Humor Books

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$10.00 USD - $1,000.00 USD

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Mrs Funnybones
Full of wit and delicious observations, Mrs Funnybones captures the life of the modern Indian woman—a woman who organizes dinner each evening, even as she goes to work all day, who runs her own life but has to listen to her Mummyji, who worries about her weight and the state of the country. Based on Twinkle Khanna’s super-hit column, Mrs Funnybones marks the debut of one of our funniest, most original voices. ‘I love Twinkle Khanna’s brilliant observations and self-deprecating humour—she is the discovery of the decade’—Karan Johar ‘Fantastic, fashionable and funny’—Vogue ‘A woman with more than a few quips up her sleeve’—Open ‘Spot-on . . . she addresses pressing matters . . . in a light-hearted, breezy manner without coming off as a preachy martyr’—Huffington Post ‘An intelligent critic . . . [writing] is a craft and Twinkle Khanna has demonstrated she has the chops’—DailyO ‘One of the best columnists we have’
Full of wit and delicious observations, Mrs Funnybones captures the life of the modern Indian...
$15.00 USD $13.50 USD
The Giver Of The Worn Garland Krishnadevaraya’s Amuktamalyada
And below her hair; she would put on a garland and spend a few minutes just gazing into a pond; seeing her reflection and satisfying her desire before turning away and returning the worn garland to her flower basket The emperor Krishnadevaraya’s epic poem Amuktamalyada (Giver of the Worn Garland) depicts the life of the medieval Vaisnava poet-saint Andal; or Goda Devi as she is also known; and her passionate devotion to Lord Visnu. Krishnadevaraya’s unique poetic imagination brings to life a celestial world filled with wonder; creativity; humour and vibrant natural beauty. The mundane is made divine and the ordinary becomes extraordinary; the routine activities of daily life become expressive metaphors for heavenly actions; while the exalted gods of heaven are re-imagined as living persons. The poet’s ability to see divinity in the most commonplace activities is an extension of his powerful belief that god is everywhere; in everything; at all times.
And below her hair; she would put on a garland and spend a few minutes...
$16.00 USD $14.40 USD
Fourteen Years with Boss
Reminiscing of a time long lost, Fourteen Years with Boss gives a delightful insight into the workings of the Gemini Studios of Madras—one of the most influential film-producing organizations in India—and its founder, the brilliant and multifaceted S. S. Vasan. Filled with vivid sketches of actors, extras, directors and the ‘boss’, Ashokamitran recreates life at the studio so that it materializes in the reader’s mind with the perfect balance of humour and nostalgia.
Reminiscing of a time long lost, Fourteen Years with Boss gives a delightful insight into...
$18.00 USD $16.20 USD
Adventures with Hanuman

"Raghu is lying in bed, bored and longing for adventure, when his wish suddenly comes true. Hanuman, till now only a friendly face on a poster, appears by his bed. He invites Raghu to join him as he sets off to help Rama rescue Sita from Lanka. Soon, Raghu finds himself flying, seated on Hanuman s shoulder and, along with his new friend, he leaps across the sea, reaches Lanka and finds Sita. Battling rakshasas and demons, changing size and finding his way through the maze that is Ravana s palace, Raghu has the best adventure of his life with the cheerful and brave monkey god!

Funny and endearing, Hanuman comes to life like never before in this zany retelling of his adventures, all accompanied by exciting and lively illustrations."

"Raghu is lying in bed, bored and longing for adventure, when his wish suddenly comes...
$19.90 USD $17.91 USD
Cross Connection: The Big Circus Adventure

When the animals of the 'The Great Indian Circus found their lives all topsy-turvy, they realized that turning the world around takes a lot more than just circus acts.Chunky the Funky monkey and Bhole Ram the Brave are among the performing animals of The Great Indian Circus. While Chunky spends most of his time playing pranks on others, Bhole Ram is a shy and gentle elephant who ends up bearing the brunt of Chunkys mischief. Things take a turn when their bodies get switched in a freak accident and they are forced to live each others lives. A cosmic cross connection that leads to complete confusion all around! Trapped in each others bodies, Bhole Ram and Chunky learn to put aside their differences in order to make things smooth in the Circus again—both for themselves and for everyone else—learning some important lessons in life along the way. A delightful read that will leave you smiling long after the last page has been turned...


