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Manik & I

Bijoya Ray, Rs. 699.00

Bijoya, wife and constant companion to Satyajit Ray never felt the urge to write her memoirs, but was persuaded to do so when she was in her eighties. This work brims over with hitherto unknown stories of her life with Satyajit Ray told in candid, vivid detail.

Rajini’s Punchtantra

P. C. Balasubramanian & Raja Krishnamoorthy, Rs. 95.00

Rajnikanth’s punchlines have acquired cult status among his fans as sayings that encapsulate universal truths. In this book the authors demonstrate how Rajni’s most famous punchlines can be adapted to any business or life situations.

India Grows At Night

Gurcharan Das, Rs. 599.00

What India needs is a strong, liberal state. Such a state would have the authority, the author says, to take quick, decisive action and would be accountable to the people.

Iron Fist, Velvet Glove

Mahesh Nair, Rs. 3,500.00

This is a photo journey that provides an insight into the lives of soldiers of the Indian Army. It attempts to showcase the two different and diametrically opposite facets of the soldiers.

History Lessons

Jonathan Gifford,

Rs. 599.00

Leadership is an intensely human activity, and great leadership takes many different forms. This work examines the great leaders of history and asks, “What was it that set them apart and enabled their dramatic successes?”


Upendra Namburi,

Rs. 250.00

In this corporate thriller the author gets us to live and breathe the travails of his main character. Because, what happens to Ravi Shastry, regional head in Imperial Bank could happen to any one of us!

Christian Beginnngs

Geza Vermes, Rs.899.00

With a forensic, brilliant re-examination of all the key surviving texts of early Christianity, the author illuminates the origins of a faith and traces the evolution of the figure of Jesus from a prophet to a mysterious being at the heart of the major new religion.

Theyyam: The Other Gods

Bhawani Cheerath-Rajagopalan & Rajesh Komath,

Rs. 2,995.00

This work journeys through the windward side of the Western Ghats, meetings the performers who keep alive a tradition, the communities that draw strength from the protection of the Theyyams, the dance of the Gods.

The Last Crusade

Nigel Cliff, Rs. 550.00

This is a tale of spies, intrigue, and treachery: of bravado, brinkmanship, and confused, often comical, collisions between cultures encountering one another for the first time.

Mo said he was quirky

James Kelman, Rs. 499.00

Her boyfriend said she was quirky but it was more than that…This is on twenty-four hours in the life of Helen, an ordinary young woman; as ordinary, as unique, as each one of us. Another classic from the 1994 Booker Prize winner.

(Source: Kochi Books, Fort Kochi. Phone: 2218730.

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