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A Spy in Time

Imraan Coovada

Speaking Tiger, 2018, Rs 399, pp 241

In Enver’s city, fair-skinned people are a rarity and have been for centuries now. Those that remain apply skin darkening creams to conceal their condition. This one is a fantasy which has time travel! Enver is a spy and is on a journey to save humanity.

 

Elemental

Tim James

Hachette, 2018, Rs 499, pp 216

The author is a passionate science educator, who through this book provides an informative, entertaining and a quirkily illustrated guide to the table that shows clearly how this abstract and seemingly jumbled graphic is relevant to our day-to-day lives.

 

Tarikshir

Khayaal Patel

Westland, 2018, Rs 399, pp 332

There is unrest in Devgarh after the death of the king, and the young prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan prepares to ascend the throne. As Rudra struggles to manage his responsibilities and investigates his father’s death, he stumbles upon secrets that will destroy everything he holds dear.

 

Dance Theatre of India

Katia Legeret-Manochhaya

Niyogi, 2018, Rs 650, pp 142

In dance theatre, there is an emotional intensity at which the actor performs. For the audience and some contemporary performers, the feelings are complex and attached to their memories. This book examines all that is to do with dance.

 

Red Bird

Mohammed Hanif

Bloomsbury, 2018, Rs 539, pp 304

An American pilot crash-lands in the desert and takes refuge in the very camp he was supposed to bomb. In the camp, Momo’s money-making schemes are failing. His brother has left for his first day of work and never returned. An aid worker has shown up wanting to research him for her book.

 

My Little Infinity

Karanbir Singh

Adhyyan Books, 2018, Rs 275, pp 198

This one is about a father-son relationship. The first part deals with the author’s father being diagnosed with cancer and how he and his family come to terms with the events. And the second half deals with the journey of his son in an attempt to manoeuvre his fate and find life in the face of death.

 

Unforeseen

Chandan Sengupta

Notionpress, 2018, Rs 399, pp 330 

This book is a fiction based on real events. A Pakistani man travels to India from West-Asia to get a liver transplant for his daughter. But the family is subjected to relentless checks and there is a sense of alienation. However, there is help for the family in terms of various people, and this forms the crux of the story.

 

A Dowryless Wedding

Merlin Franco

AuthorsUPFront, 2018, Rs 299, 240

The premise of this book is situated in a concept, wherein it focuses on the plight of the men who refuse to indulge in the practice of dowry. It tries to move away from a patriarchal and chauvinistic perspective and attempts to take an objective look at the entire process.

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