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Sunday Herald Jan 6 2018, 21:36 IST
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Anatomy of Thought-Fiction

Joanna Demers

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Situated in the year 2214, the Centre for Humanistic Study has discovered an unpublished manuscript.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

Sujatha Gidla

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.

Muchchad Gadh

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

This book is a compilation of writings of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, as well as the
remembrances of people who knew her well, each in their own way. It comes with a foreword
by Paul Zacharia.

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

This book is a collection of 28 short stories written in Telugu. It features 17 prominent
Telugu writers, of which nine are women. From feudalistic prejudices to cultural practices, it touches upon critical and ordinary issues through satire and humour.

You Are a Badass

Jen Sincero

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.

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