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The Begums Of Peshawar

Najma Yusufi

Hachette, 2018, Rs 399, pp 306

In the old city of Peshawar live the Durranis, descendants of the men who once ruled Afghanistan. They now survive on the trappings of former glory. The daughters of the household live through disappointment and heartbreak, alongside the story of the family maid Bano.

 

Smart

Frederic Martel

Harper Collins, 2018, Rs 599, pp 407

Digitisation is increasing globalisation tenfold and social network has gone mobile. From Silicon Valley to Tokyo, from South Africa to India, and all the way to Gaza. This unprecedented study in the field covers the whole battle for the internet and its future.

 

The Night Diary

Veera Hiranandani

Penguin, 2018, Rs 299, pp 264

Set during the Partition, Nisha is on a dangerous journey with her father, towards ‘home’. Her mother is a Muslim, and father a Hindu. A political decision is making her choose a nation. As she struggles for an identity and a future, her story is told through letters.

 

The Unending Game

Vikram Sood

Penguin, 2018, Rs 599, pp 282

The question of intelligence is dealt with here while providing a national and a global perspective on gathering external information. Its relevance in safeguarding the national interests of nations is explored, along with its role in the game of nations and power.

 

Missing, Presumed Dead

Kiran Manral

Amaryllis, 2018, Rs 350, pp 258

A psychological thriller, which looks at a broken marriage, and mental illness. This piece of fiction deals with the uncomfortable truths of life, our minds and ourselves. It is a blend of drama, thrill and other elements that make it an interesting read.

 

Your Superstar Brain

Kaja Nordengen

Hachette, 2018, Rs 399, pp 218

The brain makes us who we are. It is the root of our personality and intelligence. It learns languages, creates memories and interprets complex patterns. But it is also responsible for our bad decisions and rewards addictive behaviours. Through this book find out why your brain is a superstar.

 

Soul Force

Suzzane Franco

Notionpress, 2018, Rs 390, pp 426

Under the hardship of white oppression in South Africa during the early 1900s, Valliamma and her Satyagrahi sisters are desperate to carry out their mission as they bravely march along the endless dirt roads, pressing on across forbidden provincial borders, while the regime awaits them with weapons in hand.

 

For Reasons of State

John Dayal & Ajoy Bose

Penguin, 2018, Rs 599, pp 243

On June 25, 1975, the Constitution was suspended and Emergency imposed. This book is situated in the experience of the common folk at that time. Exposing the ruthless administrative machinery and its rather controversial practices, it talks of the triumph of the people against the State.

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