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  • 1984

    England is ruled by a totalitarian government called the Party . Among other things, the Party believes who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue) where he is busy altering the history to suit the Party . He is unhappy and longs for truth and liberty. One day, he meets Julia. He falls for her and together they embark on a journey of love and rebellion which may change their world forever.

    Author: GEORGE ORWELL

    ISBN: 9786275100003
    ISBN: 9786275100003
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: GEORGE ORWELL

     499
  • THE LAST WHITE MAN

    FROM THE TWICE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST AND EXIT WEST, A STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, AND REDISCOVERY IN A TIME OF UNSETTLING CHANGE. One morning, Anders wakes to find that his skin has turned dark, his reflection a stranger to him. At first he tells only Oona, an old friend, newly a lover. Soon, reports of similar occurrences surface across the land. Some see in the transformations the long-dreaded overturning of an established order, to be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Ander’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance to see one another, face to face, anew.

    AUTHOR: MOHSIN HAMID

    ISBN: 9789696402626
    ISBN: 9789696402626
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

     599
  • EXIT WEST

    ONE OF BARACK OBAMA S TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2017 WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE AND THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD, THE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION AWARD, AND THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE This is Nadia. She is fiercely independent with an excellent sense of humour and a love of smoking alone on her balcony late at night. This is Saeed. He is sweet and shy and kind to strangers. He also has a balcony but he uses his for stargazing. This is their story: a love story, but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow. Saeed and Nadia are falling in love, and their city is falling apart. Here is a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it. Exit West is a heartfelt and radical act of hope – a novel to restore your faith in humanity and in the power of imagination. One of the year s most significant literary works – The New York Times Powerful, vivid, poignant… Hamid is the master-Sunday Times A love story as spare, haunting and spiritually powerful as a haiku. All my life I will remember Nadia and Saeed, their humanity against a surreal, broken landscape. Exit West is Hamid s finest book – Kiran Desai Astonishing -Zadie Smith Immediately canonical – New Yorker

    AUTHOR: Mohsin Hamid

    ISBN: 9789696402558
    ISBN: 9789696402558
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

     499
  • BEST OF FRIENDS

    A profound novel about friendship. I loved it to pieces MADELINE MILLER A shining tour de force ALI SMITH, Guardian Summer Reading CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF 2022 BY THE GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL AND FINANCIAL TIMES A dazzling new novel of friendship, identity and the unknowability of other people – from the international bestselling author of Home Fire, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Sometimes it was as though the forty years of friendship between them was just a lesson in the unknowability of other people. Maryam and Zahra. In 1988 Karachi, two fourteen-year-old girls are a decade into their friendship, sharing in-jokes, secrets and a love for George Michael. As Pakistan s dictatorship falls and a woman comes to power, the world suddenly seems full of possibilities. Elated by the change in the air, they make a snap decision at a party. That night, everything goes wrong, and the two girls are powerless to change the outcome. Zahra and Maryam. In present-day London, two influential women remain bound together by loyalties, disloyalties, and the memory of that night, which echoes through the present in unexpected ways. Now both have power; and both have very different ideas of how to wield it. Their friendship has always felt unbreakable; can it be undone by one decision? A new Kamila Shamsie novel is always worth celebrating, but Best of Friends is something else: an epic story that explores the ties of childhood friendship, the possibility of escape, the way the political world intrudes into the personal, all through the lens of two sharply drawn protagonists Observer, Books of the Year 2022.

    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

    ISBN: 9781526647696
    ISBN: 9781526647696
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle:
    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

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  • SALT AND SAFFRON

    The Dard-e-Dils are characterised by their prominent clavicles and love of stories. Aliya may not have inherited her family’s patrician looks, but she is prey to their legends that stretch back to the days of Timur Lang. There is a sting to most of these tales, for the Dard-e-Dils consider themselves cursed by their ‘not-quite’ twins. Amidst her growing attraction to a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Aliya begins to believe that she is another ‘not-quite’ twin, linked to her scandalous aunt Mariam in a way that hardly bodes well.

    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

    ISBN: 9781526607805
    ISBN: 9781526607805
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle:
    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

     1,995
  • ANNA KARENINA

    Author: LEO TOLSTOY

    ISBN: 9780099540663
    ISBN: 9780099540663
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: LEO TOLSTOY

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  • DRACULA

    Jonathan Harker, an English solicitor, visits Transylvania, Romania, to help Dracula, a local count, buy a house in London. It does not take him long to find out that his client is a vampire. Harker escapes. Dracula, anyhow, reaches England and, then, begins a series of uncanny occurrences of a new kind, never experienced by English people. Told through letters, diary notes and articles, Dracula is a quintessential work of horror fiction. The only criticism it receives is for its too much gothic content. Recently, it has also been commended for its symbolism of the horrors of suppressed sexuality and desire in the Victorian Age. It has been made into films on more than thirty occasions.

