Thiruvananthapuram Fiction

Bhima: Lone Warrior: M.T. Vasudevan Nair, Rs. 350

Gita Krishnankutty’s translation of the much acclaimed Malayalam novel Randamoozham. A brilliant retelling of the Mahabharata from Bhima’s eyes.

TransAtlantic: Molum Mccann: Rs. 399

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. It weaves together personal stories to explore the fine line between what is real and what is imagined, and the tangled skein of connections that make up our lives.

Valley Of The Templars: Paul Christopher, Rs. 350

Retired Army Ranger John Holliday and his friend Eddie travel to Cuba in search of Eddie’s brother who vanished mysteriously. The duo soon find themselves desperately trying to stop a shocking plot of a secret Templar cabal that has been growing for 500 years.

The Witness: Nora Roberts, Rs. 350

Abigail Lowery witnessed a shocking mafia murder. Narrowly escaping with her life, she was forced to leave her old identity behind for good. Fifteen years later Abigail is still hiding from the world.

Sidney Sheldon’s The Tides of Memory: Tilly Bagshawe, Rs. 299

How far would you go to protect the ones you love? On the surface the De Vere family appear to have it all. But beneath the gilded facade and the family's apparently watertight bonds with one another, lie many secrets, some of them deadly.

Non-fiction

My Journey: Transforming Dreams Into Actions: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Rs. 195

From a small boy growing up in Rameswaram, to becoming the country’s eleventh President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s life has been a tale of extraordinary determination, courage, perseverance and the desire to excel. In this series of anecdotes and profiles, Dr. Kalam looks back on key moments in his past.

Killing Us Softly: The Sense And Nonsense Of Alternative Medicine: Dr. Paul Offit, Rs. 350

Using dramatic real-life stories, the author separates the sense from the nonsense

10 Judgements That Changed India: Zia Mody, Rs. 399

Here are 10 of the Supreme Court's pivotal judgements that have transformed Indian democracy and redefined our daily lives. Exploring vital themes such as custodial deaths, reservation and environmental jurisprudence, this book contextualises the judgements, explains key concepts and maps their impact.

India Disasters Report II: Redefining Disasters: S. Parasuraman/Oxford, Rs. 575

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this report asserts the need to link natural systems, social systems and technological limitations to devise policies and action plans for disaster prevention, relief operations and environmentally inclusive development.

Meena Kumari: The Classic Biography: Vinod Mehta, Rs. 350

The riveting account of Meena Kumari’s life begins with her death, weeks after the release of her swansong Pakeezah. The author goes back in time to Meetawala Chawl in Dadar East, Mumbai, where the actress was born and to the flats and mansions she lived in, the studios where she worked, the hospital where she died and the cemetery she was cremated in. Having never met the star, Mehta talks to all those who were close to her to create a complex portrait of a woman who carefully cultivated the image of someone unfairly exploited and betrayed by her lovers and lady luck. It was a picture that blended with her on-screen persona.

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