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A Matter of Taste
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 363

A Matter of Taste

A delectable collection of writing on food and its place in our lives that brings together some of the most significant Indian voices over the last century. From lavish meals, modern diets and cooking lessons that serve as a rite of passage to fake fasts and real ones, fish, feni, and fiery meals that smack of revenge, this book has something to satisfy every palate. Gandhi's guilt-ridden account of his failed flirtation with eating meat starkly complements Ruchir Joshi's toast to the senses as he describes his characters discovering a truly alternative use for some perfectly innocent shrikhand. In unique gastronomic takes on history, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh and Saadat Hasan Manto ensure that we will never look at chutney, a Tibetan momo or jelly in quite the same way again.

Penguin Book Of Indian Ghost Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 184

Penguin Book Of Indian Ghost Stories

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-10-15
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

From Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling to Satyajit Ray and R. K. Narayan, this text is a collection of spine-chilling tales of the supernatural from India.

The Hindus
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 800

The Hindus

An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, The Hindus elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated even within a century; its central tenets karma, dharma, to name just two arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era, between genders, and caste to caste; and what is shared among Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Yet the greatness of Hinduism - its vitali...

The Penguin India Yearbook 2004
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

The Penguin India Yearbook 2004

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003-10-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Featuring a trademark common man cartoon from Laxman and an interesting factoid about India on every page, this book is the ideal desk companion for every day of the coming year.

Penguin Book Of Indian Railway Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Penguin Book Of Indian Railway Stories

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-10-14
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The stories in this collection capture the essence of the Indian Railways - from the small-town station, at the time of the Raj, to the present day big-city station bursting at the seams. The teening and varied life of the Indian Railway station and its environs have fascinated writers from Jules Verne in the 1870s to more recently Satyajit Ray, R.K. Laxman and more modern writers. In this anthology, one of India's best-known writers makes a selection of greattest railway stories the subcontinent has produced. Julese Verne Rudyard Kipling Flora Annie Steel Hon. J.W. Best Jim Corbett Khushwant Singh Ruskin Bond Manoj Das Intizar Husain Satyajit Ray Bill Aitkin R.K. Laxman Victor Banerjee Manojit Mitra.

First Proof
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 308

First Proof

Penguin'S Annual Offering, First Proof Showcases New Writing And New Writers, The Purpose Being To Highlight Emerging Talent As Well As Writers Who Have Enjoyed Acclaim But Not As Wide A Readership As They Clearly Deserve. The Few Established Authors You Might Find Here Are Writing In A Genre Completely New To Them. A Selection Of Luminous Prose And Sparkling Poetry, First Proof 2 Covers Diverse Styles And Genres. From Reflections And Memories To Portraits And Biographies; From Society And Media Trends To Travel And History, This Second Volume Includes Works In Progress, Essays, Short Stories And, For The First Time, Poetry.

The Inheritance of Loss
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

The Inheritance of Loss

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-08-28
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The Inheritance of Loss is Kiran Desai's extraordinary Man Booker Prize winning novel. High in the Himalayas sits a dilapidated mansion, home to three people, each dreaming of another time. The judge, broken by a world too messy for justice, is haunted by his past. His orphan granddaughter has fallen in love with her handsome tutor, despite their different backgrounds and ideals. The cook's heart is with his son, who is working in a New York restaurant, mingling with an underclass from all over the globe as he seeks somewhere to call home. Around the house swirl the forces of revolution and change. Civil unrest is making itself felt, stirring up inner conflicts as powerful as those dividing ...

The Runaways
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

The Runaways

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019-03-07
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

'Bhutto's new novel will move you with its profound wisdom and sharp grasp of our turbulent times' Elif Shafak 'This is a bold and probing novel, from a writer strikingly alert to something small and true' Guardian ______________________________ How far would you run to escape your life? Anita lives in Karachi's biggest slum. Her mother is a maalish wali, paid to massage the tired bones of rich women. But Anita's life will change forever when she meets her elderly neighbour, a man whose shelves of books promise an escape to a different world. On the other side of Karachi lives Monty, whose father owns half the city and expects great things of him. But when a beautiful and rebellious girl joi...

The non-fiction collection
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 480

The non-fiction collection

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Collection of non-fiction published by Penguin Books, India commemorating its twentieth year in the publishing industry

The fiction collection
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 544

The fiction collection

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Collection of fiction by 20th century Indic English authors, published by Penguin Books, India commemorating its twentieth year in the publishing industry; includes English translation of fiction by 20th century authors of Indic languages.