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Joined July 2017

Celebrating 25 years of publishing some of the finest books in India.
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Drug-resistant bacteria - known as superbugs - are one of the biggest medical threats of our time. Here, a doctor, researcher, and ethics professor tells the exhilarating story of his race to beat them and save countless lives. Go on a rollercoaster ride of medicine, learning about Alexander Fleming searching for a cure for soldiers with infected wounds, to breakthroughs in antibiotics and antifungals

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This book analyzes how several successful 'small' countries, with populations under twenty million, have made a virtue out of their physical limitations. The book seeks to understand what it is they do differently, and why. What is their recipe for achieving, more egalitarian and wealthier populations? It also looks at the policies of selected countries that have paved the way for remarkable improvements.

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The New Girl: A Novel | Daniel Silva
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At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning & leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade. And when she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel all on, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future.

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Distortion | Gautam Malkani
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Meet Dillon, a high-functioning mess with a rather inconvenient foot fetish, who has been keeping some very big secrets from his girlfriend Ramona. Also, meet Dhilan, a young carer caught in an endless loop of pre-bereavement bereavement for his dying mother. And then there is Dylan. The less said about him the better. When two men threaten to expose him, he is forced to unravel a gut-wrenching mystery that he would rather leave well alone.

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A story of love, rebellion, loyalty and uncertainty–and with it, the greater revelation that is India‘s Second World War. Farthest Field narrates India‘s war, in which the largest volunteer army in history fought for the British Empire, even as its countrymen fought to be free of it. It carries us from Madras to Peshawar, Egypt to Burma – unfolding the saga of a young family amazed by their swiftly changing world, and swept up in its violence.

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India's air pollution is a deadly threat. Will its politics meet the challenge? Exposure to the world's worst air pollution kills over a million Indians each year. It also affects children's growth & threatens the economy and health of the next generation.The environment & economic progress are often portrayed to be at odds, but the compelling stories & hard facts in this important book challenge that outdated, narrow debate. Time to clear the Air

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Those Days in Delhi | Yashodhara Lal
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Delhi in the Nineties. It‘s going to be Gudia‘s summer. So what if she‘s the quintessential awkward middle child? So what if it seems like everything – from the hair sprouting on her legs to teachers making her life miserable – is conspiring against her? She‘s taking matters into her own hands. After all, there are three things Gudia is obsessed with – Basketball, the Boy with the American accent & Winning.

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The Fowl Twins | Eoin Colfer
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Criminal genius runs in the family… Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different.
A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, nanni, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain.
Prepare for an epic adventure with the Fowl twins.

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China is on the cusp of becoming a superpower. The responses of the states in the Indo-Pacific & beyond to China's rise is currently a mixture of trepidation, confrontation and cooperation. China Ascendant is an eclectic collection of articles examining the pattern & complexities of Beijing's engagement with the world.

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Ghost Fire | Wilbur Smith
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1754. Inseparable since birth & growing up in India, Theo and Connie Courtney are torn apart by the tragic death of their parents. Theo, wracked with guilt, seeks salvation in combat and conflict, joining the British in the war against the French and Indian Army. Connie, and abused and brutalised by a series of corrupt guardians, makes her way to France, where she is welcomed into high society. An epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage.

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The New Delhi Conspiracy | Meenakshi Lekhi, Krishna Kumar
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A dissatisfied man with a dangerous agenda. A mechanical assassin with a deadly mission. A courageous MP on a treacherous trail. And a conspiracy that will shake the nation. This book will taje the readers from the corridors of power in the Capital to the high-rises of Hong Kong and the innermost sanctums of Tibetan monasteries.

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It begins with an abduction. The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of investigation. But the serenity of the summers day is broken by the wail of sirens. A radical group has murder in mind.

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In this explosive memoir, a political consultant and technology whistle-blower reveals the disturbing truth about the multi-billion-dollar data industry, revealing to the public how companies are getting richer using our personal information and exposing how Cambridge Analytica exploited weaknesses in privacy laws to help elect Donald Trump.

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Nobody's Child | Kanchana Banerjee
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A young woman is found on the streets of Mumbai, dazed and covered in wounds. Her mind is clearly addled by drugs. She tells a TV journalist that she is the famous singer Asavri Bhattacharya, the winner of the 2016 reality TV show Indian Koel. But as far as the world knows, Asavri died in a car accident soon after her win. Her body was cremated; her death mourned by the whole nation. How can Asavri be alive? And who is behind what happened to her?

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They form a formidable team: 14-year-old Budgie, outspoken to a fault; Bridge, a steady teenager with a rocky past; and Big Djinn, the ferocious Tibetan Mastiff-German Shepherd mixed breed. Together they set about getting their own back on a gang of mean-spirited bird-watching bullies. A thrilling adventure story that also brings forth the perils of environmental.
This one is for all animal and environment lovers out there! :)

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A hilariously spooky novelisation by US author, Calliope Glass, based on the new animated family film, The Addams Family.

Together Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Grandmama are the Addamses – a wonderfully ghoulish family who delight in the gothic and macabre, and are completely unaware of how bizarre they appear to their neighbours.

A major family get-together and a face off against a crafty reality-TV host!

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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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We would urge you to pick this dark witchy read ASAP!
Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. And they are burned.
As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage.

