Book Announcement: The House at 43, Hill Road by Brenda Rodrigues

The House at 43, Hill Road tells of the aristocratic Braz Rodrigues, who built his house in the mid-1800s, on the plot where it all happened, with family vignettes, and how his grand daughter-in-law Lydia made the address known worldwide for the exquisite wedding gowns she designed. It goes on to …

Book Announcement: The Who-Am-I Bird by Anuradha Vijayakrishnan

Anuradha Vijayakrishnan’s debut collection of poetry, The Who-Am-I Bird, explores identity: real, mythical, assumed, desired. These poems attempt to navigate the rope-thin bridges and backwater-wide gaps between her many worlds, inner and other. Many of these poems are simple conversations with unknown listeners. Many of them wear a mask as they …

Book Announcement: Chronicles from Kashmir by Nandita Dinesh & Bhawani Bashir Yasir

Information for/from Outsiders: Chronicles from Kashmir has been in development since 2013, as a collaboration between Dr. Nandita Dinesh and the Ensemble Kashmir Theatre Akademi in Srinagar. Chronicles from Kashmir uses Argentine playwright Griselda Gambaro’s (1992) Information for Foreigners as its point of departure; it takes place in the promenade …

Book Announcement: Theatre & War: Notes from the Field by Nandita Dinesh

Nandita Dinesh places Kipling’s ‘six honest serving-men’ (who, what, when, where, why, how) in productive conversation with her own experiences in conflict zones across the world to offer a theoretical and practical reflection on making theatre in times of war. This timely and important book weaves together Dinesh’s personal narrative …

Book Announcement: Yarn: An Interwoven Memoir by Pragya Bhagat

“Naniji, tell me your story.” What begins as a young woman’s question to her grandmother unexpectedly turns into a family saga. Compiled through family albums, home videos, journal entries, and interviews, Yarn follows the life of Pragya Bhagat’s grandmother, Shyama. At the age of ten, the Partition pushes Shyama from …

Book Announcement: Saving Maya by Kiran Manral

ABOUT THE BOOK   Author: Kiran Manral Genre: Romance PAPERBACK Pages: 141 ISBN 13: 978-8193642856 ISBN 10: 8193642856 Trim: 5 x 8 inches Maya, in her mid-thirties, divorced and with a young son, finds herself in a tangle both professionally and emotionally as she attempts to navigate life post-divorce. Will she put …

Book Announcement: A Bombay In My Beat

Author: Mrinalini Harchandrai Genre: Jazz poetry PAPERBACK Page Count: 170 ISBN 13: 978-8193642801 ISBN 10:8193642805 Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches Mrinalini Harchandrai’s first collection of poetry, A Bombay In My Beat, offers a literary ear to the songs and frequencies from the music player during her growing years and the soundtracks …

Book Announcement: When Home Is An Idea

Author: Rochelle D’Silva Genre: Poetry PAPERBACK Page Count: 70 ISBN 13: 978-8193642818 ISBN 10: 8193642813 Trim: 5 x 8 inches When Home Is An Idea is a collection of poems that talk about poet Rochelle D’Silva’s struggles with identity and belonging. Her poems are deeply personal, but speak of universal …

Book Announcement: Tomorrow It Will All Run Backwards

Author: Michael Brett Genre: War poetry PAPERBACK Page Count: 158 ISBN 13: 978-8193642825 ISBN 10: 8193642821 Trim: 5 x 8 inches Tomorrow It Will All Run Backwards is a collection of war poetry that, in the words of Mario Petrucci, the Imperial War Museum’s Poet-In-Residence, is “direct, point-blank. Brett is …