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Raja Raja and the Swapped Sacks, Natasha Sharma

Raja Raja, the legendary Chola king in South India has a problem. Someone is sabotaging his trade with the Chinese, and swapping sacks of precious spices , gems and cloth … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Passage to India by E.M.Forster

A Passage to India by E. M .Forster is one of the books on the Time Magazine’s 100 Best  English language novels from 1923 to 2005. Set against the backdrop of the … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

  “Because ultimately only the witness — and not the actors — knows the truth (Vyasa to Draupadi)” What would the Mahabharata be like if told through a woman’s voice? … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ten Kings by Ashok Banker

The Rig Veda, or the Book of Knowledge, is one of the oldest Indian texts. Written in lyrical Sanskrit, the Rig Veda is a compilation of advice and instruction on … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stories Short and Sweet by Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond is a prolific writer, and generations of Indians have grown up reading his books, some of which are also part of the school curriculum. This collection of twelve … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape

  Gordon Ramsay’s most recent TV series Great Escape is a culinary journey around India.  The book by the master chef is an extension of the series. Ramsay was fascinated … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Diwan e Ghalib by Kuldip Salil   Hazaaron Khwahishen Aisi {A Thousand Desires Such} Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe dam nikle Bohat niklay mere armaan, lekin phir bhi kam nikleDaray kyon mera qaatil? … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with Avtar Singh

Avtar Singh is the managing editor of The Indian Quarterly. His new novel, Necropolis is available from HarperCollins. He lives in New Delhi with his wife, son and singing dog. … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Free Thinker’s Prayer Book by Khushwant Singh Khushwant Singh Aleph Book Company 208 pages ” Ahimsa above all; work as worship; honesty; helping people in need;silent charity and respecting and preserving the natural world- my own … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments