Anatomy of Thought-Fiction
Zero Books, 2017, Rs 1085, pp 138
Situated in the year 2214, the Centre for Humanistic Study has discovered an unpublished manuscript. Its author, a professor of musicology, has critiqued the music of the early-21st century. She raises academic questions that shed light on why the US chose to eliminate humanities from universities and embrace fascism!
Ants Among Elephants
Harper Collins, 2017, Rs 599, pp 305
This is a tale of an untouchable woman and her family in the country who gets educated and goes overseas for higher education. It is located in modern India, along with the struggle for independence and emerging politics.
Sangita P Menon Malhan
Vitasta, 2017, Rs 250, pp 229
In this collection of short stories, many women take the liberated and fearless way. An attractive dacoit is trying to flee from her lover because he wants to give up thievery; in the hills, a failed actor is trying to kick the bucket...
The Way I See It
Edited by Chandan Gowda
DC Books & Navayana, 2017, Rs 350, pp 277
The Autograph Seeker
Tony V Francis
Amaryllis, 2017, Rs 399, pp 383
Peppered with autographs and anecdotes, it chronicles the India of the 80s and the 90s through Tonys hilarious narratives. He and his friends unearth the story behind the steep climb and resounding fall of what used to be the greatest theatre in the country.
Trials of Truth
Pinky Anand and Gauri Goburdhun
Penguin, 2017, Rs 499, pp 209
The author examines the landmark court cases in India. From the Nirbhaya case to Nithari killings, it provides an in-depth analysis of the cases and their impact on the people of India. The author draws upon her legal experience for the analysis of the proceedings.
Moisture Trapped in a Stone
Translated by K N Rao
Niyogi, 2017, Rs 595, pp 484
You Are a Badass
John Murray Learning, 2017, Rs 499, pp 252
This is a self-help book hoping to encourage self-love and care. Made of informal style and small chapters, it focuses on how to stop self-sabotaging behaviour and thoughts. Get introduced to inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises and some occasional swear words.