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Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold
Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold
Specification
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • By : Ramesh Menon
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : October 10, 2010
  • Pages : 514
  • Weight : 630 gm.
  • Size : 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches
  • ISBN-10 : 8129115549
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8129115546
  • Product Code : BK8685
Description

The Devi Bhagavatam, also known as the Devi Bhagavata Purana, ‘the old book of the goddess’, is an integral part of ancient Indian mythology. It is important for the Shakta sect of Hinduism, which describes the Devi as the foundation of the world and equivalent in stature to Brahman, the supreme being.

The original text was written in Bengali and consists of 318 chapters and 18,000 verses, all praising the Devi as supreme and describing instructions for her worship, including temples and rituals such as the annual ritual of Durga Puja which is celebrated all over India, especially in Bengal. The Devi, the mother of the Universe, is worshipped in India in her many forms as Goddess Durga, Kali, Shakti and Saraswati, to name a few.

Menon’s Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold, is a condensed version of The Devi Bhagavatam and describes the legends of the Goddess in all her forms and interpretations. The books opens with the birth of Ved Vyasa, who is also regarded as the author of the Mahabharata and narrates poignant instances from his relationship with his son Suka, such as the dialogue between them over the decision to enter Grihastashrama. Also described is the incarnation of the Devi as Goddess Durga and the epic tale of her destruction of the evil demons Rakthabija and Mahishasura. The tale depicting the origin of the holy Indian rivers, Ganga, Padma and Saraswati, is one of the many rich stories connected to our ancient origins, woven into the tapestry of this literary piece on Indian mythology.


    $33
    MY INDIA WITH MIGHTY RAJU
    MY INDIA WITH MIGHTY RAJU
    Description

    Your beloved superhero Mighty Raju is back. Set out on exciting adventures with him and also learn something new with this unique series of sixteen books created keeping young learners in mind.

    Parents today face great difficulty in making their children study and/or understand concepts. This series is an amalgamation of learning and fun for children through their favourite character, Mighty Raju, a four-year-old superhero. These books have topics ranging from colours and shapes, maths lessons to fun-filled adventure stories to learning about festivals of India and much more. The series will encourage them to learn a variety of concepts in an interactive and engaging manner with the right amount of learning, fun and adventure all packed together.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8730
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : 2017
    • Pages : 32
    • Weight : 130 gm.
    • Size : 10.2 x 7.4 x 0.4 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Mighty Raju
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129145111
      ISBN-13: 978-8129145116
    $16
    My Gita
    My Gita
    Description

    In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach—thematic rather than verse-by-verse—makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible, combined as it is with his trademark illustrations and simple diagrams.
    In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization—even selfies!).We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight.
    So let My Gita inform your Gita.

    AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

    Devdutt Pattanaik writes and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has written over 500 articles in newspapers, and thirty books, which include Jaya : An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana, 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art, 7 Secrets of Shiva, 7 Secrets of Vishnu, 7 Secrets of the Goddess, The Book of Ram, 99 Thoughts on Ganesha, Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You and Myth=Mithya: Decoding Hindu Mythology. He lives in Mumbai. For more information on Devdutt and his books, visit devdutt.com

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8729
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : November 10, 2015
    • Pages : 256
    • Weight : 160 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129137704
      ISBN-13: 978-8129137708
    $22
    My Date with History: A Memoir
    My Date with History: A Memoir
    Description

    It was a grisly sight. The zeal and fervour with which the karsevaks were taking part in the demolition job sent a chill down our spines. Those who had no tools to use were scratching away like madmen with their fingernails on the domes. A few young men tied a noose around the domes and were trying to pull them down.

    When the CPI(M)-led Left Front was swept to power in 1977, Suman was twenty years old. His upbringing in an educated middle-class family, his brief brush with politics during his student days at the Presidency College and his friendship with people, many of whom would later play important roles in politics, enabled Suman to critically watch the world around him change irrevocably. By the time the Left Front firmly dug its political heels in Bengal through its second thumping victory in the 1983 Assembly polls, Suman had taken his first step into journalism.

    As a journalist, Sumans USP has always been his insistence to be at the spot where news breaks, notwithstanding his official position.

