Books

A Book of Simple Living
By Ruskin Bond
‘Mist fills the Himalayan valleys, and monsoon rain sweeps across the hills. Sometimes, during the day, a bird visits me—a deep purple whistling [...]
A Glimpse of Eternal Snows
By Jane Wilson-Howarth
Set against the backdrop of one of the most colourful countries in the world, A Glimpse of Eternal Snows is a moving and inspiring story of [...]
A View from the Bund
By Ian Bedford
The police snubbed Christopher and detained the driver; they interrogated him for about fifteen minutes and let him go... Christopher sauntered to [...]
All That Could Have Been
By Mahesh Bhatt
(Soon to be a major motion picture: Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani) Raising a young child on her own, writing him letters pretending to be his [...]
Baluta
By Daya Pawar
The first Dalit autobiography to be published, Baluta caused a sensation when it first appeared, in Marathi, in 1978. It quickly acquired [...]
In a Land Far from Home: A Bengali in Afghanistan (Deshe Bideshe)
By Syed Mujtaba Ali
An intrepid traveller and a true cosmopolitan, the legendary Bengali writer Syed Mujtaba Ali from Sylhet (in erstwhile East Bengal, now Bangladesh) [...]
In the Court of the Ranee of Jhansi
By John Lang
Novelist, intrepid traveller, barrister-at-law, newspaper editor and uninhibited gossip, John Lang lived for a number of years in pre- and [...]
Jimmy the Terrorist
By Omair Ahmad
In Moazzamabad, UP, too large to be a town and too backward to be a city, a young man stabs a police inspector and is beaten to death. The last words [...]
Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India
By Harsh Mander
This feeble blemished light, this dawn mangled by night, This is not the morning we had all so longed for... —Faiz Ahmed Faiz In the two decades [...]
Nehru’s India: Essays on the Maker of the Nation
By Nayantara Sahgal
Edited and with an Introduction by Nayantara Sahgal Essays by: Mani Shankar Aiyar, Kumar Ketkar, Inder Malhotra, Aditya and Mridula Mukherjee, [...]
Sri Lanka
By Royston Ellis
A lush, teardrop-shaped island south of India, Sri Lanka appears to be the quintessential ‘tropical paradise’, but its cosmopolitan capital and [...]
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
By Jan-Philipp Sendker
When Julia Win’s father disappears one morning without a trace, on the day after her graduation from law school, her family is left unsettled and [...]
The Ends of the Earth
By Roger Willemsen
A lifelong traveller with an admitted ‘predilection for unlovely things’, Roger Willemsen has tramped over five continents in search of the ends [...]
The Himalaya Club
By John Lang
‘Mrs Merrydale went off with Lieutenant Maxwell, leaving her children under the care of the servants, until her husband came to take them away. Mrs [...]
The Last Candles of the Night
By Ian Bedford
After a lifetime in India, Philip returns to Australia in 2001, seeking to re-establish links with his estranged wife Jenny, whom he had married in [...]
The Mare’s Trap: Nature and Culture in the Kamasutra
By Wendy Doniger
The Kamasutra, composed in the third century CE, is the world’s most famous textbook of erotic love. There is nothing remotely like it [...]
The Storyteller’s Tale
By Omair Ahmad
Fleeing the city of Delhi ravaged by Ahmad Shah Abdali’s forces, the storyteller stops at an isolated haveli. When the Begum of the haveli invites [...]
The Two-Year Mountain
By Phil Deutschle
With his life in the balance as he hangs from a rope—alone, high in the Himalayas—a young idealist relives his relentless struggle as a Peace [...]