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Book: Wings at Dawn by Marie Balustrade
Writer and photographer, I am a native of the Philippines who grew up and lived in various countries, resulting in photography and writing becoming integral pillars of my soul and, hence, inseparable from my being. The urge to write about what I photograph or match a photograph to my writings are processes that are never far from one another. In the same manner, while on retreat in the mountains [...]
 
Book: Kevin and I in India by Frank Kusy
Acclaimed as one of the funniest and true to life stories about India ever written, this 'diary of disaster' was an instant bestseller upon publication in 1986 and remains a firm favourite with readers today. "Relentlessly honest, refreshingly uncontrived, this diary really - works." (The Sunday Tribune) "India, at low-budget tourist level, is buffeting and bullying. But over - four months [...]
 
Book: Captured by Moonlight (Twilight of the British Raj) by Christine Lindsay
Prisoners to their own broken dreams... After a daring rescue goes awry, Laine Harkness and her friend Eshana flee to the tropical south of India...and headlong into their respective pasts. Laine takes a nursing position at a plantation in the jungle, only to discover that her former fiance is the owner...but fun-loving Laine refuses to let Adam crush her heart like he had years ago. Eshana, [...]
 
Book: Chained by Lynne Kelly
After ten-year-old Hastin's family borrows money to pay for his sister's hospital bill, he leaves his village in northern India to take a job as an elephant keeper and work off the debt. He thinks it will be an adventure, but he isn't prepared for the cruel circus owner. The crowds that come to the circus see a lively animal who plays soccer and balances on milk bottles, but Hastin sees Nandita, [...]
 
Book: JUST MARRIED, PLEASE EXCUSE by Yashodhara Lal
Caution: Marriage Ahead ... Yashodhara, a quick-tempered gal from the big city, is hitched to Vijay, a laidback desi boy from a small town in one word, trouble! The young couple must learn to adjust to married life and to each other whether it is Yashodhara s tamper tantrums or Vijay s foot-in-mouth syndrome with a little help from their idiosyncratic staff Zarreena and Vinod, their nutty friend [...]
 
Book: Sorting Out Sid by Yashodhara Lal
Meet Sid, a master at the art of denial, in this - hilarious, insightful tale of modern-day - living and relationships - Siddharth Agarwal aka Sid has it all - a fifteen-year-long marriage, a bunch of devoted friends, and the chance to be the company's youngest-ever VP, all at the age of thirty-six. But, behind the scenes, his life is slowly falling apart, what with his marriage on the rocks, [...]
 
Book: All Over the Map by Morgan McFinn
More Amusing Ways and Woes of Morgan McFinn - the World's Most Committed Leisure Activist - A year after the publication of his 'paradise journal' Out of the Loop, slacker extraordinaire Morgan McFinn finally relinquishes his hammock on the glorious shores of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam. In an attempt to widen his orbit of earthly experiences, McFinn sets off to other exotic locales around [...]
 
Book: Neil Must Die by Kaberi Chatterjee
Neil falls in love with his newly-wedded sister-in-law, Tuli, forcing seeds or suspicion and spilling blasphemy into the conservative Bengali family. He runs away from the chaos, drowning himself in lies and false assurances, only to discover that Tuli is pregnant with his child - and all becomes clear. His fears and doubts evaporate, and he sets out to make life wonderful for Tuli and their [...]
 
Book: Rupee Millionaires by Frank Kusy
Want to make a million? Be careful... Impoverished Frank and unpredictable rogue Spud have a plan - to make a million. There is only one small problem...they are trying to do it in India. Starting out on a windy market stall in London's St Martin's-in-the-Field market and progressing to the colourful bazaars of Delhi and Rajasthan, the two bumbling entrepreneurs battle all manner of local [...]
 
Book: All in the Mind by Jenny Twist
Tilly wakes up in the dark, alone and very frightened. She finds she is in a strange room inexplicably furnished in 1940s style. However did she get here? Has she somehow slipped into the past? Has she been kidnapped? Of one thing she is absolutely certain, she has never seen this place in her life before. All in the Mind is a fascinating tale exploring the human capacity to overcome any [...]
 
Book: Only a Signal Shown by Leela Dutt
Only a Signal Shown is a long-distance love story set all over the world, from Copenhagen to Darjeeling, from Stellenbosch to Los Angeles, and places beyond, covering three decades. Eleanor falls in love with Alec at university and travels to Nigeria with him, but is forced to give him up because she has to discover what she is truly capable of. She finds success as an artist and publishes [...]
 
Book: The man-eating tiger of Yeleswaram - and other tales from my Indian childhood by Rajesh Valluri
Also from the Author Akhi's Bytes and NASA's Flights: Off to Mars - Now on sale on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6R6CB7/ When a man-eating tiger was on the prowl terrorising villagers in the area, the local landlord, or Zamindar as they are called in India, took it upon himself to get rid of the menace. Being an avid hunter with years of experience behind him, he was angry and [...]
 
