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Magical Tales of Arabian NightsMagical Tales of Arabian Nights
Magical Tales of Arabian Nights
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • By :Jaico Publishing House (Author), Luis Vaz (Editor)
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2017
  • Pages :  272 pages
  • Size : : 14 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
  • ISBN-13:  978-9386348197
DESCRIPTION:

Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. It tells the much beloved tale of the young bride Scheherazade, who spun enchanting stories to escape death at the hands of her husband, King Shahryar. Scheherazade would begin a new tale each evening but always withhold the ending; a thousand and one nights later, the king found his true love and her life was spared forever. Magical Tales of the Arabian Nights includes timeless favorites such as Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and even lesser known gems like the whimsical Story of the Three Sisters and the more intricate one of The Three Calendars. The mystical tales of this collection have long contributed to popular imagination, demonstrating that Scheherazades spell remains unbroken even to this day.

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                  HeidiHeidi
                  Heidi
                  SPECIFICATION:
                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                  • Reading level: 8 - 12 years
                  • By :Johanna Spyri (Author)
                  • Binding : Paperback
                  • Language : English
                  • Edition : 2017
                  • Pages :  288 pages
                  • Size : :12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
                  • ISBN-10:  9386348799
                  • ISBN-13:  978-9386348791
                  DESCRIPTION:

                  Where did you live with your grandfather, heidi?

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                                  One Enduring Lesson
                                  One Enduring Lesson
                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                  • Publisher : Rupa Publications
                                  • By : Jamal Merchant
                                  • Cover : Paperback
                                  • Language : English
                                  • Edition : 2017
                                  • Pages : 280
                                  • Weight : 198 gm
                                  • Size : 5 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
                                  • ISBN-10 : 812914767X
                                  • ISBN-13 : 978-8129147677
                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                  'Give me your money, or I will kill you!' 'Please. . .' I gasped. 'I've come from England to study!' 'Well, let this be your first lesson, English boy. . .' Eager to start a new phase in life, Rahul Saxena, 27, a half-Indian British citizen, recently out of job and rejected in love, lands in Mumbai from London to study filmmaking. But little does he know that Mumbai, the city of dreams, will turn his life inside out. From the dark corners of the streets as a professional rat killer to the vermin-infested confines of a jail, from shady dance clubs to the homes of Mumbai's rich women where he is paid to provide pleasure-fate takes him on a roller-coaster ride that challenges his very will and determination to survive. When his secret life threatens to destroy even the love that he finds, Rahul seeks recourse in spirituality. Inspired by India's synergetic religious traditions, Rahul fights back internal and external demons to write his own destiny. One Enduring Lesson is a tale of the undying human spirit of survival against all odds.

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                                  Dhai Ghar (Hindi Edition)
                                  Dhai Ghar (Hindi Edition)
                                  Specification:
                                  • Publisher : Rajpal & Sons
                                  • By : Giriraj Kishore
                                  • Cover : Hardcover
                                  • Language : Hindi
                                  • Edition : 2001
                                  • Pages : 396
                                  • Weight : 589 gm
                                  • Size : 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
                                  • ISBN-10 : 8170289475
                                  • ISBN-13 : 978-8170289470
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                                  Shunya
                                  Shunya
                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                  • Publisher : Westland
                                  • By : Sri. M
                                  • Cover : Paperback
                                  • Language : English
                                  • Edition : 2018
                                  • Pages : 232
                                  • Weight : 250g.
                                  • Size : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
                                  • ISBN-10: 8193655605
                                  • ISBN-13: 978-8193655603
                                  DESCRIPTION:
                                  He appears out of nowhere in a sleepy little neighbourhood in suburban Kerala. He calls himself Shunya, the zero. Who is he? A lunatic? A dark magician? A fraud? Or an avadhuta, an enlightened soul?

                                  Saami—as they call him—settles into a small cottage in the backyard of the local toddy shop. Here he spins parables, blesses, curses, drinks endless glasses of black tea and lives in total freedom. On rare occasions, he plays soul-stirring melodies on his old, bamboo-reed flute.

                                  Then, just as mysteriously as he arrived, Shunya vanishes, setting the path for a new avadhuta, a new era.

                                  This first novel by Sri M is a meditation on the void which collapses the wall between reality and make-believe, the limited and the infinite. With its spare storytelling and profound wisdom, it leads us into the realm of ‘shunya’, the nothingness of profound and lasting peace, the beginning and end of all things.