About the Author: Jugal Hansraj
Jugal Hansraj is a feature film actor, writer and a National Award-winning film director based in Mumbai. He began working in films first as a child actor—Masoom (1983)—and went on to become a lead actor in films like Papa Kahte Hai (1996) and Mohabbatein (2000).In 2006, he turned writerdirector and made the animated film Roadside Romeo and in 2010 he directed the feature film Pyaar Impossible! He is currently the Head of Creative Development for new projects at Dharma Productions. Cross Connection is his first book. He based in Mumbai, India. Shrirang Sathaye has been an animation lover, designer and director for thirty years. He currently works as an animation consultant. His other interests include political/satirical cartoons and illustrations...

When the animals of the 'The Great Indian Circus found their lives all topsy-turvy, they...
$22.00 USD $19.80 USD
DRAGON IN THE TUNNEL

'Although the India of Kim is no more, and the Grand Trunk Road is now a procession of trucks instead of a slow-moving caravan of horses and camels, India is still a country in which people are easily lost and quickly forgotten.


Did you know that Delhi was half its present size in the 1940s and 50s? Can you imagine a Dehradun with lush greenery, with hardly any commercial places? Do you remember steam engines or have you ever sat in a train pulled by one?


This book takes you back in time as Ruskin Bond relives his memories in timeless classics like 'Summertime in Old Delhi, 'Bhabijis House, My Fathers Trees in Dehra, creating as only he can, vignettes imbued with nostalgia. Add to these the punch of stories like 'A Station for Scandal, the thrill of 'Picnic at Fox-Burn and the surprise twist of 'The Eyes have It—and you have a story for every mood!


This collection of seventeen stories showcases Bond at his story-telling best.


About the Author: Ruskin Bond


Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years, and now has over 120 titles in print—novels, collections of short stories, poetry, essays, anthologies and books for children. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, received the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1957. He has also received the Padma Shri (1999), the Padma Bhushan (2014) and two awards from Sahitya Akademi—one for his short stories and another for his writings for children. In 2012, the Delhi government gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award. Born in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India, and now lives in Mussoorie with his adopted family.

'Although the India of Kim is no more, and the Grand Trunk Road is now...
$20.00 USD $18.00 USD
FUNNY SIDE UP

I have lived to see Bombay become Mumbai, Calcutta become Kolkata, and Madras become Chennai. Times change, names change, and if Bond becomes Bonda I won’t object.’ With these lines, begins another brilliant collection of essays, stories and poems by writer par excellence, Ruskin Bond. With an ability to look at ordinary situations with unique wit and acuity, Ruskin Bond invites us into his home, his countryside, his life. Peopled with monkeys, wild boars, an aunt with a phobia of flowers, an eccentric cousin who thinks he is the great cricket player Ranji, the wise seven-year-old Gautam, this collection is an absorbing read for readers of all ages.


AUTHOR OF THE BOOK
Ruskin Bond, resident of Mussoorie, is a well-known writer of fiction and a raconteur par excellence. His Tales and Legends from India, Angry River, Strange Men, Strange Places, The Blue Umbrella, A Long Walk for Bina and Hanuman to the Rescue are also available in Rupa paperback. The Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus has been a firm favourite with young readers for several years. Ghost Stories from the Raj, The Rupa Book of Great Animal Stories, The Rupa Book of True Tales of Mystery and Adventure, The Rupa Book of Himalayan Tales and The Rupa Book of Great Suspense Stories are some of his recent books for Rupa

I have lived to see Bombay become Mumbai, Calcutta become Kolkata, and Madras become Chennai....
$18.00 USD $16.20 USD
GHOST STORIES FROM THE RAJ

