Fiction

Noon Tide Toll: Romesh Gunesekera, Rs. 499

Draws an extraordinary portrait of post-war Sri Lanka grappling with the ghosts of its troubled past.

Arena: Simon Scarrow, Rs. 450

Marcus Valerius Pavo has fought for his life before but he’s a novice in the arena. He’s a driven man, with a goal dearer than survival – to avenge his father’s death at the hands of a champion gladiator. Will he live to face his nemesis?

Lost City Of The Templars: Paul Christopher, Rs. 350

The latest rip-roaring adventure thriller features John Holliday and his search for the Templar Order.

The Caravaggio Conspiracy: The Master: The Mystery: The Murders: Alex Connor, Rs. 350

Two bodies are found in a London art gallery. They are twin brothers - successful art dealers - their brutal murder linked to the mysterious disappearance of two paintings by the master Caravaggio.

Art expert Gil Eckhart is called upon to solve the crime.

Virgin Gingelly: V. Sanjay Kumar, Rs. 499

Set in a modern middle-class, housing-cooperative in Chennai, this gritty and humorous narrative tackles the simple conundrum of being and belonging.

Non-fiction

Ambedkar: Awakening India’s Social Conscience: Narendra Jadhav, Rs. 595

This biography incorporates all of Dr. Ambedkar’s writings and his most important speeches.

Capital: A Portrait Of Twenty First Century Delhi: Rana Dasgupta, Rs. 799

Rana Dasgupta shows us the transformation of the capital city through the eyes of its people.

Killing Jesus: A History: Bill O'Reily, Rs. 599

Recounts the seismic political and historical events that made Jesus’ death inevitable.

Ping-Pong Diplomacy: Ivor Montagu And The Astonishing Story Behind The Game That Changed The World: Nicholas Griffin, Rs. 599

The story of how sports was manipulated at the highest levels; how the Chinese government helped cover up the death of 36 million peasants by holding the World Table Tennis Championships during the Great Famine.

India 2014: Government Of India: Rs. 350

The book deals with all aspects of development, from rural to urban, industry to infrastructure, science and technology, art and culture, economy, health, defence, education and mass communication.

Source: Modern Book Centre

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