    Author: BRAM STOKER

    ISBN: 9789695100417
    ISBN: 9789695100417
    Publisher: READINGS
    Subtitle:
    Author: BRAM STOKER

     699
  • OF WOMEN AND SALT

    Five generations of women are linked by blood and circumstance, by the secrets they share, and by a single book passed down through a family, with an affirmation scrawled in its margins: ‘We are force. We are more than we think we are.’

    1866, Cuba: Isabel is the only woman employed at a cigar factory, where each day the workers find strength in daily readings of Victor Hugo. But these are dangerous political times, and as Maria begins to see marriage and motherhood as her only options, the sounds of war are approaching.

    1959, Cuba: Dolores watches her husband make for the mountains in answer to Fidel Castro’s call to arms. What Dolores knows, though, is that to survive, she must win her own war, and commit an act of violence that threatens to destroy her daughter Carmen’s world.

    2016, Miami: Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, is shocked when her daughter Jeanette announces her plans to travel to Cuba to see her grandmother Dolores. In the walls of her crumbling home lies a secret, one that will link Jeanette to her past, and to this fearless line of women.

    Author: GABRIELA GARCIA

    ISBN: 9781529031553
    ISBN: 9781529031553
    Publisher: PICADOR
    Subtitle:
    Author: GABRIELA GARCIA

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  • IN THE CITY BY THE SEA

    Author: Kamila Shamsie

    ISBN: 9781526607836
    ISBN: 9781526607836
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle:
    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

     1,795
  • THE ISLAND OF MISSING TREES

    An outstanding work of breathtaking beauty
    Lemn Sissay
    A writer of important, beautiful, painful, truthful novels
    Marian Keyes
    Lovely heartbreaker of a novel centered on dark secrets of civil wars & evils of extremism: Cyprus, star-crossed lovers, killed beloveds, damaged kids
    Margaret Atwood on Twitter
    Elif Shafak is a unique and powerful voice in world literature
    Ian McEwan
    One of the best writers in the world today
    Hanif Kureishi
    A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. The Island of Missing Trees is balm for our bruised times
    David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue
    ISBN: 9780241988725
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ELIF SHAFAK

     1,695
  • RUMI

    Rumi: The Book of Love is a collection of astonishing poems for lovers from the mystic Rumi, by the translator who made him sing anew, Coleman Barks.
    Poetry and Rumi fans will want to own this gorgeously packaged compilation of love poems by the thirteenth-century Sufi mystic. Rumi is best known and most cherished as the poet of love in all its forms, and renowned poet and Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks has gathered the best of these poems in delightful and wise renderings that will open your heart and soul to the lover inside and out.

    Author: COLEMAN BARKS

    ISBN: 9780060750503
    ISBN: 9780060750503
    Publisher: HARPER ONE
    Subtitle: THE BOOK OF LOVE
    Author: COLEMAN BARKS

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  • NEVER NEVER

    Charlie Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since they could walk. They’ve been in love since the age of fourteen. But as of this morning? they are complete strangers. Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love? every memory has vanished.

    Now Charlie and Silas must work together to uncover the truth about what happened to them and why. But the more they learn about the couple they used to be? the more they question why they were ever together to begin with.

    Forgetting is terrifying, but remembering may be worse.

    Author: COLLEEN HOOVER

    ISBN: 9780008620486

    The Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us joins forces with the New York Times bestselling author of The Wives for a gripping, twisty, romantic mystery unlike any other.
    ISBN: 9780008620486
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle:
    Author: COLLEEN HOOVER

     1,745
  • GHAZAL COSMOPOLITAN

    A marvelous interweaving of poetry, scholarship, literary criticism and memoir: it is wise, welcoming, and a delight to read. There are poems here that are memorable in any context: Qasida of 700,000 Years of Love one among those for me.

    Author: SHADAB ZEEST HASHMI

    ISBN: 97896978344400
    ISBN: 97896978344400
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: GHAZALS AND ESSAYS ON THE CULTURE AND CRAFT OF THE GHAZAL
    Author: SHADAB ZEEST HASHMI

     795
  • BURNT SHADOW

    August 9th, 1945, Nagasaki. Hiroko Tanaka steps out onto her veranda, taking in the view of the terraced slopes leading up to the sky. She is twenty-one and on the verge of marrying Konrad Weiss. In a split second, the world turns whiteIn the numbing aftermath of a bomb that obliterates everything she has known, all that remains are the bird-shaped burns on her back, an indelible reminder of the world she has lost.

