Man-Eaters of Kumaon is a book about wildlife and the human-animal conflict more than a century ago, when the scales were less heavily tipped in favour of mankind.
Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star is a biography of the gentleman actor of Indian cinema, the voice of one of the most iconic lines ever spoken:”Mere pass Maa hain.”
I, the Salt Doll is a memoir by Vandana Mishra, born in 1930s Mumbai, who lived in the city all her life, first as a schoolgirl in Girgaon, then as a theatre actress, then a homemaker and mother, and then once again as a theatre star. Translated by Jerry Pinto.
Four Kings and Queens of India have their lives told in an engaging manner that is sure to appeal to kids who are just starting to appreciate history.
The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told contains 21 short stories spanning more than a century of Bengali fiction. Whether these are the ‘greatest Bengali stories ever’, however, is a question with no easy answer.
Go watch the movie The Man Who Knew Infinity if you must – it’s sure to be at least as entertaining as The Imitation Game or A Beautiful Mind. But do read the book – you won’t regret it, and it’s likely to stay with you long after the popcorn is over.
The Sialkot Saga by Ashwin Sanghi is very much like the Amul ice-cream cone most of us love. We relish the flavoured ice cream on the top. But what we really want is to get to the solid chocolatey bottom. Does The Sialkot Saga deliver?
A children’s grammar book disguised as a story book… or the other way around! Squiggle is a doodle. She falls into a dictionary, meets a grammatically-challenged doodle called Doodle Dude, and proceeds to teach him to speak correct English.
Parenting in the Age of Facebook is about how the average hapless parent can pretend to be on top of this whole information-at-the-touch-of-a-button thing. How they can avoid their net-savvy offspring’s pity/scorn/amazement/ridicule when those little snots realise that they themselves are way ahead than their parents.
Publisher: Random House India
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I recommend this book for readers who are keen on knowing how man and nature are always in conflict, and how people who genuinely want to help find it difficult to do so.