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We’re about to publish the biography of the maverick businessman Gautam Adani soon!

We’re happy to announce the acquisition of the biography of Adani Group Chairman & Founder, Gautam Adani. Titled: Gautam Adani: The Man Who Changed India, this rare life story of one of the richest men in the world is being written by one of India’s most revered business journalists, RN Bhaskar, who has long followed Gautam Adani’s career. The book is scheduled to release in October from the Penguin Business imprint.

 

To the world, Gautam Adani needs no introduction. He is at the helm of a business empire that is now India’s largest player in ports and renewable energy. He is also leading the country’s largest private sector player in sectors like airports, city gas distribution, power transmission, thermal power, edible oil, and railway lines. However, beyond these facts, there is startlingly little known about Gautam Adani, the maverick businessman. What fuels his motivations and vision? What are those episodes, minor and major, that propelled him to make the choices he did that in turn shaped the world we live in today? Were there challenges in his life and how did he deal with those?

Gautam Adani: The Man Who Changed India offers the readers, for the very first time, the aspects of Gautam Adani’s life that much of the world has not known but should know now. This book is more than a biography. It delves deep, detailing a range of fascinating anecdotes from Gautam Adani’s life, illuminating his early childhood, his initiation into business, and the learnings and opportunities he pursued. It talks about business, data, storytelling, and hard numbers, giving us the story of Gautam Adani that made him the Gautam Adani we know today, making it a one of kind insightful and inspirational read for industry experts, enthusiasts, and even young students and professionals.

 

RN Bhaskar, author of the book says, ‘I met Gautam Adani almost 18 years ago, while the Mundra Port was being built.  What I saw then, and what I learnt from my discussions with key Adani group people, was that this port could change the transshipment landscape for the Middle East and India.  It could reshape logistics, and even make Mundra the country’s first destination port. I gave talks in Dubai about how this man could change India’s trade patterns. I even wrote a cover story for a publication titled: the man who could change India”. Eighteen years later, I discovered that he actually has.’

 

Commenting on the book, Radhika Marwah, Senior Commissioning Editor, Ebury Publishing and Vintage, Penguin Random House India, says, ‘RN Bhaskar is one of the most respected journalists in the country with over three decades of experience behind him. We are proud to publish his second book after ‘Game India’ on Gautam Adani. Bhaskar has been covering Gautam Adani for a long time now, and presents a compelling business story and portrait of one of the most influential men in India right now.’

 

Milee Ashwarya, Publisher, Ebury Publishing and Vintage, Penguin Random House India, says, ‘Gautam Adani is one of India’s most successful first generation business leaders, and I believe there is no book that captures his story and phenomenal rise over the past decades in detail. I am delighted that R N Bhaskar has taken up the task to fill the gap, and use years of research, insight and analysis to tell the story of one of the most intriguing business leaders in the country today.’

About the author:

RN Bhaskar likes to describe himself as an educationist, teacher and journalist, with decades of experience in each of these sectors. He teaches at various management institutes in India and overseas and is on the Board of Studies at several educational institutions. Many of his articles can be found at www.asiaconverge.com. He is also consulting editor with Free Press Journal. This is Bhaskar’s second book.  The first, titled “Game India: Seven strategies that could steer India to wealth” also had a few pages on Gautam Adani. He likes analysing economic trends, looks closely at corporate strategy, and believes that India has enormous potential provided the right policies are pursued by the government.  Most entrepreneurs fall by the wayside, and only the tenacious survive.  Gautam Adani is one of them.

We’re bringing you an all new edition of the 2012 Sahitya Akademi winner These Errors Are Correct by Jeet Thayil.

Penguin Random House India is proud to announce the acquisition and publication of Jeet Thayil’s most intimate and accomplished work to date, These Errors Are Correct. Originally published in 2008, this book of poems was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 2012. Penguin is releasing a new edition on 18 July 2022 under the Hamish Hamilton imprint, currently available on pre-order at all major e-commerce websites.

These Errors Are Correct, which has been out of circulation for more than a decade, gets a brand new avatar in its 2022 edition. With a new preface and spectacular illustrations by the award-winning poet, for the first time ever, the book is both a gorgeous object and a bracing work of art. Readers will experience a range of fixed and invented forms––rhymed syllabics, terza rima, ghazals, sonnets, the sestina, the canzone, stealth rhymes––all part of this virtuosic, haunting collection.

Thayil says, “I’m so pleased These Errors Are Correct is back in print. It’s a special book for me, and it always will be. As I’ve said before, these poems came from somewhere mysterious and deep. It’s a collection I don’t expect to equal.”

Aparna Kumar, Editor at Penguin Random House India says, “The poems in These Errors Are Correct are exquisitely real, various, and brilliant. I truly believe this book is a masterpiece, and I am honoured to have played a role in publishing it.”

Meru Gokhale, Publisher, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House India, says, “These Errors are Correct is a necessary part of the ongoing adventure that is Indian poetry in English. I am thrilled to bring back this exceptional book––in a beautiful new edition.”

 

About the author

Jeet Thayil was born into a Syrian Christian family in Kerala. As a boy, he travelled through much of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia with his father, TJS George, a writer and editor. He worked as a journalist for twenty-one years, in Bombay, Bangalore, Hong Kong and New York City. In 2005 he began to write fiction. The first instalment of his Bombay Trilogy, Narcopolis, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and became an unlikely bestseller. His book of poems These Errors Are Correct won the Sahitya Akademi Award (India’s National Academy of Letters), and his musical collaborations include the opera Babur in London. His essays, poetry and short fiction have appeared in the New York Review of Books, Granta, TLS, Esquire, The London Magazine, The Guardian and The Paris Review, among other venues. He is the editor of The Penguin Book of Indian Poets.

Books to Read Together, this Father’s Day

Every day is father’s day but let’s be extra nice and make this a super special day for him! Shower him with lots of love and pampering. We believe one of the best gifts you can give your loved ones is quality time. How about a lovely evening at home (hello, social distancing!) with a good book to read?

We’ve put together a list of books for you to choose from and enjoy a cozy reading- eve along with your family! There’s something for everyone, even the little ones! Many of these books explore unique relationships with fathers, and all are topics your father might enjoy! Whatever your preference, we’re sure you’ll find something you love.