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Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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How can we forget this amazingly insightful book for non-fiction November! We are living in the era of the self, in an era of malleable truth and widespread personal and political delusion. In these nine interlinked essays, Jia Tolentino, the New Yorker‘s brightest young talent, explores her own coming of age in this warped and confusing landscape.

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‘A random act of kindness needn‘t always be a material offering. Even a word of encouragement, a compliment, a helping hand can be equally, if not more, profound. Make such acts a habit and Nature will reciprocate in kind.‘ In his latest book, bestselling author Om Swami suggests a definitive means to achieving true happiness: through kindness. Pick it up this world kindness day :)

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Alys binat has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls. Although she knows that many of her students won‘t finish their education before dropping out to marry, alys still hopes to inspire them to dream of more than what‘s expected. When an invitation arrives for the biggest wedding their town has seen in years, Mrs binat excitedly prepares her five unmarried daughters to hunt for prospective husbands.

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Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive–but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.
Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than fine?

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Paper Moon | Rehana Munir
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When her estranged father, Fiza discovers that he has left her a tidy sum in the hope that she will open a bookshop. Overnight, Fiza‘s placid life is thrown into a whirl of decor decisions and book-buying sprees, colourful patrons, small pleasures and little heartbreaks, as the store – Paper Moon – begins to take shape in a charming, old Bandra mansion. To top it all, she is being wooed by Iqbal, a mysterious customer and Dhruv, her ex boyfriend.

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Our Song | Milan Vohra
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‘People will leave. Even the good ones do. The music will stay.‘ This is what life has taught Ragini. A struggling music composer who left the world of Hindustani classical music in Delhi to do her own kind of music in Bangalore, Ragini is impulsive, emotional and often a little lost. The typical creative type – or so Andrew thinks. They can definitely do without the sparks they set off in each other.

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A Non-Fiction Novemeber rec for everyone! Dara Shukoh – the emperor Shah Jahan‘s favourite son, and heir-apparent to the Mughal throne prior to being defeated by Aurangzib – has sometimes been portrayed as an effete prince, incompetent in military and administrative matters. But his tolerance towards other faiths, and the myths and anecdotes surrounding him, continue to fuel the popular imagination.

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From chocolate barfi-flavoured cheesecake to cardamom mousse sprinkled with motichoor laddoo, Rachel Goenka‘s Adventures with Mithai brings you 50 original recipes of Indian classics with a modern twist. Rachel, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, uses international techniques to create luscious delicacies. Now, she shares her techniques, flavours and designs that are almost too pretty to eat, in a cookbook for ambitious home chefs.

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For non fiction November, we urge you to pick up Tilak Devasher's third book in the Pakistan series. Balochistan, Pakistan‘s largest province, is a complex region fraught with conflict and hostility, ranging from an enduring insurgency and sectarian violence to terror strikes and appalling human rights violations. In his third book on Pakistan, Tilak Devasher analyses why Balochistan is such a festering sore for Pakistan.

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A building collapses in Mumbai. In the debris is a man who is mumbling something in delirium. It appears that he is passing on the real-time movements of a young Muslim couple. Elsewhere, a young intelligence agent is assigned to shadow two terror suspects. Taking up a slice of recent history, the novel glares at the entire system – not just politicians, the bureaucracy, the police and lackeys, but also the good folks.

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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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JCB WINNER 2019. In the wake of her mother‘s death, Shalini, a privileged, naive and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote village in Kashmir. Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to track him down.

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Sara | Shashi Warrier
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Junaid, chef and restaurateur, has much to live up to as the grandson of the famous Junaid of Fatehgarh, whose secret recipe he is entrusted with. His world is changed forever when he falls in love with Alice Munro, whose great-grandmother‘s diaries reveal the unimaginable – that Junaid‘s grandfather built his family‘s fortunes with an act of treachery. Poignant and powerful, Sara is an unforgettable story of hope and loss.

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For your non fiction November, we bring you a fascinating collection of long-form interviews, this book contains the thoughts and ideas of leaders who are constantly bringing change not just in India but across the world. The interviews include that of Ratan Tata, A.R Rahman, Amartya Sen, Salman Rushdie and many more bold personalities.

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Antara has never understood her mother Tara‘s decisions – walking out on her marriage to follow a guru, living on the streets like a beggar, shacking up with an unknown artist, rebelling against society‘s expectations … But when Tara starts losing her memory, Antara searches for a way to make peace with their shared past, a past that haunts them both.

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This is not a self-help book. It‘s a book that tells us what not to do, what to remember and what to forget. From being a mother to lessons learnt from our own mothers; managing money to marriage; coping with pain and anger to taking ownership of our health and growing old, Kaveree Bamzai, first woman editor of one of India‘s largest newsmagazines, a wife, and mother of two boys and two dogs, tells us how to live a guilt-free life.

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The year was 1991. Vivek was eight. He realized he was gay. Only he didn‘t: he just figured that he wanted to be different. And that he was in love – for want of a better word – with Deepak, his best friend. Funny, poignant, heartwarming and heart-breaking all at once, this is a memoir of growing up gay in India in the 1990s, with Bollywood, books, and the Bombay sea for company.

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The Forgotten Few is the first contemporary attempt to produce a historical narrative of the nation‘s contribution, specifically to the Air Force component, of World War II, which was an important part of our journey to Independence and national identity. Close to three million Indians served in uniform during the War.