A Suitable Boy
Classic Feluda 2
For readers who enjoyed the adventures of Feluda in Classic Feluda 1, this second omnibus volume holds more delights. Accompanied by his cousin Topshe and the bumbling crime writer Lalmohan Ganguly (Jatayu), Feluda travels from Puri to Kedarnath, from Kathmandu to London in his pursuit of culprits; he tracks down Napoleon’s last letter, a forgotten painting by Tintoretto and a stolen manuscript.
The House of Death, The Criminals of Kathmandu, Tintoretto’s Jesus, The Mystery of the Pink Pearl and fifteen other stories
Translated from the Bengali by Gopa Majumdar
Classic Feluda 1
This omnibus edition features the ever-popular adventures of Satyajit Ray’s enduring creation, the professional sleuth Pradosh C. Mitter (Feluda). In his escapades, Feluda is accompanied by his cousin Topshe and the bumbling crime writer Lalmohan Ganguly (Jatayu). From Jaisalmer to Simla, from the Ellora Caves to Varanasi, the trio traverse fascinating locales to unravel one devious crime after another.
The Emperor’s Ring, The Golden Fortress, A Killer in Kailash, The Royal Bengal Mystery, The Mystery of the Elephant God, The Bandits of Bombay and ten other stories
Translated from the Bengali by Gopa Majumdar
It’s a City-showman’s Show!
Sub title: Transcendental Songs of Anandghan
The seventeenth-century ascetic Ānandghan (Cloud of Bliss) is one of the outstanding poets of Jain vernacular literature. His transcendental songs have been popular for over three centuries and remain part of the Jain devotional canon even today.
Ānandghan's songs—which even inspired Mahatma Gandhi—are not restricted to Jain themes alone, but illuminate how religious differences are superficial in comparison to the inner experience of the Self. The poet’s use of striking and fresh imagery vividly conjures the world of seventeenth-century India even as he persuades listeners to grasp the transcendental dimensions of their lives within the everyday struggles of material existence. This rigorous new translation mirrors the raw immediacy of Ānandghan’s songs and highlights their universal appeal.
Sub title: Diary of a Tamil Tiger
“The child you threatened once, the young shoot you stepped on, the Tamil you teased, is standing with a gun in front of you.”
This short diary was recovered from Malaravan’s kit after he was killed in action in 1992, when barely twenty. In it, he recounts his unit’s journey to Maankulam, the island’s granary, to fight a critical battle where they routed the Lankan military. The LTTE’s planning and tactics, the fervour and camaraderie of the young Tigers, and the actual combat are minutely chronicled. As a foil to the violence, Malaravan brings out the beauty of the Tamil forest and countryside and the humanity and support of the common people for them, despite their suffering under army rule.
Living Easy with Diabetes
Sub title: The Ultimate Handbook
Why did I get diabetes?
Can diabetes make me go blind?
Are diabetic men more likely to be impotent?
Should I inject U/40 insulin with a U/100 syringe?
Can I travel if I have diabetes?
Should I tell my boss of my condition?
India is hurtling away to reach the 100-million-diabetics mark by 2030. This means that you and your family are at serious risk of developing diabetes. And once you get it, there is no getting away.
Living Easy with Diabetes: The Ultimate Handbook is your must-have guide to managing this malaise. Packed with insights from a seasoned diabetologist and diabetes educator, it answers your technical and practical questions; explains symptoms, complications and control methods; and inspires you to lead a healthy, happy life by keeping diabetes at bay.
Covering the A–Z of diabetes—from planning meals to planning pregnancies, from regulating blood sugar to injecting insulin painlessly—Living Easy with Diabetes is an indispensable resource for diabetics and caregivers.
The Way of the Knife
The Untold Story of USA's secret War The Way of the Knife is the untold story of how the USA has been waging a new kind of war across the world against Islamic extremism. It is a shadow war that is spreading from Pakistan and Afghanistan into Yemen and Africa, where the next phase of battle has begun. The CIA today has become, more than ever, a paramilitary agency, ordered by the White House to kill off its enemies. It is increasingly using private security firms and drones to conduct proxy killings and Pakistan is the most prominent battlefield for this secret army to conduct its war. In The Way of the Knife, Mark Mazzetti tells this incredible story tracking an astonishing cast of characters. Here are ISI chiefs deadlocked against CIA officers, Islamic terrorists playing double games, and bitter rivalries between the CIA, the Pentagon and the White House. Superbly reported and rivetingly told, The Way of the Knife is an absolute revelation.
Sub title: Fifty Years of Reporting South Asia
Foreign correspondents travel the world, report on people and events and have hundreds of thousands (in some cases millions) of readers or viewers. South Asia is an especially favoured assignment because of the immensity of the story. It is a place where politics and major events unfold on the streets, not just in closed rooms. This book, with its collection of reportage, comment and photographs, reflects this story. It does not seek to cover every event in the decades since 1947, but focuses instead on good writing and historic moments that give a picture of how foreign correspondents have covered the region.
The collection includes articles and photographs on subjects as diverse as tiger hunts, religious fanaticism and the Indian enthusiasm for P.G. Wodehouse. Peter Kann’s Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the fall of Dacca in 1971 and Barbara Crosette’s eyewitness report of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination are two justly celebrated pieces, but all the contributions bring to life the subcontinent’s recent—and dramatic—histories.
Today, while e-mail and mobile phones allow events to be relayed almost as they happen, foreign correspondents still undertake in-depth reportage, which may involve weeks of research and travel. The job can also be dangerous, even life-threatening. The collection includes two Wall Street Journal articles by Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and killed by Islamic militants in 2002.
Sub title: Vol. 7
The complete, unabridged Mahabharata!
The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given its formidable length of 80,000 shlokas or couplets. This magnificent 10-volume unabridged translation of the epic is based on the Critical Edition compiled at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.
The seventh volume continues with the account of the war with Karna who is instated as the commander of the Kourava army for two days. After his death, Shalya is the commander for one day. Shalya too dies. Duryodhana meets his death in the hands of Bhima and the great war comes to an end.
Every conceivable human emotion figures in the Mahabharata, the reason why the epic continues to hold sway over our imagination. In this lucid, nuanced and confident translation, Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvellously accessible to contemporary readers
The Man within My Head
Ever since he first read Graham Greene, Pico Iyer has been obsessed by the figure of the writer and by one of the great themes of Greene’s work: what it means to be an outsider. Wherever he has travelled—usually as an outsider himself—Iyer has found reminders of Greene’s life, observed scenes that might have been written by Greene, written stories that recall Greene. Yet, as Iyer recounts the history of his obsession, another phantom image begins to assert itself, one that Iyer had long banished from his inner life—that of his father.
‘A courageous, intriguing book’-- New York Review of Books