher’s stone, a housewife who is overwhelmed by a large city and a sage who proclaims he knew Jesus.

2014,
pp 266,
Rs 350


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These are stories Satyajit Ray transformed into films, printing his name on the silver screen forever.
Give up to get onPeg Streep & Alan BernsteinHachette,
2014,
pp 262,
Rs 299
We have a natural tendency to see the best in things, to put a positive spin on situations and to err on the side of optimistic.

But, hanging in there at all costs is actually unhealthy and unbalanced. Give Up to Get On explains why quitting, done right, can be an act of self-assertion, a source of potential empowerment and a doorway to new possibilities. 
Halfway up the mountainKiran KhalapAmaryllis,
2014,
pp 232,
Rs 295

Being born in a traditional Indian family, she fights her fate and faces immense hardships and heartbreaks with courage and conviction.

Abandoned and undone by the men closest to her, this is the story of Maya who still manages to emerge as an independent, successful and good human being in a society that places no value on a woman who is on her own.
Vow — A memoir of marriage (and other affairs)Wendy PlumpBloomsbury,
2014,
pp 261,
RS 299

There are so many ways to find out. From a cellphone. From a bank account. From some weird supermarket encounter.
 One morning in early January 2005, Wendy Plump’s neighbour came over to tell her that her husband was having an affair. It was not a shock. Actually, it explained quite a lot. 
Half badSally GreenPenguin,
2014,
pp 380,
Rs350

This debut novel is about one boy’s struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches.

You can’t read, can’t write, but you heal fast, even for a witch. You get sick if you stay indoors after dark.
 You hate white witches but love Annalise, who is one. You’ve been kept in a cage since you were 14.

All you’ve got to do is escape and find Mercury, the black witch who eats boys. And do that before your 17th birthday.
Patient: A true story of a rare illness Ben WattBloomsbury,
2014,
pp 178,
Rs 250

In 1992, Ben Watt, a member of the band Everything But The Girl, contracted a rare life-threatening illness that baffled doctors and required months of hospital treatment and operations.
 This is the story of his fight for survival and the effect it had on him and those nearest to him.

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