A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine p..
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War i..
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, traveling the equivalent of a lap around the earth. Democracy on the Road ..
Annihilation of caste is an undelivered speech by Dr. B.R.Ambedkar which he later self-published in 1936. The subject of the speech was based on the harmful effects of casteism in the Hindu society. It was written to be used as the presidential address for the Jat-Pat Todak Mandal annual conference,..
A motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts is sailing down the Hooghly aboard the Ibis on its way to Mauritius. As they journey across the Indian Ocean old family ties are washed away and they begin to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship brothers who will build new lives for th..
Book of the Year
- The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out and Outlook Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award Ramachandra Guha’s India after Gandhi is a magisterial account of the pains, struggles, humiliations and glories of the world’s largest and leas..
The first Dalit autobiography to be published, Baluta caused a sensation when it first appeared, in Marathi, in 1978. It quickly acquired the status of a classic of modern Indian literature and was also a bestseller in Hindi and other major languages. This is the first time that it has been translat..
There was one partition of the land in 1947. Harsh Mander believes that another partition is underway in our hearts and minds. How much of this culpability lies with ordinary people? What are the responsibilities of a secular government, of a civil society, and of a progressive majority? In Partiti..
Educated is a book that revolves around the importance of education, the book has been awarded ‘Book of the year’ in multiple forums and remains one of the most renowned books of our time. Booklane gives you the opportunity to read this book at the best price with BOOKLANE CHEAPEST TUESDAYS offer. I..
Yashwant Sinha is one of the fiercest, bravest and most well-respected critics of the Narendra Modi government. A former finance minister, he has seen first-hand and steered the country out of several crises, including the East Asian Crisis of 1997 and the sanctions that the US imposed on India in 1..
From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch – ‘Scout’ – returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop o..
Learn about the fascinating life of George Washington in this Level Two I Can Read, complete with historical back matter. The life of George Washington is introduced in this early reader biography. After General Washington led the American colonists to victory in the Revolutionary War, everyone tho..
Why did the gods and the asuras churn the ocean? How did Vishwamitra and Vasishtha become enemies for life? Who brought the heavenly river Ganga down to earth? Why did King Trishanku end up hanging upside down? How did Kacha emerge from his teacher’s stomach? Read the marvellous adventures of gods a..
Gandhi Before India, available in hardcover, is a book about the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is considered as the Father of the Nation in India. It speaks about the stories of his life that are not widely known, but which played an important role in shaping young Gandhi into a Mahatma. ..
Gandhi lived one of the great 20th-century lives. He inspired and enraged, challenged and delighted millions of men and women around the world. He lived almost entirely in the shadow of the British Raj, which for much of his life seemed a permanent fact, but which he did more than anyone else to bri..
Plassey-Partition-After-History-Modern is ideal for UPSC aspirants. The Battle of Plassey is said to be one the pivotal point in deciding the fate of India as the battle proved East India company as victorious and displayed the weakness and lack of unity among Indian rulers. Thus this decisive battl..
The Partition of 1947 has influenced the works of an entire generation of writers, and continues to do so. Gulzar witnessed the horrors of Partition first-hand and it is a theme that he has gone back to again and again in his writings. Footprints on Zero Line brings together a collection of his fine..
Rafah, a town at the southernmost tip of the Gaza Strip, is a squalid place. Raw concrete buildings front rubbish-strewn alleys. The narrow streets are crowded with young children and unemployed men. Situated on the border with Egypt, swaths of Rafah have been reduced to rubble. Rafah is today and h..
One anonymous football fan. 18.6 million confidential documents. This is the explosive story of the biggest leak in sporting history – and the shady underworld of modern football. In 2016, a whistle-blower known only as ‘John’ started to leak a treasure trove of top-secret files to German newspap..
A stunning new classic from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo for readers of 9+, in the vein of private peaceful and the butterfly lion
This is a landmark new novel from the nation’s favourite storyteller, set in the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2. There, a youn..