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Published: 17th January 2015 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2015 05:12 PM   |  A+A-

Gandhi at First Sight

By: Thomas Weber

Pages: 279 Publisher: Roli Price: Rs.350

Gandhi.jpgMeeting the Mahatma was a special moment for most of the people who captured it later in memorable prose. This book is a collection of such heartfelt moments of people, from Sarojini Naidu, Katherine Mayo, Romain Rolland to Charlie Chaplin, of an experience that was profound and sometimes even life-changing.

Everyday Happiness Mantras

By: Dr Rekha Shetty

Pages: 226 Publisher: Rupa

Price: Rs.295

Divided into 52 articles—for each week of the year—this book concentrates on one home truth at a time, observing each of which will ensure one never has a bad day. Everyday Happiness Mantras takes old habits and imbues them with new significance.

Harraga

By: Boualem Sansal

Pages: 288

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Price: Rs.450

Harraga.jpgIn a crumbling mansion in Algiers, Lamia lives a life of self-imposed isolation. Her family are dead, but for her brother Sofiane, who has become a harraga—one of those who risk their lives trying to flee the country for a better life elsewhere. Lamia’s life is turned upside-down when a 16-year-old girl lands at her door.

The First Firangis

By: Jonathan Gil Harris

Pages: 344

Publisher: Aleph Book Company

Price: Rs.495

The First Firangis chronicles the lives of fascinating yet little-known foreigners from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who decided to become Indian. These gripping accounts are of healers, soldiers, artists, ascetics, thieves, pirates and courtesans who were not powerful or privileged.

A Mirrored Life: The Rumi Novel

By: Rabisankar Bal

Translated by: Arunava Sinha

Pages: 215

Publisher: Random House India

Price: Rs.399

The-Rumi-Novel.jpgOn his way to China, the medieval Moorish traveller Ibn Battuta arrives in Turkey where the legendary dervish Rumi had lived. Rumi’s followers entrust him with a manuscript of his life stories to spread word of the mystic on his travels.

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