PREVIEW | Indian Writing: Five Hot New Releases for Your Bookshelf
From the author of the award-winning graphic novel Simian, comes an electrifying new fantasy adventure. Cartoonist and film-maker Vikram Balagopal’s latest book is an exciting read!
Akila Raina, the principal’s precocious daughter, was only ten when she disappeared. Shyam, who was with her that fateful night, is daily haunted by a dream of it – a dream more grisly than reality could possibly be. Until Akila mysteriously reappears twenty years later, grown-up and gorgeous.
She tells him of surreal worlds, her encounters with strange creatures, their own connection across the realms, and the malevolent power that lies at the heart of it all. And then she shows him…
Bold and passionate, Savage Blue is an unnerving ride into unknown worlds.
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It is 1798 and Richard Dawson, an English painter, has arrived on the southern coast of India, looking for employment. Finding his fellow countrymen unhelpful, he travels to the kingdom of Tipu Sultan to catch history in the making. Though reputedly cruel to the British, Tipu allows Richard to stay at his fort in Srirangapatna. As Dawson and his apprentice, a runaway Brahmin boy called Mukunda, experiment with Indian and Western styles of painting, they find themselves drawn into a high-stake political intrigue, leading to the last Anglo-Mysore War.
The Untitled was written over a decade and across three continents, and owes much to the city of Mysore, the National Archives of India in Delhi and the British Library in London.
Elegant and suspenseful, this evocative historical novel brings to life a momentous period of Indian history while exploring the intersection of love and art.
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‘Readers of this New Delhi-set comedy of manners are in for a treat,’ wrote the Guardian about award-winning novelist Karan Mahajan’s first novel, Family Planning.
Rakesh Ahuja, a government minister in New Delhi, is beset by problems: thirteen children and another on the way; a wife who mourns the loss of her favourite TV star; and a teenaged son with some really strong opinions about family planning.
To make matters worse, looming over this comical farrago are secrets – both personal and political – that threaten to push the Ahuja household into disastrous turmoil. Following father and son as they blunder their way across the troubled landscape of New Delhi, Karan Mahajan brilliantly captures the frenetic pace of India’s capital city to create a searing portrait of modern family life.
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Tina Raja’s average day involves a houseful of kids, animals, fleas, leaking pipes and sundry relatives. Is this the marriage she signed up for? And anyway, with an absentee husband, can she be certain she’s married still? This funny book is an excellent option for those days when you want to lie back and enjoy the simple pleasures of reading. Jane De Suza has also written the crime-comedy The Spy Who Lost Her Head. Jane is a brand and creative consultant in Bangalore and also writes a blog as Superwoman.
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Life is full of surprises. We know it but we don’t want to be caught unawares. You could be struggling to gain a foothold at your workplace, or trying to find meaning in a love relationship going nowhere. You could be at any stage of your life when it suddenly hits you that something is just not right. The realization forces you to see where you currently are and what sort of reparation is required. Of course, what is destined to happen will, but what is it that you can change within yourself to reach a peaceful place.
Predictions 2017 reveals your future with Tarot cards. Know what’s in store for you professionally and in your personal life. Know if health will be a cause for concern. Will you be struggling financially or will you come into wealth soon?
Know all this and more in Predictions 2017, the perfect book that will help you look at life differently. Come, embark on a new journey!
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