Friday, June 26, 2015

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 26Th June 2015

1984 The Anti Sikh Violence And After
By - Sanjay Suri

About the Book
As a journalist with The Indian Express, Sanjay Suri experienced the horror of the 1984 anti-Sikh violence from close quarters. He was witness to a Congress MP demanding the release of partymen arrested for their involvement in the killings; he had a narrow escape from a politically instigated attack; and he confronted several leaders from the party with hard facts and questions, including Kamal Nath and Rajiv Gandhi. He appeared before the commissions of inquiry to give evidence, but much of what he saw and knew got diluted and reduced to legalese.

About the Author :
Sanjay Suri has been a London-based journalist since 1990. Born in Jalandhar, he has an MA in English Literature from Delhi University and an MSc in social and organizational psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also the author of Brideless in Wembley and Naked Rain and Other Poems.
  ISBN  : 9789351770701              Price : Rs. 499.00  



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Saturday, June 20, 2015

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 19Th June 2015

Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christia
By - E L James 
About the Book
In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world. 
CHRISTIAN GREY exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty – until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him – past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart. 
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him
 About the Author
After twenty-five years working in TV, E L James decided to pursue her childhood dream, and set out to write stories that readers would fall in love with. The result was the sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, a trilogy that went on to sell more than 125 million copies worldwide in 52 languages.
In 2012 E L James was named one of Barbara Walters’s “Ten Most Fascinating People of the Year,” one of Time magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World,” and Publishers Weekly’s “Person of the Year.” Fifty Shades of Grey stayed on the New York Times Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks, and in 2015 the film adaptation – on which James worked as producer - broke box-office records all over the world for Universal Pictures.
E L James lives in West London with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their two sons. She continues to write novels while acting as producer on the upcoming movie versions of Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
    ISBN  : 9781784753252              Price : Rs. 499.00     

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Friday, June 12, 2015

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 12Th June 2015

The Pakistan Paradox
By - Christophe Jaffrelot

About the Book
"The idea of Pakistan stands riddled with tensions.Initiated by a small group of elite Urdu-speaking Muslims who envisioned a unified Islamic state, today Pakistan suffers the divisive forces of various separatist movements and religious fundamentalism. A small entrenched elite continue to dominate the country's corridors of power, and democratic forces and legal institutions remain weak. But despite these seemingly insurmountable problems, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan continues to endure. Pakistan Paradox is the definitive history of democracy in Pakistan, and its survival despite ethnic strife, Islamism and deepseated elitism.

About the Author :
Dr Christophe Jaffrelot is a senior research fellow at CERI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) at Sciences Po (Paris), and research director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), professor of Indian politics and sociology at the King’s India Institute (London) and Global Scholar at Princeton University. He has been visiting professor at Columbia University, Yale and SAIS (Johns Hopkins University). He is a member of the board of Ashoka University. Among his publications are The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics, 1925 to 1990s (1999) and India’s Silent Revolution (2003). He has also co-edited with Laurent Gayer, Muslims in Indian Cities: Trajectories of Marginalization (2012).
ISBN  : 9788184005745           Price : Rs. 799.00

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Friday, June 5, 2015

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 5th June 2015

Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories
By - Mary Higgins Clark
About the Book : 
From the first-ever published story (1956's 'Stowaway'), to classic 'Alvirah and Willy', 'My Gal Sunday' and many more, Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories gives readers the chance to revisit the short story highlights from the prolific 'Queen of Suspense'. As a grand finale to this collection of previously published hits comes a brand-new novella showcasing the dazzling and dangerous world of high fashion in 1970s New York City: 'Death Wears a Beauty Mask'.
When Janice steps off the plane in New York City with her new husband Mike, she can barely contain her excitement knowing Alexandra is waiting at the gate. It's been nearly a year since Janice saw her glamorous, fashion model older sister, whose busy workload even kept her from attending Janice and Mike's wedding.
But when Alexandra doesn't meet them at the airport as promised, Janice begins to worry. Even worse, no one has seen or heard from the beautiful model since she returned from shooting a campaign in Europe for the latest in luxury cosmetics: Beauty Mask.
As Janice and Mike race around New York searching for clues, they are swept into the secretive world of modeling agents, fashion photographers, and high-stakes advertisers who are all as desperate as they are to find Alexandra, and learn the truth behind the Beauty Mask.
About the Author :
Mary Higgins Clark is the author of thirty-one suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, and a memoir. She is the co-author with her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, of five holiday suspense novels.
ISBN  : 9781471143212        Price : Rs. 599.00

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