Here are ten latest flicks recommended for reading this weekend. Works of Arundhati Roy and Ruskin Bond to Thich Nhat Hanh and Pankaj Mishra, these set of books will keep you hooked all week.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhati Roy returns with yet another novel of huge impact 20 years after she released her book The God of Small Things, which won the Booker prize. Roy has spun the novel against the background of a dilapidated Old Delhi, and the politics of Kashmir, Maoism and the third gender.
Biochemist Pranay Lal has used a subtitle that is absolutely justified: “A deep natural history of the Indian sub-continent.” Highlights of the book are beautiful pictures and language that hits the target hard.
Lone Fox Dancing: My autobiography
This is story of Ruskin Bond's own life. The author, who had been thrilling generations of readers around the world for six decades, brings Delhi, Dehra Dun and England into his narrative.
Foot Soldier Of The Constitution
Teesta Setalvad is known to us as the heroine of human rights conflicts. How heroic she is in taking up even conflicts that are not winnable. As Teesta narrates the story of her own life, it is not just personal but also political.
A Horse Walks Into A Bar
Booker Prize winner David Grossman has written this novel against the background of a small Israeli town. The narrative is loaded with suspense.
This is the latest from journalist-minister Arun Shourie. He is interpreting the lives of Ramakrishna Paramahamsar and Ramana Maharshi in a new light.
The Art of Living
Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the greatest masters of Zen, writes about the art of living. His language is sure to touch hearts.
Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature
Jairam Ramesh attempts to analyze the contributions of Indira Gandhi in protecting the environment. He details Indira's efforts meticulously, including her keenness to protect the Silent Valley forests.
Age of Anger
Pankaj Mishra analyzes from the political as well as historical angles the rise of rightists across the world. The narrative lines up thinkers from Savarkar and Rousseau to several unknown ones.
The Small Town Sea
The latest novel from malayali author Anees Salim. Salim reminds one of R.K. Narayan often in his narrative.