    In search of new beginnings, Hiroko travels to Delhi to find Konrad’s relatives and falls in love with their employee, Sajjad Ashraf. As the years unravel, new homes replace those left behind and old wars are seamlessly usurped by new conflicts. But the shadows of history – personal, political – are cast over the entwined worlds of different families as they are transported from Pakistan to New York, and in the novel’s astonishing climax, to Afghanistan in the immediate wake of 9/11.
    ISBN: 9781526607829
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
    Subtitle:
    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

     1,595
  • A GOD IN EVERY STONE

    Summer, 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is in an ancient land, about to discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and love. Thousands of miles away a twenty-year-old Pathan, Qayyum Gul, is learning about brotherhood and loyalty in the British Indian army. Summer, 1915. Viv has been separated from the man she loves; Qayyum has lost an eye at Ypres. They meet on a train to Peshawar, unaware that a connection is about to be forged between their lives ? one that will reveal itself fifteen years later when anti-colonial resistance, an ancient artefact and a mysterious woman will bring them together again
    ISBN: 9781526607782
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
    Subtitle:
    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

     1,895
  • HOME FIRE

    WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
    WINNER OF THE LONDON HELLENIC PRIZE

    A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN, EVENING STAND AND AND NEW YORK TIMES

    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

    ISBN: 9781408886793
    ISBN: 9781408886793
    Publisher: BLOOMBERG
    Subtitle:
    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

     1,445
  • 1Q84

    This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two moons in the sky. In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.

    Author: HARUKI MURAKAMI

    ISBN: 9780099578079
    ISBN: 9780099578079
    Publisher: VINTAGE
    Subtitle: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY
    Author: HARUKI MURAKAMI

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  • WHITE MUGHALS

    From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize-shortlisted ‘Return of a King’, the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.
    James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of Hyderabad when he met Khair un-Nissa – ‘Most Excellent among Women’ – the great-niece of the Prime Minister of Hyderabad. He fell in love with her and overcame many obstacles to marry her, converting to Islam and, according to Indian sources, becoming a double-agent working against the East India Company.
    It is a remarkable story, but such things were not unknown: from the early sixteenth century to the eve of the Indian Mutiny, the ‘white Mughals’ who wore local dress and adopted Indian ways were a source of embarrassment to successive colonial administrations. Dalrymple unearths such colourful figures as ‘Hindoo Stuart’, who travelled with his own team of Brahmins to maintain his temple of idols, and Sir David Auchterlony, who took all 13 of his Indian wives out for evening promenades, each on the back of her own elephant.
    In ‘White Mughals’, William Dalrymple discovers a world almost entirely unexplored by history, and places at its centre a compelling tale of seduction and betrayal.

    Author: William Dalrymple

    ISBN: 9780006550969
    ISBN: 9780006550969
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOK
    Subtitle: LOVE & BETRAYAL IN EIGHTEENTH- CENTURY INDIA
    Author: WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

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  • SEVENTY FOUR

    ‘A post pandemic story written way before the pandemic. A haunting little book about second chances, last days and human relations that survive the unsurvivable.’ Mohammed Hanif, author of A Case of Exploding Mangoes ‘Any culture’s science fiction is its dream of what its future could be. Now we live in a global culture, and Faraz Talat’s Seventy Four shoots right to the heart of all our current fears and hopes. It’s an intense experience, poignant and memorable.’ Kim Stan Robinson, author of Blue Mars ‘Scientists become saviors in times of plague, but their attempts to exert control over pathogens and politics go awry in Faraz Talat’s science fiction novella Seventy Four. Razia Ntikoladze, eminent scientist and Pakistani emigree, is locked in a race against a deadly new contagion and her own mortality; before she can save the world, she has to escape the colloquium’s merciless eugenics project. A daringly brilliant literary experiment which pits humanity against its own worst enemy—itself.’ Bina Shah, author of Before She Sleeps
    ISBN: 9789697834167
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: FARAZ TALAT

     395
  • THE OTHER IN THE MIRROR

    With a Mantoesque aura pervading this collection of stories from across the

    great divide of 1947, the reader becomes complicit in fiction?s inimitable

    capacity to subvert established ?truths?. A tribute to the power of story-telling,

    this is a heart-warming, humanizing and inspirational collection that deserves a

    wide readership.?

    ? Ayesha Jalal

    ?Reading through this mosaic of enthralling stories, my emotions relentlessly

    oscillated between agony and hope. While these stories brilliantly bring to life

    familiar characters, they also manifest the compelling essence of fiction that

    takes you to unfamiliar paths. I?m sure this book will ignite in readers a desire

    to rise above boundaries and divisive politics.?

    ? Nandita Das
    ISBN: 9789697834471
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: STORIES FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN
    Author: SEHYR MIRZA

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