Book: memna and mishi by Devendri Mundrawal
.The funny faces of mr.moddy and linda adds humor to the novel Mishi was very intelligent so she could easily recognize from his face that he wanted to know about her past life. But she did not want to narrate her past to Memna as she considered him too young to understand, the troubles of life. One day Memna went inside the Mishi's room. Mishi was busy with her studies. She did not even know [...]
 
Book: Marguerite by Carol Edgerley
The only daughter of a French Marquis, the headstrong Marguerite was the apple of her father's eye. Jealous and embittered, her mother schemed to rid herself of the seventeen-year-old girl through marriage to a much older man. Strenuous efforts to escape such a fate resulted in Marguerite being sent in disgrace to an Irish Convent to reflect on her unacceptable attitude. Instead, she absconded [...]
 
Book: The Catalysts by Anamika
We are all part of the cosmic world. We are responsible for the experiences we have, the people we interact with and the situations we create. But there is also an element of some things being pre-ordained, which we have no control over. If we experience misfortune, we blame our luck and curse our existence even. But in truth, the hardship was sent our way so we may learn from it. It breaks the [...]
 
Book: Unconditional - Based in the true story of a Metanoia by Maitri May
Martha didn't like her life and decided to follow her heart, instead of what everybody told her to. She learnt through hard lessons that she can become and do in her life what she wants to, opposing what it was supposed to be for her. She had a friend who advised her and helped her to go on and face all the obstacles she might find in her way, making her stronger in each step in life she gave. [...]
 
Book: Brahma's Maze by Immanual Joseph
Brahma's Maze is a gripping tale of revenge and redemption. Tarun is a brilliant young scientist with promise of a perfect future. A quiet visit to his hometown turns into a nightmare when he loses everything he values -his wife, family and sanity - to the callousness of a derelict society and the greed of its vile reprobates. Out of the ashes of his despair, Tarun arises to avenge his past. [...]
 
Book: A Grand Old Dame by Morgan McFinn
This a sequel to 'At the Bamboo Bar' which starts out in Calcutta, India but is primarily set at The Strand Hotel in Rangoon, Burma. It is meant to evoke elegance, eloquence and a sense of pathos. Genevieve Langdon and Father Sean are, once again, the main characters. As is the hallmark of all Morgan McFinn's work, 'A Grand Old Dame' scintillates with witty repartee.
 
Book: c3 by Sherrie Cronin
A Texan teenager develops an unusual ability when she becomes an exchange student in India. Once human trafficking touches her world, her mysterious talent shows hope for locating her friends. If she only knew what the talent was and how to use it. A stranger makes her an unexpected offer. He will train her to find her missing friends, but she will need trust in ideas she barely believes and more [...]
 
Book: Tell a Thousand Lies by Rasana Atreya
Shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia Prize Tell A Thousand Lies is one of our five favourite tales from India. Glam Magazine, UK (June 2014) At a time when traditional publishers are churning out mindless bestsellers by celebrity (Indian) authors, it's such a treat to find an author who writes so engagingly and entertainingly and yet has something vital to say. -- Ashok Banker, author [...]
 
Book: Vegas to Varanasi (Fortytude Series Book 1) by Shelly Hickman
"A story that depicts the reality of life and the complexity of relationships...full of depth and emotion that will leave a smile on your face." -- Jersey Girl Book Reviews - "Insanely realistic. I think I have found a new author I need to stalk for the rest of her career." -- Big Girls *Heart* Books - "This book had a bit of everything in it - drama, tears, a bundle of giggles, some sexiness and [...]
 
Book: Watching the Daisies - Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow by Brigid P. Gallagher
If you enjoyed "Eat, Pray, Love," you will love this inspirational, self help and travel memoir.Brigid P. Gallagher aspired to becoming a doctor but it was not her destiny. Instead, she settled for a career in the life assurance industry, before embarking on lengthy studies to become one of the first natural medicine practitioners in Scotland.She enjoyed empowering others, and taught a variety of [...]
 
Book: The Antioch Testament by Donald Joiner
In 2004 an American army patrol rescues a frightened group of Iraqi Christians fleeing Islamic militants. The refugees' severely wounded leader insists on handing over a mysterious bundle only to the army chaplain. What could this bundle consist of that the dying old man had guarded it with his life? When the bundle is opened, the chaplain finds that it contains an ancient manuscript written in [...]
 
Book: Ashes for the Elephant God by Vijaya Schartz
To scatter her brother's ashes over the Narmada River, Fabienne leaves France for the mysterious India of her childhood dreams. As she awakens to a newfound spirituality, unexpected visions of a former life during the Raj stir ancient yearnings for a long lost passion. Mukunda, the palace architect Fabienne loved a century and a half ago, lives again as an American engineer and works on the local [...]
 
