After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and the strangest place on earth. He draws on readings, reflections and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, a..
Munir Khan, a recently widowed Indian Canadian writer, meets the charming Mohini Singh, a college teacher, in the high-brow Delhi Recreational Club in the heart of the city next to Sikandar Gardens. An enigma surrounds the gentle, non-believing Munir, tempting Mohini to rock the boat of her steady m..
A young woman in an arranged marriage awakens one day surprised to find
herself in love with her husband. A retired divorcé tries to become the perfect
partner by reading women's magazines. A man's longstanding contempt for his
cousin suddenly shifts inward when he witnesses his cousin caring for..
Heaven is a thirty-year-old slum hidden between brand-new, high-rise apartment buildings and technology incubators in contemporary Bangalore. In this tight-knit community, five girls on the cusp of womanhood-a politically driven graffiti artist; a transgender Christian convert; a blind girl who love..
In the wake of the Partition, a new country is born. Millions of refugees pour into Pakistan, torn from the lives they have left behind and reeling from the horrors they have witnessed on their hazardous journey. In this welter of chaos and deprivation, Sajidah and her father find their way to the W..
What happens when one attempts to exchange the life one is given for something better? Can we transform the possibilities we are born into?
A State of Freedom prises open the central, defining events of our century-displacement and migration-but not as you imagine them. Five characters, in very dif..
The most comprehensive introduction to the life of the Mahatma
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is among the most enigmatic, charismatic, deeply revered and equally reviled figures of the twentieth century. His Autobiography, one of the most widely read and translated Indian books of all time, is a classi..