A Life of Balance

TITLE: Ayurveda: A Life of Balance

SUBTITLE: The Complete Guide to Ayurvedic Nutrition and Body Type with Recipes

AUTHOR: Maya Tiwari

PRICE:  £27.99  $46.50

PUBLISHER: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN-13 : 978-81-208-2076-0

EDITION: Paperback






Forced by cancer to reexamine and redirect her life, Maya Tiwari left a highly successful New York design career and returned to her native India to study Ayurvedic medicine. Her book, a profound but practical testament to the healing power of balanced living, shows how Ayurveda’s ancient principles of health can help you achieve the highest levels of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

The traditional form of medicine in India for more than five thousand years, Ayurveda relies primarily on the proper use of foods and herbs to maintain  or restore the body’s natural state of balance. While Ayurvedic healing has in recent years become increasingly well known in the West, Maya Tiwari  is the first author to provide us with a comprehensive working guide to Ayurveda as a way of life.


Maya Tiwari was born and raised in a traditional Hindu home in British Guiana (now Guyana). After her recovery from cancer, she returned to her native roots in the Vedas, and became a devout student of Ayurveda and Vedanta. Now a veteran teacher of the centuries-old healing art, Maya gives seminar throughout the United States. She is a coauthor of Diet for Natural Beauty.


TITLE: Lilavati

AUTHOR: Haran Chandra Banerji

PRICE:               uk£27.99


PUBLISHER: Motilal Banarsidass International

ISBN-13 : 978-93-92510-93-9

EDITION: Hardback






This book is a translation of Lilavati, a standard work on Hindu Mathematics written by Bhaskaracharya; this celebrated mathematician and astronomer lived in the 12th Century A.D. This work forms the first part of a larger work of the author called the Siddhantasiromani. Besides dealing with arithmetic, it also deals with Algebra and Geometry. It comprises the four simple rules; extraction of the square root and the cube root; fractions, rule of three; interest; allegation; problems producing simple and quadratic equations; arithmetical and geometric equations; indeterminate equations of the first degree; properties of triangles and quadrilaterals; areas of circles; volumes of spheres, cones and pyramids; solid contents of excavations and several other matters.

In the book, the author “Colebrooke” has given translations of extracts from the leading commentaries on the Lilavati. Some of the translated extracts contain expositions of the rules and of technical terms and some contain demonstrations of the rules in a few cases. The Lilavati in Sanskrit is printed at the end, with divisions into chapters and sections corresponding to those made in the translation.

Ananda: Happiness Without Reason

Ananda: Happiness Without Reason by Acharya Prashant

Price: £8.99


Publisher: ‎ Harper Collins India (June 27, 2022)

Publication date:June 30, 2022


What is that one fundamental thing for which we go about toiling all our lives – sacrificing, negotiating, scheming, praying? Intuitively, one might answer: happiness. But do we really know what happiness is?

Most of the existing literature paints a fuzzy picture of happiness, beautiful in words but lacking in practicality. In this book, Acharya Prashant shatters all misconceptions about happiness jargons like ‘loving unconditionally’ and ‘living in the present’. He explains how what we commonly understand as happiness exists only in the backdrop of sadness, and what man is really looking for is not just happiness, but Ananda – an unconditional joy free from both happiness and sadness. Discarding multiple myths that burden our consciousness, the book draws from scriptures like the Gita and the Upanishads, revealing the true meaning of Ananda.

If you have the courage to question your deep-rooted beliefs and enter an unfathomable territory beyond the duality of happiness and sadness, this book is for you.

Dear Stranger, You Deserve To Be Loved

Dear Stranger, You Deserve To Be Loved by Ashish Bagrecha

Price: £7.99

Publisher‏: ‎ Westland (20 Nov. 2019)

Language: ‎ English

Paperback: ‎ 198 pages

ISBN-10: ‎ 9388754794

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-9388754798

Dimensions: ‎ 12.9 x 1.27 x 19.8 cm

Pub date: 30th June 2022.


Dear Stranger,

Everything we do in life is for love. Why? I don’t know.

