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The Books That Belong On Your Shelf

Cosmopolitan India|April - May 2020

The Books That Belong On Your Shelf
Two publishers—and avid readers—dig into their treasure trove of unputdownable books, to recommend some gems every bookshelf should hold.
Humra Afroz Khan

Vanara by Anand Neelakantan

“Anand is an exceptionally talented storyteller! Vanara captures perhaps the very first romantic triangle—the story of Baali, Sugreev and Tara.”

Vanara: The Legend of Baali, Sugreeva and Tara Vanara is a classic tale of love, lust and betrayal. Shakespearean in its tragic depth and epic in its sweep, Vanara gives voice to the greatest warrior in the Ramayana-Baali. Shop Now

Black Friday by S Hussain Zaidi

“A memorable and highly-researched book, Black Friday tells the story of the Mumbai bomb blasts in 1993. The plot is remarkable!”

Black Friday: The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts A product of four years of meticulous research, the book gives chilling insights into the criminal mind, through interviews with close associates of Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon, among others. Shop Now

The Coronavirus by Dr Swapneil Parikh, Maherra Desai, and Dr Rajesh Parikh

“I spoke with Dr Rajesh over the phone, and after learning about his research, we said yes, immediately. This is your go-to guide in times of misinformation. It is credible, informative, and easy to understand.”

The Coronavirus: What you need to know about the global pandemic The Coronavirus is a timely must-read for everyone keen on understanding its impact and fallout. Shop Now

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

“An iconic novel that catapulted Rushdie to the global literary scene. It won the Booker Prize and the Booker of Bookers, too. His description of Bombay (Mumbai) in the 1950s is very special. This is a great story of India and its struggles after Independence.”


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April - May 2020