Edge Of Violence
David Gosling taught physics at Delhi's St Stephen's college in the ’60s. After stints in institutions like the East-West Center in Hawaii and World Council of Churches in Geneva, he was the principal of the prestigious Edwardes College, in Peshawar, for four years in the mid-2000s. Now, he has written a book on the troubled AfPak region, Frontier of Fear, providing a personal account of education and politics of this frontier region. The book is interesting because, unlike most, it is not by a security expert, diplomat or journalist. It will be out in India in a few weeks.
Anuja Chauhan, author of the bestselling The Zoya Factor and Those Pricey Thakur Girls, is back with HarperCollins with her new book, Baz, a story about the armed forces. She shocked everyone last year when she moved to Westland with The House That BJ Built, the sequel to Pricey Girls. Anuj Bahri of the Delhi bookshop, Bahri and Sons, brokered the deal and it was murmured that Chauhan got an advance in the range of Rs 60 lakh. Well, she is very excited about the new book. “Baz is very close to my heart; as many as seven men from my family fought in the 1971 war," she says.
Locked By Truman
Thirty years ago this month, Truman Capote's unfinished book, Answered Prayers, was published, to screams of outrage from his liturterary acquaintances. An inveterate gossip and eavesdropper, Capote said the book will be an unflinching look at what goes on in New York literary circles. Only three chapters were published but Capote claimed that the entire book is there in a safe deposit box. Nobody has found the key to it yet.