ON THE SHELVES
Kargil: Untold Stories from the War
Kargil: Untold Stories From The War takes you into the treacherous mountains where some of the Indian Army’s bloodiest battles were fought. Interviewing war survivors and martyrs’ families, author Rachna Bisht Rawat tells stories of extraordinary human courage, of not just men in uniform but also those who loved them the most. With its gritty stories of incomparable bravery, Kargil is a tribute to the 527 young braves who gave up their lives for us—and the many who too were ready to do it.
The Barefoot Surgeon
Sanduk Ruit was born into the lowest rungs of society in a tiny, remote Himalayan village in Nepal. After long and difficult treks to attend boarding school in Darjeeling and, later, the best of Indian medical colleges, he met the remarkable visionary and Australian ophthalmologist, Fred Hollows, whose invaluable mentorship would enable him to take on his lifelong mission to restore vision to the poorest of blind people across Nepal and the rest of Asia. Despite relentless backlash from his shaken contemporaries in the global medical industry, Dr Ruit took his unmatched prowess in stitch-free cataract surgery, along with world-class medical care and equipment, to those whose lives were plunged into darkness; who were ostracised and abandoned for being blind with no access to proper treatment.
Go!: India’s Sporting Transformation
Go! features a never-before-seen collection of essays by leading athletes, sports writers and professionals, who together tell a compelling story of India’s ongoing sporting transformation. Nandan Kamath loves sport and passionately believes in its power to transform individuals, communities, nations, even the entire world. He is also managing trustee of GoSports Foundation, a non-profit he co-founded in 2008. Aparna Ravichandran joined GoSports Foundation in 2015, in the ardent hope that her work would help to retain talented Indian athletes in the system, help them go on to unlock their full sporting potential and inspire others to follow in their wake.
Roots to Radiance
Do you wish you looked perfect, but don’t have the time or money for extensive treatments? Look no further than Roots to Radiance—your self-care bible to good skin, hair, teeth, nails, etc., and, most importantly, good health. In Roots to Radiance, you will find more than 400 tips and tricks that will help you stay in your ‘A game’. By using its easy-to-make solutions drawn from traditional Indian wisdom, you can lessen and even replace chemicals with wholesome, natural ingredients that will enrich and enhance your daily beauty routine. From refreshing life lessons to inevitable struggles and motivational inspiration, this book will help you sail through every beauty or life concern you’ve ever had.
Vision for a Nation: Paths and Perspectives
Penguin Random House India, in association with the Samruddha Bharat Foundation (SBF), has announced the publication of a 14-volume series of over 120 policy-oriented essays to propose innovative and disruptive ideas to further India’s promiseThe first volume, titled Vision for a Nation: Paths and Perspectives, has contributions from leading intellectuals on the idea of a plural, inclusive, just, equitable, prosperous India. They include academician-activist Kancha Ilaiah, author-academician Neera Chandhoke, scholar-linguist Ganesh Devy, sociologist and legal researcher Kalpana Kannabiran, former Chief Election Commissioner of India SY Quraishi, writer-politician Shashi Tharoor, Bharatanatyam dancer Navtej Singh Johar, veteran politician Sitaram Yechury among others. The volumes will cover issues such as minorities, women, unemployment, healthcare, urbanisation and many more.
TO BE ON SHELVES SOON…
The Non-Conformist: Memories of My Father Balraj Sahni
Considered one of the finest, most natural actors hailing from the golden era of Indian cinema, Balraj Sahni is known for stellar performances in classics as Do Bigha Zamin and Garam Hawa. His contribution to the performative arts has not only inspired many other actors but earned him lifelong admiration from a host of actors. His actor, director and producer son Parikshat Sahni has written a deeply personal narrative about his illustrious father which also marks his debut as an author. The acquisition of the first-ever biography of the legend has been done by Penguin Random House India. Titled The Non-Conformist: Memories of My Father Balraj Sahni, the book will release in August 2019 and is available for pre-order on e-commerce websites.
Happy For No Reason
Television host, actor and fitness icon Mandira Bedi will release a memoir written in the style of a modern-day fitness lifestyle manual in 2020. Titled Happy For No Reason, the book will have Mandira’s experiences in parenting, keeping fit and striking a balance, in the process busting myths while divulging her mantra in dealing with these aspects. As a fitness icon, Mandira will write about the need for body positivity, encouraging people to relinquish their struggle for third-party validation and adopting a health regime for their own benefit. She will candidly share the tricks that have helped her retain her health and exuberance in the chaotic, mentally and physically gruelling schedules she has had to keep as a working professional. Penguin Random House India has announced the acquisition of this first writing venture by the popular film star.
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