Chanakya and the Art of Getting Rich by Radhakrishnan Pillai- An Excerpt

Chanakya’s Arthashastra is an unrivalled political treatise that has been used by scholars, academics and leaders across the world. In Chanakya and the Art of Getting Rich, Radhakrishnan Pillai brings out the inherent lessons from Arthashastra to present a strategic and practical way of wealth creation. This is a holistic study, written for anyone and everyone. Here is an excerpt…

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The Puffin Back to School Reading Challenge

The Puffin Back to School Reading Challenge is the much needed break from school work your child needs. ‘Tis the season…for Back to school shopping but what better things to buy your kids, than some fun companions: books! We know it’s that time of the year when summer vacations are a throwback to the lazy…

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10 Things you didn’t know about Agyeya

Agyeya(1911-87) was the pen name of S.H. Vatsyayan, regarded as one of the foremost figures of Hindi literature who was instrumental in pioneering modern trends in the realm of poetry, fiction, criticism, and journalism. His monumental novel Shekhar: Ek Jeevani, widely regarded as his masterpiece, was drawn from his own experiences in prison and has been…

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Stories from Storywallah

Storywallah is a collection of short stories written by a handpicked group of writers. This book deals with life in provincial India at a crossroad with modernity. These stories expose readers to the common yet unique life in India at a deeper perspective. It makes us value the land we are born in, relationships we…

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Seven Things you didn’t know about Madiha Afzal

Madiha Afzal, author of Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society and the State is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of Global Policy at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She was previously an assistant professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. Her work examines the links between…

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On translating Shekhar: A Life

Snehal Shingavi is associate professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin, where he specializes in teaching South Asian literatures in English, Hindi and Urdu. He is the author of The Mahatma Misunderstood, and has translated to wide acclaim the iconic short-story collection Angaaray as well as Bhisham Sahni’s memoir Today’s Pasts. Most recently,…

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Liberating Reads for this August

August is here and along with the new month comes some fun liberating reads!  Our list of new books includes memoirs, biographies, research and case studies. Whether you prefer fiction, non-fiction you’re sure to find something to suit your taste here. So take a look at our bookshelf for August, and tell us which book…

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