The Desi deck 2017

Selection Day

By Aravind Adiga

Cricket has always been more than a sport in India. Between sibling rivalry and a cricket-obsessed father, the life of an adolescent takes shape in contemporary Mumbai.

Sita: Warrior of Mithila

By Amish Tripathi

Fierce and strong, Sita is reinterpreted here. It's a transformational story of a woman from the time she was an adopted child to becoming a prime minister, to finding her true calling.

A Life of Adventure and Delight

By Akhil Sharma

This short story collection sees eight Indian protagonists trying to make sense of relationships by
choosing odd behaviours.

I Do What I Do

By Raghuram G Rajan

Get a front-row view into the thinking of one of the world's most respected economists, one whose
commitment to India's progress shines through in the essays and speeches here.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

By Arundhati Roy

This is an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent - from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and
valleys of Kashmir and beyond.

When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

By Meena Kandasamy

An unnamed author falls in all-consuming love and moves to a coastal town with her lover. Soon, the lover tries to mould her into his version of 'the ideal wife'.

Lone Fox Dancing

By Ruskin Bond

Like Ruskin Bond himself, his autobiography is filled with warmth and gentle wit; the book speaks of his
time that groomed him as a writer, and the influences.

The Windfall

By Diksha Basu

When Mr Jha comes into money, his life defined by small spaces and tight economy gives way to a richer life
in a posher side of Delhi. He now aspires to be a man of status.

Upcountry Tales: Once Upon a Time in the Heart of India

By Mark Tully

The author spins a collection of short stories that are set in the villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh during the second half of the 1980s. Here people find ways to deal with bad governance, corruption, and social hierarchies.

Private Delhi

By Ashwin Sanghi (with James Patterson)

Plastic barrels of human remains in Delhi gets back Santosh Wagh, the former head of a leading investigation agency, to work. He soon realises he is also a target.

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