The Man Within My Head by Pico Iyer

Ever since he first read Graham Greene, Pico Iyer has been obsessed by the figure of the writer and by one of the great themes of Greene’s work: what it means to be an outsider. Wherever he has travelled-usually as an outsider himself-Iyer has found reminders of Greene’s life, observed scenes that might have been written by Greene, written stories that recall Greene. Yet, as Iyer recounts the history of his obsession, another phantom image begins to assert itself, one that Iyer had long banished from his inner life-that of his father.

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Red Lipstick by Laxmi

Struggling with existential questions, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, eminent transgender activist, awakens to her true self: She is Laxmi, a hijra. In this fascinating narrative Laxmi unravels her heart to tell the stories of the men-creators, preservers, lovers, benefactors, and abusers-in her life. Racy, unapologetic, dark and exceptionally honest, these stories open a window to a brave new world.

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An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma

Ram Karan, a corrupt official in the Delhi school system, lives in one of the city’s slums with his widowed daughter and his eight-year-old granddaughter. Bumbling, contradictory, sad, Ram is a man corroded by a guilty secret. An Obedient Father takes the reader to an India that is both far away and real – into the mind of a character as tormented, funny, and ambiguous as one of Dostoevsky’s anti-heroes.

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Pregnant King by Devdutt Pattanaik

Among the many hundreds of characters who inhabit the Mahabharata, perhaps the world’s greatest epic and certainly one of the oldest, is Yuvanashva, a childless king, who accidentally drinks a magic potion meant to make his queens pregnant and gives birth to a son. This extraordinary novel is his story.

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We That Are Young by Preti Taneja

Jivan Singh, bastard son, returns to Delhi after fifteen years of exile to find a city on fire with protests and in the grip of drought. On the same day, Devraj, father of Jivan’s childhood playmates, founder of India’s most important company, announces his retirement, demanding daughterly love in exchange for shares. Sita, his youngest child, refuses to play, turning her back on the marriage he has arranged. Her sisters Gargi and Radha must take over the Company and cement their father’s legacy. As they struggle to make their names, a family and an empire begin to unravel.

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human in the perfect read for these unprecedented times.

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.

In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.

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Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

We all have an Ikigai. It’s the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think. This book will help you work out what your own ikigai really is, and equip you to change your life. You have a purpose in this world: your skills, your interests, your desires and your history have made you the perfect candidate for something. All you have to do is find it.

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Feel Better In 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Feel Better in 5 is the first daily 5-minute plan that is easy to maintain, easy-to-follow and requires only the smallest amount of willpower. Drawing on Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s twenty years of experience and real-life case studies from his GP practice, Feel Better in 5 is your daily plan for a happier, healthier you at no extra cost.

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The Body by Bill Bryson 

Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

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The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger

This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It’s also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology.

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For the little ones:

Looking for the Rainbow by Ruskin Bond

At age eight, Ruskin escapes his jail-like boarding school in the hills and goes to live with his father in Delhi. His time in the capital is filled with books, visits to the cinema, music and walks and conversations with his father—a dream life for a curious and wildly imaginative boy, which turns tragic all too soon.

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In My Heart by Nandana Dev Sen

A very special story to be read with loved ones, In My Heart takes us on a child’s journey of discovering who she really is and where she comes from. Warmly illustrated and deeply felt, this is a fearless and tender celebration of the magical ways in which different kinds of families are born.

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Pops by Balaji Venkataramanan

My name is V. Arun. I am seven years old. My father’s name is Venkatesh. He is very good. He never gets mad at me. He buys me a lot of toys and chocolates… I love My father. That’s a big bluff. Arun has never met his dad. He has only seen his photograph in the wedding album. And he hates him. Then one day, his father comes back.

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My Daddy and theWell by Jerry Pinto

As a child in Goa, Daddy used to jump in a well, to water the bananas. Years later, the bananas are gone. But the pump is there, the well is there, Daddy is there… Splash! The hook books are for very small readers, aged five and above (for being read to) and six and above (for reading independently). written by some of the best-known writers for children, and illustrated in exuberant colour by some of India’s most-loved illustrators. Hawaldar hook is the endearing mascot of the hook books.

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Puffin Classics: Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster

A trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month and that she can never know who he is. Judy’s life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton. With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing to ‘Daddy-Long-Legs’, or wondering who her mysterious benefactor is…

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Puffin Classics: Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps and she quickly learns to love her new life. But her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town. Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather.

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Where’s Home, Daddy Bear? by Nicola O’Byrne

From the creator of open very carefully, Nicola o’byrne, comes a tender, touching story that voices all the worries a child has about change, and celebrates the loving bond between father and daughter. Making her debut to the Walker list, bestselling author Nicola O’Byrne tells a heartfelt, emotionally true tale inspired by her own experience. Particularly pertinent for children who may be going through some kind of change – whether that be moving to a new house, a new school, or a new country.

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

A novel that explores the tragedy of racism in the 1930s and the dramatics of the ‘Great Depression’, Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is a tale that infuses humour and sorrow into a touching story that lives on eternally in the minds of the readers. Set in a town that has its roots in a history of prejudice, violence and hypocrisy, the story follows the lives of Scout and Jem Finch as they come of age and experience the discrimination that floods their society. They watch their father (a lawyer) struggle for the justice of a black man who is charged with the rape of a white girl.

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Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley – but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London.


Let us know which book you pick!

Meet 10 Indian Champions Who are Fighting to Save the Planet

In 10 Indian Champions Who are Fighting to Save the Planet, by Bijal Vachharajani and Radha Rangarajan, we are introduced to ten people who are contributing toward the well-being of the planet. A champion is a person who vigorously supports or defends another, or a cause. Those are the sort of champions you will meet in this book—and their cause is to save this planet. Through their work—writing, researching, drawing, challenging, protecting—they make the Earth a better place for all of its denizens.

Let’s get introduced to them!


ROMULUS WHITAKER: THE SNAKE MAN OF INDIA

Attempting to save the planet by championing reptiles:

Romulus Whitaker has been researching and protecting snakes and crocodiles, and busting myths and stereotypes about reptiles.

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PARINEETA DANDEKAR

Attempting to save the planet by keeping conversations about water flowing: Parineeta Dandekar strives to protect rivers and water bodies through her writing and research, and acts as a bridge between policymakers, ecologists, scientists and people.