    He was among the first handful of journalists to be in Kabul, just before the fall of the Soviet-propped regime, he was the first Indian journalist to arrive in Moscow (that too without a valid passport!) as the Soviet regime withered away, he was in Islamabad to cover the Rajiv GandhiBenazir Bhutto agreement, he was in the United States covering P.V. Narasimha Raos historic visit to that country, which finally set the seal marking the beginning of Indias economic reforms, he covered the demolition of the Babri mosque, he has covered every major Lok Sabha and Bidhan Sabha polls since 1983, across India. Suman had and still has close personal relations some of the leading figures of Indian politics, including, Pranab Mukherjee (who was his fathers student), JyotiBasu, Priyaranjan Dasmunsi, Mamata Banerjee and Anil Biswas, the architect of the CPI(M)s stranglehold over Bengal.

    In his story are personal insights into all these events and personalities.

    About the Author: Suman Chattopadhyay

    Suman Chattopadhyay has been, by far, the most famous Bengali media journalist over the past three decades. He was the executive editor of the largest circulated Bengali daily, Anandabazar Patrika, for about nine years. He was in charge of the team that launched the most popular Bengali TV news channel, Star Ananda. For three years, he was the owner and editor of a Bengali daily, Ek Din. Currently, he is the editor of The Times Groups Bangla daily, Ei Samay.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8728
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : January 1, 2018
    • Pages : 294
    • Weight : 300 gm.
    • Size : 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Suman Chattopadhyay
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129150468
      ISBN-13: 978-8129150462
    $25
    My China Diary 1956-88
    My China Diary 1956-88
    Description

    My China Diary 1956-88 is an account of K. Natwar Singh’s experiences as a diplomat in Beijing, and the events that transpired during Premier Chou En-lai’s ill-fated visit to India in April 1960, concluding with Rajiv Gandhi’s path-breaking journey to China. Offering new insights about the complexities of Indo-China bilateral relations between 1956 and 1988, My China Diary is illuminating, provocative and unputdownable.

    About the Author: K Natwar Singh

    K. Natwar Singh has been Ambassador to Pakistan and Poland, high Commissioner to Zambia and deputy high Commissioner in the UK. He also served in the Permanent Mission of India at the United Nations for five years. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1984. He is Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He has been a member of both houses of Parliament and the Minister for External Affairs (2004-05).

    Specification
    • Product Code :  BK8727
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : January 1, 2009
    • Pages : 230
    • Weight : 330 gm.
    • Size : 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : K. Natwar Singh
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129117274
      ISBN-13: 978-8129117274

     

    $22
    Moongphali
    Moongphali
    Description

    Nandu wants to go to his school fancy-dress competition dressed as a king, but his mother makes him wear a foolish-looking watermelon costume instead.

    Dolly and Sunny are leading a happy life as a pair of genius twins, till they wish for their clones.

    All Poonam wants is the perfect pair of blue and white slippers, and she finds them too, except that they belong to someone else.

    Sher and Samandar are best friends till a piece of mysterious rock turns them into sworn enemies.

    Meet these kids and many others like them in this very delightful collection, Moongphali. Funny, adventurous, smart and mischievous, these are children from all parts of India. They speak different languages, eat all kinds of food, live in homes that look totally unlike each other—yet you will find a bit of yourself in each one of them.

    Relish these stories and relive your childhood with your kids.

    AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

    Mukesh Chhabra is a leading casting director in the Indian film Industry. He has a special penchant for casting for children’s films and has worked in Chillar Party, Nil Battey Sannata, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dangal. When Mukesh is not busy making films, he can be found reading and writingchildren’s stories, eating Punjabi cuisine or playing gully cricket.

    Neha Singh loves telling stories, using books, theatre and films as different mediums. She has authored two picture books for children—The Wednesday Bazaar and Bela Missed Her Train—published by Karadi Tales. She also helps children and adults rekindle their imagination through her drama-based workshops.

