Fiction

The Lowland: Jhumpa Lahiri: Rs. 499

Shifting among the points of view of a wide range of richly drawn characters, it is at once a page-turner and a work of great beauty and complex emotion. Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, 2013.

Shadow Play: Shashi Deshpande: Rs. 495

Filled with a memorable cast of characters, it also tells the story of Kasturi, trying to find understanding and peace after enduring extreme cruelty and heartbreak.

The Testament Of Mary: Colm Toibin, Rs. 350

In a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, it narrates the tale of a cataclysmic event that led to an over-powering grief. Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2013.

Unexploded: Alison Macleod, Rs. 699

With exquisitely researched and rendered detail, the author plunges us into the panic and paranoia of war, fusing international politics, national politics and family politics in her powerful study of hypocrisy, oppression, cultural misunderstanding and desire. Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2013.

Never Go Back: Lee Child, Rs. 599

Latest book in the Jack Reacher series. Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, the author puts Reacher through his paces and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his un-tethered life on the open road.

Non-fiction

On a Clear Day You Can See India: The Little World Of The District Official In India’s North East: C. Balagopal: Rs. 299

Using notes and diaries from his days as an IAS officer, the author presents a collection of anecdotes from his brief sojourn in Manipur nearly three decades ago.

Degree Coffee By The Yard: A Short Biography Of Madras: Nirmala Lakshman, Rs. 295

This is a tale of two cities – Madras and Chennai. In this book, the author braids together the essential aspects of Madras and Chennai to give us an exquisite portrait of the iconic city. Sharply observed, yet meditative and personal, the book brings the city to rare and refreshing life.

Anti-Judaism: The History Of A Way Of Thinking: David Nirenberg, Rs. 1, 599

Tracing history, ranging from antiquity to the present, it reveals anti-Judaism to be a mode of thought embedded in the Western tradition.

Reading New India: Post-Millennial Indian Fiction In English: E. Dawson Varughese, Rs. 799

Exploring the work of writers such as Aravind Adiga, Usha K. R. and Taseer, the book looks at how the ‘new’ India has been recreated and defined in a language that is now reaching a global audience.

History As Site Of Struggle: Essays On History Culture And Politics: K. N. Panikkar, Rs 1,200

This valuable collection of essays chronicles contemporary South Asia as it has unfolded in the last three decades.

Source: Modern Book Centre

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