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ROHAN ARTHUR

Attempting to save the planet by deep diving into coral reef systems: Rohan Arthur studies how climate change affects the denizens of coral reefs, and brings the world’s attention to what is happening under water.

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VIDYA ATHREYA

Attempting to save the planet by researching human- animal conflict: Vidya Athreya studies leopard ecology when they live among humans in agricultural landscapes, and helps citizen initiatives around the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai to spread awareness on living with leopards.

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APARAJITA DATTA

Attempting to save the planet by studying and conserving hornbills: In her work in Arunachal Pradesh, Aparajita Datta ensures a safe space for the species and works with indigenous communities.

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JAY MAZOOMDAAR

Attempting to save the planet by reporting on environment and conservation: Jay Mazoomdaar unearthed the disappearance of tigers in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, and other wildlife crimes, and makes sure that wildlife continues to get space in the media.

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MINAL PATHAK

Attempting to save the planet by making the science of climate change accessible to all: Minal Pathak is part of teams that write reports on climate change that tell the world what our future holds for us.

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ROHAN CHAKRAVARTY

Attempting to save the planet by drawing funny comics about the environment: Rohan Chakravarty draws attention to climate change, wildlife threats and the splendours of nature with generous doses of humour and gorgeous art.

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KAVITHA KURUGANTI

Attempting to save the planet by starting conversations about farming and food security: Kavitha Kuruganti helps amplify the voices of farmers to get them better prices and respect for their hard work. She works to ensure safe food
is grown in India, campaigns against genetically modified privatized seeds and champions sustainable farm livelihoods and farmer rights.

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LAXMI KAMBLE AND DHARAVI ROCKS

Attempting to save the planet making music out of waste: Dharavi Rocks creates awareness about waste management and recycling. Working with Laxmi Kamble, the band uses reclaimed plastic in and around Dharavi and encourages those working in recycling waste to speak out and find new career and creative options.


For every problem, there are thousands of eco-champions who work tirelessly to find solutions, protect and conserve, research and document, fight and negotiate to save the last remaining frontiers of the natural world. Read more about them here!

 

Re-opened bookstores in India to get your next read from!

Books have become our closest companions and sources of comfort (and often, refuge from the world) in these times. However, readers around the country have been affected by the closure of bookstores.

We are happy to see that some of our book stores are back, within the required social distancing norms of course.

As we collectively follow the developments, we thought to compile a list of returning bookshops to help further with your quarantine reading.  We would strongly suggest getting in touch with the bookstores for more up-to-date information on their pickup/delivery processes, given the dynamic situation.

A Note Before You Scroll Further

Since times are still uncertain and safety is paramount, we would request all our readers to continue following strict social distancing measures, whether you are going to the bookstores or getting deliveries. Avoid human contact as much as possible. Have all your details handy to ensure a faster process.

If you are going to the store, wear a mask and preferably carry a sanitizer with you. If you are getting a delivery – consider asking the delivery staff to put the package on your doorstep and stepping back while you pick it up. Try to make contactless payments as much as possible. Also do consider offering to sanitize their hands.

As storytellers and publishers, we would like to send out an earnest request to support these bookstores wherever and however you can.

As aversive as we need to be to physical contact these days, do ensure that you are not being dismissive towards staff and/or customers. There is also a fair chance of limitations and constraints for many of these bookshops, depending on circumstances and staff availability; we would urge everyone to be accommodating of those. Above all – a smile and a thank you are still very much needed in this world!

Delhi

Midland Book Shop, (Hauz Khas and South Extension)

1100 AM to 630 PM (Hauz Khas)Home Delivery/Visit9818282497midlandbookshop@gmail.com
1100 AM to 630 PM (South Extension)Home Delivery/Visit011-24653881midlandbook@yahoo.com

 

Faqir Chand & Sons, Khan Market

1000 AM to 630 PMPickup011-24618810faqirchandandson@gmail.com

 

Amrit Book Company, Connaught Place

1000 AM to 600 PMVisits only011-23317331·         amritbookco@hotmail.com

 

Bahrison Booksellers (Saket and Khan Market)

1030 AM to 500 PM (Khan Market)Home Delivery/Visit9968457200bahrisons@outlook.com
1030 AM to 500 PM(Bahrisons Kids)Home Delivery/Visit011-24694611bahrisons@outlook.com
930 AM to 500 PM (Saket)Home Delivery/Visit8860301939bahripurchase@gmail.com

 

Oxford Bookstores, Connaught Place

1000 AM to 600 PMVisit011-49192092oxforddel@apeejaygroup.com

 

The Bookshop, Jor Bagh

1100 AM to 500 PMHome Delivery/Visit011-24697102thebookshop@hotmail.com

 

Teksons Book Shop, South Extension

1100 AM to 500 PMVisit7838592282teksons@teksons.com

 

Vandana Book Shop, Hauz Khas

1000 AM to 630 PMVisit011-26514975vandanabookshop@gmail.com

 

Jain Book Depot, Connaught Place

1000 AM to 600 PMVisit8929107101 sales@jainbookdepot.com

 

Jain Book Agency, Connaught Place

1000 AM to 600 PMVisit011-44556677sales@jainbookagency.com

 

Haryana

Bahrisons Booksellers, Galleria

1000 AM to 400 PMHome Delivery/Visit7678609336bahrisonsgurgaon@gmail.com

 

KoolSkool, Qutub Plaza

1000 AM to 600 PMHome Delivery/Visit9899710452amit@koolskool.co.in

 

New Midland Bookshop, Gurugram 

1100 AM to 630 PMHome Delivery/Visit9310523999newmidlandbookshop@hotmail.com

 

Anamika Trading Co., Panchkula

1030 AM to 500 PMVisit0172-2579143

 

 

Maharashtra

Granth The Book, Kolhapur

10:00 AM To 05:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit8975766682

 

Mehta Book Shop, Kolhapur

10:00 AM To 05:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9823015319

 

Title Waves, Bandra

10:00 AM To 03:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit8369039934trushant@titlewaves.in

 

Happy Book Stall, Bandra

10:00 AM To 02:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9820812338krjworldofbook@gmail.com

 

Kitab Khana, Fort

11:00 TO TO 5: 00 PMHome Delivery/Visit8879540538jagat@somaiya.com

 

Granth The Book Shop, Juhu

11:00 T0 6:00ViVisit022-26609327info.juhu@granth.com

 

