Kalidasa for the 21st Century Reader
Translated by: Mani Rao
Pages: 274 Publisher: Aleph
Price: Rs 399
Selections from all seven of the great poet’s works are included in this volume—Meghadutam, Kumarasambhavam and Rtusamharam; the heroic exploits narrated in Raghuvamsam which gives us a remarkable picture of ancient India; as well as the celebrated dramas Abhijnana Sakuntalam, Vikramorvasyam and Malavikagnimitram. This is a translation that belongs to today; Kalidasa renewed.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
By: Karen Joy Fowler
Pages: 307 Publisher: Hachette India
Price: Rs 499
Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone—vanished from her life. There’s something unique about Rosemary’s sister, Fern. And it was this decision, made by her parents, to give Rosemary a sister like no other, that began all of her trouble. So now she’s telling her story: full of hilarious asides and brilliantly spiky lines, it’s a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice.
By: Jenny McLachlan
Pages: 245 Publisher: Bloomsbury
Price: Rs 250
Bea Hogg is shy but fiery inside. When national dance competition Starwars comes to her school looking for talent, she wants to sign up. It’s just a shame her best friend agreed to enter with school super-cow Pearl Harris. Bea will fight back! But when school hottie, Ollie Matthews, who also happens to be Pearl’s boyfriend, decides to enter the competition with Bea, she will have more than a fight on her hands.