Fiction

The Original of Laura: A novel in fragments: Vladimir Nabokov, Rs.699

Narrates the tale of Philip Wild, who is married to a promiscuous woman and whose meditations concern the nature of death.

Pirate Latitudes: A Novel: Michael Crichton, Rs. 250

An irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World; a classic story of treasure and betrayal.

Kissing Alice: Jacqueline Yallop, Rs. 450

A remarkable and haunting first novel of family, love and loss set against

twentieth-century English life.

Death of a Moneylender: Kota Neelima, RS.295

Falak, a young journalist from Delhi, is assigned to a remote village in south central India where a moneylender is found murdered and the villagers united against injustice.

A Change in Altitude: Anita Shreve, Rs. 495

Shreve transports us to the exotic panoramas of Africa and into

the core of our most intimate relationships.

Ghalib at Dusk and Other Stories: Nighat M. Gandhi, Rs.200 Nighat Gandhi’s collection of stories travel through the Indian subcontinent, following a definite timeline, much like her own journey.

NON-FICTION

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone: Eduardo Galeano, Rs. 599

A kaleidoscopic history of human adventure, told backward, forward, and sideways, through the past, the present and the future.

First as Tragedy, Then as Farce: Slavoj Zizek, Rs. 200

Marx argued that history repeats itself ‘occurring first as tragedy and the second time as farce’ and Zizek following Herbert Marcuse, notes that the repetition as farce can be even more terrifying than the original tragedy.

Correspondence: Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein: Laurence (Ed.), Rs.850

Picasso and Stein’s correspondence extends across a time of extraordinary social and political change, between 1906 and 1944, specifically from the Belle Époque to the German Occupation of France in the Second World War. Translated from French by Lorna Scott Fox.

The poetics of lists runs throughout the history of art and literature.

Torture and the war on terror: Tzvetan Todorov, Rs.395

Todorov argues that the use of the terms ‘war’ and ‘terror’ dehumanise the enemy and permit treatment that would otherwise be impermissible. He examines the implications and corrupting impact of the attempt to impose ‘good’ through violence and the attempt to spread democratic values by unethical means. Translated by Gila Walker with Photographs by Ryan Lobo.

Grotowski’s Empty Room: A Challenge to the Theatre: Paul Allain (Ed.), Rs.695

The essays in this book analyse how Grotowski’s explorations in the theatre continue to challenge dramatists and directors with special insight on how theatre scholars and practitioners can further Grotowski’s work and how his legacy will be developed in the theatre.

The Idea of Communism: Tariq Ali, Rs.350

In this thought-provoking re-evaluation, Ali argues that a new form of socialism and global planning is vital to save the planet from capitalist and environmental degradation.

The Cuban Drumbeat: Piero Gleijeses, Rs.350

Reflecting on Cuba’s foreign policy – both its meaning and its legacy – and how Cuba has adjusted to a world dominated by the United States, Gleijeses asserts that it has been a policy without equal in modern times.

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