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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Author: Stephen Hawking Publisher: John Murray (17 October 2018) (Hardcover: 256 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1473695986)) The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of a brief history of time and arguably the most famous…

Seekers of the Naked Truth

Author: Paul LeValley Publisher: Motilal Banarasidass Publishers (Pp 464, ISBN 978-81-208-4169-7, Rs 1000) The Gymnosophists were a small religious group in India. They lasted only two centuries. But in their last days, they happened to…

After Yesterday and Other Stories

Author: Appadurai Muttulingam Translator: Padma Narayanan Publisher: Ratna Books (Pp 202, ISBN 978-93-86600-45-5, Rs 299) Here is another literary marvel from Ratna Books. These stories were originally written in Tamil. They are serious but…

Claudia

Author: Sophia Lorena Benjamin Publisher: Olive Turtle, an imprint of Niyogi Books (Pp 252, ISBN 978-93-86906-29-8, Rs 395) Set in 1961, Claudia is a young girl, who lives in Goa, which was then a part of Portugal. Claudia falls for her…

Screwed

Author: Varun Singh Publisher: Diamond Books (Pp 186, ISBN 978-93-5296-185-6, Rs 195) The book is a look at the corporate culture where people just want to rise high, they have no emotions and they can go to any extent to get things done…

Miracles of Yantra

Author: P Khurrana Publisher: Teenage Publishers (Pp 192, ISBN 978-93-85385438, Rs 299) The author P. Khurrana has been pursuing the study of Yantra-Mantra-Tantra since the age of 18. In this book, he has written about the power and…

On the Road to Tarascon

Author: Arnab Nandy Publisher: Olive Turtle, an imprint of Niyogi Books (Pp 208, ISBN 978-93-86906-15-1, Rs 350) Painting number #395, better known as Van Gogh’s masterpiece ‘The painter on the road to Tarascon’(1888), was believed to be…

On a River’s Bank

Author: A Madhavan Translator: M Vijayalakshmi Publisher: Ratna Books (Pp 140, ISBN 978-93-86600-55-4, Rs 249) A story of ordinary people told in an extraordinary manner - that’s the beauty of this novel. Published originally in 1974 in…

After Yesterday and Other Stories

Author: Appadurai Muttulingam Translator: Padma Narayanan (Pp 200, ISBN 978-93-86600-45-5, Rs 299) This timeless collection of stories are beautifully crafted, sometimes funny, sometimes charming, showcasing the myriad realities of human…