Month: April 2019

Perveen Mistry returns in The Satapur Moonstone

Editor | Fiction Here is the hotly anticipated follow-up to the highly acclaimed A Murder on Malabar Hill. India, 1922. A curse seems to have fallen upon the royal family of Satapur, a princely kingdom tucked away in the lush Sahyadari mountains, where both the maharaja and his teenage son have met with untimely deaths.

Penguin to publish Shuja Nawaz’s The Battle for Pakistan

By A Correspondent New Delhi: Penguin Random House India has acquired rights for an authoritative and analytical take on Pakistan’s relationship with its neighbours and the United States. Titled ‘The Battle For Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighborhood, this book is written by Shuja Nawaz, an author and a distinguished fellow at

In The Farm, Joanne Ramos explores the role of luck and merit

Editor | Fiction Ambitious businesswoman Mae Yu runs Golden Oaks – a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry – where women get the very best of everything, so long as they play by the rules. Jane is a young immigrant in search of a better future. Stuck living in a cramped dorm with her baby

Ayesha At Last, a modern-day Pride and Prejudice

Editor | Pulp Fiction Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been overtaken by a demanding teaching job. Her boisterous Muslim family, and numerous (interfering) aunties, are professional naggers. And her flighty young cousin, about to reject her one hundredth marriage proposal, is a constant reminder that Ayesha

Muhammad Bin Tughlaq : Tale of a Tyrant

Editor | Fiction When his father dies, Prince Jauna Khan succeeds to the throne of Delhi as Muhammad bin Tughlaq. His reign will prove to be epic and bloody, but unsurpassed in splendour, innovation and defeat. A formidable strategist and remarkable scholar, the Sultan will go down in history for his brutality as well as

99 Not Out! Your Guide to a Long and Healthy Life

Editor | Wellness Longevity along with wellness is a process of moving towards a higher equilibrium of physical, mental and emotional well-being to lead a long and fulfilled life, while preventing disease. This book explains the principles that govern each type of well-being: physical, nutritional and emotional-mental, and shares tips on how we can engage

Penguin to release Queens of Crime, True Stories from India

Editor | Non-Fiction Dysfunctional families, sexual abuse, sheer greed and sometimes just a skewed moral compass. These are some of the triggers that drove the women captured in these pages to become lawbreakers. Queens of Crime demonstrates a haunting criminal power that most people do not associate women with. The acts of depravity described in

Essential Reads | Siyasi Muslims: A Story of Political Islams in India

Editor | Politics How do we make sense of the Muslims of India? Do they form a political community? Does the imagined conflict between slam and modernity affect the Muslims’ political behaviour in this country? Are Muslim religious institutions— mosques and madrasas—directly involved in politics? Do they instruct the community to vote strategically in all

Indian romance | Love Knows No LoC

Editor | Pulp Fiction A cross-border romance like no other! Zoya, a twenty-five-year-old Pakistani pop star, meets emerging Indian cricketer Kabeer while he is on tour in the country to play a match to promote Indo-Pak friendship. One thing leads to another and soon Kabeer and Zoya are inseparable. As their love for each other