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  • Puffin Classics: Vagrants in the Valleyby Ruskin Bond

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    An evergreen classic about friendship and growing up, by a masterstorytellerThis book catches up with our favourite Rusty as he plunges not just into thecold pools of Dehra but into an exciting new life, dipping his toes into adulthood.Winding his way back to the city with Kishen, Rusty discovers that his belovedroom is no longer his! Undaunted, however,... more...

  • Feverby Samaresh Basu; Arunava Sinha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Ruhiton Kurmi has been in jail for seven years. Once a notorious Naxalite, he is now a withered shell; a man broken by torture, racked with fevers and sores. The only way he can endure his life is by shutting out the past. But when Ruhiton is moved to a better jail and eventually freed, memories return to haunt him. Dark, powerful and full of ambiguities,... more...

  • The Chieftain?s Daughterby Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay; Arunava Sinha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Inspired by the historical romances of Sir Walter Scott, Bankim Chandra?s first Bengali novel is a story of love set amidst the war between the Pathans and the Mughal emperor Akbar in the sixteenth century. Dashing young Jagat is sent by his father, Mughal general Mansingh, to quell the Pathan uprising in Bengal. There he falls in love with Tilottama,... more...

  • Three Womenby Rabindranath Tagore; Arunava Sinha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Ignored by her well-meaning husband, Charulata falls in love with a high-spirited young cousin in The Broken Nest (Nashtaneer, 1901). Sharmila, in Two Sisters (Dui Bon, 1933) witnesses her husband sink her fortunes and his passion into his business ? and her sister. And the invalid Neeraja finds her life slowly ebbing away as a new love awakens for... more...

  • My Name is Radhaby Saadat Hasan Manto; Muhammad Umar Memon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 16.00

    A bohemian and an iconoclast, the figure of Saadat Hasan Manto looms large over the literature of the Indian subcontinent. We know of his stories on the horrors of Partition and the struggles of prostitutes. But neither Partition nor prostitution gave birth to the genius of Manto. They only furnished him with an occasion to reveal the truth of the... more...

  • Épopée (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Proche du mythe, l'épopée chante l'histoire d'une tradition, un complexe de représentations sociales, politiques, religieuses, un code moral, une esthétique. À travers le récit des épreuves et des hauts faits d'un héros ou d'une héroïne, elle met en lumière un monde total, une réalité vivante, un savoir sur le monde. more...

  • Du sublime de Longin (Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Par-delà deux millénaires, ce livre nous apporte un souffle vivant, non plus la moisissure des écoles et des bibliothèques » : ainsi le grand critique allemand Ernst-Robert Curtius, dans La Littérature européenne et le Moyen Âge latin (1948), salue-t-il le petit traité Du sublime (Péri Hupsous) ? un sommet selon lui de la rhétorique antique. more...

  • Abhijñ?nash?kuntalamby Kalidasa; Vinay Dharwadker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.00

    Kalidasa?s most famous play refashions an episode from the Mahabharata, magnificently dramatizing the love story of Shakuntala, a girl of semi-divine origin, and Dushyanta, a noble human king. After their brief and passionate but secret union at her father?s forest ashram, Dushyanta must return to his capital. He gives Shakuntala his signet ring, promising... more...

  • Ammianus' Julianby Alan J. Ross

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    This volume offers a major reinterpretation of Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae, one of the main narrative sources for the political history of the later Roman Empire. Arguing for a re-examination of Ammianus' agenda and methods in depicting Julian, the last 'pagan' emperor, it re-analyses his narration of several key moments in Julian's reign. more...

  • L'Art d'Aimerby Ovide

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    A la fois drôle et sérieux, découvrez l?un des plus vieux textes érotiques existants L´Art d´Aimer est une ?uvre en vers écrite à Rome vers l´an 1 de notre ère. Elle demeure un des textes érotiques parmi les plus célèbres au monde. Le poète Ovide s´adresse à nous comme à des élèves, garçons et filles, auxquels il va enseigner l´art d´aimer et... more...