RUPA PUBLICATIONS

  • Rupa Publications denies pulling out Wendy Doniger's previous book 'On Hinduism' March 5, 2014

    Rupa Publication on Wednesday refuted a media report that claimed it pulled out author Wendy Doniger's book 'On Hinduism'. In an official statement, the publishing house said it was "looking forward to the right resolution of the situation". Earlier, a Times of India report claimed that Doniger's earlier book...
  • 'Shakespeare in Kabul' is repetitive but deserves a dekko September 18, 2013

    To say "Afghans don't do tragedy", after having witnessed three decades of war and subjugation as a society and continuing to suffer, is to say that the Afghans have a darn good sense of humour. And that's exactly what sticks in Stephen Landrigan's, a former American journalist, and Qais Akbar...
  • Milkha Singh's 'The Race of My Life' is a disappointing package deal August 2, 2013

    Milkha Singh's autobiography couldn't have found a more opportune time for its release but leaves you wondering what extra did it tell than shown in the movie on his life Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The biopic has proved to be a kind of rebirth for India's most celebrated runner. He is...
  • Piyush Jha's Compass Box Killer is a cracker of a thriller July 31, 2013

    There are times when you just want to read a cracker of a thriller. With work taking its toll on me, I wanted to read something that really makes me sit straight and finish the book in a single go. Thanks to Piyush Jha's Compass Box Killer, I got what...
  • Extract: Compass Box Killer by Piyush Jha July 4, 2013

    Compass Box Killer book is a crime thriller, set in the bylanes of Mumbai. One muggy afternoon, a senior police officer is found murdered at his desk. When Inspector Virkar from the Crime Branch arrives at the scene, he finds a cryptic note that spills out of a student's compass...
  • Bihar Breakthrough captures the state's transition April 12, 2013

    Till a few years back Bihar was not only an administrative nightmare but was in the news mostly for the bizarre. The state, caught in the vicious cycle of caste wars, deteriorating law and order, administrative apathy and total abdication of the governance to the mafia and local dons, receded...
  • Aleph will be India's premium publishing brand: Davidar April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Aleph Book Company has announced its first list of titles. The twenty five fiction and nonfiction titles on the company's launch list will be published across five seasons, and will comprise original works by established authors as well as new voices. ExPenguin Canada President and novelist...
  • Full list: Aleph Book's titles to be released this year April 9, 2012

    Aleph Book Company has announced its first list of titles to be released beginning 9 April 2012. The twentyfive books of fiction and nonfiction on the company's launch list will be published across five seasons, and will comprise original works by established authors as well as outstanding new voices. The first...
  • 'Bollywood Striptease' leaves a sense of ennui March 22, 2012

    Neeta Shah's 'Bollywood Striptease' is a light and frothy take on the big bad world of Hindi cinema. Mind you calling it Bollywood might not go down well with many of the insiders. More than being an intriguing narrative the book is closer to being a handbook on 'how to'...
  • Davidar returns to India with new publishing firm May 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian publishing's poster boy is back. David Davidar, the man who virtually invented marketfacing English language publishing in India, is setting up a new publishing firm. Named the Aleph Book Company, the firm is being set up by Davidar in partnership with Rupa Publications India. Davidar brings his...