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..
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..
Returning to his long-time home in Japan after a sudden death, Pico Iyer picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites: going to the post office, watching the maples begin to blaze, engaging in furious games of ping-pong every evening. As he does so, he starts to unfold a meditation on chang..
And you thought your adolescence was scary.Suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the outset that a strange plague has descended upon the area's teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested any number of ways - from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and conceal..
In the village of Punjai, the ordinary is magical. A boy can’t wait until the two bullocks are broken in before he rides them. There is a widow who emerges like a ghost from the village pond every day. And a delusional old man relives the Chola age, like it were just yesterday, sitting at the tea st..
Carpenters and Kings narrates how, contrary to popular perception, Western Christianity (which today includes Greek, Roman Catholic and all the Protestant denominations) was not brought to India in the colonial period, but rather was present in India and thriving two hundred years prior to the arriv..
Game India is an ambitious and engaging book which outlines seven key strategic growth areas for India. Bhaskar tells it through the companies and people who have propelled growth in these industries in the past-for example, Verghese Kurien (milk), the Pais (banking), Tanishq (gold), De Beers (diamo..
Henry Bane is dead. Long Live Henry Bane, his son.It’s Manchester, 1998, and the funeral party is interrupted by a woman from Bane’s past. Róisín is back in Manchester and back in Bane’s life after an eight-year absence – inconvenient for Jan, his latest flame. Róisín has brought a wounded boyfrie..