Venus Book Centre, Nagpur

11:00 AM To 03:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit7773952341

 

City Book Shop, Nagpur

11:00 AM To 03:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9422825447citybook12@gmail.com

 

Western Book Depot, Nagpur

11:00 AM To 03:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9823162383

 

Grand Book Bazaar, Nashik

11:00 AM To 03:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9890083155

 

Crossword, Aundh

11:00 AM To 06:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9767024101crosswordaundh@yahoo.co.in

 

Solanki Book Seller, Pune

11:00 AM To 06:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9422515882solankibooksellers@gmail.com

 

Rohit Enterprises, Pune

11:00 AM To 05:30 PMHome Delivery/Visit9822026389rohitexpress@yahoo.com

 

Pagdandi, Baner

11:00 AM To 05:30 PMHome Delivery/Visit9890992470contactus@pagdandi.org

 

Punjab

Book Lovers Retreat, Amritsar

1000 AM to 600 PMVisit0183-2545666

 

Books Punch, Amritsar

1000 AM to 600 PMHome Delivery/Visit9878648612jsk.publishers@gmail.com

 

Capital Book Depot, Chandigarh

1030 AM to 600 PMHome Delivery/Visit0172-2702260capitalbookdepot@gmail.com

 

English Book Shop, Chandigarh

1100 AM to 630 PMVisit0172-2702542rajivebs@hotmail.com

 

The Browser, Chandigarh

10:00AM to 6:00PMHome Delivery/Visit9878799100service@thebrowser.org

 

Omsul, Chandigarh

1000 AM to 600 PMVisit7889175846omsulpublishers@gmail.com 

 

Pal Book Depot, Ludhiana

1100 AM to 400 PMVisit9814178314
0161-4067691
palbookldh@gmail.com

 

Reader Paradise, Patiala

830 AM to 630 PMHome Delivery/Visit9780137487readersparadise.ptl@gmail.com

 

Gujarat

Himanshu Book Company, Ahmedabad

10:00 AM To 5:00 PMVisit079-26579685orders@himanshubook.com

 

Crossword Book Store, Mithakali

10:00 AM To 5:00 PMVisit079-26468031gaurav.shah.1964@gmail.com

 

Astha Books, Ahmedabad

10:00 AM To 5:00 PMVisit079-40056914asthabookagency@yahoo.com

 

Book India, Ahmedabad

10:00 AM To 5:00 PMVisit9824016112bookind@gmail.com

 

Toycra, Ahmedabad

10:00 AM To 04:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit096389 93429tan.shah8@gmail.com

 

Alpha Book Shop, Ahmedabad

10:00 AM To 4:00 PMVisit9898400431alphabookcoahmedabad@gmail.com

 

Natraj Book Shop, Ahmedabad

10:00 AM To 4:00 PMVisit079-26587930natraj1963@gmail.com

 

Hasu Traders, Ahmedabad

11:00 AM To 4:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit079-26587104hasutraders01@gmail.com

 

Book Plaza, Ahmedabad

08:30 AM To 02:30 PMHome Delivery/Visit079-26430386mail@bookplazaindia.com

 

Sanskar Books, Ahmedabad

09:30 AM To 04:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9152154760sanskaarbooks@yahoo.com

 

Ashok Prakashan, Ahmedabad

10:00 AM To 7:00 PMVisit9825052617hareshshah42@yahoo.co.in

 

Ajay Book Stall, Anand

08:00 AM To 6:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit02692-238237ajaybookstall@gmail.com

 

Crossword Book Store, Surat

08:00 AM To 04:00 PMVisit9924233933cwdsuratA@gmail.com

 

Pages Book Centre, Vadodara

09:30 AM To 6:00 PMHome Delivery0265-2780168stejash@gmail.com

 

Maneesh Book Shop, Vadodara

10:00 AM To 6:00 PMVisit9898522447maneeshbookshop@gmail.com

 

Baroda Book Corporation, Vadodara

10:00 AM To 6:00 PMVisit0265-2325712bbcorpo@gmail.com

 

Crossword Book Store (Inorbit Mall), Vadodara

10:00 PM TO 7:00 PMVisitcwbaroda@gmail.com

 

Crossword Book Store, Vadodara

9:30 TO 7:00 PMVisit0265-2342657cwbaroda@gmail.com

 

You And Book World, Rajkot

11:00 AM TO 7:00 PmVisit9624673177younbooksworld@gmail.com

 

Chirag Book Distributors, Vadodara

10:00 AM To 7:00 PMVisit0265-2489003dilchirag@yahoo.com

 

Uttar Pradesh

Unviersal Book Company Allahabad

1000 AM to 600 PMVisit8874599611

 

Universal Book Distributing Company, Lucknow

930 AM to 530 PMVisit0522-2329641ubdc@airtelmail.in

 

Universal Book Sellers, Lucknow

930 AM to 530 PMVisit9838204366universallko@gmail.com

 

Scholar Shopee, Lucknow

1030 AM to 530 PMVisit9839008787scholar.shoppe@gmail.com

 

Universal Book Company, Varanasi

1100 AM to 400 PMVisit0542-2450042universalvns@gmail.com 

 

Rajasthan

Kaul Kraft, Jaipur

1100 AM to 500 PMVisit9734620536kaulkraftsjpr@gmail.com

 

Crossword Book Store, Jaipur

11:00 AM To 06:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9928279023crosswordjpr@gmail.com

 

Rajat Book Corner, Jaipur

1100 AM to 400 PMHome Delivery/Visit9829069797rajatbooks@sify.com

 

Kerala

DC Books (Banerji Road, Convent Jn, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, and Tiruvalla)

 Unsure  (Banerji Road)Home Delivery/Visit0487-2444322info.cdc@dcbookshop.in
 Unsure (Convent Jn)Home Delivery/Visit0484-3021590info.cdc@dcbookshop.in
9.30 AM TO 7 PM (Kottayam)Home Delivery/Visit0481-2563114info.cdc@dcbookshop.in
9.30 AM TO 7 PM

(Thiruvananthapuram)

Home Delivery/Visit0471-2453379info.cdc@dcbookshop.in
10 AM TO 7 PM  (Tiruvalla)Home Delivery/Visit9946109653info.cdc@dcbookshop.in

 

Mathrubhumi Books (Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Trichur)

