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A Mirrored Life

On his way from Tangiers to China, the medieval Moorish traveller Ibn Battuta arrives in Konya, Turkey where the legendary dervish Rumi had lived, danced and died. More than half a century may have passed since his death, but his poetry remains alive, inscribed in every stone and tree and pathway.Rumi's followers entrust Ibn Battuta with a manuscript of his life stories to spread word of the mystic on his travels. As Battuta reads and recites these tales, his listeners discover their own lives reflected in these stories—fate has bound them, and perhaps you, to Rumi.A Mirrored Life reaffirms the magical powers of storytelling, making us find Rumi in each of our hearts.
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Storywallah

In 2011, the screenwriter, lyricist and journalist Neelesh Misra started mentoring a handpicked group of writers called the Mandali. These were men and women of all ages, backgrounds and dispositions. The Mandali soon started writing radio stories in Hindi, for Misra's show Yaadon Ka Idiotbox-short, pithy, bittersweet narratives that immediately struck a chord with listeners across the country.Translated for the first time in English, this collection represents the Mandali at the height of its powers. These stories are blessed with a keen sense of place, attuned to the rhythms of both small-town India and rapidly expanding mega-cities like Delhi or Mumbai. Homesick yuppies reconnect with their hometowns, old lovers reconcile against all odds, and parents learn to get along with their grown-up children. A mother-in-law uses questionable tactics to bond with her distant daughter-in-law, a war widow learns to stand up to family, and a life-threatening mountain slope brings two...
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A Scandalous Secret

The truth will tear them apart? An engrossing novel about difficult choices and second chances that will enthral fans of DOROTHY KOOMSON and ERICA JAMES. They had the perfect marriage? Glamour, money, and a beautiful home? the golden couple of Delhi, Neha and Sharat appear to have it all. But a dark secret from Neha?s past is about to resurface, a heartbreaking moment in her past that she has tried to block out. While studying at Oxford, a naive eighteen year-old Neha fell pregnant and made the difficult decision to give the baby up for adoption, vowing never to contact her child again. But now, years later, her little girl ? Sonya ? is now a fully grown woman and determined to find her birth mother. With the foundation of Neha?s and Sharat?s world rocked to its very core, will Sonya?s arrival in Delhi push it over the edge? And as Sonya begins to confront Neha, can mother and daughter allow themselves to forgive and forget? An engrossing novel about difficult choices and second...
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Dozakhnama

Dozakhnama: Conversations in Hell is an extraordinary novel, a biography of Manto and Ghalib and a history of Indian culture rolled into one.Exhumed from dust, Manto's unpublished novel surfaces in Lucknow. Is it real or is it a fake? In this dastan, Manto and Ghalib converse, entwining their lives in shared dreams. The result is an intellectual journey that takes us into the people and events that shape us as a culture. As one writer describes it, 'I discovered Rabisankar Bal like a torch in the darkness of the history of this subcontinent. This is the real story of two centuries of our own country.'Rabisankar Bal's audacious novel, told by reflections in a mirror and forged in the fires of hell, is both an oral tale and a shield against oblivion. An echo of distant screams. Inscribed by the devil's quill, Dozakhnama is an outstanding performance of subterranean memory.
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Love, Take Two

She's tall, beautiful and one of Bollywood's leading ladies.He's goofy, loves to wear outlandish clothes and is constantly getting into trouble with reporters.When Vicky Behl and Kritika Vadukut meet on the sets of the period drama Ranjha Ranjha, everyone agrees they have serious chemistry—not just on screen. But after her devastating breakup with Raunak Rajput, Kritika doesn't know if she can handle being with a Bollywood actor. If only Vicky wasn't so damn charming . . .Will the pressure and scrutiny of Bollywood allow them to live happily ever?
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