                                  About the Author

                                  Born Mumtaz Ali in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Sri M is a spiritual guide, social reformer and educationist. He heads The Satsang Foundation.

                                  In 2011, he wrote his memoir, Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master: A Yogi's Autobiography, which became an instant bestseller; the sequel, The Journey Continues, was published in 2017. He is the author of several other books on philosophy, yoga and Indian mysticism. Over the years, his mission has resulted in several initiatives including a number of alternative schools, the Satsang Swasthya Kendra, which provides affordable health care to people through holistic and comprehensive treatments, and the Manav Ekta Mission and Sarva Dharma Kendra,
                                  which promote inter-faith harmony. This is his first novel.
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                                  The Past as Present: Forging Contemporary Identities Through History
                                  The Past as Present: Forging Contemporary Identities Through History
                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                  • Publisher : Aleph Book Company
                                  • By : Romila Thapar
                                  • Cover : Hardcover
                                  • Language : English
                                  • Edition : 2014
                                  • Pages : 344
                                  • Weight : 500 gm
                                  • Size : 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
                                  • ISBN-10: 9383064013
                                  • ISBN-13: 978-9383064014
                                  DESCRIPTION:
                                  Many popularly held views about the past need to be critically inquired into before they can be taken as historical. For instance, what was the aftermath of the raid on the Somanatha temple? Which of us is Aryan or Dravidian? Why is it important for Indian society to be secular? When did communalism as an ideology gain a foothold in the country? How and when did our patriarchal mindset begin to support a culture of violence against women? Why are the fundamentalists so keen to rewrite history textbooks? The answers to these and similar questions have been disputed and argued about ever since they were first posed. Distinguished historian Romila Thapar has investigated, analyzed and interpreted the history that underlies such questions throughout her career; now, in this book, through a series of incisive essays she
                                  argues that it is of critical importance for the past to be carefully and rigorously explained, if the legitimacy of our present, wherever it derives from the past, is to be portrayed as accurately as possible. This is especially pertinent given the attempts by unscrupulous politicians, religious fundamentalists and their ilk to try and misrepresent and willfully manipulate the past in order to serve their present-day agendas. An essential and necessary book at a time when sectarianism, bogus 'nationalism' and the muddying of historical facts are increasingly becoming a feature of our public, private and intellectual lives.

                                  About the Author

                                  Romila Thapar is Emeritus Professor of History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has been General President of the Indian History Congress. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and holds an Hon D.Lit. each from Calcutta University, Oxford University and the University of Chicago. She is an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and SOAS, London. In 2008 Professor Thapar was awarded the prestigious Kluge Prize of the US Library of Congress, which honours lifetime achievement in studies such as history that are not covered by the Nobel Prize.
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                                  A Tale of Two Cities
                                  A Tale of Two Cities
                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                  • Publisher : Prakash Book Depot
                                  • By : Charles Dickens
                                  • Cover : Paperback
                                  • Language : English
                                  • Edition : 2015
                                  • Pages : 496
                                  • Weight : 500 gm
                                  • Size : 7.8 x 5.1 x 1.3 inches
                                  • ISBN-10: 8172345682
                                  • ISBN-13: 978-8172345686
                                  DESCRIPTION:
                                  The story of Lucie Manette - the daughter of an English doctor, the mystifying Charles Darnay - the nephew of a marquis and the unfathomable Sydney Carton - Darnay's lawyer, A Tale of Two Cities works its way through London and Paris and brings before the reader the most remarkable saga of love, chaos, duality and uprising, all in the backdrop of the French Revolution.

                                  About the Author

                                  Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s most well-known fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.
                                  He was born in Portsmouth on 7 February 1812, the second of eight children. Although he had little formal education, his works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his life and by the twentieth century he was widely seen as a literary genius by critics and scholars. Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age. His 1859 novel, a Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction.
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                                  The Daffodil Case
                                  The Daffodil Case
                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                  • Publisher : Rupa Publications
                                  • By : Ruskin Bond
                                  • Cover : Paperback
                                  • Language : English
                                  • Edition : 2018
                                  • Pages : 250
                                  • Weight : 300 gm
                                  • Size : 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
                                  • ISBN-10: 8129151863
                                  • ISBN-13: 978-8129151865
                                  DESCRIPTION:
                                  The Daffodil Case brings together the best of Ruskin Bond’s fiction and non-fiction. From the thoroughly delightful ‘Dinner with Foster’ and ‘Who Kissed Me in the Dark’ to spooky tales like ‘A Fright in the Night’ and ‘Wilson’s Bridge’, and classics like ‘Death of a Familiar’, ‘Voting at Barlowganj’ and ‘My Father’s Trees in Dehra’—this volume is a selection of some of Bond’s best works. One of India’s most prolific writers, Ruskin Bond creates a charming portrait of the quiet, unhurried life for his readers with this collection.

