A Home in Tibet
When her mother dies in a car accident along a great highway in India, far from her country and her family, Tsering decides to take a handful of her ashes to Tibet. She arrives at the foothills of her mother’s ancestral home in a nomadic village in East Tibet to realize that she had been preparing for this homecoming all her life. Everything is familiar to her, especially the flowers of the Tibetan summer. She understands then the gift her mother had bequeathed her: the love of a land. A Home in Tibet is a daughter’s haunting tribute to a mother and a homeland. A story about the love between a mother and a daughter who only had each other as family and refuge, it gestures to the journeys made by those exiled from their lands, and the dreams of daughters.
Sub title: The Makings of A Genius
A seamless blend of intelligent analysis with real empathy, Young Tagore is a first-of-its-kind psychobiography that deepens our understanding of Rabindranath Tagore. By carefully reconstructing the crucial years of Tagore’s childhood and youth, preeminent psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar examines the young prodigy’s formative experiences and unravels how they shaped his creative genius. In laying bare the inner workings of Tagore’s brilliance, Kakar reveals the real man behind the luminary.
• ‘Not only illuminates many nooks and crannies of Tagore’s creativity, but is it itself an imaginative and luminous meditation on art and life, the body and the soul, and the East and the West’—Indian Express
• ‘Refreshing ... A set of meditations by a thoughtful reader on what Tagore means to him’—Outlook
• ‘Paints a fascinating portrait of Tagore seen through the prism of psychological analysis of his own “memory pictures’—Sunday Indian
• ‘Sudhir Kakar [is] indispensable to our understanding of Indian men and women’—The Hindu
Half Love Half Arranged
Meet Rhea Kanwar: Thirty, unmarried and tending to fat. One morning Rhea realizes it’s time she did something about her life or she’ll turn into Bubbles Auntie, her mom’s best friend, who says things like, ‘I’m a recycled virgin.’ Bubbles Auntie also has to be invited to every family celebration, because ‘she has no one’. So Rhea dives into the marriage market. Each time she meets a new guy, he’s perfect, but then each guy has a weirder problem than the last. Vyash freaks out when he realizes Rhea isn’t on the pill; Jay has a KEWL tattoo; Mazher might be too much of a gentleman; and Sid is really, REALLY bad in bed, but practically perfect outside it. And then there’s Arf, her best friend she’s been in love with all this time. How is she going to choose? Awash in caricature and banter, Half Love Half Arranged debuts a voice that could well be the next Anuja Chauhan.
• ‘Wickedly funny account of trying to find true love the arranged marriage way’—Kiran Manral
At the age of eleven, Triton goes to work as a houseboy to Mister Salgado, a marine biologist obsessed with the islands disappearing reef. It was the biggest house he had ever seen. People from all over the world came here to sell their wares, to talk, to live, for this was where life took place. Even the sun would rise from the garage and sleep behind the del tree at night. But beyond Mister Salgados house and their Sri Lankan village, there is a world falling apart and it is in this world that Triton must become a man. An absolute classic, Reef is a luminous coming-of-age novel.
Set in London, The Sandglass tells the story of two feuding families whose lives are interlinked by the changing fortunes of postcolonial Sri Lanka. After his mothers death, Prins Ducal is driven to re-examine his familys history. In doing so, he discovers questionable circumstances surrounding another death in his family - his fathers and sets about unravelling the secrets shrouding it. In this beautifully constructed novel, Romesh Gunesekera expertly weaves together the fabric of 1990s London and post-war Sri Lanka, moving seamlessly between past and present.
This vivid and haunting short-story collection creates a masterful portrait of contemporary Sri Lanka. A married couple, living in London, find their marriage strained by the fighting in their far-off homeland. An ordinary shopkeeper is burnt alive by terrorists, leaving his neighbours life in turmoil. Between exile and loss, Gunesekeras characters struggle for the elusive and divided place that they call home.
Play with Me
Once in a very blue moon, you are confronted with astonishing beauty ... Sid is a successful photographer in a boutique ad agency. He is single and has everything he wants – a great job, great colleagues and a hassle- free life. But if there is one thing that has eluded him – it is love. Until the gorgeous, free-spirited Cara walks into his life. Sexually obsessed, the two begin a charged affair that disrupts all his notions of love and transforms the way Sid thinks about erotic pleasure. But then something strange happens – Sid finds himself falling in love with another woman.
Sub title: Param Vir Chakra Stories
Rachna Bisht Rawat takes us to the heart of war, chronicling the tales of twenty-one of India’s bravest soldiers. Talking to parents, siblings, children and comrades-in-arms to paint the most vivid character-portraits of these men and their conduct in battle, and getting unprecedented access to the Indian Army, Rawat has written the ultimate book on the Param Vir Chakra.
As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise - until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.
All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy...
As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.
Sub title: Book 1
Some loves are cursed . . . others are dangerous.
Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she's a bad girl. She's Dark. She's a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she's around. Lucky for her, Wesley 'Link' Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley. When Link heads to New York City to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride-and she has her own reasons. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band, and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn't hard enough already, Link soon learns he has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.