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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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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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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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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THIS TRUCK HAS GOT TO BE SPECIAL by Anjum  Rana
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A fascinating glimpse into the lives and work of an intriguing yet largely unfamiliar segment of society (and culture), both through the gorgeous art and the fascinating story. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
In this fictional tribute to a very popular art form—truck art—in Pakistan, a seasoned truck driver reminisces about his career and ruminates on the evolution of truck art. 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 >

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Released: March 14, 2012

"Subverts expectations with a twisting plot crossing cultural and religious boundaries."
In Rana's debut novel, a reclusive, conservative Islamic leader and family man falls for a vivacious fashion model half his age. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A thorough guide best suited for people working in or responsible for safety and health aspects of these industries, or as a starting point for those wanting to learn more."
In the first of five books in a planned series, a trained occupational physician and retired consultant with the U.K.'s National Health Service uses firsthand accounts to provide an overview of traditional craft industries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"A thorough, though sometimes overly detailed, exploration of how cultural values affect negotiations across national boundaries and how to use that understanding to advantage."
A look at business negotiations, with an emphasis on working in international and multicultural contexts. 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 >