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Less

Andrew Sean Greer

Abacus, 2018, Rs 399, pp 272

Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, accidentally book himself a trip to India, and encounter the last person he wants to face. This is a satirical love story with the ruminations of lost chances.

 

The untold story of India's first newspaper

Andrew Otis

Tranquebar, 2018, Rs 899, pp 317

James Augustus Hicky, a wild Irishman seeking fame and fortune, decides to establish a newspaper, first of its kind, in South Asia. In two short years, his endeavour threatens to lay bare the murky underside of the early British empire. Does it succeed?

 

The Lord and Master of Gujarat

K M Munshi

Penguin, 2018, Rs 599, pp 490

The kingdom of Patan is under attack from the army of Avanti. People have fled their villages to seek refuge in the city. Amidst the mounting panic, the arrival of Kaak, a young warrior from Laat, sets in motion a frantic chain of events. This book is a sequel to The Glory of Patan.

 

The Last White Hunter

Donald Anderson & Joshua Matthew

Indus Source, 2018, Rs 580, pp 208

This is an extraordinary tale of Donald Anderson, son of Kenneth Anderson, arguably the last of shikaris from India’s colonial past. From hunting tigers and panthers to angling the mahseer and to a stunt double in Hollywood to eventually living in poverty. Donald chronicles his life from 1934 to 2014.

 

The Boy Who Loved Trains

Deepak Sapra

Readomania, 2018, Rs 295, pp 256

Jeet Arora, a young railway officer, is responsible for running trains on one of the densest routes in the eastern part of India. He encounters pretty girls, thugs, shares spaces with goats and buffaloes. As he undertakes the eventful journey, can he keep track 
of his sanity and the trains?

 

The 2-Minute Revolution

Sangeeta Talwar

Penguin, 2018, Rs 299, pp 232

The author, who established Maggi noodles, one of the most popular brands in the country, shares creative and business strategies that will help you grow your business and add value to it. It makes one think about innovation and a good execution of ideas.

 

A Cage of Desires

Suchi Singh Kalra

Penguin, 2018, Rs 250, pp 218

Renu had always craved love and security. Her boring marriage somehow led her to believe that, maybe, this is what love is all about. Maya, on the other hand, is a successful author famous for her erotic books. What do these women have in common? How are their lives intertwined?

 

Like a Girl

Aparna Jain

Context, 2018, Rs 599, pp 240

How often have you been told to act like a girl, keep your legs crossed and learn cooking? Here are stories of 56 women who broke these rules and carved new paths for themselves. They achieved all that they desired and never stopped chasing their dreams. ­

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