The Vault of Vishnu | Westland
Of fabulists who mine India’s past, Sanghi stands out in his ability to fuse it to the murky depths of contemporary statecraft. Here, a Pallava prince-conqueror travels to Hindu Cambodia; a Chinese Buddhist monk makes a perilous journey to India. These 7th century peregrinations are linked with the Doklam face-off, military intel and the uncovering of an ancient secret.
She Dared: Women in Indian Sports | Rupa
A. Dubey and S. Mukerjea
A spirited run through a glittering roster—from P.T. Usha, Ashwini Nachappa and K. Malleswari to Saina, Sindhu, Sania and Duttee Chand. Yet this is not a gathering of stats: each person’s socio-economic moorings, her struggles and breakthroughs are recounted, often in her own words. And a chapter on Kerala’s ‘golden’ athletes: remember Valsamma and Shiny Abraham?
Business on a Platter | Hachette
The splashy proliferation of restaurants have a glamorous sheen. Yet meltdowns are commoner than a pie’s crust. This book, through case studies, tells us the secret ingredients that keep the best in smacking business. A recounting of eateries like Delhi’s Karim’s, Calcutta’s Anadi Cabin and Madras’s Woodland, with a ladle of ‘railway mutton curry’, is appetising.