Eat Dust: Mining and Greed in Goa
By: Hartman de Souza
Publisher: Harper Litmus
Price: Rs 350
Eat 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.
By: Naiyer Masud
Translated by: Muhammad Umar Memon
Price: Rs 899
Edited and translated by Urdu scholar Muhammad Umar Memon, this edition collects all thirty-five of Masud’s 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
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.
The Tantric Curse
By: Anupama Garg
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
Price: Rs 199
City 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
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.