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Sitayana
Amit Majmudar 
Penguin, 2019, pp 233, Rs 399
Told through multiple perspectives, this epic is 
presented in rapid sequence — from Hanuman 
and Ravana, down to even the squirrel helping 
Rama’s army build the bridge. However, sitting 
at the peak of this epic is Sita’s fierce voice as 
we’ve never heard it before.

Partitions of the heart 
Harsh Mander 
Penguin, 2019, pp 290, Rs 599
Through vivid stories from his own work, the 
author takes stock of whether the republic has 
upheld the values it set out to achieve, and offers 
painful, unsparing insight into the contours of 
hate violence.  

The Pricelesss  
Suchethana Swaroop, translated by P P Giridhar 
LINCOM Pocket, 2019, pp 290, Rs 1,000
An emperor who rules most parts of the world 
disappears one fine day. His grandchildren embark 
on a mission, only to come face to face with the harsh 
realities of life. The conflicts within the race to 
the throne of the kingdom take up the narrative.

The Hungryalists
Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury
Penguin, 2019, pp 272, Rs 599
For the first time presented is the story of a 
group of barnstorming, anti-establishment 
poets, writers and artists in Bengal in the 1960s. Called the Hungryalists, they changed the literary landscape of Bengal (and many South Asian 
countries) forever. 

The Queen’s last Salute 
Moupia Basu
Jaggernaut, 2019, pp 357, Rs 399
As the queen of Jhansee prepares to fight the 
powerful British, her lady-in-waiting and companion, 
Chandraki, is sent on a mission that has the power to turn the tide. This tells the thrilling story of 1857 through the lives of two extraordinary women — 
Maharani Lakshmibai and Chandraki.

The age of awakening
Amit Kapoor 
Penguin, 2019, pp 304, Rs 449
The success of India’s economic policy has been 
debatable. The economic path that India chose at that time is often questioned and criticised. This tells 
India’s economic story since the country gained 
independence. It unfolds a tale of titanic figures, 
colossal failures, breakthroughs and shortcomings. 

Unmarriageable
 Soniah Kamal 
Penguin, 2019, pp 352, Rs 1,300
Pride and Prejudice, but set in Pakistan. In this the Binat family has destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the most 
practical of the five Binat daughters, has found 
happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls.

Ganga: The Many Parts of A River 
Sudipta Sen  
Penguin, 2019, pp 464, Rs 599
The river occupies millions of hearts. In this, 
the historian tells the story of the world’s 
third-largest river from prehistoric times to the 
present — from the river’s first settlers and 
its myths of origin in Hinduism to its significance 
in popular Buddhism.