                                  About the Author

                                  Ruskin Bond is known for his signature simplistic and witty writing style. He is the author of several bestselling short stories, novellas, collections, essays and children’s books; and has contributed a number of poems and articles to various magazines and anthologies. At the age of twenty-three he won the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for his first novel, The Room on the Roof. He was also the recipient of the Padma Shri in 1999, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi Government in 2012 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. 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 Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.
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                                  White Clouds, Green Mountain
                                  White Clouds, Green Mountain
                                  Specification
                                  • Product Code :BK8804
                                  • Size :5.1" x 0.3" x 7.8"
                                  • Weight :120g.
                                  • Author :Ruskin Bond
                                  • ISBN :8129142333, 978-8129142337
                                  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                                  • Edition :November 1, 2016
                                  • Cover :Paperback
                                  • Language :English
                                  • Pages :140
                                    Description

                                    Time passes, and yet it doesn't pass; people come and go, the mountains remain. Mountains are permanent things. They are stubborn, they refuse to move. . .no matter how hard they try, humans cannot actually get rid of the mountains. That's what I like about them; they are here to stay. Mountains-snow-capped, green, and filled with stories. For decades, Ruskin Bond has lived among them and his writings abound in descriptions of these hills-of life as it is lived here, of animals and birds who sometimes even wander into his room, of the many interesting and eccentric characters who he has met here. From having his roof fly off in a freak storm to becoming the 'writer on the hill', Bond has seen it all. Funny, elegiac and filled with beautiful descriptions of people, animals and places, this collection is for every mountain and nature lover.

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                                    Unhurried Tales : My Favourite Novellas
                                    Unhurried Tales : My Favourite Novellas
                                    Specification
                                    • Product Code :BK8799
                                    • Size :5.9" x 0.9" x 8.3"
                                    • Weight :340g.
                                    • Author :Ruskin Bond
                                    • ISBN :9386021889, 978-9386021885
                                    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                                    • Edition :December 29, 2017
                                    • Cover :Paperback
                                    • Language :English
                                    • Pages :248
                                      Description

                                      Unhurried Tales: My Favourite Novellas brings together, for the very first time, Ruskin Bonds favourite (and finest) novellas. The stories in this book include Time Stops at Shamli (written in 1956 and published for the first time in 1987); The Blue Umbrella, which has been a bestseller for the last forty years; Angry River, which was a longer work when it was first written; Bus Stop, Pipalnagar; Night of the Leopard; The Last Tiger and Tales of Fosterganj, his latest novella, which was published in 2013.


                                      These stories speak of a world that has long vanished, but it is a world that has lost none of its power to enchant. Whether we are accompanying Sita on her perilous journey down the angry river or Bisnu as he gets the better of a dangerous leopard, whether we delight in Binyas joy at owning her blue umbrella or are saddened by the fate of the last tiger, whether we laugh uproariously at the antics of the eccentric guests at the 'hotel in Shamli, get involved in the adventures of the boys in Pipalnagar or plunge into the various goings-on in the 'backwater of Fosterganj, we are always entertained, always charmed. All the stories unwind in an unhurried way, even those that are filled with death-defying thrills and spills, and it is this quality that enables us to sink into them and experience to its fullest the magic of the fiction that Ruskin Bond has spun out of the hills and small towns of India for over sixty years.


                                      About the Author: Ruskin Bond


                                      RUSKIN BOND is the author of several bestselling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems. These include The Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of Pigeons, The Night Train at Deoli, Time Stops at Shamli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award), Angry River, The Blue Umbrella, Delhi Is Not Far, Rain in the Mountains, Roads to Mussoorie, A Little Night Music, Tigers for Dinner, Tales of Fosterganj, A Gathering of Friends and Small Towns, Big Stories.


