Book Rack January 14

The Aryabhata Clan
Sudipto Das
Niyogi, 2018, pp 472, Rs 595
The Islamic State has spread its tentacles in India,
penetrating into academia, media, and politics. The mastermind is Shamsar Ali, a physicist. To destabilise India, he wants to create an apocalypse. The secrets to this big conspiracy are hidden in a carpet with
mysterious motifs.

Santro
BVR Subbu
Hachette, 2018, pp 252, Rs 599
In the late 90s, Santro emerged. Over a period of 16 years, it became the quickest small-car brand to move from zero to one million units. The author spearheaded much of the success. He puts forth the story using anecdotes and details the challenges of introducing a new product in the market.

The Last Mrs. Parrish
Liv Constantine
Harper Collins, 2018, pp 400, Rs 299
Amber Patterson is tired of being a nobody: a plain woman who melts into the background. And Daphne Parrish is the golden girl of the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, who has everything that Amber wants.
An envious Amber hatches a plan to seek Jackson's attention and what she has.

Old Demons, New Deities
Edited by Tenzin Dickie
Navayana, 2018, pp 290, Rs 450
Split between political occupation and exile, scattered across continents, languages, new professions and lifestyles, what sense of self can a Tibetian muster today? This book comprises a collection of stories from Tibetan writers.

The Sting of Peppercorns
Antonio Gomes
Manjul, 2017, pp240, Rs 325
The unexpected revelations in his mother's diary prompt Roberto to return home, to Goa, from
New York. Also, with the help of Carmina, he unravels the mystery surrounding the tragedy that befell his siblings nearly 21 years ago.

Mothering a Muslim
Nazia Erum
Juggernaut, 2018, pp 220, Rs 599
The author talks about the struggles of a Muslim parent with regard to bullying in school and answers the
questions of their children who struggle in the education spaces. It also touches upon discrimination and conservatism within the community and outside.

Love Curry
Pankaj Dubey
Penguin, 2017, pp 202, Rs 250
Three flatmates in London fall in love with the same girl. Soon, the friends turn arch-rivals and life is all topsy-turvy for them. They have no one but each other and realise that love is more about letting go than it is about possessing.

Building Alternatives
Thomas Issac & Michelle Williams
Left Word, 2017, pp 320, Rs 495
This is an honest appraisal of a venture of a cooperative enterprise. It demonstrates that cooperatives are able to survive as a small niche and develop into substantial organisations. The pros and cons of the matter are also presented here.

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