Quotes from Anne Frank that You Must Know

In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a ‘secret annexe’, fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary. Here she writes about her curiosity of her emerging sexuality, the conflicts…

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Prison Days – An Excerpt

AGYEYA (1911–87) was the pen name of S.H. Vatsyayan, one of the foremost figures of Hindi literature who was instrumental in pioneering modern trends in the realm of poetry, fiction, criticism and journalism. He was jailed as a revolutionary by the British authorities in the early 1930s – an experience that indelibly shaped his literary…

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A Murder on Malabar Hill – Meet the Characters

In A Murder on Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey tells us the story of Perveen, who has joined her father’s prestigious law firm as one of India’s first female lawyers. When their law firm is appointed to execute the will of Omar Farid, Perveen is suspicious of the particulars of the will that may leave Farid’s…

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June Puffin Reads: New Titles for your Little Ones

This month, your only challenge will be deciding which book to pick up for your little ones, first! Make them meet the heroes who changed the world. Send them to help Laddoo save the day with his new psychic ability and enjoy a  lyrical and stunningly illustrated offering from India’s favourite teller of tales, as…

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Things You Didn’t Know About the Mughal Emperor – Shah Jahan

Shah-Jahan – ‘King of the World’ – ruled the Mughal Empire from 1628 to 1658. His is a complex and conflicted tale of romance and violence, of marital fidelity and fratricidal betrayal, of exquisite artistry and ugly intolerance. For the Mughal court was a world where brutally violent politics, internecine conflict, pedantic quadruplicate bureaucracy and…

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Business Books to Look Out For

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs” – Farrah Gray Whether you’re thinking of setting up your own business – and need some inspiration or advice – or whether you need help making improvements in your already-existing business, we’ve got a set of books for you. Here we have…

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