Watch out for the two new books from Puffin.

MAHATMA GANDHI, The Father of the Nation by Subhadra Sen Gupta,

Rs. 150

Through a vivid narrative, the author recreates the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi to portray the man beneath the simple hand spun clothes. Who ate saltless vegetables and bitter neem chutney; who greeted kings and paupers alike: who walked 240 miles at the age of 60 to break the Salt Law; and whose entire life was dedicated to truth and peace.

AKBAR, The Mighty Emperor by Kavitha Mandana

A story of the life of Akbar. Exciting and thrilling, this tale of adventure describes Akbar's rough, difficult childhood spent on the run; his consolidation of the empire through war and diplomacy; the myriad interesting and entertaining people who made up his court; the strong women of the Mughal household; and finaly the intriguing circumstance under which the crown passed on to his son, Jehangir.