                                      Ruskin Bond was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India IN 1999, a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi government in 2012 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

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                                      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

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                                        The Man Who Was Kipling
                                        The Man Who Was Kipling
                                        Specification
                                        • Product Code :BK8776
                                        • Size :5.9" x 0.9" x 8.3"
                                        • Weight :100g.
                                        • Author :Ruskin Bond
                                        • ISBN :812914851X, 978-8129148513
                                        • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                                        • Edition :September 20, 2017
                                        • Cover :Paperback
                                        • Language :English
                                        • Pages :160
                                          Description

                                          ‘…a tall, stooping, elderly gentleman sat down beside me. I gave him a quick glance, noting his swarthy features, heavy moustache, and horn-rimmed spectacles. There was something familiar and disturbing about his face, and I couldn’t resist looking at him again.
                                          I noticed that he was smiling at me.’


                                          The Man Who Was Kipling is a collection of stories which should be on the must-read list of every reader. We are introduced to a man in a museum in London who claims to be the ghost of Rudyard Kipling. Then there is a schoolboy’s encounter with a mysterious woman, while waiting for their trains to arrive. We have an inspector pitting his wits against a murder mystery and a writer who always takes the same route into the city to catch a glimpse of a balcony belonging to a past love. And then there is the timeless classic ‘Sita and the River’ that will tug at your heartstrings. Through this collection, Ruskin Bond has us enthralled, yet again, with his effortless storytelling of these tales and more.


                                          AUTHOR OF THE BOOK


                                          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. Apartfrom three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India, and now lives in Mussoorie with his adopted family.

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                                          THE ELEPHANT AND THE CASSOWARY
                                          THE ELEPHANT AND THE CASSOWARY
                                          Specification
                                          • Product Code :BK8767
                                          • Size :5.1" x 0.3" x 7.8"
                                          • Weight :120g.
                                          • Author :Ruskin Bond
                                          • ISBN :8129146495, 978-8129146496
                                          • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                                          • Edition :May 23, 2017
                                          • Cover :Paperback
                                          • Language :English
                                          • Pages :142
                                            Description

                                            There was a clumsy flapping of wings, a tremendous swelling of the bird's wattle, and an undignified getting up, as if it were a floored boxer doing his best to beat the count of ten. Two mismatched animals meet and the result is a hilarious tale of how one got the better of the other. A photographer takes pictures of animals in the wild and writes about the hidden and mysterious world of the jungle. A tiger, used to its habitat, has to keep running from the humans who take up his home, till he has no more place for escape. Filled with descriptions of animals both in the wild and at home, of jungles and of the people who wander the forests in search of animals, this collection contains stories that are exhilarating and thought-provoking.

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                                            The Beast with Five Fingers
                                            The Beast with Five Fingers

                                            ‘About ten yards in front of him, crawling along the floor, was a man’s hand. Eustace stared at it in utter amazement. It was moving quickly in the manner of a geometer caterpillar, the fingers humped up one moment, flattened out the next; the thumb appeared to give a crablike motion all the while. While he was looking, too surprised to stir, the hand disappeared round the corner.’


                                            Terror lurks where you least expect it!


                                            This is a collection of hair-raising horror stories that are bound to make your flesh creep, written by the undisputed masters of the genre. Selected and compiled by Ruskin Bond, these are stories by Rudyard Kipling, W.F. Harvey, Marjorie Bowen and Thomas Burke, among others.


                                            From a ghostly animated hand and the walking dead to haunted cemeteries and dressing tables—these tales will send a chill down your spine. Featuring phantoms, beasts and monsters, The Beast with Five Fingers makes for the perfect read when the moon is up!


                                            AUTHOR OF THE BOOK


                                            Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years, in the course of which he has come to be known for his signature simplistic and witty writing style. He is the author of several bestselling short stories, novellas, collections, essays and children’s books; and has contributed a number of poems and articles to various magazines and anthologies. At the age of twenty-three he won the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for his first novel, The Room on the Roof. He was also the recipient of the Padma Shri in 1999, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi Government in 2012, and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.


                                            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 Landour, Mussoorie with his adopted family.

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                                            THE BEAST TAMER
                                            THE BEAST TAMER

                                            It was the custom of this household that no crime or misdeed ever went unpunished, and there were no exceptions to this rule. It applied to one and all—human beings, animals, even insects. My uncle showed no mercy, hating the very word, as to him it was the mark of weakness.


