Battling Bullies with the Heroes of the 1857 Uprising

Deftly weaving the everyday battles of siblings Rattu and Poorie into those of the famed heroes of the past such as Rani Lakshmi bai of Jhansi and Nana Sahib of Kanput to the last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Parvati Sharma brings history home to her young readers.  Her soldiers don’t come charging onto the…

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Words of the Sage: Excerpt from ‘The Markandeya Purana’

Celebrated author and scholar Bibek Debroy’s masterful translation allows a whole new generation of readers to discover Sage Markandeya’s wisdom. His narrative unfolds as a series of conversations with Markandeya that explore the deep, fundamental questions raised by the Mahabharata. Join in the conversation through this excerpt: “The Indra among men must not succumb to…

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Spooky Books to Read this Halloween!

Halloween is here and we know how you can make it even more spooky! Check out these books which will make you want to sleep with the lights on: The Puffin Book of Spooky Ghost Stories In this spine-chilling collection you will encounter a creepy spirit that occupies a deserted bungalow, the reincarnation of a…

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Indian Bureaucracy!

The aura of the Indian Administrative Service has remained intact over the years. In this humorous, practical book, T.R. Raghunandan aims to deconstruct the structure of the bureaucracy and how it functions, for the understanding of the common person and replaces the anxiety that people feel when they step into a government office with a…

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