The Return of the Butterfly

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The Return of the Butterfly

By: Moni Mohsin
Pages: 240 Publisher: Penguin Price: Rs 299

The Return of the Butterfly portrays Pakistan through the eyes of a self-centred, party-hopping socialite. It is a comical narration of life in Pakistan, as seen by an impulsive and yet charming high society party-hopper, Butterfly Khan. She expresses her views about everything around her, in a language that is a classic sub continental blend, mashing up English and the vernacular.

Indians at Herod’s Gate: A Jerusalem Tale

By: Navtej Sarna
Pages: 208 Publisher: Rupa  Price: Rs 500

Eight hundred years ago Baba Farid, the great Sufi saint, visited Jerusalem, and meditated there in an underground room. Later, an Indian hospice was born through a waqf endowment around that room. For close to a century, the hospice has been looked after by an Indian family—the Ansaris. Sarna narrates the unique story of the Indian hospice and the Ansari family.

No Country

By:  Kalyan Ray
Pages: 560  Publisher: Bloomsbury, Price: Rs 599

In 1989, an Indian couple are found murdered in New York.
Ireland, 1843: Seventeen-year-old Brendan and his buddy Padraig have everything ahead of them. Padraig is madly in love with Brigid. But when the sanctimonious Father Conlon discovers their secret affair, he sets in motion a chain of irrevocable events that will propel one to North America and the other to Bengal. Ray crafts a multi-generational saga spanning two centuries and a tale of home and exile.

Korma, Kheer & Kismet : Five Seasons in Old Delhi

By: Pamela Timms
Pages: 207 Publisher: HarperCollins Price: Rs 395

Timms sets out to explore the stories and the undisclosed ingredients of the much-loved street food of Old Delhi. This journey takes her straight to the heart of the city, where she is not only opened up to new ways of cooking and creating brilliant taste, but is also welcomed into the lives of people who are in this noble business.

Clear Hold Build : Hard Lessons of Business and Human Rights in India

By: Sudeep Chakravarti Pages: 207
Publisher: HarperCollins  Price: Rs 599

Chakravarti marries historical research and analysis of current developments with extensive interviews and on-field research. He speaks to senior executives, policymakers, lawyers and local communities across the conflict zones of India to present a ringside view of the present and future of business and human rights.


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