Maybe love is what keeps us going. Maybe love is the means and ends to this life. Maybe the Universe runs on love. Whatever may be the reason, love is what we all demand, and love is what we all want. But very often, we find ourselves without love. Some of us have lost love, some of us have lost ourselves in love and some of us don’t believe in love. And for so many of us, it’s worse because we don’t feel we deserve to be loved. Right? I know how it feels to feel unloved for many years. I know how difficult it is to find light, hope, and healing amidst the darkness, pain, and suffering. And that is why I’m writing you again. Thirty letters and poems of realizations and lessons about loving yourself, loving others, and loving the world.

I am with you and I am rooting for you. Let’s do this together? Shall we, my dear stranger?

Love and light,

A stranger who knows you.


Manipur University Restoring Normalcy


Size: 23.5cm X 16cm X 3cm

Format: HB

Page Count: 368 (Illus.)

Price: £31.99

Genre: Education & Administration

Pkg Weight: 650gms

Pub. Month: May 2022



This book covers all areas and issues that are important for the management of universities. It gives the history of the establishment of Manipur University, its conversion to a Central university, various difficulties faced, and the indefinite strike launched by the students, teachers and staff members from 31 May 2018. It narrates the efforts made by the Central and the state governments to resolve the impasse, restore normalcy and start the academic session. As normalcy could not be restored, the Hon’ble High Court of Manipur, after hearing Public Interest Litigations, appointed the author, Jarnail Singh, as Administrator of the university to restore normalcy and fully empowered him to discharge the functions of the Vice-Chancellor as provided under the Manipur University Act, 2005 and relevant statutes.

In the book, the author has analysed all issues, matters, actions and non-actions which had affected the functioning of the university and required immediate attention. The author mentions the initiatives taken by him to restore normalcy as well as the difficulties he faced from different quarters in respect of general administration, academics, promotions and recruitment of faculty/non-faculty members, holding of Executive Council meetings, financial management, account keeping and in construction of buildings. As most of the issues mentioned in the book are relevant to all universities, this will be useful to all those who are involved in the management of universities. The author recommends that if the VC, Registrar, Finance Officer and the University Engineer are well conversant with all the rules and regulations, and follow these strictly, the university administration can be run efficiently.


About the Author

JARNAIL SINGH joined IAS in 1974 and was allotted the erstwhile Manipur-Tripura cadre. He is a BSc Engineering (Hons) and MSc Engineering (Distinction) in Electrical Engineering from Panjab University, and Master in Public Administration in Public Policy and Management from John F Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, USA. Important positions held by him include: Joint Secretary to the Prime Minister (1996–2004), Chief Secretary, Government of Manipur (2004–2008), and Secretary to GOI. He also served as Advisor to the Chief Minister of Manipur on ‘Infrastructure and Power’ (2012–2017). In pursuance of the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Manipur, he worked as Administrator of Manipur University from October 2018 to November 2020.

He is recipient of the ‘Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration for the Year 2007-08’, and has written two books My Tryst With Manipur and With Four Prime Ministers: My PMO Journey (both published by Konark Publishers).



Advance Praises

This book on Manipur University by Shri Jarnail Singh IAS (Retd) is an important guidebook for all university officials on how to improve the functioning of universities. It underscores the need to follow the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines as well the university rules, ordinances and statutes in all spheres, and especially for the timely promotion of faculty members, which also goes a long way in improving its functioning. …


Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) & Educationist


Shri Jarnail Singh IAS (Retd) deals with his historic initiatives to bring back normalcy in Manipur University, a truly Herculean task. The challenges faced by him were not unfamiliar to education administrators, but he was undaunted by them and succeeded in restoring order and making it a successful institution. Having made an effort to reform higher education in Kerala for nearly five years, I was convinced that most state universities had congenital problems, which could not be resolved easily. The experience of Shri Jarnail Singh is valuable for all educationists around the country who are struggling to reform higher education to suit the requirements of the 21st century.


Former Ambassador & Executive Vice-Chairman,

Kerala State Higher Education Council


Manipur University: Restoring Normalcy by Jarnail Singh is the best thing to have come out of Manipur University in recent times. This is going to be the most important book in the annals of Manipur University and hopefully help set a corrective course for this university which has been described by one of its own as a ‘Controversial University’. Anyone interested in the welfare of MU should and must read this book. It may also serve as a handbook on how to administer Manipur University or for that matter any university. …


Editor-in-Chief, Impact TV News, Imphal

A Tibetan English Dictionary


TITLE: A Tibetan English Dictionary

SUB TITLE:  With Special Reference to the Prevailing Dialects To which is added An English-Tibetan Vocabulary

AUTHOR: H. Jaschke

PRICE: £39.99, $65.95

PUBLISHER: Motilal Banarsidass International

ISBN-13 : 978-93-9069-642-0

EDITION: Hardback






The present Dictionary is an attempt to give a rational account of values and meaning of words in Tibetan Language, to distinguish the various transitions in periods of literature and varieties of dialect, and to make sure of each step by the help of accurate and copious illustrations and examples.

