|Goalless: The Story of a Unique Footballing Nation by Boria
Majumdar, Kausik Bandyopadhyay. Two avid football watchers and sports
historians, set out to explore few questions five years ago, and the
result of their enquiries is this fascinating account of Indian football.
Or the Day Seizes You by Rajorshi Chakraborti. With a fine balance
of emotion and intelligence, incident and character, the book captures the
urban Indian psyche at the close of the twentieth century with unerring
insight and remarkable style
My Sainted Aunts by Bulbul Sharma. Illuminated by a vast compassion
for the travails of women struggling to cope with changing lifestyles and
traditions, My Sainted Aunts is as much an insight into the life of a lost
generation as it is a rollicking read.
An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy. Fourteen essays
written between June 2002 and November 2004 connecting seemingly unconnected
areas and uncovering links between America’s War on Terror, the threat of
corporate power, the perverse machinery of highly commercialized mass media etc.
White Tiger by Rohini Chowdhury. A children’s book full of fascinating
details about life in the jungle, a racy story that will leave you growling for
In Search of the Prophet by Shahrukh Husain, Samira Shackle. An
unusual collection of children stories about the life of Prophet Muhammad— about
the harsh deserts that were his home, the battles he fought, the choices he was
faced with, and the path he chose. Seen through the eyes of a young boy, these
tales of faith and discovery make for gripping reading.