Ruskin Bond’s readers range from nine to ninety. And if there are such things as ghosts there are probably a few who are reading him in the spirit world.
AUTHOR OF THE BOOK
Ruskin Bond, resident of Mussoorie, is a well-known writer of fiction and a raconteur par excellence. His Tales and Legends from India, Angry River, Strange Men, Strange Places, The Blue Umbrella, A Long Walk for Bina and Hanuman to the Rescue are also available in Rupa paperback. The Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus has been a firm favourite with young readers for several years. Ghost Stories from the Raj, The Rupa Book of Great Animal Stories, The Rupa Book of True Tales of Mystery and Adventure, The Rupa Book of Himalayan Tales and The Rupa Book of Great Suspense Stories are some of his recent books for Rupa

Ruskin Bond’s readers range from nine to ninety. And if there are such things as...
$18.00 USD $16.20 USD
Henry Cecil: Tell You What I'll Do

Harry Woodstock is a lazy but amiable criminal who would rather live by fraud than by working .He is very comfortable in Albany Prison, Isle of Wight where a clergyman visits him in an attempt to reform his character. When he is out of prison he stays with a friend in Albany, Piccadilly and tries to avoid a violent criminal who is convinced Harry defrauded him out of £60,000. Understandably, Harry feels safer in prison so, when not dodging his enemy, he spends his time thinking up ways to get himself inside again. His amusing story ends with an ingenious solution for them all.

Harry Woodstock is a lazy but amiable criminal who would rather live by fraud than...
$20.00 USD $18.00 USD
Juni Dagger: Murders in Meraupatnam

When the residents of Meraupatnam’s posh Dormeth Lane start getting picked off by mysterious snipers, the mayor has no choice but to call in the celebrated detective Juni Dagger. With the aid of his assistant, Monroe, and a stranger-turned-ally, Cameron, Dagger must find the link between the murders and find the mastermind, a mysterious man who goes by the name Veron.


Interspersed with his sleuthing, are Dagger’s culinary adventures, which often throw up clues to his case. Soon, Dagger discovers that Veron is now targeting him, and his desire to be rid of the detective can only be matched by Dagger’s desire to enjoy a good meal (or two or three!).


Perfect for readers who like their mystery with a generous side of comedy, Juni Dagger is sure to leave you wanting more, both from the detective, and your meals


AUTHOR OF THE BOOK


Sixteen-year-old Arjun Chandra Kathpalia is an accomplished piano player and a photographer from Delhi. His works have featured in online photography magazines. He is also a gamer, a computer buff, a graphic designer and a gourmand. This is his first novel.

When the residents of Meraupatnam’s posh Dormeth Lane start getting picked off by mysterious snipers,...
$20.00 USD $18.00 USD
Khwaabon Ka Safar with Mahesh Bhatt

Relive the golden era of Hindi cinema with Mahesh Bhatt as he recounts the Khwaabon Ka Safar (the journey of dreams) of iconic film studios in India.


Did you know that German filmmaker Franz Osten partnered with an Indian studio on some of India’s earliest blockbuster films in the 1930s? Do you know which production house invented the Hindi ‘formula filmmaking’ style in the 1950s that still drives big budget Bollywood films?


Khwaabon Ka Safar with Mahesh Bhatt takes us through the incredible journey of Bollywood’s landmark film studios which gave us iconic stars and cinematic masterpieces. This book provides the captivating stories behind Bollywood’s top thirteen studios—from Prabhat Film Company (1929) to Filmayala (1958) with which the studio era ended.


The book weaves in various interesting anecdotes about our erstwhile studio system, the great entrepreneurial skills of the forefathers of Hindi cinema, their iconic films and the superstars they created.


A must-read for all film aficionados.



AUTHOR OF THE BOOK


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Relive the golden era of Hindi cinema with Mahesh Bhatt as he recounts the Khwaabon...
$22.00 USD $19.80 USD
Owls in the Family

'I had placed one owl on a branch of the mango tree, and was stooping to pick up the other, when I received quite a heavy blow on the back of my head. A second or two later, the mother owl swooped down at Grandfather, but he was agile enough to duck out of its way.