    Sonal Gupta Vaswani is an artist, illustrator and an animator, based in Mumbai. She has illustrated several books for children for Fisher Price, Karadi Tales, UNICEF and Pratham.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8726
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : September 29, 2017
    • Pages : 156
    • Weight : 230 gm.
    • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Mukesh Chhabra, Neha Singh, Sonal Gupta Vaswani
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129148137
      ISBN-13: 978-8129148131
    $22
    Menakas Choice
    Menakas Choice
    Description

    We make love and leave. That is our motto. Live by it, Menaka or you shall suffer untold, unnecessary grief. Born during the churning of the ocean, Menaka is the most beautiful of all the apsaras in the world, with quick intelligence and innate talent. However, she craves for the one thing she can never havefamily. Elsewhere, after severe austerities, a man, now blessed with the name Vishwamitra, challenges the gods and dares to create another heaven. Fearing his growing powers, Indra, the king of gods, decides to put a stop to his ambitions by making Menaka seduce him.What will happen when Menaka and Vishwamitra meet each other? Will Menaka finally find what she really wished for? Or will she again be forced to surrender to her destiny? Find out in this fascinating portrait of one of the most enduring mythological figures

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8725
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : December 1, 2015
    • Pages : 304
    • Weight : 240 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Author : Kavita Kane
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 812913733X
      ISBN-13: 978-8129137333
    $22
    Mantras For Success : India's Greatest CEOs Tell You How To Win
    Mantras For Success : India's Greatest CEOs Tell You How To Win
    Description

    In Mantras for Success, India’s finest CEOs and business leaders tell you what it takes to be successful.They take you to the heart of their enormous businesses and tell you how they built these corporations and grew them to their present standards of excellence. These icons of business will show you how to find the keys to greatness, unlock the secrets of their ability to innovate, break the conventions, overcome challenges and generate strategies. Many of them have a lot of qualities in common, and all of them have a number of abilities that set them apart as the best. They talk candidly and clearly about these aspects of their life and work, and the elusive ‘x-factor’ needed to win.
    This is a book that is intended for the general reader who wants to build a successful career and life, but it will specifically benefit those who are involved in business and management—from trainees to CEOs.

    AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

    Suhel Seth is the Managing Partner of Counselage India and founder of Equus. He is a regular speaker at industry meets and lectures at various Indian Institutes of Management. A bestselling author, Suhel also writes columns in The Financial Times, London, and in Business India, The Hindustan Times and The Indian Express on current affairs and the social landscape of India.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8723
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : January 1, 2015
    • Pages : 240
    • Weight : 440 gm.
    • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 inches
    • Binding: Hardback
    • Author : Suhel Seth with Sunny Sen
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129135671
      ISBN-13: 978-8129135674
    $26
    Making India Awesome : New Essays and Columns
    Making India Awesome : New Essays and Columns
    Description

    Love your country?
    Want to make it truly great?
    Tired of loud debates and complex arguments which lead to no solutions?
    Welcome to Making India Awesome.
    Following the phenomenal success of his first non-fiction book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat, the country’s biggest-selling writer, returns with another book of essays in which he analyses and provides inspired solutions to the country’s most intractable problems—poverty, unemployment, corruption, violence against women, communal violence, religious fundamentalism, illiteracy and more. Using simple language and concepts, this book will enable you to understand the most complex of problems facing the nation today and give you practical solutions on how you can do your part to solve them.

    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), Half Girlfriend (2014)—and the non-fiction title What Young India Wants (2012).
    Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers since their release. Many of his novels have been adapted into successful Bollywood films.
    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 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
    • Product Code : BK8722
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : August 19, 2015
    • Pages : 192
    • Weight : 100 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Chetan Bhagat
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129137429
      ISBN-13: 978-8129137425
    $20
    Mahatma On the Pitch: Gandhi and Cricket in India
    Mahatma On the Pitch: Gandhi and Cricket in India
    Description

    How the most important man of our national movement viewed the most important sport in our country. Did Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ever play cricket? Did cricket ever figure in the Gandhian world of thought? What were the views of the most important man in the history of Indias freedom struggle on the game that dominates Indian national consciousness in the twenty-first century? Were there any connections between Gandhi and cricket during the high tide of national movement? Did Gandhi or his ideas make any impact on the game? Did he ever oppose the cause of cricket? Did cricket ever invoke Gandhi after his death? These questions seem as remote as Gandhis tryst with cricket! Mahatma on the Pitch tries to find answers to these apparently quirky questions by exploring the untold relationship between two of the most enduring phenomena of modern India: Mahatma Gandhi, arguably the greatest Indian icon of the twentieth century and Indian cricket, probably the most assertive Indian national emblem in the twenty-first-century world.