10 AM TO 7 PM (Kochi)Home Delivery/Visit8589934747georgey@mpp.co.in
10 AM TO 7 PM (Kozhikode)Home Delivery/Visit9447486186booksclt@mpp.co.in
10 AM TO 7 PM
(Thiruvananthapuram)
Home Delivery/Visitbookstvpm@mpp.co.in
10 AM TO 7 PM (Trichur)Home Delivery/Visit9895103060bookstrsr@mpp.co.in

 

Modern Book Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

9.30 AM TO 7 PMHome Delivery/Visit9633795091info@modernbookcentre.com

 

TBS (Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram)

10 AM TO 7 PM (Kozhikode)Home Delivery/Visit0495-2721025‘tbsbooksclt@gmail.com’
9.30 AM TO 7 PM
(Thiruvananthapuram)
Home Delivery/Visit0471-2570504tbsbooksstatue@gmail.com

 

H& C Books (Kochi, Kollam)

9.30 AM TO 7 PM (Kochi) Unsure0484-2352133handctdm@gmail.com
10 AM TO 7 PM (Kollam) Unsure8089339479handcklm@gmail.com

 

Crossword, Kochi

10 AM TO 7 PM0484-4039988crossword.cok@syamadynamic.com

 

Kochi Books, Kochi

10 AM TO 7 PMHome Delivery/Visit9447576865vimalgkumar@gmail.com

 

Calicut Books, Kozhikode

10 AM TO 7 PM8589055051info@calicutbooks.com

 

Cosmo Books, Trichur

10 AM TO 7 PM9847601768bookstrsr@mpp.co.in

 

Green Books, Trichur

10 AM TO 7 PMinfo@greenbooksindia.com

 

Karanataka

Gangarams (Domlur, Church Street), Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PM (Domlur)Home Delivery/Visit98806 58078bhujbooks@gmail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM (Church Street)Home Delivery/Visit97414 95610gangaramsmgroad@gmail.com

 

The Bookworm, Church Street, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit98450 76757kris.bookworm@gmail.com

 

Goobe’s Book Store, Church Street, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit99450 93095goobesbookrepublic@gmail.com

 

Higginbothams, MG Road, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit96202 14348ananda.c@higginbothams.co.in

 

Blossom Book House, Church Street, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit94482 20202mayigowda@yahoo.com

 

Landmark, Forum Mall, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit080 4240 4888lms024@trent-tata.com

 

Crossword (Forum Value Mall, JP Nagar, White Field, Banerghatta, Mantri Mall), Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Forum Value Mall)

Home Delivery/Visitcwforumvaluemallbglr@gmail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(JP Nagar)

Home Delivery/Visit78921 89627velu.s@shoppersstop.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(White Field)

Home Delivery/Visit90085 64647 / 82176 71684mahantesh.bh@shoppersstop.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Banerghatta)

Home Delivery/Visit86189 57558
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Mantri Mall)

Home Delivery/Visit96867 44998Murthy.Narasimha@Shoppersstop.com

 

Nagasri Book House, Jayangar, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit98459 44559nagasribook@gmail.com

 

Sri Book World, Gandhibazaar, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit 080 2662 4904sribookworld@gmail.com

 

Tata Book House, IISC, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit98451 24944campusbookhouse@gmail.com

 

Bookstop , Koramangala

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit99868 31737bookstop.india@gmail.com

 

Tata Book House, IISC

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit98451 24944campusbookhouse@gmail.com

 

Paperback Inc, Kamanahalli, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit99000 49156paperbackindia@gmail.com

 

The Bookhive, Vijaynagar, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit95354 40445keshav.bookhive@gmail.com

 

Sapna Books House (Gandhinagar, Sadashivnagar, Jayanagar, Indiranagar, Koramangala, Residency Road, Royal Meenakshi Mall, Elements Mall, RMZ Mall), Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PM
(Gandhinagar)
Home Delivery/Visit080 – 4011 4455info@sapnaonline.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Sadashivnagar)

Home Delivery/Visit080 – 4123 6271 / 2344 64442sapna.sdn@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Jayanagar)

Home Delivery/Visit080 – 4906 6700sapna.jyn@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Indiranagar)

Home Delivery/Visit080 – 4045 5999sapna.ind@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Koramangala)

Home Delivery/Visit080 – 4083 9999sapna.krm@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Residency Road)

Home Delivery/Visit080 – 4916 6999sapna.res@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Royal Meenakshi Mall)

Home Delivery/Visit080 – 4256 6299sapna.rmm@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Elements Mall)

Home Delivery/Visit080 – 6729 4151sapnar.elm@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(RMZ Mall)

Home Delivery/Visit9606014561 | 9606014562sapna.rmz@sapnaretail.com

 

Lightroom Bookstore, Cook Town, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit98806 86495lightroombookstore@gmail.com

 

Kids 2Day, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit95355 73051kids2dayintl@gmail.com

 

Atta Galatta Bookstore, Koramangala, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit080 4160 0677thebookstore@attagalatta.com

 

OM Book Store, Phoenix Mall, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit 94818 10158purushotham@ombooks.com

 

Buzzword, Sahkarnagar

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit95381 23111buzzwordblr@gmail.com

 

Walking BookFairs, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit70081 47255walkingbookfairs@gmail.com

 

Ameya Law Agency, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PM98441 15016ameyalawagencybangalore@gmail.com

 

Aakruti Books, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PM98866 94580

 

Champaca, Cunningham Road, Bengaluru

10.00 – 6.00 PMHome Delivery/Visit99165 41965team@champaca.in

 

Sapna Book House (P) Ltd (Belgaum, Hubli, Kalburgi, Mangalore, Mysore)

10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Belgaum)

Home Delivery/Visit0831 – 425 5499sapna.bgm@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Hubli)

Home Delivery/Visit0836 – 424 9999sapna.hub@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Kalburgi)

Home Delivery/Visit08472 – 275599 / 11sapna.klb@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Mangalore)

Home Delivery/Visit0824 – 423 2800sapna.mlr@sapnaretail.com
10.00 – 6.00 PM

(Mysore)

Home Delivery/Visit0821 – 400 4499sapna.mys@sapnaretail.com
Andhra Pradesh

Ashok Book Centre, Vijyawada

9:30 a.m to 6:00 p.mHome Delivery/Visit0866 247 2096abcbooksvj@gmail.com

 