This is a collection of Ruskin Bonds 'small town stories. Meet Ranjis wonderful bat which is his lucky charm, along with wacky parrots, ostriches, owls and a number of idiosyncratic characters in other stories. Hold your breath as Romi cycles through a raging forest fire and follow the Boy Scouts on delightful adventures. Lose yourself in timeless romantic classics 'The Eyes Have It and 'Time Stops at Shamli and savour the bittersweetness of 'The Blue Umbrella.


Owls in the Family will take you on a journey through childhood and youth—through romance and thrill, leaving you enchanted with Bonds beautiful world.

'I had placed one owl on a branch of the mango tree, and was stooping...
$20.00 USD $18.00 USD
The Rupa Laughter Omnibus
  • Product Code :BK8791
  • Size :7.6" x 5.1" x 0.6"
  • Weight :120g.
  • Author :Ruskin Bond
  • ISBN :8129106086, 978-8129106087
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • Edition :January 6, 2003
  • Cover :Paperback
  • Language :English
  • Pages :192

    Laugh and be well!’ exclaimed the great Dr. Johnson, and he never spoke truer words. For, laughter is certainly good medicine, guaranteed to drive away the blues and improve your general well-being. Ruskin Bond declares that he had great fun in putting together this anthology of hilarious stories, humorous articles, and comic verse. The reader will share his enjoyment. You will smile, chuckle, or laugh out loud, whether at an account of a crazy cricket match, or a cheese that smells to high heaven, or a goat that goes berserk in a posh drawing-room.


    AUTHOR OF THE BOOK



    Ruskin Bond, resident of Mussoorie, is a well-known writer of fiction and a raconteur par excellence. His Tales and Legends from India, Angry River, Strange Men, Strange Places, The Blue Umbrella, A Long Walk for Bina and Hanuman to the Rescue are also available in Rupa paperback. The Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus has been a firm favourite with young readers for several years. Ghost Stories from the Raj, The Rupa Book of Great Animal Stories, The Rupa Book of True Tales of Mystery and Adventure, The Rupa Book of Himalayan Tales and The Rupa Book of Great Suspense Stories are some of his recent books for Rupa

    Specification Product Code :BK8791 Size :7.6" x 5.1" x 0.6" Weight :120g. Author :Ruskin Bond...
    $19.00 USD $17.10 USD
    Yamraj Number 5003
    • Product Code :BK8805
    • Size :7.7" x 5.1" x 0.6"
    • Weight :160g.
    • Author :Mrinal Chatterjee, Thirumoy Banerjee
    • ISBN :8129151081, 978-8129151087
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition :February 28, 2018
    • Cover :Paperback
    • Language :English
    • Pages :140

      What happens when a clone of Yamraj, the Lord of Death, gets emotional and upsets the power structure in Devlok, the realm of Gods?


      Yamraj Number 5003 is the story of one of the thousands of cloned Yamrajs in Mrityuloka. The Yamrajs are supposed to carry out their duties like robots, but by some fluke one Yamraj—code-named #5003—has a ‘manufacturing defect’ by which he can think and feel, making him ‘different’. He begins to question the status quo, shaking the very foundation of the power structure in Devlok, making the divine trinity—Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar—jittery. What happens when they decide to take action against the erring Yamraj? Woven with humour, this multilayered novel will move the readers as well as entertain them. Originally published in Odia and translated into Assamese, this hugely popular novel is being published in English for the first time.


      AUTHOR OF THE BOOK


      Mrinal Chatterjee writes fiction in Odia and academic papers in English. His first short-story collection Orissa O Ananya Galpa was published in 1991. Up until early 2017, he had six novels, seven short-story collections and four anthologies published. He also translates works from Bengali, English, Hindi and Gujarati to Odia.


      A journalist-turned media academician, Chatterjee presently heads Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanal, Odisha.


      Thirumoy Banerjee is a journalist with a passion for reading and writing. He has worked with some of the leading newspapers of India, such as The Telegraph, The Indian Express and The Times of India. This is his first attempt at translating a novel.

      Specification Product Code :BK8805 Size :7.7" x 5.1" x 0.6" Weight :160g. Author :Mrinal Chatterjee,...
      $21.00 USD $18.90 USD
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