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Publishers on Publishing

Author: Nitasha Devasar Publisher: All About Book Publishing (Pp 304, ISBN 978-81-936594-0-3, Rs 450) Publishing generally, and Indian publishing, in particular has fascinated me ever since I worked in a publishing company as an editor in…

It’s All About Etiquettes

Author: Sanjay Rajpal, Publisher: Zorba Books (Pp 180, ISBN 978-93-8745-646-4, 299) When I first looked at the cover of the book, I was little confused. When I flipped the book, then I could read the title ‘It’s All About Etiquettes.’…

Gauri

Author: Smriti Sekhar, Publisher: Moonlight Books, (Pp 206, ISBN: 978-8193683903, Rs 260) In a time and place, when girls weren't thought worthy of opinions, a certain girl develops a political one. This book is about a village girl named…

Invisible Walls

Author: Chandrika Balan, Publisher: Thornbird, An imprint of Niyogi Books (Pp 128, ISBN 978-93-86906-32-8, Rs 250) Invisible Walls is about two women, Aparna and Kamala, whose lives run in parallel, though they do not know each other.…

Two Sisters

Author: RabindranathTagore Translator: Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee (Pp 79, ISBN 978-93-86906-66-3, Rs 150) When there is a book by Tagore, it is sure to touch the reader profoundly. The storyline, the characters and the situations are so…

The Black Princess

Author: Maggie Voysey Paun, Publisher: Moonlight Publishers (Pp 326, ISBN 978-81-9363-136-2, Rs 350) The Black Princess is based on a true story. The book is about Helena Bennett, who lives alone in the remote Sussex countryside. Her…

Aritrika

Author: Dr Molishree, Publisher: Marigold Publications, New Delhi (Pp 310, ISBN 9788193732304, Rs 500) Aritrika is a debut novel by Dr. Molishree, an Indian Economic service (IES) Officer. The novel is about love, which is unconditional,…

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…