Editor | Fiction Nineteenth century Tibet was an unknown entity, a complete geographical mystery to the West. Where did its capital city Lhasa lie? Which rivers, lakes and mountains stretched across this land? Where were its fabled monasteries and legendary goldfields? And did the magical flying lamas actually exist? It was next to impossible for
Editor | Non-fiction Safety‘ for women in India is, more often than not, coded as curtailment of autonomy. To be ‘safe’, women are told they must allow themselves to be kept under constant surveillance. Their movement is restricted to specific spaces, often homes and hostels. Extreme levels of control are exercised to confine their mobility.
Editor | Fiction Narrated by Destiny, The Crown of Seven Stars is a sweeping tale of man’s perpetual struggle against oppressive circumstances. The story plunges headlong into establishing the key characters, each imbued with traits making them indelibly endearing, admirable, hateful or pitiable. The landscape is ancient, a kingdom called Aum, the emotions and dilemmas
By John Cheeran Not many young geniuses fulfill their potential. Viswanathan Anand is a are champion who tasted success at a young age and went on to become world chess champion five times in an era when Russian players were still a dominant force. Anand become world junior champion in 1987. At that time I
Editor | Fiction New Delhi. Cyril Radcliffe’s hands are clammy, partly from the heat but mostly from the enormity of the task assigned. Mopping the sweat off his brow, he picks up his pen, draws a deep breath–and a dark line. Rawalpindi. A barbaric frenzy of rioters fills the streets, disrupting a game of pithoo
Editor | Fiction Saddam Hussein is dead, but there’s no end to war in Iraq. Armed with a reputation for daredevilry, reporter Tejaswini Ray arrives from New York to cover the conflict and is immediately enmeshed in a skirmish with Commander Luke of the US Marine Corps. Bound by Luke’s strict censorship rules, Tejaswini –
Editor | Non-fiction The Magnificent Diwan is the definitive biography of arguably India’s most influential and powerful statesman of the nineteenth century. Drawing on extensive archival material, this is a compelling account of the life and times of a remarkable Indian who, as diwan or prime minister, decisively shaped Hyderabad’s political and economic history for
Editor | Non-fiction In Calcutta Yoga, Jerome Armstrong deftly weaves the multi-generational story of the first family of yoga and how they modernized the ancient practice. The saga covers four generations, the making of a city, personal friendships, and shines light on the remarkable people who transformed yoga and made it a truly global phenomenon.
Editor | Fiction Danny–Dhananjaya Rajaratnam–is an illegal immigrant in Sydney, denied refugee status after he has fled from his native Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he’s been trying to create a new identity for himself. And now, with his beloved vegan girlfriend, Sonja, with his
Editor | Fiction Sanam is a carefree, but headstrong young girl. A spat with a politician’s son pushes her take up a big challenge-to become an IAS. At the same time, a small-town boy, Aamir, is nudged into studying for the civil services too. Their hard work pays off when both become rank holders. And