New Books On The Shelf

Nichola Marie gives you a peek at the latest book releases.

Thriller Killer
Author: Rajan Narayan
Price: ₹270

A crime thriller novel, ‘Thriller Killer’ is the story of a serial killer and the women being stalked. On the killer’s trail is ACP Malati. The killer is ruthless, merciless and leaves no trail. Except for a string of gruesome, unsolved murders. Will she get to the killer before the killer strikes again?

Defying Conventions: Dr Minnie Bodhanwala
Author: AsiaOne Media Group
Price: ₹595

Discover the remarkable achievements and enriching experiences of Dr Minnie Bodhanwala, visionary CEO of Wadia Hospitals, whose tireless efforts have facilitated access to affordable healthcare, nutrition, education, and livelihood for millions through impactful community outreach initiatives. 

Goagr@m: Misadventures of an Influencer
Author: Bina Nayak
Publisher: HarperCollins
Price: ₹399

Mesmerised by the world of social media influencing, Madhur Chopra aka Maddie, escapes from Covid-infested Delhi to tranquil Goa which provides the perfect backdrop for her vlogs. A spirited tale of resilience and reinvention, Goagram takes you behind the scenes to reveal the pain and the goop behind the pouts and glitter on screen.

Guns Under My Chinar: Kashmir’s Covert Wars
Author: AM Watali
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Price: ₹495

A gripping account — by former chief of police AM Watali of the Kashmir Valley — of how covert warfare, espionage and geopolitical manoeuvres have shaped and reshaped the geopolitical landscape of Kashmir. A fearless exploration of the big games played by vested interests, it provides a rare glimpse into a clandestine world with its wealth of untold stories and valuable insights.

ABC of Hinduism for Kids
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
Price: ₹399

Renowned mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik reimagines a Hindu way for young readers. From major Hindu deities, to complicated ideas of atma and the caste system, the book explores 26 ideas and figures from Hindu myth, each corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. Its simple writing style and colourful illustrations make it a perfect introduction to the Hindu way of life for the little ones.

Subhead: In Focus

The Hill of Enchantment: The Story of My Life as a Writer
Author: Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
Price: ₹399

India’s most beloved writer Ruskin Bond turns 90 this May. To commemorate the occasion and celebrate his exceptional journey, Bond’s new memoir – ‘The Hill of Enchantment: The Story of My Life as a Writer’ shares captivating insights into his extraordinary life as a writer. Offering readers a rare glimpse into the man behind the timeless stories, Bond, with the heartfelt prose he is renowned and adored for, unveils the influence of nature, solitude, and the view from his house. Looking back on his rich and varied life as an author, he talks about the experiences that have shaped him, the events that inspired his most famous books and stories, and how the mountains, solitude, and Pari Tibba, Fairy Hill (that he can see from his window) have impacted his work. A book of wisdom, beauty, calm and wonder, this is a journey behind the scenes of numerous widely read books and the life of one of India’s literary luminaries. His insights also enrich readers’ understanding of his creative process and the essence of his writing.

The Name’s Bond…
Ruskin Bond is the author of several bestselling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999, the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi Government in 2012, and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 2021.

His works include: ‘The Room on the Roof’ (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); ‘A Flight of Pigeons’; ‘The Night Train at Deoli’; ‘Time Stops at Shamli’; ‘Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra’ (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award); ‘Angry River’; ‘The Blue Umbrella’; ‘Delhi Is Not Far’; ‘Rain in the Mountains’; ‘Tigers for Dinner’; ‘Tales of Fosterganj’; ‘A Gathering of Friends’; ‘Upon an Old Wall Dreaming’; ‘Small Towns, Big Stories’; ‘Unhurried Tales’; ‘A Gallery of Rascals’; ‘Rhododendrons in the Mist’; and ‘Miracle at Happy Bazaar’ (winner of the Kalinga Literary Festival Children’s Book of the Year, 2021), among others. 

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