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..
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..
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..
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..
In this dazzling book of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few will have the chance to see for themselves. Shot by some of the world's finest photographers, Rarely Seen features striking images of places, events, natural phenomena, and manmade heirlooms seldom seen by human ey..
Hysterical historical comedy from the author of the award-winning and bestselling Mr Gum. Perfect for 7+ readers and fans of
Horrible Histories, Roald Dahl and David Walliams.
Time travel through the funniest and most mad moments in history, from the stone age to a million years in the future, all s..
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate.When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and ..
Brandon Webb has run life-threatening missions in the world's worst trouble spots, whether that meant jumping out of airplanes, taking down hostile ships on the open sea, or rolling prisoners in the dead of night in the mountains of Afghanistan. As a Navy SEAL, he learned how to manage the natural i..
Man's Search for Meaning was first published in 1946. Victor Frankl was a leading psychologist in Vienna when he was arrested for being a Jew during the Nazi regime. He survived holocaust and used his experiences to write this book. He propounded the theory that it is Man's constant search for meani..
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go In his highly acclaimed debut, Kazuo Ishiguro tells the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. Retreating into the past, she finds herself reliv..
Susanna Weber's dress shop stands in the picturesque Madensky Square, a quiet little world of its own, nestled in the heart of glittering pre-war Vienna.As the winter of 1910 unfurls into spring, Susanna starts a journal about life in the Square, about the buildings and their colourful inhabitants. ..
Based on Brad Meltzer's series about historical figures from Martin Luther King Jr. to Sacagawea, this activity book features favorites from the Ordinary People Change the World series. Learn new facts, test your knowledge and go head-to-head with history's greatest minds -- all with the beautiful a..