This May, Penguin brings some interesting reads to you! From books that give a glimpse into the world of Supreme Court Judges to the best-loved stories from Sudha Murty to solving murder mysteries to taking an intimate tour of online sex cultures and discovering fitness secrets of Bollywood stars, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s take a look at the list of books we have for you this May!
1. The Lord and Master of Gujarat
The Lord and Master of Gujarat is set four years after The Glory of Patan, and unfolds at dizzying speed, abounding in conspiracies, heroism and romance. This is an epic novel in the grand tradition of Alexandre Dumas. Arguably K.M. Munshi’s best-known work, it deftly weaves state politics and battles with personal trials and tribulations into one glorious tapestry.
2. Supreme Whispers: Conversations with Judges of The Supreme Court of India 1980-1989
This book yields a fascinating glimpse into the secluded world of the judges of the Supreme Court in the 1980s and earlier.
Over the course of a decade, George H. Gadbois, Jr. met judges of the Supreme Court of India who gave him astonishing details: about what they actually thought of their colleagues, about the inner workings and politics of the court, their interactions with the government and the judicial appointments process, among many other things.
3. Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik 3
In, Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik 3 you will read about the various versions of the Ramayana found across Asia. There are chapters on Buddhism and Jainism and their fascinating histories. Learn where the concept of marriage comes from, the reasons behind the many riti-riwaz in Hinduism and the place of fathers and fatherhood in Indian mythology, among myriad other topics and lesser-known tales – all tackled by Devdutt in a Q&A format.
4. Murder at the Happy Home for the Aged
The inhabitants of the Happy home for the aged are first perplexed when a body is found hanging in the garden, then decide to come together to solve the murder that has suddenly brought the violence of the world into their Goan arcadia.
Patiently, and with flashes of inspiration, the unlikely detectives follow the clues and in doing so emerge from the isolated and separate worlds they had inhabited for so long.
5. Cyber Sexy
In this intrepid, empathetic and nuanced account of the sexual shopping cart that is the internet today, Richa Kaul Padte takes readers on an intimate tour of online sex cultures. From camgirls to fanfiction writers, homemade videos to consent violations, Cyber Sexy investigates what it means to seek out pleasure online.
And as for whether or not something counts as porn? You’ll know it when you see it.
6. Life Over Two Beers and Other Stories
Sanjeev Sanyal, bestselling author of Land of the Seven Rivers, returns to enthral readers with a collection of unusual stories. Written with Sanjeev’s trademark flair, the stories crackle with irreverence and wit. From the vicious politics of a Mumbai housing society to the snobberies of Delhi’s cocktail circuit, the stories in Life over Two Beers and Other Stories get under the skin of a rapidly changing India – and leave you chuckling.
7. Here, There and Everywhere: Best-loved stories of Sudha Murty
Wearer of many hats – philanthropist, entrepreneur, computer scientist, engineer, teacher – Sudha Murty has above all always been a storyteller extraordinaire. Here, There and Everywhere is a celebration of her literary journey and is her 200th title across genres and languages. Bringing together her best-loved stories from various collections alongside some new ones and a thoughtful introduction, here is a book that is, in every sense, as multifaceted as its author.
8. Laughter Yoga: Daily laughter practices for health and happiness
A practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter, laughter yoga is based on scientific studies that have concluded that such laughter offers the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter.
This comprehensive book by the founder of the laughter yoga club movement, Dr Madan Kataria, tells you what laughter yoga is, how it works, what its benefits are and how you can apply it to everyday life.
9. Birthing Naturally
Birthing Naturally is a comprehensive book on pregnancy wellness that aims to increase the chances of expecting mothers in giving a successful and less-stressful natural birth. This book will help you as a friend and as an antenatal caregiver so you can enjoy your pregnancy, and provide valuable tips for your postnatal period to complete your experience of motherhood.
10. Fitness Secrets of the Stars
With detailed daily workouts, diets and plans followed by Bollywood actors for specific roles, Fitness Secrets of the Stars will show you how to get in shape like your favourite movie star. The authors also provide a peek into each star’s fitness philosophy along with interesting personal anecdotes and the ways in which they motivate themselves to not only achieve great bodies but also maintain them. Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or looking to ramp it up a notch, this book is sure to help you look like a star.
11. A Cage of Desires
Renu had always craved love and security, and her boring marriage, mundane existence somehow leads her to believe that, maybe, this is what love is all about. Maya, on the other hand, is a successful author who is infamous for her bold, erotic books.
What do these two women have in common? How are their lives intertwined?
12. Dancing with Swans: A Book Of Quotes
Words have the power to move and motivate; to inspire as well as compel one to rethink their life choices. And often, a very short phrase is enough to set one on the right path. When you read and reread every word of Dancing with Swans, each quote opens up pathways within, helping you to lead your day-to-day life in the most spiritual manner. They shall help you give each moment your Divine Best and empower you to go through whatever is in store for you gracefully.
13. Disrupt and Conquer: How TTK Prestige Became a Billion-Dollar business
In this book, the current chairman of The TTK Group, T.T. Jagannathan, along with Sandhya Mendonca, takes us through the journey of this extraordinary company which fought off bankruptcy and rose like a phoenix to become a highly profitable, successful entity.
With invaluable business lessons, decades of experience and innovation distilled in these pages, Disrupt and Conquer is a must-read for aspiring entrepreneurs, executives and business leaders.
14. The Fuzzie and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts will Rule the Digital World
If you majored in the humanities or social sciences, you were a fuzzy. If you majored in the computer sciences, you were a techie, Scott Hartley first heard the terms ‘fuzzy’ and ‘techie’ while studying at Stanford University. This informal division has quietly found its way into a default assumption that has misled the business world for decades: that it’s the techies who drive innovation.
Scott Hartley looks inside some of today’s most dynamic new companies, reveals breakthrough fuzzy-techie collaborations, and explores how such collaborations are at the center of innovation in business, education, and government, and why liberal arts are still relevant in our techie world.
15. Born with Wings: The Spiritual Journey of a Modern Muslim Woman
Born with Wings is a powerful, moving, and eye-opening account of Daisy Khan’s inspiring journey—of her self-actualization and her success in opening doors for other Muslim women and building bridges between cultures. It powerfully demonstrates what one woman can do—with faith, love, and resilience.
16. Calling Sehmat
Inspired from real events, this is the story of a young college-going Kashmiri girl, Sehmat, who gets to know her dying father’s last wish and can do little but surrender to his passion and patriotism and follow the path he has so painstakingly laid out. It is the beginning of her transformation from an ordinary girl into a deadly spy.