Excerpt: The Merman and the Book of Power – A Qissa told by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

The Merman and the Book of Power brings into the English the classical qissa genre, a fabulist storytelling form common to the oral and written literatures of rdu, Persian and Arabic. Written by none other than the prolific author Musharraf Ali Farooqi, this book is a must read. For those who don’t know, he isContinue reading “Excerpt: The Merman and the Book of Power – A Qissa told by Musharraf Ali Farooqi”

New Release: The Merman and the Book of Power – A Qissa by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

ABOUT THE BOOK The Merman and the Book of Power brings into the English the classical qissa genre, a fabulist storytelling form common to the oral and written literatures of Urdu, Persian, and Arabic. The book begins with the Mongol armies laying siege to Baghdad in 1258. Their attack does not cease from the earlyContinue reading “New Release: The Merman and the Book of Power – A Qissa by Musharraf Ali Farooqi”

Excerpt: The Lady in the mirror by Charu Vashishtha

From story “The Last Confession” I had everything fate could bestow upon. Money, great family and good looks. But I didn’t earn any of it. Sometimes when others related their struggles to me, I felt very shallow. I admired them for their journey, but I hadn’t experienced any of it. At college, I was quiteContinue reading “Excerpt: The Lady in the mirror by Charu Vashishtha”

New Release: Yakshini by Neil D’Silva

A toe-curling, spine-tingling tale with a mix of fantastic creatures and unforgettable characters! ABOUT THE BOOK Halfway to the heavens, in a realm hidden by clouds, a divine beauty—a Yakshini—is facing a sentence for her folly. Down on earth, a couple in Maharashtra is expecting their seventh child, and is performing a special yajna toContinue reading “New Release: Yakshini by Neil D’Silva”

Upcoming Release:The Lady in the mirror by Charu Vashishtha

About the Book As the title suggests, the stories are about reflecting and introspecting. The short story compilation is based on the quest of finding oneself. Often times, we are lost is the cobwebs of money, power, fame and ego. The stories signify the importance of being true to oneself because we can only beContinue reading “Upcoming Release:The Lady in the mirror by Charu Vashishtha”

Upcoming Release: India’s Most Haunted: Tales Of Terrifying Places, By K. Hari Kumar

INDIA’S MOST HAUNTED TALES OF TERRIFYING PLACES Proceed with caution. This is what nightmares are made of. The dreaded Bhangarh Fort and its cursed queen… The restless spirits of Malabar Hill and its Tower of Silence… Jammu and Kashmir’s notorious Khooni Nala, which still claims lives in mysterious accidents… These are places where the pastContinue reading “Upcoming Release: India’s Most Haunted: Tales Of Terrifying Places, By K. Hari Kumar”

New Release: Thirteen Kinds of Love by Soumya Bhattacharya

HarperCollins India presents an astute exploration of how we live and love today Thirteen Kinds of Love by Soumya Bhattacharya A child cares for a family of pigeons nesting in his balcony; is his parents’ relationship as diseased as the illness ravaging the baby pigeons? A man mulls over desire engendered by love and thatContinue reading “New Release: Thirteen Kinds of Love by Soumya Bhattacharya”

New Release: You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas

LIES. AMBITION. FAMILY. About the Book It’s a dark, smog-choked new Delhi winter. Indian American single mother Anjali Morgan juggles her job as a psychiatrist with caring for her autistic teenage son. She is in a long-standing affair with ambitious police commissioner Jatin Bhatt – an irresistible attraction that could destroy both their lives. Jatin’sContinue reading “New Release: You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas”