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Stories of Birbal (Amar Chitra Katha 5 in 1 Series)
Stories of Birbal (Amar Chitra Katha 5 in 1 Series)
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha
  • By : Anant Pai
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2008
  • Pages : 160
  • Weight : 453 gm
  • Size : 10.2 x 0.6 x 10.1 inches
  • ISBN-10 : 8184822146
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8184822144
DESCRIPTION:

Includes the following titles Birbal the Genius, Birbal the Wise, Birbal the Clever, Birbal the Rescue, The Inimitable Birbal

$19
100 Worlds Greatest Short Stories
100 Worlds Greatest Short Stories
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Fingerprint Publishing
  • By : Various
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2019
  • Pages : 568
  • Weight : 300 gm
  • Size : 7.9 x 5.2 x 1.4 inches
  • ISBN-10 : 9388810546
  • ISBN-13 : 978-9388810548
DESCRIPTION:

The short story is one of the finest forms of writing. As short as a paragraph at times, or as lengthy as a novel, short stories are widely read and immensely lauded. Some of the most exceptional writers have dabbled in this form penning beautiful, unforgettable stories. In this carefully-crafted selection, we bring to you some of the greatest writers from around the world—their iconic storytellers from America, such as mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf, the legendary Grimm brothers from Germany, to the lyrical Rabindranath Tagore from India, and the witty H H Munro from Britain. All these and many more remarkable people come together in this edition... And all have stories to tell. An anthology beginning with Aesop's fables—perhaps the first stories we come across ending with Virginia Woolf's Gothic, thrilling ‘the haunted house’, 100 world’s greatest short stories brings together stories short and sweet, descriptive and lengthy, and stories that can do anything telling a tale to hiding its narrator, from portraying the reality to diving into pure imagination are a must-read for every fiction lover.

$15
100 Samasyae Ek Nivarak Birbal (Hindi)
100 Samasyae Ek Nivarak Birbal (Hindi)
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Pustak Mahal
  • By : Pustak Mahal Editorial
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : Hindi
  • Edition : 2012
  • Pages : 191
  • Weight : 198 gm
  • Size : 8 x 10 x 1.8 inches
  • ISBN-10 : 8122313116
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8122313116
$19
Mrs Funnybones
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’
$15
The Giver Of The Worn Garland Krishnadevaraya’s Amuktamalyada
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.
$16
Fourteen Years with Boss
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.
$18
Dragon in the Tunnel
Dragon in the Tunnel
Description

'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.

Specification
  • Product Code : BK8686
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • Edition : October 20, 2017
  • Pages : 126
  • Weight : 100 gm.
  • Size : 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Binding : October 20, 2017
  • Author : Ruskin Bond
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8129149184
    ISBN-13: 978-8129149183
$20
Ghost Stories from the Raj
Ghost Stories from the Raj
Description

Stories about the existence of ghosts and evil spirits have been an integral part of the stories told to us by our grandmothers, our literature and our folklore.

Ghost Stories From The Raj by Ruskin Bond contains nineteen short stories which were written during the British colonial times. These stories give the reader an insight into the perspective of British soldiers and officers on the subject of ghost stories. Some of the stories which have been mentioned here are believable, some are humorous and others, like The Men Tigers, are unbelievable by any stretch of imagination. This story is about strange tigers that are said to exist in the forests of Central India. These tigers, after eating a mysterious root, could take the shape of man and after eating another root could return to their original form. Other stories like The Haunted Village, The Return of Imray, The Old Graveyard at Sirur, Chunia, The Summoning of Arnold, Panther People, Caulfield's Crime and The Pool are also included in this book.

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 : BK8696
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • Edition : February 2, 2006
  • Pages :188
  • Weight : 190 gm.
  • Size : 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Author : Ruskin Bond
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8171679927
    ISBN-13: 978-8171679928

 

$18
Owls in the Family
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.

$20
The Rupa Laughter Omnibus
The Rupa Laughter Omnibus
Specification
  • 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
    Description

    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

    $19
    Yamraj Number 5003
    Yamraj Number 5003
    Specification
    • 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
      Description

      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.

      $21

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