Fiction

Way To Go: Upamanyu Chatterjee, Rs. 499

In this powerful, austere prose shot with black humour, Upamanyu Chatterjee has produced an intensely moving examination of family ties and the redemptive power of love, however imperfect, in the midst of death and degeneration.

Bear With Me, Mother: Memoirs and Stories: M.T. Vasudevan Nair, Rs. 295

Featured in this collection are anecdotes, accounts of journeys, a homage, meditations on the literary craft, personal photographs and classic stories like ‘The Soul of Darkness' and ‘Elder Sister Oppol.'

Final Exam: Julio Cortazar, Rs. 725

Written in 1950, it is Cortázar's allegorical, bitter and melancholy farewell to an Argentina from which he was about to be permanently self-exiled.

Monkey-Man: Usha K.R., Rs. 299

Using evocative prose that reflects her profound understanding of human nature, Usha K.R. delves into the lives of her characters and their unexpectedly linked destinies in a city that has grown from a ‘pensioner's paradise' to the frenetic hub of the country's IT industry.

The Calligrapher's Daughter: Eugenia Kim, Rs. 350

This debut novel, inspired by the life of the author's Korean mother, is a beautiful, deliberate and satisfying story spanning 30 years of Korean history.

Non-fiction

Becoming Indian: The Unfinished Revolution of Culture and Identity: Pavan K. Varma, Rs. 499

Drawing upon modern Indian history, contemporary events and personal experience, Pavan Varma examines how and why the legacies of colonialism persist in our everyday life, affecting our language, politics, creative expression and self-image.

Speed and Politics: An Essay on Dromology: Paul Virilio, Rs. 725

Paralleling Heidegger's account of technology, Virilio's vision sees speed – not class or wealth – as the primary force shaping civilisation.

Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy: Joseph Stiglitz, Rs. 499

This inspiring book, by one of the world's leading economic thinkers, lays out not only the course of the financial crisis which began in 2007 but its underlying causes, and shows why much more radical reforms are needed than that are currently being contemplated if we are to avoid similar 'systemic' crises in the future.

The Porcelain Workshop: For a New Grammar of Politics: Antonio Negri, Rs. 870

Bio-politics, bio-powers, control, the multitude, people, war, borders, dependency and interdependency, state, nation, the common, difference, resistance, subjective rights, revolution, freedom, democracy: these are just a few of the themes Negri addresses in the book. The Best Spiritual Writing 2010-Ed: Philip Zaleski, Rs. 484

Features essays by John Updike and Diane Ackerman, poems from Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney and Pulitzer Prize-winner Louise Glück, and personal reflections by Richard Rodriguez and Leon Wieseltier.

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