The author has not restricted himself only to the Classical Period of the Tibetan literature. He has endeavoured to deal with the Tibetan language as a whole. His dictionary derives its matter and principles equally from the literature and from the speech of the people. Each word has been made the object of observation in its relation to the content as it occurs in books, and in its value and place among other when it is used in common conversation. But in the latter case it has been an uphill task since the spoken language has as many dialects as the county its provinces. However an attempt has been made to define the range and fix the meaning of current words as far as possible.



Heinrich Jaschke (1817-1883), a missionary of the Moravian Mission Society, went to Lahaul and Ladakh and become well-versed in the Tibetan language. Jaschke wrote a number of text books for Tibetan children and began translating the Bible into Tibetan. He wrote a short practical Grammar of the Tibetan Language with special reference to the spoken dialects, 1865, Romanized Tibetan-English Dictionary, 1866, and Introduction to the Hindi and Urdu Languages for Tibetans. He published the Dictionary of the Tibetan Language in German. He translated it into English and published it in 1881 in London. Jaschke also contributed papers on the pronunciation and phonetics of the Tibetan language. He translated some of the songs of Milaraspa into German.

An Unsuitable Boy

An Unsuitable Boy

Karan Johar
The autobiography of the one and only Karan Johar

Pub Date: 16 February 2022
ISBN: 9780143423096 / 0143423096
Price: Rs399.00
Subject: Prose: Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Ceramic Arts, Pottery, Glass, Cinema Industry
Format: 198mmx 129mm
Binding: Paperback
Extent: 352 pages
Territory: World
Bar Code: 9780143423096
AI Last Updated: 13 December 2021

Karan Johar opens up like never before. The book is an honest, heartwarming and personal account of Karan Johar’s life and the business of Bollywood.
Karan Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit and outspokenness, and the book reflects that. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved film director, producer, actor, and discoverer of new talent.
In this autobiography, KJo reminisces about his childhood, the influence of his Sindhi mother and Punjabi father, obsession with Bollywood, foray into Bollywood, friendships with Aditya Chopra, SRK, Kajol, his love life, the AIB Roast, and much more. The book will be widely reviewed, keenly read, and will generate a lot of publicity.

Karan Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit, and outspokenness, which sometimes inadvertently creates controversy and makes headlines. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved Bollywood film director, producer and actor. With his flagship Dharma Production, he has constantly challenged the norms, written and rewritten rules, and set trends. But who is the man behind the icon that we all know? Baring all for the first time in his autobiography, An Unsuitable Boy, KJo reminisces about his childhood, the influence of his Sindhi mother and Punjabi father, obsession with Bollywood, foray into films, friendships with Aditya Chopra, SRK and Kajol, his love life, the AIB Roast, and much more. In his trademark frank style, he talks about the ever-changing face of Indian cinema, challenges and learnings, as well as friendships and rivalries in the industry. Honest, heart-warming and insightful, An Unsuitable Boy is both the story of the life of an exceptional film-maker at the peak of his powers and of an equally extraordinary human being who shows you how to survive and succeed in life.

Karan Johar is one of the leading directors, producers and writers in the Hindi film industry. The son of much-respected film producer Yash Johar, who set up Dharma Productions in 1976, Karan took over his father’s legacy after the latter’s death in 2004. An award-winning director, he started out as an assistant to film-maker Aditya Chopra on the sets of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995). Karan made his directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) which went on to become a blockbuster. He has directed eight major films and produced over twenty, all starring some of the biggest names in Bollywood. He made his acting debut in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet (2015). The multitalented Karan also hosts one of India’s most-watched celebrity chat shows, Koffee with Karan. He has dabbled in fashion design and even done the costumes for films such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Dil To Pagal Hai. An extremely popular and well-liked member of the film fraternity, Karan has come to be regarded as a spokesman of the industry. In 2007, he was chosen as one of 250 Global Young Leaders by the World Economic Forum. Karan became the father of twins, Yash and Roohi, in 2017.

