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Published: 05th December 2015 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2015 11:24 PM   |  A+A-

Eat Dust: Mining and Greed in Goa

By: Hartman de Souza  

Publisher: Harper Litmus

Pages: 288 

Price: Rs 350

book.jpgEat Dust was born out of personal anguish. De Souza saw a hill he had struggled to climb in the 90s disappear as mining operations ravaged it. As he followed the trail of the missing hill, De Souza was confronted with burnished orange deserts where once all was verdant. He travelled across Goa, documenting operations of the state’s powerful mining mafia.

Collected Stories

By: Naiyer Masud

Translated by:  Muhammad Umar Memon

Publisher: Penguin

Pages: 696

Price: Rs 899

Edited and translated by Urdu scholar Muhammad Umar Memon, this edition collects all thirty-five of Masud’s book 2.jpg stories. Minutiae and mystery form the warp and weft of Masud’s densely woven stories, combining precisely delineated characters with accounts of inexplicable phenomena.

The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics

By: Andrew Small  

Publisher: Random House 

Pages: 320

Price: Rs 399

China and Pakistan, India’s two most powerful neighbours, share an ‘all-weather’ relationship that is as reputed for its depth as it is layered in secrecy. Based on years of research and interviews, Andrew Small has put together the story of China and Pakistan’s growing, and in parts troubled, friendship.

b 3.jpgThe Tantric Curse

By: Anupama Garg  

Publisher: Rupa

Pages: 271

Price: Rs 295

Eight-year-old Rhea lands at the doors of Shaktidham, a Tantric house of worship. Realising she is blessed with unusual faculties, the Shaktidham guru chooses her as a disciple over his own son, to carry on his lineage, a privilege previously bestowed only to males. But the lineage has been cursed and it is up to Rhea to either break the curse or perish in the attempt.

The Magic of the Lost Temple

By:  Sudha Murty  

Publisher: Puffin

Pages: 203

Price: Rs 199

b 4.jpgCity girl Nooni is surprised at the pace of life in her grandparents’ village in Karnataka. But she quickly gets used to the gentle routine there and involves herself in a flurry of activities, organising picnics and learning to ride a cycle. Things get exciting when Nooni stumbles upon an ancient fabled stepwell right in the middle of a forest near the village.

The Light Of His Clan

By: Chetan Raj Shrestha  

Publisher: Speaking Tiger

Pages: 267

Price: Rs 399

Kuldeep Chandanth, ex-minister of Sikkim government, caste-obsessed, ageing patriarch, is in the final siege of his life. Set in Gangtok, The Light of His Clan follows Chandanth as he navigates the treachery of those once close to him, schemes for and against his children and battles the final stiffening of his bones. 

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