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  • The Final Questionby Saratchandra Chattopadhyay

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 16.98

    Like Dickens, Saratchandra had a bag of wonderful tales'? The Hindu The Final Question (Shesh Prashna) is one of Saratchandra Chattopadhyay's last novels and perhaps his most radically innovative. The novel caused a sensation when it was first published in 1931, drawing censure from conservative critics but enthusiastic support from general readers,... more...

  • Nationalismby Rabindranath Tagore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.58

    ?More than any other Indian he has . . . broadened the bases of Indian nationalism. He has been India?s internationalist par excellence? ?Jawaharlal Nehru Rabindranath Tagore (1861?1941) was the first Asian to win a Nobel Prize. Nationalism is based on lectures delivered by him during the First World War. While the nations of Europe were doing battle,... more...

  • Train To Pakistanby Khushwant Singh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 16.98

    It is the summer of 1947. But Partition does not mean much to the Sikhs and Muslims of Mano Majra, a village on the border of India and Pakistan. Then, a local money-lender is murdered, and suspicion falls upon Juggut Singh, the village gangster who is in love with a Muslim girl. When a train arrives, carrying the bodies of dead Sikhs, the village... more...

  • Two Measures of Bhaktiby Vijay Nambisan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 11.88

    Late medieval poems from Kerala that still resonate in every Malayali?s heart touchstones of faith in Kerala. Puntanam?s Jnana-paana may claim to be the first original modern poem in Malayalam; simple and innocent, it still speaks directly to the reader. Melpattur?s Narayaniyam is ?the last great hurrah of classical Sanskrit? in India; the poem excerpted... more...

  • Mahabharataby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 34.00

    The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given... more...

  • Face to Faceby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Blind since the age of four, Ved Mehta led a lonely and turbulent childhood in India until he was accepted to the Arkansas School for the Blind, to which he flew alone at fifteen. America and the school changed his life, leading to degrees at Oxford and Harvard Universities and a fruitful writing career. Face to Face (1957), Mehta?s first book, is... more...

  • The Essential Ved Mehtaby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98

    This definitive collection of Ved Mehta?s work contains excerpts from nearly all his writings, many of which first appeared in the New Yorker. It begins with his first book, the classic autobiography highlighting his blindness, Face to Face, and features his iconic books about India and his family saga, Continents of Exile. Each entry comes with a... more...

  • Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostlesby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Ved Mehta?s book on Gandhi (1977) is one of the great portraits of the political leader. Travelling the world to talk to Gandhi?s family, friends and followers, drawing his daily life in exacting detail, Mehta gives us a nuanced and complex picture of the great man and brings him vividly alive. more...

  • Daddyjiby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Daddyji is, at first glance, a biographical portrait of Amolak Ram Mehta, a distinguished Indian public-health officer, written by his son Ved Mehta, but in reality, as the story unfolds, it is seen to be a recreation, in crystalline detail, of a whole world?the everyday life of pre-Partition Lahore. Daddyji (1972) is the first book in Mehta?s extraordinary... more...

  • Portrait of Indiaby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Portrait of India (1970) is a vivid account of 60s? India and some of its most interesting figures?Indira Gandhi, Jaya Prakash Narayan and Satyajit Ray, among others. Travelling across the country from the Himalayas to Kerala, through its villages and cities, Ved Mehta?s observations of and insights into India remain relevant and thought-provoking... more...