Pages Book Shop, Vizag               

8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.mHome Delivery/Visit089125 28627dhimant@reem.co.in

 

Jyoti Book Depot, Vizag               

8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.mHome Delivery/Visit0891 664 5858dhimant@reem.co.in

 

Goa

The Dogears Bookshop, Madgoan

11:00 AM To 06:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9850398530Leonard.fernandes@gmail.com

 

Literati, Calangute

11:00 AM To 06:00 PMVisits9822682566books@literati-goa.com

 

Crossword Bookstores, Panjim

11:00 AM To 06:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9373793511crosswordgoa@gmail.com

 

The Golden Heart Emporium, Madgoan

11:00 AM To 06:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit0832-2277740goldenbks@hotmail.com

 

Singball, Panjim

11:00 AM To 06:00 PMVisit0832-2425747asinghbal3212@yahoo.co.in

 

Broadway Book Centre, Panjim

11:00 AM To 06:00 PMHome Delivery/Visit9823866755
Assam

Papyrus – Books & Beyond, Panbazar, Guwahati

10 am – 5 pmVisits0361 – 2730693

 

Western Book Depot,  Panbazar, Guwahati

10 am – 5 pmVisits0361 2543228

 

United Publishers, Panbazar, Guwahati                               

10 am – 5 pmVisits9864068121

 

Unique Books, Panbazar, Guwahati

10 am – 5 pmVists7002613685

 

Eastern Book House, Panbazar, Guwahati

10 am – 5 pmVisits9435549012

 

Not Just Book, G. S. Road

10 am – 5 pmVisits9859597378

 

Lawyers Book Stall, Panbazar, Guwahati

10 am – 5 pmHome Delivery/Visit99571 87355
Imphal

Ukiyo Bookstore, Sega Road

8 am – 2 pmHome Delivery/Visit9899239448


Jain Bookshop, Thangal Bazar

8 am – 2 pmHome Delivery/Visit9856031157
Kohima

Crossword, Porter Lane, NH-29

10 am – 4 pmVisits8014702477

 

Sikkim

Rachna Books, Development Area, Gangtok

10 am – 5 pmVisits9733102304

 

Good Books, M.G Road, Gangtok

10 am – 5 pmVisits9434153393

 

Jain Co. (Bookshop), Gangtok

10 am – 5 pmVisits9434126801
Telangana

Himalaya Book World, Punjagutta

9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.mVisits040 23355598himalaya_bookworld@yahoo.com

 

Himalaya Book World, Secunderabad

9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.mVisits040 27802248himalaya_bookworld@yahoo.com

 

Central Book Shop, Ameerpet

9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.mHome Delivery/Visit040 23400789orders.cbshyderabad@gmail.com

 

Central Book Shop (Ameerpet and ABIDS)

9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m (Ameerpret)Home Delivery/Visit040 23400789orders.cbshyderabad@gmail.com
9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m (ABIDS)Home Delivery/Visit040 66468646orders.cbshyderabad@gmail.com

 

M R Book Centre, Begumpet

9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.mVisits088853 53009mrbookcentre.hyd@gmail.com

 

Book Selection Centre, Secunderabad

9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.mVisits040 2344 6849bookselectioncentre_hyd@yahoo.co.in

 

Akshara Books, Hyderabad

Unsure040 23554096aksharabooks@gmail.com
Tamil Nadu

Odyssey (Adyar and Thiruvanmiyur), Chennai

10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m (Adyar)Home Delivery/Visit044 24402264odysseyadyar@prismcorp.in
10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m (Thiruvanmiyur)Home Delivery/Visit044 42037799odysseytvm@prismcorp.in

 

Higginbothams (Mount Road, Airport Store, Pondichery, and Trichy), Chennai

10:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m (Mount Road)Home Delivery/Visit8123127191udaykiran@higginbothams.co.in
 Unsure Unsure9786227997chennaiairport@higginbothams.co.in
10:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m (Pondichery)Home Delivery/Visit0413 233 3836udaykiran@higginbothams.co.in
10:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m (Trichy)Home Delivery/Visit0431 276 4418udaykiran@higginbothams.co.in

 

Words n Worths, Besant Nagar, Chennai

10:30 a.m to 6:00 p.mVists044 2446 8659wordsnworths@gmail.com

 

Sapna Book House (P) Ltd, (Coimbatore and Erode)

10.00 to 6.00 PM

(Coimbatore)

Home Delivery/Visit0422 – 462 9999 / 97877 55858 / 68sapna.cbe@sapnaretail.com
10.00 to 6.00 PM

(Erode)

Home Delivery/Visit63666 99982 / 83 / 84sapna.erd@sapnaretail.com

 

Turning Point, Madurai

9:30 a.m to 7:00 p.mHome Delivery/Visit097898 35736turningpointbooks@gmail.com

 

Focus Bookshop Pondichery Pondichery

9:30 a.m to 7:00 p.mVisits0413 2345513focuspondicherry@gmail.com
Uttarakhand

English Book Depot, Dehradun

830 AM to 330 PMHome Delivery/Visit0135-2655192

 

Book World, Dehradun

830 AM to 330 PMHome Delivery/Visit0135-2655845bookworld_ddn@yahoo.co.in

 

Natraj Publishers, Dehradun

830 AM to 330 PMVisits0135-2653382natrajbooks@vsnl.com

 

Saluja Book House, Dehradun

830 AM to 330 PMVisits0135-2655549salujabookhouse9@gmail.com

 

Cambirdge Book Depot, Mussoorie

1000 AM to 530 PMVisits0135-2632224cambd@rediffmail.com

 

The Charleville Bookstore & Café, Mussoorie

1000 AM to 530 PMVisits0135-2745137ashish@narayanbooks.com

 

West Bengal

Indiana, College Street, Kolkata

12.00 till 5pmVisits7001391517indianabkshp@rediffmail.com

 

Oneworld Books College Street, Kolkata

12.00 till 5pmVisits9830416789oneworldbookkol@gmail.com

 

Story Elgin Road, Kolkata

10.00 till 4pmHome Delivery/Visit9163784633rajarshi@primarc.in

 

Storyteller Picnic Garden (Near VIP Bazar), Kolkata

10 am – 5 pmHome Delivery/Visit9331051191bookstorestoryteller@gmail.com

 

Oxford Park Street, Kolkata

12.00 till 4.00pmHome Delivery/Visit8017679360rbshah@apeejaygroup.com

 

Odisha

Walking Book Fairs, Bhubhaneswar

10 am – 5 pmHome Delivery/Visit8598013877walkingbookfairs@gmail.com

 

Padmalaya Janpath , Unit III, Bhubaneswar

10 am – 5 pmVisits0674 2396922

 

Modern Book Depot Unit III, Master Canteen, Bhubaneswar

10 am – 5 pmVisit0674 2534373

 

Kitab Mahal, College Square, Cuttack

9 am – 5 pmWalk0671 2547882

 

A K Mishra Agencies, Roxy Lane, Cuttack

9 am – 5 pmVisit0361 2332233

 


Here’s Team Penguin wishing you safety, health, and wellbeing. We hope the returning smell of books and bookshelves will help with the quarantine blues.

