BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 23RD, FEBRUARY, 2019

Mother India
By - Tova Reich 
About the Book 
‘Nobody comes to India and is not in some way changed...’ Meena, a jewish-american lesbian who has claimed India as her home, takes us into a darkly comic universe populated by three generations of women along with other family members, as well as by the Indians whose world they seek to penetrate. There is meena’s religiously observant mother, M A, whose desire to remove herself from the wheel of life plays out in a faulknerian funeral procession and cremation on the banks of the Ganga; meena’s daughter, Maya, a misunderstood child coming of age in an emotionally treacherous household; her ex-wife, Geeta, a privileged and hedonistic Indian woman who enters their world with devastating consequences; meena’s twin brother, shmelke, a charismatic rabbi turned Guru and international fugitive; and the Indian servant, man I ka, whose loyalty to the family both sustains and shackles them. Universal yet intimate, brutal yet tender, satirical yet sympathetic, mother India is tova reich’s most poignant and astonishing novel yet.
About the Author
TOVA REICH is the author of the novels One Hundred Philistine Foreskins, My Holocaust, The Jewish War, Master of the Return and Mara. Her stories, reviews, and other writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Atlantic, Ploughshares and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, the Edward Lewis Wallant Book Award, as well as other prizes. She lives on the fringe of Washington, DC.
ISBN :9789386215833  Price : Rs. 599.00
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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 16Th FEBUARY, 2019

Jallianwala Bagh
An Empire of Fear and the Making of the Amritsar Massacre
By - Kim A. Wagner 
About the Book
The Amritsar Massacre of 1919 was a seminal moment in the history of the Indo-British encounter, and it had a profound impact on the colonial relationship between the two countries. In this dramatic telling, which takes the perspectives of ordinary people into account, the event and its aftermath are strikingly detailed. Wagner argues that General Dyer's order to open fire at Jallianwalla Bagh was an act of fear and its consequences for the Indian freedom struggle were profound. Situating the massacre within the 'deep' context of British colonial mentality and the local dynamics of Indian nationalism, Wagner provides a genuinely nuanced approach to the bloody history of the British Empire.
About the Author
Kim A. Wagner teaches global and British imperial history at Queen Mary, University of London. His books include The Skull of Alum Bheg, The Great Fear of 1857, and Thuggee.
ISBN : 9780670092185   
Price : Rs. 599.00
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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY, 2019

Questioning Paradigms, 
Constructing Histories
By - Kumkum Roy & Naina Dayal 
About the Book
During the course of a long and distinguished career, historian and public intellectual, Romila Thapar has produced a unique body of work. Her original and path-breaking commentaries and essays on ancient Indian history, along with her incisive writings on culture, society, archaeology, philosophy, classical literature and education have inspired a growing number of historians, scholars, public intellectuals and ordinary people alike. In this Festschrift, Romila Thapar’s students and colleagues from across the world celebrate her contributions by applying her methods and insights to a range of historical, philosophical, sociological and cultural questions. Questioning paradigms, constructing histories aims to bring Romila Thapar and her pioneering work to the attention of a wider audience. According to Romila Thapar: ‘...An enquiry should begin with a question... The question may be something quite simple, the answer to which will further qualify what you are saying. Or it may be a question that gives you the possibility of looking at the event or the person in history from different points of view. And that one question then leads to other questions that reflect these different points of view. So I would say that the fundamental approach to any piece of research or what one is working on grows out of a question.’ The book is divided into five parts—‘political processes’, ‘The symbolic and the social’, ‘historical consciousness and reconstructions’, ‘looking beyond India’, ‘The past and the present: dialogues and debates’. each part focuses on a br>Theme that Romila Thapar has worked on and topics that she has returned to time and again. Together, they showcase her exceptional achievements as one among the best historians of our time.
About the Author
KUMKUM ROY teaches ancient Indian social history at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her publications include The Emergence of Monarchy in North India (1994) and The Power of Gender and the Gender of Power (2010). She is interested in gender, political institutions, histories of marginalized groups as well as in pedagogical issues pertaining to the teaching of history, and has worked with teams involved in the production of school textbooks at the state and national level. Naina Dayal teaches history at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. Her research interests include the period c.320 bce–300 ce, during which the Sanskrit Ramayana and Mahabharata took shape.
ISBN : 9789388292344  
Price : Rs. 999.00
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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 02Nd FEBRUARY, 2019

Democracy on the Road
By - Ruchir Sharma

About the Book
On the eve of a landmark general election, Ruchir Sharma offers an unrivalled portrait of how India and its democracy work, drawn from his two decades on the road chasing election campaigns across every major state, travelling the equivalent of a lap around the earth. Democracy on the Road takes readers on a rollicking ride with Ruchir and his merry band of fellow writers as they talk to farmers, shopkeepers and CEOs from Rajasthan to Tamil Nadu, and interview leaders from Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi.
No book has traced the arc of modern India by taking readers so close to the action. Offering an intimate view inside the lives and minds of India's political giants and its people, Sharma explains how the complex forces of family, caste and community, economics and development, money and corruption, Bollywood and Godmen, have conspired to elect and topple Indian leaders since Indira Gandhi. The ultimately encouraging message of Ruchir's travels is that, while democracy is retreating in many parts of the world, it is thriving in India.

About the Author
For many years Ruchir Sharma's writing has drawn on his travels as a global investor, which take him to a different emerging nation every month. Now a contributing writer at the New York Times, his columns
and essays have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Times of India, and many other publications, both global and Indian. His earlier books, The Rise and Fall of Nations
(2016) and Breakout Nations (2012), both became international bestsellers. In Democracy on the Road, Ruchir brings readers along on his travels through India, where he follows at least one big election every year.
ISBN :9780670092208  Price : Rs.699.00
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