                                            What happens when there is an epic battle between cruelty and humaneness and the one caught in the middle is a hapless animal? Lost in the forests of India, a man comes across a bizarre and dangerous ritual—does he flee or does he stay and rescue his fellow travellers? And in the uneven contest between a man with his gun and a panther or tiger, how does man end up winning?


                                            From jungles to battlefields to the frozen Russian countryside, adventure and danger lurk everywhere. Read the awe-inspiring adventures set in these exotic locations in this new collection compiled by Ruskin Bond.


                                            AUTHOR OF THE BOOK


                                            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.

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                                            Tales and Legends From India
                                            Tales and Legends From India

                                            A collection of twenty-five traditional tales from India, including folk tales, Jataka stories, and regional legends.

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                                            Revolution 2020
                                            Revolution 2020

                                            Book Summary of Revolution 2020 Once upon a time, in small-town India, there lived two intelligent boys. One wanted to use his intelligence to make money. One wanted to use his intelligence to create a revolution. The problem was, they both loved the same girl. Welcome to Revolution 2020. A story about childhood friends Gopal, Raghav and Aarti who struggle to find success and love in Varanasi. However, it isn't easy to achieve this in an unfair society that rewards the corrupt. As Gopal gives in to the system, and Raghav fights it, who will win? From the bestselling author of Five Point Someone, one night @ the call center, The Three Mistakes of My Life and 2 States, comes another gripping tale from the heartland of India. Are you ready for the revolution?

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                                            Party Time in Mussoorie
                                            Party Time in Mussoorie

                                            It is very kind of people to invite me to their parties, especially as I do not throw parties myself, or invite anyone anywhere. At more than one party I have been known to throw things at people. In spite of this—or maybe because of it—I get invited to these affairs.


                                            There’s nothing like being able to see the funny side of things in life. Whether it is a belt that decides to get hooked on to another passenger’s bag, or monkeys who visit and take refuge in the loo or even the omelettes that don’t turn out exactly the way they were intended, Ruskin Bond brings alive each of these situations with wry humour and a generous dose of wit. Party Time in Mussoorie is as much fun to read as it is to attend any of the weird and wonderful parties Ruskin Bond describes in this collection.


                                            AUTHOR OF THE BOOK


                                            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.

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                                            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.

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                                            One Indian Girl
                                            One Indian Girl
                                            Description

                                            Hi, I’m Radhika Mehta and I’m getting married this week. I work at Goldman Sachs, an investment bank. Thank you for reading my story. However, let me warn you. You may not like me too much.

                                            One, I make a lot of money.

                                            Two, I have an opinion on everything.

                                            Three, I have had a boyfriend before. Okay, maybe two.

                                            Now if I were a guy, you’d be cool with it. Since I am a girl, these things don’t make me likeable, do they?

                                            Bestselling author Chetan Bhagat, writing for the first time in a female voice, brings to you One Indian Girl, the heart-warming story of a modern Indian girl.

                                            AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

                                            Chetan Bhagat is the author of eight blockbuster books. These include six novels—Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), Half Girlfriend (2014)—and the non-fiction titles, What Young India Wants (2012) and Making India Awesome (2015).

                                            Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers since their release. Several of his novels have been adapted into successful Bollywood films.

                                            The New York Times called him ‘the biggest-selling English language novelist in India’s history’. TIME magazine named him amongst the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ and Fast Company, USA, listed him as one of the world’s ‘100 most creative people in business’.

                                            Chetan writes columns for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues. He is also a motivational speaker and screenplay writer.

                                            Chetan quit his international investment banking career in 2009 to devote his entire time to writing and make change happen in the country. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anusha, an ex-classmate from IIM-A, and his twin boys, Shyam and Ishaan.

                                            Specification

                                             

                                            • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                                            • Edition : October 1, 2016
                                            • Pages : 280
                                            • Weight : 200 gm.
                                            • Size : 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
                                            • Binding : Paperback
                                            • Author : Chetan Bhagat
                                            • Language : English
                                            • ISBN-10: 8129142147
                                              ISBN-13: 978-8129142146

                                             

                                             

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                                            Half Girlfriend (Movie Tie-in Edition)
                                            Half Girlfriend (Movie Tie-in Edition)
                                            Description

                                            Once upon a time, there was a Bihari boy called Madhav.He fell in love with a rich girl from Delhi called Riya. Madhav didn’t speak English well. Riya did.Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn’t.Riya just wanted friendship. Madhav didn’t.Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his half girlfriend.