Happy reading and stay safe!

Unlock Your Secret Superpower –  Your Home!

‘A must-have read for anyone looking to improve not just their home but also their quality of life within it.’

Matthew Williamson

Home is where the heart is, and where the health is.

Whether that home is owned or rented, small or large, and regardless of how much money you have, it is important for all of us to feel calm, content, soothed or energized in our surroundings.

This is more important than ever in the challenging times we live in, where home has become a crucial space for safety and refuge. With anxieties running high and us spending majority of our times inside, British interior designer Michelle Ogundehin has come out with a timely read on making our homes healthier and happier.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can take away from the book!

In Praise of What You Have

‘Most people do not in fact need more space; they need less stuff, combined with a rethink of the space that they do have. And this starts with really questioning the draw of the new in pursuit of happiness – whether it be for a bigger home, a smarter car, the latest phone or the most fashionable clothes. After all, these accoutrements, and even the myth of the ‘forever’ home, will not protect you against fear, anxiety, disappointment or hurt.’

It’s All About Considered Living

‘How […] do we make homes that enable us to be at our authentic best while also facilitating all of the activities that can make us happy and keep us healthy?

The first step is the wholehearted banishment of clutter! Clutter is the arch-enemy of the restful home. It is the interiors equivalent of a to-do list that never gets completed, undermining any attempt at relaxation. Physical clutter equates to emotional debris, stifling energy and dampening enthusiasm.

And when I refer to clutter-clearing, I do not mean just the physical act of disposing of excess belongings, but also the setting of a clear intention to continually commit to reducing the amount that you buy, and therefore own, by truly understanding why this process is so incredibly important.’

Define Your Palette

‘Developing a personal home palette is, much like the process of curating your belongings, another considered step towards a habit of becoming more mindful of the sensory impact of your surroundings. It’s important to take the time to discover the materials that resonate with you, to permit yourself to dream a little, but not overthink it – try to respond from the heart not the head. You don’t want to include materials that you’re drawn to only because they’re on-trend or purely practical. Rather you must delve into the very soul of your choices,not just their surface appearance. What do they remind you of ? Do they recall a particular place or happy holiday, perhaps?’

Maintenance and Management

‘As it is with your body, so it is at home: know it, look after it, and it will best be able to look after you – prevention really is better than cure. For while you can’t feel the aches and pains of your environment, you can see cracks, damp and flaking paint, all of which signal that something is a little amiss. And even if you choose to delegate some aspects of the cleaning, be aware that tidying is a discipline that benefits from practice, and vigilance is everything when it comes to home maintenance.’

Cleaning as a Ritual

‘One of the best ways to appreciate your home is to literally touch it. Through the gleam of freshly polished wood to the sparkle of a clear window you can begin the all-important journey of emotionally engaging with your home. And we could do worse than take inspiration from Buddhist monks, for whom the act of cleaning is much more than the removal of daily dirt.

What would happen if we started to think of cleaning as the act of tending to ourselves through the medium of our possessions, and what we are nurturing in the process is our sense of wellbeing. Consider too the difference between referring to something as a ritual rather than a routine. The latter can sound onerous, something that has to be completed. Whereas the former can have a lightness to it that feels imbued with pleasure.’


Home should be a place that restores, rejuvenates and replenishes, but so often it does not. If you want positive personal change of any sort, you must first address your environment. We all need homes that support, rather than undermine, our wellbeing.

Take a step towards building a happy home with Michelle Ogundehin!

*Extracted from ‘Happy Inside’ by Michelle Ogundehin

 

Get Closer to Nature With These Books!

As society and our environment are being challenged in unprecedented ways today, we are using this occasion of World Environment Day to reconnect with nature and the need to preserve it in its various forms.

From discovering how to communicate with the trees, to introducing ourselves to a lovable but lonely tiger – here are some picks that we deem as essential reading in these times and especially on this day.

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Hidden Life of Trees

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific mechanisms behind these wonders, of which we are blissfully unaware.

The Great Derangement

Amitav Ghosh, argues that future generations may well think so. How else can we explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In this groundbreaking return to non-fiction, Ghosh examines our inability-at the level of literature, history and politics-to grasp the scale and violence of climate change. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence-a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all forms. The Great Derangement serves as a brilliant writer’s summons to confront the most urgent task of our time.

The Vanishing

The Vanishing takes an unflinching look at the unacknowledged crisis that India’s wildlife faces, bringing to fore the ecocide that the country’s growth story is leaving in its wake—laying to waste its forests, endangering its wildlife, even tigers whose increasing numbers shield the real story of how development projects are tearing their habitat to shreds. It tells us why extinction matters, linking the fate of wildlife to ours. The end of the gharial, an ancient crocodilian, signifies that the clear, fast-flowing rivers that are our lifelines are stilled and poisoned. The author deconstructs the raging human–wildlife conflict to show wild elephants as peaceable creatures and weaves a beautiful tale of their bond with their protectors.

The Great Smog of India

Air pollution kills over a million Indians every year, albeit silently. Families are thrown into a spiralling cycle of hospital visits, critically poor health and financial trouble impacting their productivity and ability to participate in the economy.

With clarity and compelling arguments, and with a dash of irony, Siddharth Singh demystifies the issue: where we are, how we got here, and what we can do now. He discusses not only developments in sectors like transport, industry and energy production that silently contribute to air pollution, but also the ‘agricultural shock’ to air quality triggered by crop burning in northern India every winter.