Book: Mathison by Leela Dutt
This story is told to a baby girl born at the beginning of the 21st century, and traces her ancestors for a hundred years. One of her great-grandfathers grew up in Kolkata in an ancient family home, another was a Jew who fled Nazi Germany. The narrator is a computer program which is being created in an artificial intelligence research unit at Cardiff University, where the baby's mother works in [...]
 
Book: The Mist of God - Volume Three of the Magdala Trilogy by Peter Longley
With vivid prose and compelling characters, The Mist of God offers a captivating glimpse into Biblical times. The destinies of Linus Flavian, Maria of Magdala, and their son, Marcus, play out in this dramatic first-century story that spans the extremities of the known world of that time, from Britannia to India. The Roman Empire is rising to its height while a fledging religious sect of Judaism [...]
 
Book: DARK RUBY - BLACK RIVER by Robert Mitchell
Jaipur, India. A runaway field-gun crashes into an archway in the Amber Fort during the last years of Queen Victoria's reign, revealing a cache of jewels hidden centuries earlier by the Rajput Raja of Amber. Corporal Robertson and three of his comrades quickly spirit a quantity of the precious stones away from their hiding place. A century later, the corporal's great-grandson, James, a retired [...]
 
Book: Tuni's Tale by Sudhira Gupta
This is a story about the beauty and pain of tradition in the life of a Bengali girl born in 1907. The author of this memoir, Sudhira Goswami Gupta, was born into a Vaishnavite Brahmin family that had been powerful Zamindars but by the 20th century depended on salaries earned by a generation born in the late 19th century and educated in colonial institutions. The family, which continued to [...]
 
Book: Jindal Belles (#ZspotDiaries) by Zoe Scarlatti
Jindal Belles is Short Episode 17 of @ZoeScarlatti's #ZspotDiaries. The Big Sleazy. New Orleans as it once was. And shows every sign of becoming once again. Governor Bobby Jindal isn't strictly speaking one of them. He's "other." One of the many reasons his policy regarding immigration is so puzzling. But it turns out old Bobby has something to hide. His faith is unlikely to see him through this [...]
 
Book: The Transmigrant by Kristi Saare Duarte
What if Jesus was just an ordinary boy searching for enlightenment? This award-winning novel re-imagines Jesus's epic life, and in particular, the eighteen years not mentioned in the Bible. In the year 8 AD, five-year-old Yeshua receives a visit from two mysterious strangers who predict he will bring a message of peace to the world. Oblivious of the prophecy, Yeshua grows up yearning to be a [...]
 
Book: May This Be The Best Year Of Your Life - A Memoir by Sandra Bornstein
Based on a private journal, memories, and a blog that chronicled her adventure to India, Sandra Bornstein wrote May This Be the Best Year of Your Life to serve as a resource and guide to help others overcome the challenges of living outside their comfort zone. When her husband accepted a job that required extensive international travel, the author was living her version of the American dream in [...]
 
Book: The Queen's Daughters by Lorry Lutz
Dr. Kate Bushnell, who rescues street women in Chicago, has a disturbing dream. Famed British activist, Josephine Butler, invites Kate and her friend Bess to England. Butler encourages them to go to India to investigate sex slavery on the British bases, and bring proof back to parliament. Lt. Peter Sullivan, who learned of their investigation, seeks their help to find his Anglo-Indian daughter, [...]
 
Book: 0ne Rupee Film Diaries - Part 1 - A Brief History of Dime by Anamitra Roy
One Unique Journey Unfolds! A journey that reveals naked face of the "Market" The 0ne Rupee Film Project is an independent and ultra-low-budget crowd-funded feature length docu-fiction out of India. The makers of the film had to go through a 474 day long fundraising campaign. They asked for a minimum contribution of one rupee from everyone they came across. Thus, 2,85,000 Indian rupees could be [...]
 
Book: Modi Voda (Z-Spot Diaries Book 7) by Zoe Scarlatti
Episode 7 of Zoe Scarlatti's groundbreaking ZspotDiaries. A marriage made in heaven? Probably somewhere a little warmer. Two greedy leaders plan to reap the benefits of India's rape epidemic. In a depraved manner only Hollywood, or Bollywood, could envision. But Zoe prefers the classics. And with the support of an unlikely source, some version of justice manages to slip in the backdoor. #ModiVoda.
 
Book: Scrumptious Meals from India Volume One by Sudesh Abrol
This is the first Volume in a multi-volume set of cookbooks aimed at the non-Indian cook who would like to learn the basics of Indian cookery from a former restaurant owner and chef. This volume focuses on introductory knowledge of spices, measures and approaches and includes recipes for starters, soups and drinks.
 


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