Friday, February 22, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

Their Language of Love
By - Bapsi Sidhwa

About the Book :
In this brand new collection of stories, Bapsi Sidhwa returns to chronicling the lives and loves of those on both sides of the Indo-Pak border.
A wife worries for her familys survival during the 1965 Indo-Pakwar. A mother is horrified when she learns that her daughter wants to marry her American boyfriend. An American housewife living in Lahore has a tempestuous affair with a Pakistani minister. An aged matriarch travels to the USA to discover she must confront atraumatic memory from her past.
Finely nuanced, and laced with Sidhwas sharply comic observations, this is a stellar collection of tales from one of the subcontinents most important and beloved writers.

About Author: 
Bapsi Sidhwa is an internationally acclaimed author. Raised in Lahore, Pakistan, she now lives in Houston, Texas. She has written five novels- Ice-Candy-Man, The Pakistani Bride, The Crow Eaters,An American Brat and Water-which have been translated and published in several languages. She has edited City of Sin and Splendour:Writings on Lahore, which was published in 2006.
Among her many honours Sidhwa received the Bunting Fellowship atRadcliffe/Harvard, the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Writers Award,the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistans highest national honour in the arts,and the LiBeraturepreis in Germany and the 2007 Primo MondelloAward in Italy.
 ISBN : 9780670086566                                                                 PRICE : Rs. 499.00 

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Friday, February 15, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK


THE CITY OF DEVI
By : MANIL SURI

About the Book :
A dystopia like no other, Manil Sun i paints a vibrant portrait of an India on the brink of collapse, two figures travelling across the unknown in a world scarily close to the modern day. 
Armed only with a pomegranate, Santa ventures into the empty streets of Mumbai, on the eve of its threatened nuclear annihilation. She is looking for her physicist husband Karun, who has been missing for over a fortnight. She is soon joined on her quest by Jaz cocky, handsome, Muslim, gay, and in search of his own lover. 
Together they traverse the surreal landscape of a dystopia rife with absurdity, and are inexorably drawn to the patron goddess Devi ma, the supposed saviour of the city. Groundbreaking and multilayered, The City of Devi is a fearlessly provocative tale of three individuals balancing on the sharp edge of fate.

About the author :
Manil Suri was born in Bombay in 1959 and is a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has written two novels, The Death of Vishnu and The Age of Shiva. His fiction has been translated into twenty-seven languages, longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award, LA Times Book Award, PEN/Hemingway Award and the W H Smith Literary Award, and has won the McKittrick Prize and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award. He was named by Time magazine as a 'Person to Watch in 2000. He lives in Maryland, USA.
 ISBN : 9789382563099                                                                 PRICE : Rs. 499.00  



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Saturday, February 9, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
By - ROB YEUNG

About the Book
Looking to make a positive change in your life? Maybe you've read a few self-help books and think you know what you need to do -- maybe some positive thinking, making a resolution or simply wishing for happiness? Well, here's some news: none of this is going to help; you simply don't get things in life just by wishing for them. In You Can Change Your Life top psychologist Rob Yeung investigates ways of making change stick. He offers the most up-to-date thinking on the skills, beliefs and methods that will help you to change your life. Rooted in evidence-based research and based on proven strategies and treatments, Rob offers a new perspective and new techniques to enable you to transform your life, or simply work out what's stopping you from achieving your goals. You can lose weight, feel more positive, give up a bad habit, get ahead at work or improve anything about yourself. Whatever you want to achieve, you will feel inspired by the practical advice in this fascination book and be able to tackle change with confidence.

About the Author
Psychologist Rob Yeung, PhD, is a researcher and educator in the areas of human communication, influence and persuasion, and high achievement. He is the author of over a dozen international bestsellers, including Confidence: the power to take control and live the life you want and I is for Influence: The new science of persuasion. As well as teaching at universities and business schools, he is an in-demand expert on television, providing expert comment on programmes ranging from CNN and BBC news to Big Brother. He has written for the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian and has been quoted in publications ranging from Men's Health and Psychologies to the Wall Street Journal.
  ISBN : 9780230763821                                                           PRICE : Rs. 499.00  


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Friday, February 1, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

COSMIC LOVE AND HUMAN APATHY
By- JYOTIRMAYA SHARMA

About the Book:
The truth is rarely simple. The common consensus is that Swami Vivekananda, as Sri Ramakrishna's chosen disciple, spread his master's message across the world. The fact, though, is that after Ramakrishna's death in 1886, Vivekananda not only shifted the devotional emphasis of the new monastic order from Kali to Shiva, he also embraced a world far removed from Ramakrishna's. Cosmic Love and Human Apathy is the story of this rupture. Integral to the tale is the issue of Hindu identity. The essays in this volume examine Vivekananda's formulation of Hinduism as religion: the most definitive restatement of Hinduism in modern history. Erudite yet accessible, consistently probing and sceptical of hoary traditions, controversial and thought-provoking, Cosmic Love and Human Apathy is an invaluable addition to the existing scholarship on one of India's greatest religious and social icons.

About the Author :
Jyotirmaya Sharma is professor of political science at the University of Hyderabad, India. Between January and June 2012, he was a Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study. He is currently a Fellow of the Lichtenberg-Kolleg at the Georg-AugustUniversitin Gngen, Germany.
  ISBN : 9789350295649                                                            PRICE : Rs. 499.00   

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