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A “pandemic novel” in translation, a biography of colonial India’s first practising lady doctor, and much more.

Published : Feb 22, 2024 11:04 IST - 2 MINS READ

The Devil’s Teacup and Other Ghost Stories

Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, translated by Prasun Roy

Fingerprint Publishing


Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay, the Bengali author of such realist classics as Pather Panchali and Aparajito, also wrote supernatural stories about ghosts, hauntings, omens, and other intangibles. Questioning the realm beyond reality, these stories are both entertaining and thought-provoking.


Under the Night Jasmine

Manav Kaul, translated by Vaibhav Sharma



Fluctuating between poetry and prose, this novel is the exploration of the relationships of Rohit, who, locked up with himself during the COVD-19 pandemic, analyses the way he has responded to the women and men in his life. Given another chance, would he have acted differently?


Selected Rabindrasangeet in English Translation, Volume 1

Translated by Indrani Haldar

Blue Pencil

Price not mentioned

While translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s song-lyrics from Gitabitan are not difficult to find, most of them are unreliable. Retired academic Indrani Haldar fills in this gap with her superb English translations of Tagore’s lyrics in this bilingual volume. As heartfelt as they are technically perfect, these translations are essential reference for readers and students. 


Rukhmabai: The Life and Times of a Child Bride Turned Rebel-Doctor

Sudhir Chandra



This biography shines a light on the extraordinary but little-known life of one of the first women doctors to practise medicine in colonial India, who was also part of a landmark legal case involving her marriage as a child bride between 1884 and 1888.


Another Lens: Photography and the Emergence of Image Culture

Edited by Rahaab Allana


Rs. 1,200

Moving from the street to the cinema, from journalism to contemporary arts, Another Lens enters a new era of practitioners communicating with different audiences through experiments andoffers new perspectives on photographic production, formats, and exhibition practices that created new viewers and users in the new millennium.


The Feminisms of Our Mothers

Daanika Kamal



In this remarkable collection of essays about their mothers, women from Pakistan explore the many meanings of feminism and its varying interpretations through generations. How do women bridge the cracks that emerge in these formations as they hold within them the joys, sorrows, conflicts and contradictions of their multiple feminisms?



Chris McCabe

Henningham Family Press


How Should a Person Be?

Sheila Heti

Vintage Publishing


The Hachette Book of Indian Detective Fiction, Volume I & II

Edited by Tarun K. Saint

Hachette India


In Memoriam

Alice Winn



Labors of Division: Global Capitalism and the Emergence of the Peasant in Colonial Panjab

Navyug Gill


The Great Wave: The Era of Radical Disruption and The Rise of The Outsider

Michiko Kakutani



The Rebel’s Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon

Adam Shatz

Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Mad World: The Politics of Mental Health

Micha Frazer-Carroll

Pluto Press

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