Gandhi at First Sight
By: Thomas Weber
Pages: 279 Publisher: Roli Price: Rs.350
Meeting 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
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.
By: Boualem Sansal
In 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
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
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
Publisher: Random House India
On 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.