Born in the United States into a secularized Hindu family, Amit Majmudar puzzled over the many religious traditions on offer and found that the Bhagavad-Gita had much to teach him with its "song of multiplicities." Chief among them is that "its own assertions aren't as important as the relationships..
I want to give this book to the people I love, and say to them, memorize this, never forget. - Jeet Thayil Each poem promises the sharpness of broken sea-shells, the smell of brine. In this collection, Tishani Doshi inhabits the different homes: her childhood, the body, cities that were passed throu..
This is a book of pictures. Of a park bench and a prescription. And a toothbrush in a mug. It's got half-lit cigarettes and broken geysers. And a cute apartment in Prague. There's a fortune cookie, some pigeons in cages and stars tumbling from the sky. There's the usual traffic, a digital wristwatc..
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..
Saadat Hasan Manto has a good claim to be considered the greatest South Asian writer of the 20th century… [He] incarnated the exuberance, the madness, the alcoholic delirium of his time…’—Suketu Mehta, The New York Times This remarkable anthology brings together stories about Saadat Hasan Manto, es..
From the international bestselling creator of Lost Ocean comes a beautiful new colouring book that takes you on a wondrous expedition through the jungle. Follow ink evangelist and queen of adult colouring, Johanna Basford down an inky trail through Magical Jungle and discover a forgotten world of ..
In late l991 and early 1992, at the time of the first Intifada, Joe Sacco spent two months with the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, travelling and taking notes. Upon returning to the United States he started writing and drawing Palestine, which combines the techniques of eyewitness rep..
Michael Jackson: provocateur, icon, enigma. Who was he, really? And how does his spectacular rise, his catastrophic fall, reflect upon those who made him, those who broke him, and those who loved him? Almost ten years on from Jackson's untimely death, here is Margo Jefferson's definitive and dazzlin..
David Ogilvy is remembered as one of the most influential and iconic admen of all time. His bestselling book Ogilvy on advertising gave no-nonsense, essential advice to those in marketing, PR, advertising and other related industries wanting to improve their success rate. It has become the industry ..
Who really is A.R. Rahman? We know the music. But do we know the man? For the first time, a nation's pride--winner of National Film awards, Oscars, Grammys and hearts--opens up about his philosophies: hope, perseverance, positivity and love. From his early days as a composer of advertisement jingles..
How can you relax when your brain is in overdrive? Inspired by Aztec patterns and motifs, the 70 intricate designs in this collection will bring you calm and relaxation. Simply reach for your colouring pencils and get started. As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find yo..
Exiled by Duke Fredrick, who has seized her father’s throne, the witty and vivacious Rosalind disguises herself as a shepherd and flees to the Forest of Arden where her father now lives along with her cousin Celia and the court jester Touchstone.
Banished by his jealous older brother, the humble and..
A tragedy of doomed love between an Egyptian queen and a ruler of Rome, William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra is edited by Emrys Jones with an introduction by René Weis in Penguin Shakespeare. 'Eternity was in our lips and eyes, Bliss in our brows' bent' A battle-hardened soldier, Antony is one..
Karan Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit, and outspokenness, which sometimes inadvertently creates controversy and makes headlines. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved Bollywood film director, producer, actor, and discoverer of new talent. With his flagship Dharma..
The script for the stage production of the bestselling Khaled Hosseini novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, as adapted by playwright Ursula Rani Sarma. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, ..
“i don’t want realism. i want magic!”Blanche DuBois—the insecure, promiscuous, archetypal Southern belle—has lost her ancestral estate. But she hasn’t lost her pretence. Penniless, she comes to stay with her sister and barbaric brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski. Contemptuous of their two-..
When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that change..
“And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.”
In the kingdom of Athens, Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius loves Hermia; and Hermia loves Lysander who loves her too. But since Hermia’s father wants Demetrius as his son-in-law, the lovers elope to the forest, only..
Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala', the first modern Hindi poet of India, is all of sixteen and not conversant with the Khari Boli Hindi of the litterateurs yet when his father gets him married and sends him off to his in-laws' in Dalmau to fetch his bride. There he meets a strange man called Kulli Bhaat w..
Acknowledging courtesans or tawaifs as central to popular Hindi cinema, Dancing with the Nation is the first book to show how the figure of the courtesan shapes the Indian erotic, political and religious imagination. Historically, courtesans existed outside the conventional patriarchal family and ca..