Cities and Canopies

Native and imported, sacred and ordinary, culinary and floral, favourites of various kings and commoners over the centuries, trees are the most visible signs of nature in cities, fundamentally shaping their identities. Trees are storehouses of the complex origins and histories of city growth, coming as they do from different parts of the world, brought in by various local and colonial rulers. Drawing on extensive research, Cities and Canopies is a book about both the specific and the general aspects of these gentle life-giving creatures.

Environmentalism: A Global History

Environmentalism: A Global History documents the flow of ideas across cultures, the ways in which the environmental movement in one country has been invigorated or transformed by infusions from outside. It interprets the different directions taken by different national traditions, and also explains why in certain contexts (such as the former Socialist Bloc) the green movement is marked only by its absence. Massive in scope but pointed in analysis, written with passion and verve, this book presents a comprehensive account of a significant social movement of our times, and will be of wide interest both within and outside the academy.

Indica

Did you know that the exquisite caves of Ellora were hewn from rock formed in the greatest lava floods the world has known—eruptions so enormous that they may well have obliterated dinosaurs? Or that Bengaluru owes its unique climate to a tectonic event that took place 88 million years ago? Many such amazing facts and discoveries—are a part of Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent.

Researching across wide-ranging scientific disciplines and travelling with scientists all over the country, biochemist Pranay Lal has woven together the first compelling narrative of India’s deep natural history, filled with fierce reptiles, fantastic dinosaurs, gargantuan mammals and amazing plants.

Gun Island

Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta’s world upside down.

A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way.

Gun Island is a beautifully realised novel about a climate and culture in crisis [source]. It deals with two of the most relevant issues of our times: climate change and human migration. [source]

Sacred Plants of India

Before temples were constructed, trees were open-air shrines sheltering the deity, and many were symbolic of the Buddha himself. Sacred Plants of India systematically lays out the sociocultural roots of the various plants found in the Indian subcontinent, while also asserting their ecological importance to our survival. Informative, thought-provoking and meticulously researched, this book draws on mythology and botany and the ancient religious traditions of India to assemble a detailed and fascinating account of India’s flora.

Conflicts of Interest

India’s foremost environmentalist Sunita Narain gives a personal account of her battles as part of the country’s green movement. While outlining the enormous environmental challenges that India faces today, Narain talks about how corporate lobbies and political interests often scuttle their effective resolution. She recounts some widely reported controversies triggered by research undertaken by her along with her team at the Centre for Science and Environment, such as a report on pesticides in colas, and a study on air pollution in Delhi, and includes a ringside view of global climate change negotiations.

Ecology and Equity

Ecology and Equity explores a society that is, in ecological terms, the most complex in the world. India’s people range from technocrats to hunter-gatherers and its environments from dense forest to wasteland. This book provides the first analytically sophisticated and empirically grounded study of environmental reform in the Third World. Radical both in its interpretation of the crisis in India and in its proposals for ecological reform, Ecology and Equity is essential reading for all concerned with the Third World development and/or the environmental debate.

 

Educate the young ones with these fun stories!

Ambushed

Gadget geek Tara (aka the Wii Wonder at school) braces herself for the dullest summer ever when her banker-turned-photographer father whisks her off to a sleepy tiger reserve in the Himalayan foothills, where Nothing Ever Happens. She couldn’t have been more wrong. A stroll through the woods sends Tara on an adventure of a lifetime, as she stumbles upon an international gang of poachers. In her debut novel, Nayanika Mahtani tackles the glaring issue of tiger poaching, while spinning a compelling story about man versus nature.

The Little Rainmaker

It’s the year 2027 and it’s been ten years since it last rained . . . anywhere in the world.

Ten-year-old Anoushqa has never seen rain and doesn’t believe in the stories that her grampa tells of rainbows, thunder and lightning. Until, one day, her life is turned upside down when her beloved grampa is on his deathbed and his last wish is to see rain! Thus Anoushqa sets out on a journey to make it rain. Will Anoushqa be able to fulfill Grampa’s dream after all? The Little Rainmaker is a story of hope, power and the fierce determination of a little girl in the face of an acute environmental crisis.

Wild in the Backyard

Wilderness and wildlife aren’t just confined to the forests; there is a whole lot of wild in our own backyards! Some of these critters are awake with you in the day. Others wake up when you go to bed…

Discover the hunters and the hunted, the diggers and the tunnellers, the raptors and the roaches, roaming around under our very noses.

The Secret Sanctuary

“Lost in the jungle… surrounded by wildlife and magic! Welcome to the Secret Sanctuary A magical jungle where laughing thrushes brush against your cheek and barking deer stop to be petted; an enchanting wilderness where you can tug a monkey’s tail or share a den with a mountain bear. Or go in search of a rare mountain quail. Or listen to a concert at dawn. Or walk through a spider’s web as if it wasn’t there. Or follow a blood trail through the jungle. This idyllic world is a natural paradise. There is only one catch. Once you enter, you may never be able to go back. ”

The Paradise Flycatcher

The Rose Garden’s beloved squirrel, Shikar-Snowdrop to young Mitalee-has vanished without a trace. No one can find him! Last seen in the company of a paradise flycatcher-a stunning bird with a long white tail-he has left no other trail. So, to save their friend, the loyal bird gang must fly to distant forests to track down the glamorous creature, who might just be able to help.

One Lonely Tiger

The rapidly shrinking forest has a lonesome, friendless tiger who is left with only his own shadow for company. Whom should he play with now that all his fellow tigers have disappeared?

In the tug-of-war over living space between people and the wild, where will the animals go if more forests are cut?

One Lonely Tiger illustrates this urgent threat of extinction and loss of habitat among valuable species, and asks the pressing question: are our trees, wild animals, birds and insects safe amidst us?

The Jungle Radio

When curious little Gul hears some strange sounds coming from her radio, she follows the musical clues into . . . an Indian jungle! On her walk, she finds feathered friends who TWEET, TAPP and TALK. There are some who howl and hoot, and others who play the flute. With a KEE here and a KAW there, Gul discovers songs everywhere!

The Jungle Radio is a little story about the language of birds-their songs and sounds-with a loud and clear call to listen to the world around us.

 


Team Penguin wishes you all safety and wellbeing in these times. Drop us a comment below to share your pick of the day!

 

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