Search Results: "Rana Dasgupta"


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CAPITAL by Rana Dasgupta
NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2014

"A sincere, troubling look at India's wrenching social and cultural changes."
Deep, unsettling explorations into a city that has lost its soul, from a British-Indian novelist who has lived in Delhi for more than 10 years. Read full book review >

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SOLO by Rana Dasgupta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Graceful and unpredictable, a daring and exceptional achievement."
Intricate and imaginative, a remarkable novel of music and science, politics and passion, that bridges history and modern times. Read full book review >

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TOKYO CANCELLED by Rana Dasgupta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Pleasantly weird, but not electrifying."
Thirteen travelers stranded in an Asian airport spin 13 fantastical tales to while away the long night. Read full book review >

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CANTA, RANA, CANTA / SING, FROGGIE, SING by Carolyn Dee Flores
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2013

"Lacking humor and absurdity, this story doesn't hold a candle to classics in the same vein, like The Napping House, but could be a useful addition to a bilingual library. (musical score) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Debut illustrator Flores offers a contemporary take on a traditional folk song in both Spanish and English. Read full book review >

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THE ROLLER BIRDS OF RAMPUR by Indi Rana
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Glossary. (Fiction. 14+)"
A rambling, didactic novel about a culturally confused Indian teenager, raised in London, who goes back to her grandparents' farm in Madyha Pradesh to sort out her identity and her future. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2005

"Longer than most picture books, and perhaps too indelicate for read-alouds with younger audiences, this is perfect for second through fifth graders and their sometimes-crude sense of humor. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this amusing, and mildly scatological, pourquoi tale set during the "Spring of Creation," the animals discover a tiny hairless creature they have never seen before—the first human. Read full book review >

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THE SERPENT'S SECRET by Sayantani DasGupta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"This original fantasy is laugh-out-loud funny and extremely engaging. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
It is not very often one comes across a fantasy novel for young readers in which the protagonist is both Indian and an interdimensional demon slayer. Read full book review >

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IN SHOCK by Rana  Awdish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A sobering, well-rendered reality check on the desperate need for advanced training on compassion-centric modes of patient care."
A physician learns firsthand about the adverse aspects of the patient experience through her own catastrophic illness. Read full book review >

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DISASTERS by Asim K. Dasgupta
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2011

"A fine disaster tour-guide, replete with interesting factoids and vivid reportage."
The many varieties of natural and manmade catastrophe are catalogued and mined for sightseeing opportunities in this absorbing compendium-cum-travelogue. Read full book review >

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FORGOTTEN ALLY by Rana Mitter
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An important, well-told tale of China at war."
A retelling of China's war of resistance from 1937 to 1945 against a brutal and murderous Japanese invasion and how that experience helped shape the China of today. Read full book review >