Poonam Saxena is a journalist, writer and translator. She launched the Hindustan Times Sunday magazine, Brunch, and edited it for over ten years before moving on to become the national weekend editor. She has translated Dharamvir Bharati’s iconic Hindi novel, Gunahon Ka Devta, into English (Chander & Sudha) and also Rahi Masoom Raza’s novel about the Hindi film industry in the 1970s titled Scene 75. She is the author of The Greatest Hindi Stories Ever Told, for which she translated twenty-five stories into English.


THE BODY BOOK, Mehlli Gobhai

Category: Art
Format: 5.8 x 5.7 inches

Binding: Paperback

Page Extent: 30

Imprint: Talking Cub

Territory: World

Pub Date: May 2022

ISBN: 978-93-5447-195-7

Age group: 2 years and above

Price: £5.23

From a great artist and the creator of the bestselling The Tree Book, a lovely little art book on the body.

Key Selling Points
A charming picture book that introduces young readers to the human body.
Mehlli Gobhai is regarded as one of India’s finest painters and illustrators
and produced several internationally acclaimed illustrated books.
This unusual book will also appeal equally to children as well as older
readers. It is also a lovely gift book.

Nose, eyes, lips. Moving hands, running legs.

In this beautiful little art book without words, a great painter shows little ones
(and older ones, too) the wonder that is our body. What are its parts, how does it move? Open this book to learn and to be charmed.

The Illustrator

Mehlli Gobhai (1931–2018) was a painter and illustrator. He completed his undergraduate education at St Xavier’s College and then went on to train as an artist at the Royal College of Art in London, as well as at the Art Students League and the Pratt Graphic Centre in New York. He lived and worked in New York for twenty years and chose to return to Mumbai in the late 1980s. While in New York, he wrote and illustrated several children’s books, including The Legend of the Orange Princess; Lakshmi, the Water Buffalo Who Wouldn’t; and USHA, the Mouse Maiden.


Corner of a Foreign Field : The British Cemetery at Kathmandu 

Title: Corner of a Foreign Field : The British Cemetery at Kathmandu
Authors: Mark F. Watson , Andrew R. Hall
ISBN: 9789937624145
Pages: xx + 268, (288 pages in total)

Weight: 800 grams (28.2 ounces)
Binding: Paperback
Discount:  50% off
Price: £34.99
Pub date in UK: 23rd May, 2022.
Price USA: $57.95
Pub date in USA: 31st August, 2022

Book Description
This history of the British Cemetery in Kathmandu encompasses the entire story of Western involvement in Nepal. In the nineteenth century British diplomats in the remote Himalayan outpost of Kathmandu Valley had no choice but to bury their dead in the corner of a farmer’s field close to their embassy. Its memorials to colleagues, wives and children – some grand, some humble – are a poignant reminder of the long interaction between Britain and Nepal. When other foreigners arrived in the 1950s, demand for burial space grew. This tranquil graveyard now houses the mortal remains of a hundred or so individuals from two centuries – mountaineers, missionaries, soldiers, tourism entrepreneurs, development workers, writers, poets and artists. This is their epitaph.

Shadow Armies: Fringe Organizations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva

Shadow Armies: Fringe Organizations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva by Dhirendra K. Jha

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Juggernaut (31 January 2019)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9353450195

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9353450199

Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 295 g

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20 x 14 x 4 cm

Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA

Price :  £12.50

Pub date : 30/01/2019

PB, Politics.


About The Book

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s steady advance over the last three decades – from two Lok Sabha seats in 1984 to 282 in 2014 – has been accompanied by the mushrooming of organizations that stir up trouble, polarize communities, incite violence and even kill – all in the name of Hindutva. There has been little to no insight into the structure of these organizations and their evolutions. Dhirendra K. Jha investigates and profiles eight such organizations across India, from Sanatan Sanstha, whose members have been charged with the brutal murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, to Yogi Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini.


About The Author

Dhirendra K. Jha is a senior political journalist who now works with Scroll. He is the co-author of Ayodhya: The Dark Night, a revelatory account of the installation of the idol of Rama within the Babri Masjid on the night of 22 December 1949.