Who was Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai?

Travelling into the stark deserts of Kutch, I Saw Myself by Shabnam Virmani and Vipul Rikhi explores the contemporary presence of epic love legends of the region, such as Sohini-Mehar and Sasui-Punhu, brought to throbbing verse by the powerful eighteenth-century Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. As the authors travel to villages to meet folk singers…

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Why Sudha Murty’s New Book is Special

India’s much-loved and bestselling author Sudha Murty is back and she’s going to take you on an empowering journey with her newest book The Daughter From A Wishing Tree. The book features yarns with remarkable women who will remind you of the strong female influences in your life. Here’s an excerpt from the book where Sudha…

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An Excerpt from the Timeless ‘Pather Panchali’

In the idyllic village of the Abode of Contentment, Durga and her little brother, Opu, grow up in a world of woods, orchards and adventure. Nurtured on their aunt’s songs and stories, they dream of secret magical lands, forbidden gardens and the distant railroad. The grown-up world of debts, resentment and bone-deep poverty barely touches…

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All Things Mysterious- An Excerpt from ‘Haunted’

Haunted chronicles the real-life adventures of paranormal investigator Jay Alani in ten of the spookiest locations in India. Co-authored by Neil D’Silva, these exploits provide a ringside view of these hair-raising paranormal journeys for everyone who has an interest in exploring the dark side of the normal. Read an excerpt from this spooky book below: I,…

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The Indian Pantry – An Excerpt

From food columnist and star journalist Vir Sanghvi comes a collection of insightful, witty and myth-busting pieces about the ingredients in our kitchens. In his distinctive, no-holds-barred style, Sanghvi introduces the reader to not only the Indian pantry but also the culture, history and unique experiences that make Indian food so popular the world over.…

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The Educational Transformation- An Excerpt from ‘Shiksha’

Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s deputy chief minister and education minister, is the visionary instrumental in ushering in evolutionary change in the public school education system. Recounting his experiences and experiments as an education minister, this book offers blow-by-blow account of this amazing success story. Shiksha, a book of hope and possibilities, will inspire everyone who is poised to make…

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