Book rack: On the reading list

Last Updated 16 March 2019, 19:30 IST

Krishna Udayasankar
Penguin, 2019, pp 288, Rs 399
When ACP Aditi Kashyap is asked to solve
a triple homicide in a Mumbai suburb, she enters
the world of the Saimhas, who have
lived alongside humans, hiding amongst them,
since ancient times. And she must pair up with
Enforcer Prithvi, who comes with his own dark past.

The uninhabitable earth
David Wallace-Wells
Penguin, 2019, pp 320, Rs 498
It’s both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to
action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it belongs to a single generation.

Melody of a tear
Haroon Khalid Akhtar
Niyogi, 2019, pp 183, Rs 350
Raised as a son by her father, Zara, the
suicide-prone protagonist, has never been able to cry. When Zara meets a former college-mate, Zara is
immediately curious because of the tear she sees streaming down his face. Thus begins a quest to
understand this wondrous facility of easy tears.

The Transformative Constitution
Gautam Bhatia
Harper Collins, 2019, pp 544, Rs 586
This draws on pre-Independence legal and political history to argue that the Constitution was intended to transform not merely the political status of Indians from subjects to citizens, but also the social relationships on which legal and political structures rested.

Bells of Shangri-La
Parimal Bhattacharya
Speaking Tiger, 2019, pp 272, Rs 249
Almost all of the Himalaya had been mapped by the time the Great Game reached its zenith in the later half of the 19th century. Only Tibet remained unknown and unexplored. This book captures the intrigue of espionage and adventure in the high Himalaya.

Destroy Forests, Destroy Life
B K Singh
Pothi, 2019, pp 253, Rs 575
Degradation of forests can aggravate climate change, which causes multiple calamities to hit regions all at once. Instances are pointed out where actions/
inactions of some authorities have destroyed forests and brought misery to human beings.

King of scars
Leigh Bardugo
Hachette, 2019, pp 514, Rs 599
Young king Nikolai Lantsov wants no one to know what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, he must find a way to forge new alliances, and stop a
rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Sutras For Supercops : The
State Of The Heart Policing
A P Durai
Self published, 2019, pp 182, Rs 180
Police officers need to remain strong, unaffected
and unbiased, and yet humane, compassionate,
righteous, balanced and fair. And integrity of the highest order is the expectation. To this end, the
practice of The Heartfulness Meditation in the
life of cops is essential, stresses this book.

(Published 16 March 2019, 19:30 IST)

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