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The Search for Netaji

Purabi Roy

450/-

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Industrial Management in India

Dhruba Kumar Dutt

655/-

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Forever Jeh

Surekha Tennetai Venugopal

495/-

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Stirring Times

Anand Mohan Sahay

495/-

Most Popular Bengali Books from Purple Peacock

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Khakir Abirbhav

Franck Pavloff Khaki

45/-

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Priyatam

Marguerite Duras

150/-

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Ek Chorer Karcha

Jean Genet

110/-

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Sohishnu Pashan

Atiq Rahimi

120/-

The Search for Netaji: New Findings

- Purabi Roy

This book is the result of years of academic research by Dr. (Prof) Purabi Roy and aims to understand one of the pervading puzzles of independent India – what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose?

The documents presented in the book contains the original papers unearthed from several archives the world over - from the British Archive, i.e. the Public Records Office, the National Archives of India and the important documents from various Russian archives.

Dr. Purabi Roy is a retired Professor from Jadavpur University and is a visiting Professor at Moscow & St. Petersburg Universities. She has dedicated her life of scholarship to the study of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and has volumes of publications on the subject, besides this current book.

Since 2011 when it was first published the book has had numerous reprints and two new editions.

Latest Edition Latest Reprint

Hardbound Price: Rs. 450/-

Stories in Khaki and Other Colors

- K. C. VERMA

Read about the previous book by K. C. Verma



Stories that you wouldn't tell your mother

Having retired in 2010 as Chief of the R&AW, India's external intelligence agency, the author is now a full-time writer. This charming collection of short stories is a treat to read. Fascinating in their simplicity, the well-crafted stories belong to many genres with the common threads of human emotions and passions running through them. They tell of love and misunderstandings, of deceit and of murder. The stories are amusing, moving and, sometimes, maybe just a bit embarrassing – stories that you wouldn't tell your mother!

Praise for the stories:

"Delightful and captivating, KC Verma's ‘Stories I Wouldn't Tell my Mother ’ kept me riveted … his keen eye for human foibles and frailties, his observations leavened with a wry sense of humour, and his ingenious knack for clever and sometimes devious plots, make each of these stories compelling entertainment …" (Shashi Tharoor)

"Whatever be the title, I would not have shied away from telling these stories to my mother. These are not shockers. One doesn't encounter sudden bumps or speed-breakers in the narrative. Verma writes with an eye for detail, in a mild, almost languid way and the reader is surprised when he comes to the twist in the end. This is an easy read and a very enjoyable one at that." (Keki Daruwalla, celebrated author)

"K.C. Verma writes clean, strong prose. Moreover, he has a sense of the ridiculous, he understands how college students can flounder when dealing with the opposite sex, and he knows what policing is like. I enjoyed his tales and I'm sure that my mother would have too." (Ashok Mahadevan, former Editor-in-Chief of the Indian edition of The Reader's Digest)

208 pages

Paperback

208 pages

Paperback

ISBN 978-81-88908-16-5

Price Rs. 289/-

The Skeleton & Other Tales of the Supernatural

- Rabindranath Tagore

This English translation contains Tagore’s major tales of the supernatural. The Nobel Prize winner in literature penned these eternal short stories that go beyond mere ghostly tales, with his inimitable style, in his magnificent study of human frailties, laced with humour.

Hardbound Rs 195 Paperback Rs 35

Translated in French as Histories de Fantames Indiens published

- by Editions Cartouche, Paris, France

Industrial Management in India

Dhruba Kumar Dutt

655.00

Neel Bird Series

55

Everyday Dictionary of Proverbs, Idioms & Sayings

Revised by Dr Pabitra Sarkar

65.00

Everyday Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare

Compiled by Dipti Rani Dikshit

150

Forever Jeh

Surekha Tennetai Venugopal

495

Tata Steeler Romancho

R.M.Lala

350.00

One Hundred Years Flow the Kharkei Swarnarekha

D.K.Marandi

Buriganga to Yamuna

Satyabrata Basu

200.00

Ek Chorer Karcha

Jean Genet

110.00

Marguerite Duras

150.00

Priotom

Marguerite Duras

150.00

Khakir Abirbhav

Franck Pavloff Khaki

45.00

Anna Gavalda Opekha

90.00

Emmanuel Pierrat Shikarir Shikar

La Course au Tigre

70.00

Bissonatta

Yasmina Reza

100.00

Ayei Je Amra

Anna Gavalda

220.00

Sohishnu Pashan

Atiq Rahimi

120.00