Five books that are out this week you should read.
Book: The Mister
Author: E L James
Publisher: Arrow Books
Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title and all the responsibility that entails. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for Alessia Demachi, who has recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a troublesome past.
Book: The Doctor and the Saint
Author: Arundhati Roy
In this book Roy exposes some uncomfortable, controversial, and even surprising truths about the political thought and career of India’s most revered figure, Ambedkar. In doing so she makes the case for why Ambedkar’s achievements must be resurrected, not only in India but throughout the world.
Book: 21 Kesaris
Author: Kiran Nirvan
On September 12, 1897, 21 Sikh soldiers of 36th Sikh Regiment stood undeterred as they guarded the post of Saragarhi against the onslaught of almost 10,000 Afghan tribesmen. Based on colonial era records, this book pays homage to the brave soldiers who defended the ‘kesari’ flag with their last breaths.
Book: Battling for India: A Citizen’s Reader
Edited by: Githa Hariharan & Salim Yusufji
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
A timely and wide-ranging anthology that brings together reports from the various battlefields of present-day India where marginalised groups and committed democrats, including writers and artists, are resisting oppression and intolerance.
Book: Grit, Gravel and Gear
Author: Dhruv Bogra
Publisher: Crosswords Bookstores
Dhruv Bogra undertook a transcontinental bicycle odyssey fraught with adventure, when he chose to explore our the planet. As he cycled alone for 15,000 kilometres across ten countries he endured hardship, misery, catharsis, happiness, and unbridled joy.