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Written by AMIT CHAUDHURI

Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-97145-1

In Odysseus Abroad, Amit Chaudhuri charts a day in the life of two Indian men—a twenty-two-year-old student trying (and failing) at being a poet and his bachelor uncle, who has been living in genteel poverty for nearly three decades—as they explore London, the city they now call home. 

A wistful and beguiling work of fiction, the novel follows nephew and uncle on one of their weekly forays about town, as they ruminate on their situations, the art of living, and each other. Marked by the same...

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Written by DEEPTI KAPOOR

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 11/24/2015

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17133-5

Our narrator is “twenty and untouched” when her mother dies. Sent by her absentee father to live with a relative in a modest New Delhi apartment, she is ill-equipped to resist the allure of the rich and rebellious young man who approaches her one day at a cafe. He is a few years older, and from a different social class, but they both yearn to break free of tradition. As they drive around Delhi—eating, making love, falling apart—he introduces her to an India that she never knew existed, and...

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Written by SAADAT HASAN MANTO

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/25/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17060-4

A collection of classic, yet shockingly contemporary, short stories set in the vibrant world of mid-century Bombay, from one of India’s greatest writers.

Arriving in 1930s Bombay, Saadat Hasan Manto discovered a city like no other. A metropolis for all, and an exhilarating hub of license and liberty, bursting with both creative energy and helpless despondency. A journalist, screenwriter, and editor, Manto is best known as a master of the short story, and Bombay was his lifelong muse. Vividly...

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Written by ARAVIND ADIGA

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/07/2012

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-73983-4

From the Booker Prize–winning author of The White Tiger, a stunning novel of greed and murder in contemporary Mumbai.

At the heart of this novel are two equally compelling men, poised for a showdown. Real estate developer Dharmen Shah rose from nothing to create an empire and hopes to seal his legacy with a luxury building named the Shanghai. Larger-than-life Shah is a dangerous man to refuse. But he meets his match in retired schoolteacher Masterji. Shah offers a generous buyout to Masterji...

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Written by V.S. NAIPAUL

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/22/2011

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-73973-5

Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s impassioned and prescient travelogue of his journeys through his ancestral homeland, with a new preface by the author.

Arising out of Naipaul’s lifelong obsession and passion for a country that is at once his and totally alien, India: A Million Mutinies Now relates the stories of many of the people he met traveling there more than fifty years ago. He explores how they have been steered by the innumerable frictions present in Indian society—the contradictions and...

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Written by AMIT CHAUDHURI

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/21/2010

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-45465-2

Shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

In 1980s Bombay, a highly regarded voice teacher and his affluent sixteen-year-old student enter into a relationship that will have unexpected and lasting consequences in their lives, and the lives of their families. With exquisitely sensuous detail, quiet humor, and unsentimental poignancy, Amit Chaudhuri paints a luminous portrait of the spiritual and emotional force behind a revered Indian tradition; of two fundamentally ...

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Written by MAHATMA GANDHI

Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 05/19/2009

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 978-1-556-43800-4

The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata, about the legendary conflict between two branches of an Indian ruling family. Framed as a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of one of the armies, the Gita is written in powerful poetic language meant to be chanted. Equally treasured as a guide to action, a devotional scripture, a philosophical text, and inspirational...

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ECSTATIC POEMS

Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 04/01/2009

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-06387-3

Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her life and poetry. In this collection, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield, two of America’s best poets, have created lively English versions of Mirabai’s poems, using fresh images and energetic...

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Written by SALMAN RUSHDIE

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 01/06/2009

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-64051-6

The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess the powers of enchantment and sorcery, attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant emperor Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolò...

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Written by M.G. VASSANJI

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/12/2008

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-400-07657-4

The magnificent new novel from the award-winning author of The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (“This beautiful novel . . . is proof that fictional truth can illuminate an epoch in history like nothing else”—The Boston Globe).

In the aftermath of the brutal violence that gripped western India in 2002, Karsan Dargawalla, heir to Pirbaag—the shrine of a mysterious, medieval sufi—begins to tell the story of his family and the shrine now destroyed. His tale opens in the 1960s: young Karsan is...

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Written by NALINI JONES

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 08/12/2008

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-400-07795-3

Composed of interconnected stories that move within and around a small Catholic community in India, this debut collection heralds the arrival of a graceful, sparkling new voice.

Nine-year-old Marian Almeida covets the green dress her parents have set aside for her birthday, but when her desire gets the best of her, dangerous events ensue. Roddy D'Souza sees his long-dead father bicycling down the street, and wonders if his own life is nearing its close. Essie, having sent her son to boarding...

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Written by MICHAEL ONDAATJE

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/22/2008

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-27932-3

From the celebrated author of The English Patient and In the Skin of a Lion comes a remarkable new novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time.

In the 1970s in Northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is riven by an incident of violence—of both hand and heart—that sets fire to the...

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