    About the Author: Kausik Bandyopadhyay

    Kausik Bandyopadhyay teaches History at West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata. Formerly a Fellow of the International Olympic Museum, Lausanne (2010) and the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata (20062009 and 20132015), he is also the Editor of Soccer and Society (Routledge). Bandyopadhyay has authored and edited several books. His most recent works include Sport, Culture and Nation: Perspectives from Indian Football and South Asian Cricket (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2015); Bangladesh Playing: Sport, Culture, Nation (Dhaka: Subarna/ ICBS, 2012); and Scoring Off the Field: Football Culture in Bengal, 191180 (New Delhi/London: Routledge, 2011).

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8721
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : September 20, 2017)
    • Pages : 160
    • Weight : 280 gm.
    • Size : 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Kausik Bandyopadhyay
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129148854
      ISBN-13: 978-8129148858
    $22
    Maharashtra Maximus: The State, Its People and Politics
    Maharashtra Maximus: The State, Its People and Politics
    Description

    What is Maharashtra? What has been the contribution of various communities and castes in making the Maharashtra of today? What makes Mumbai a centre of political power? Why is it that rampage can be unleashed if the city is called by its old name, Bombay? Who is a Maharashtrian? Sujata Anandan delves into history to unravel multiple layers that explain the complexity of Maharashtrian politics and its impact on the Indian State.

    About the Author: Sujata Anandan
    Sujata Anandan has an experience of more than three decades as a journalist through which she has mapped the length and breadth of Maharashtra, fine toothcomb in hand. She has closely observed the states society and the rise and decline of its political parties and leaders in their most potent as well as humdrum years in politics.

    She has worked for leading newspapers and magazines like Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, Outlook and a wire service, United News of India. While a versatile writer, she has mostly distinguished herself as a noted political analyst.

    Sujata is currently a columnist with Hindustan Times. She has also written occasionally for Mint, The Hindu, The Wire, Scroll.in and National Herald, and writes on national issues for Lokmat Times. She lives in Mumbai.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8720
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : 20 January 2018
    • Pages : 256
    • Weight : 
    • Size : 8.7 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Sujata Anandan
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129149990
      ISBN-13: 978-8129149992


    $22
    Mad Country: Stories
    Mad Country: Stories
    Description

    If you see Orwell and Kafka together walking down a street, you are in the world of Samrat Upadhyay's Mad Country. The editor of an investigative magazine contends with the trauma of a disappeared colleague, a political tragedy that vies for her attention with a more domestic crisis: a friend who’s suicidal over a divorce. An American hippie in Kathmandu in the 1980s undergoes a drastic identity change, only to discover that the metamorphosis brings its own heartbreak. A young man forms a bond with an African woman who has inexplicably appeared on the streets of the city. A wealthy Nepali boy—a Richie Rich—finds himself pretending to be a beggar to understand why his mother abandoned him. These eight stories are from the master chronicler of our modern-day anxieties, globalization and exile. Mad Country takes you to places that you have always yearned to go but were always afraid to.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8719
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : October 1, 2017
    • Pages : 262
    • Weight : 200 gm.
    • Size : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Samrat Upadhyay
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129148919
      ISBN-13: 978-8129148919
    $22
    Life Among the Scorpions: Memoirs of a Woman in Indian Politics
    Life Among the Scorpions: Memoirs of a Woman in Indian Politics
    Description

    An Indian politician looks back at her journey and recounts how the going got tougher with her every success, perhaps because she was a woman.

    Life among the Scorpions recounts the deeply fascinating and often tumultuous events that mark thirty years of Jaya Jaitly’s political journey.

    From arranging relief for victims of the 1984 Sikh riots, to joining politics under firebrand leader George Fernandes, to becoming the president of Samata Party—a key ally in the erstwhile NDA Government, Jaitly’s rise in Indian mainstream politics invited both awe and envy. But the going has been far from smooth. Trouble began with George Fernandes sacking Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat in 1998. Jaitly became the target. She was soon hounded by Tehelka’s stings—first concerning her son-in-law-to-be Ajay Jadeja and then herself in an alleged bribery case.

    Eventually, Fernandes had to resign as India’s Defence Minister, despite being the best, and Jaitly quit as the Samata Party President. Meanwhile, she spiritedly fought booth capturing in Bihar as well as fellow party men’s egos, intervened and ensured the installation of the Samata government in Manipur. All this, even as she continued her parallel fight for the livelihood of craftsmen on the one hand, and conceptualized and ensured establishment of the first Dilli Haat (crafts market place) in 1994 on the other.

    With all the backstories of major events in Indian politics between 1970–2000, including her experience of dealing with the Commission of Inquiry and courts regarding the Tehelka stings, the story of Jaya Jaitly makes for a riveting read. A powerful narrative on why being a woman in politics was for her akin to being surrounded by scorpions; this hard hitting memoir offers a perspective on the functioning of Indian politics from a woman’s point of view.

    AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

    Jaya Jaitly is the former president of the Samata Party, a key ally of the NDA Government (1998–2004), and an eminent expert in the traditional arts and crafts of India. She has worked closely with craftspeople since 1965 to sustain traditional livelihoods and preserve India’s crafts heritage. Having founded the Dastkari Haat Samiti, a body of craftspeople, in 1986, she established Dilli Haat a permanent marketplace showcasing weaves and handicrafts, in 1994. Her work brings together rural artisans within India, and of India, with those of Pakistan, Vietnam, Iran, Egypt and many other countries. These programs have often been supported by the Indian Government as an instrument in diplomacy.

    Jaitly was educated in the UK, Burma, Japan, India and the USA. Her published works include Craft Traditions of India (1990), Crafts of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh (1999), A Podium on the Pavement (2005), Biju Spins Some Magic (2005), Crafting Nature (2007), Crafts Atlas of India (2012), Woven Textiles of Varanasi (2014), The Artistry Of Handwork (2014), and Vishvakarma’s Children: Stories of India’s Craftspeople (2001). Jaya Jaitly is based in Delhi.

    Specification
    • Product Code :  BK8718
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : November 11, 2017
    • Pages : 312
    • Weight : 550 gm.
    • Size : 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
    • Binding : Hardcover
    • Author : Jaya Jaitly
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129149095
      ISBN-13: 978-8129149091
    $30
    Let Him Not Sink
    Let Him Not Sink
    Description

    Identification and early treatment of mental health illnesses in children are the first steps to their future well-being.Let Him Not Sink: First Steps to Mental Health has been written by us to enhance the knowledge of adults working with children in relation to mental health conditions. Working as mental health professionals has repeatedly highlighted for us the necessity and requirement of easy-to-implement steps that facilitate the process of identification of an illness in children and adolescents and ways to work on it. It is the lack of information and guidance that is often the cause of conditions going unrecognized, lack of timely help being provided and an inability for an adult to reach out to a child at risk. To be informed is to be empowered and that is the aim towards which this book is directed.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8717
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : October 1, 2017
    • Pages : 242
    • Weight : 240 gm.
    • Size : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Samir Parikh
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129148870
      ISBN-13: 978-8129148872
    $22
    Leadership : The Gandhi Way
    Leadership : The Gandhi Way
    Description

    Mahatma Gandhi needs no introduction. An icon revered by millions across the world, he led a country to freedom through methods and principles never used before. What was it about Gandhi that made him an icon? How did a frail, ordinary man bring about a revolution? And how did he manage to rope in the poor, the working class, the elite and the intelligentsia to work together?
    In this one-of-a-kind self-help book, Virender Kapoor analyses Gandhi’s methods and derives leadership lessons from his life, explaining how readers can successfully employ these in their own lives. He reveals how Gandhi carefully analysed situations—the precursor of SWOT analyses—before formulating the best way to deal with them. It was thus that he formulated the idea of Satyagraha. He also shows that Gandhi understood the power of emotional appeal, and used sincerity rather than empty rhetoric to maximize on this. In other words, he ‘walked the talk’. These and other strategies by Gandhi provide important lessons for leaders of any era, in any capacity. The key, he reveals, is to adapt, rather than adopt, Gandhi’s philosophy in action.
    Inspirational yet relatable, Leadership: the Gandhi Way is a unique take on the Mahatma.

    AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

    Virender Kapoor is a thinker, an educationist and an inspirational guru. An alumnus of IIT Bombay and the former director of a prestigious management institute under the Symbiosis umbrella, he is currently the founder-director, president and chief mentor of Management Institute for Leadership and Excellence (MILE), Pune. His books on emotional intelligence, leadership and self-help have been translated into several regional and foreign languages.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8716
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : August 1, 2014
    • Pages : 136
    • Weight : 120 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Virender Kapoor
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129134578
      ISBN-13: 978-8129134578
    $20
    The LAGOON
    The LAGOON
    Description

    In the stillness of the air every tree, every leaf, every bough, every tendril of creeper and every petal of minute blossoms seemed to have been bewitched into an immobility perfect and final. Nothing moved on the river but the eight paddles that rose flashing regularly, dipped together with a single splash…
    Somewhere deep in the jungles, in a boat anchored on a lagoon, a man listens to the doomed love story of his friend and his dying lover. In an apple orchard, a philosopher tries hard to decipher the codes of love, little realizing that he is ruining his own chances. With stories from writers like O. Henry, Joseph Conrad, Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekov and others, this collection brings alive the many shades of love, from the heartbreaking to the joyous.

    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.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8715
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : February 1, 2017
    • Pages : 152
    • Weight : 630 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Ruskin Bond
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129145278
      ISBN-13: 978-8129145277

    $20
    Khwaabon Ka Safar With Mahesh Bhatt
    Khwaabon Ka Safar With Mahesh Bhatt
    Description

    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

    EPIC Television Channel is a leading factual entertainment platform with its India-centric content. EPIC has redefined the infotainment genre by being the only native Hindi language medium in its league.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8714
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : January 1, 2018
    • Pages : 23cine
    • Weight : 200 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author :
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129148633
      ISBN-13: 978-8129148636
    $22
    Kautilya’s Arthashastra: An Intellectual Portrait
    Kautilya’s Arthashastra: An Intellectual Portrait
    Description

    ‘Kautilya who?’ In India itself, Kautilya is mentioned for reasons that are more sentimental and nationalistic than analytical and comparative with respect to the theoretical significance of his contributions to statecraft. In academic circles, Kautilya is labelled as the ‘Indian Machiavelli’, even though the Arthashastra was written some 1800 years prior to Machiavelli’s Discorsi and Principe and is much broader in scope. This book brings the wisdom of Kautilya’s text—a tour de force in strategic thinking—to the present political discourse, emphasizing the relevance of this ancient text to contemporary world affairs. Brilliant scholarly analysis complemented with in-depth academic enquiry gives this work an edge over all that has been written on Arthashastra so far. Mitra and Liebig move beyond romanticizing Kautilya and present to the reader one of the sharpest minds in history, unmatched in its knowledge of statecraft and a theory unparalleled in strategic thinking. A must-have guide to understanding both Kautilya and the intricacies of governance.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8713
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : 20 November 2017
    • Pages : 600
    • Weight : 550 gm.
    • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.7 inches
    • Binding : Hardcover
    • Author : SUBRATA K. MITRA
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 812914865X
      ISBN-13: 978-8129148650

     

    $30
    Junior Classics-11
    Junior Classics-11
    Description

    The Junior Classics series, comprising twenty titles, introduces young readers to literary masterpieces by celebrated authors, ranging from Charles Dickens and R.L. Stevenson to Louisa M. Alcott and H.G. Wells. The all-time popular novels packed with colourful illustrations bring alive the lovable characters and can keep children entertained for hours. Each book in the series has a collection of four stories from diverse genres and by different writers, which makes reading a lot of fun. Thoughtfully abridged and told in simple language, this engaging series will kindle the love for reading in children. This treasure trove of eighty stories, ranging from adventure, fantasy, satire to mystery and romance, will be a welcome addition to any child?s personal library.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8712
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : March 1, 2016
    • Pages : 128
    • Weight : 160 gm.
    • Size : 8 x 0.4 x 5.2 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Terry O'Brien
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129138956
      ISBN-13: 978-8129138958
    $20
    Juni Dagger: Murders in Meraupatnam
    Juni Dagger: Murders in Meraupatnam
    Description

    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.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8711
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : September 20, 2017
    • Pages : 168
    • Weight : 100 gm.
    • Size : 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Arjun Chandra Kathpalia
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129148692
      ISBN-13: 978-8129148698
    $20
    Journey Down the Years
    Journey Down the Years
    Description

    As a novelist and storyteller, I have always drawn upon my memories of places that I have known and lived in over the years. More than most writers, perhaps, I find myself drawing inspiration from the past—my childhood, adolescence, youth, early manhood… The stories and the poems float in through my window, float in from the magic mountains, and the words appear on the page without much effort on my part.

    Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years, in the course of which he has come to be known for his simple and witty writing style. These twenty-five stories form a delightful collection of some of his non-fiction sketches, his interaction with the natural world, and his life in small towns that has given him some of his biggest stories.

    Bond’s journey as a writer has been a remarkable one and these stories show the master storyteller at his very best.

    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.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8710
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : June 14, 2017
    • Pages : 126
    • Weight : 100 gm.
    • Size : 4.9 x 0.3 x 7.6 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Ruskin Bond
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129147408
      ISBN-13: 978-8129147400

     

    $20
    Jaffna Street: Tales of Life, Death, Betrayal and Survival in Kashmir
    Jaffna Street: Tales of Life, Death, Betrayal and Survival in Kashmir
    Description

    In 1989, an adolescent schoolboy from downtown Srinagar watched as his elders extricated themselves from university campuses, high-school grounds, handloom machines and farms to bear arms and fight a war of attrition against the Indian state.

    Twenty-two years on, Jaffna Street was born from his explorations of the human dimension of the conflict appositely termed the Kashmir tragedy. Combining anecdotes, personal memories and extended interviews, the author takes us behind the scenes and headlines into Srinagar city’s ‘notorious’ perpetually politically charged downtown as well as its upper city side belt to create a panoramic portrait of recent Kashmir history. He profiles ordinary people—hit men, insurgents, artisans, failed Marxist intellectuals, mystics, exiles, gangsters and ordinary individuals—who wouldn’t make it even to the footnotes of history but have been crucial first-hand witnesses, participants or victims of some of the important events that marked the tumultuous and violent years of the insurgency.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8709
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : March 1, 2017
    • Pages : 304
    • Weight : 230 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Author : Mir Khalid
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129137321
      ISBN-13: 978-8129137326
    $22
    Its Not Right... But its Okay
    Its Not Right... But its Okay
    Description

    Everyone has a past. But what if it becomes daunting baggage and spills over into the future? A fiercely independent, career-driven girl, Angira, has recently changed her Facebook status to 'single in Mumbai'. While work has been her only priority, a twist of fate brings Ved-a strikingly handsome footballer, the heart-throb of the college-into her life. He seems genuine and fun-loving, but based on past experiences, Angira knows better than to trust him! Despite their contrasting personalities, the two develop an unexpected bond-a link for which they are about to risk everything they have. A riveting tale about incorrigible lovers with a dark past, It's Not Right. . .but It's Okay is a true story about finding friendship and love again.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8708
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : January 1, 2016
    • Pages : 226
    • Weight : 160 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Anuj Tiwari
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129137321
      ISBN-13: 978-8129137326

     

    $20
    It Had To Be You
    It Had To Be You
    Description

    Anuj, a young professional, is just getting by from day to day when the beautiful and vivacious Pakhi walks into his life and turns it upside down. Love blossoms and Anuj is convinced that she is the one for him. But when all is going well Pakhi leaves unexpectedly, and shatters Anuj’s faith in love and happy endings.
    To shake off his depression and restart his life, he heads to Mumbai where he meets new people—the stunning Meera; rom-com specialist Vishal; the man of reasons, Rahim Chacha; and the lovely Anushka. With their help, he begins to put his past behind, but Fate intervenes. Will Anuj be able to find the answers he desperately seeks and finally find closure? Or does life have other plans?
    It Had to Be You is a story that, in its simplicity, shows us the importance of love, life, family and friendship.

    AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

    Anuj Tiwari is the author of the bestselling novel Journey of Two Hearts, a motivational speaker and an IT professional. His books are based on real life incidents that he jotted down over the years. He gives lectures at colleges and universities, and lives in Mumbai.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8707
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : March 1, 2014
    • Pages : 208
    • Weight : 630 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Anuj Tiwari
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129131072
      ISBN-13: 978-8129131072
    $20

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