                                            From the author of the blockbuster novels Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, 2 States, Revolution 2020 and One Indian Girl comes a simple and beautiful love story that will touch your heart and inspire you to chase your dreams.

                                            AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

                                            Chetan Bhagat is the author of seven blockbuster books. These include six novels—Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), One Indian Girl (2016)—and the non-fiction title What Young India Wants (2012).

                                            Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers since their release and have been equally celebrated on the big screen. This is the fifth book which has now been adapted into a major Bollywood film.

                                            The New York Times called him the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history’. TIME magazine named him amongst the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ and Fast Company, USA, listed him as one of the world’s ‘100 most creative people in business’.

                                            Chetan writes columns for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues. He is also a motivational speaker and screenplay writer.

                                            Chetan quit his international investment banking career in 2009 to devote his entire time to writing and making change happen in the country. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anusha, an ex-classmate from IIM-A, and his twin sons, Shyam and Ishaan.

                                            Specification
                                            • Product Code : BK8699
                                            • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                                            • Edition : November 30, 2013
                                            • Pages : 300
                                            • Weight : 360 gm.
                                            • Size : 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
                                            • Binding : Paperback
                                            • Author : Chetan Bhagat
                                            • Language : English
                                            • ISBN-10: 8129124025
                                              ISBN-13: 978-8129124029
                                            $20
                                            Great Stories for Children
                                            Great Stories for Children
                                            SPECIFICATION:
                                            • Publisher : Rupa Publications
                                            • By : Ruskin Bond
                                            • Cover : Paperback
                                            • Language : English
                                            • Edition : 2011
                                            • Pages : 200
                                            • Weight : 250 g.
                                            • Size : 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
                                            • ISBN-10: 8129118920
                                            • ISBN-13: 978-8129118929
                                            DESCRIPTION:

                                            Great Stories For Children contains a mixed bag of tales, featuring everything from nature and pets to leopards, bears, and even ghosts, written in the inimitable witty style of Ruskin Bond.The short stories featured in this book introduce readers to new worlds and interesting people. First up, there's Tutu, the monkey who loves to stir up trouble for Aunt Ruby. Aunt Ruby becomes enraged when he runs off with her precious necklace. Will she manage to get it back? In another story, a pet python suddenly shows up in the most unexpected places, causing mayhem as he appears. Then comes a naughty ghost who amuses himself by riling up the residents of the house, whenever he is bored. The book has a story where the protagonists, three children, are stranded and forced to wait out a storm on a haunted hill. One story also features a cunning thief, who is adept at escaping every single time. But one day, his conscience gets the better of him. Does he manage to leave his old lifestyle behind and become an honest man? This collection even contains an amusing story about the famed Himalayan bears. They enjoy gorging on plums, apricots and pumpkins. One tale in Great Stories For Children stars the maestro, Ruskin Bond, himself. While staying at a resort, he encounters a ghost in the dead of the night. What does the ghost want? Will Bond manage to come away safely? Great Stories For Children also includes other stories like Strange Men, Strange Places, School Days, All Roads Lead To Ganga, The Rupa Carnival Of Terror, and School Times.


                                            About the Author

                                            Ruskin Bond is a popular writer of British origin. He has also penned Ghost Stories from the Raj, A Town Called Dehra, The Adventures of Rusty, and The Parrot Who Wouldn't Talk. He is of British descent and was born in 1934 in India. He studied at Shimla and won many writing competitions at school. When he went to London after his schooling, he began penning his first novel. He has been the recipient of prestigious awards like the Padma Shri and the Sahitya Akademi Award. He played an important role in shaping children's literature in India.

                                            $16
                                            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
                                            FUNNY SIDE UP
                                            FUNNY SIDE UP
                                            Description

                                            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.

                                            Specification
                                            • Product Code :BK8695
                                            • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                                            • Edition : February 2, 2006
                                            • Pages : 156
                                            • Weight : 160 gm.
                                            • Size : 7.8 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
                                            • Binding : Paperback
                                            • Author : Ruskin Bond
                                            • Language : English
                                            • ISBN-10: 8129108283
                                              ISBN-13: 978-8129108289

                                             

                                            $18

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