Book rack Oct 15

The Boys Who Fought

Devdutt Pattanaik

Puffin Books

2017, Rs 199, pp 107

This is a retelling of the epic Mahabharata. Illustrated by the author himself, this book is
designed for children. The complex details of the epic are woven evocatively and simplified for readers.

Everybody Lies

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz


2017, Rs 435, pp 352

We are a society with inherent biases, anxieties and secrets. This book explores the human mind and uncovers the secrets and biases cultivated by us. Funny and insightful, this book might just help us ask the right questions.

The Goat Thief

Perumal Murugan, translated by N Kalyan Raman


2017, Rs 319, pp 240

In this collection of short stories set in the arid landscape of rural Tamil Nadu, tales of the

everyday are told. Here, extraordinary events constitute the lives of ordinary people, from the lonely night watchman falling in love with a ghost to the goat thief getting caught.

The Origin of Others

Toni Morrison

Harvard University Press

2017, Rs 449, pp 116

In a day and age of police brutality and systemic  racist violence comes a collection of lectures which explore the concept of race and the notions of otherness and inferiority attached to it.

The King Within

Nandini Sengupta

Harper Collins

2017, Rs 299, pp 216

This is a fictionalised account of emperor Chandragupta’s life. The sabre-rattling tale of

love, friendship, ambition and revenge dwells in choosing between passion and power.

Cut the Crap & Jargon

Shradha Sharma and T N Hari


2017, Rs 499, pp 319

A start-up is said to be the fountainhead of innovation that powers the world. Often, they lose track due to lack of contextual, timely and quality advice. This book is a practical guide to the intrepid entrepreneurs on how to avoid major pitfalls.

 Chasing Red

Isabelle Ronin

Source Books

2017, Rs 299, pp 395

The moment Caleb Lockhart spots a mysterious woman in a red dress, he cannot look away. For the first time in his life, he wants something. Something he cannot have.

 Pink: The Inside Story

Gautam Chintamani

Harper Collins

2017, Rs 299, pp 226

This traces the journey of the film Pink from its inception to the conclusion. The book is set in the current socio-cultural debate regarding women’s safety and consent. It includes the screenplay and the making of the film.

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