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Published: 16th January 2016 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th January 2016 11:21 PM   |  A+A-

Matchbox

By: Ashapurna Debi

Translated by: Prasenjit Gupta

Publisher: Hachette

Pages: 300 Price: Rs 399

b.jpgEach of the twenty-one stories in Matchbox, carefully selected from Ashapurna Debi’s extensive body of work and brilliantly translated from Bengali to retain the original flavour of the language and Debi’s style, highlights the tensions inherent in a society of close-knit and interdependent families.

The True Face of Islam: Essays

By: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Compiled and edited by: Raamish Siddiqui

Publisher: Harper Element 

Pages: 222 Price: Rs 325

bo.jpgIn his attempt to understand Islam in its true form, Raamish Siddiqui puts together the most thought-provoking works of eminent scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. Through the Maulana’s writing, Raamish discovers that Islam believes in gender equality and that the Quran makes it obligatory for its adherents to not engage in violence except in self-defence.

We are All Stardust

By: Stefan Klein

Translated by: Ross Benjamin

Publisher: Speaking Tiger

Pages: 264 Price: Rs 399

boo.jpg In this collection of intimate conversations with nineteen of the world’s best-known scientists, Klein lets us listen in as today’s leading minds reveal what they still hope to discover—and how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab.

Karmayogi: A Biography of E Sreedharan

By: MS Ashokan

Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin

Pages: 250 Price: Rs 250

book.jpgThis is the story of E Sreedharan, the engineer and technocrat who won accolades for finishing the Delhi Metro project on time, in the face of severe constraints. The book looks back on an extraordinary career full of sterling achievements—Sreedharan’s years with the Railways, the building of the Kolkata Metro and the Konkan Railway, and the many metro projects he is involved with now.



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