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Cover image: Footprints in the Bajra

FOOTPRINTS IN THE BAJRA: Cedar Books, New Delhi, Jan 2010. By NABINA DAS

My book is available on and Flipkart.

And available on Cedar Book’s (Pustak Mahal) parent site: (Ships internationally)


  • A review in Goodreads: “I love this book. By a coincidence, a day or so after I ordered it from Flipkart, the author friended me on Facebook. Due to an ever-increasing pile of TBR books, I only got around to it recently. Loved it. Wish more books like this were written and published instead of the over-hyped tripe that passes for ‘Indian Fiction’ these days. Will post a more detailed review of the book when I have more time. But until then, I can’t recommend it highly enough.
  • FOOTPRINTS IN THE BAJRA a “first in Indian writing in English” — INDIAN LITERATURE (IL, 259), the flagship journal of Sahitya Akademi (national academy of letters, India) recently published a nice review to my book “FOOTPRINTS IN THE BAJRA”. The book completed one year on Jan. 20 and so, this bit came as a good gift.
  • The attempt made by FOOTPRINTS, said the reviewer, “it seems, is a first in Indian writing in English and must be considered very seriously…”! (Here is a link to Saborna Roychowdhury’s blog where she posted the pdfs of the review. The two tiny links above the article are those pdfs, yes.)**
  • “Fittingly for a poet, Nabina’s novel also has a strong lyrical core. ‘Footprints in the Bajra’ takes the homely image of the millet field as its central metaphor. … But the novel is less a thriller about guerrilla action than a subtly colored character study of a fascinating group of individuals who intersect at various points in their lives …” — DEBRA CASTILLO, author, editor and distinguished professor (Cornell University, April 17, 2010).
  • Onir, the well known young director of the I AM series and other movies said on twitter after reading “Footprints…”: “Finally managed to read Footprints in the Bajra. Compelling reading, lovely drama and great texture. Enjoyed reading very much. Thank you for giving me your book to read.”
  • Footprints in the Bajra is a serious book that moves at a smart uncontrived pace. It voices deep concerns about how and why the deprived and the marginalized in certain parts of our country join the Maoist ranks; how they adopt desperate and often terrible measures to wrench justice and to make their voices heard… a confident debut novel, a good read, which will leave you with plenty to mull over. — PRITI AISOLA, author (See Paris for Me, Penguin-India, 2009) in DANSE MACABRE XXXIV.
  • In her debut novel, Nabina Das writes about an India where social divides stand taller than multistoried shopping malls. Footprints in the Bajra, inspired by what she saw while touring the interiors of Bihar as part of a travelling theatre group, inquires into why the Maoists have an influence over a large section of Indian society. Das spoke to Uttara Choudhury in New York about her book, and its protagonist Muskaan — DAILY NEWS AND ANALYSIS, Mumbai, March 28, 2010.
  • “The interspersion of references from both the West and India do not clash. Shakespeare and Lazarus as reference points are brought in with ease, as also Valmiki and Goddess Chhinnamasta, and nothing jars … The language is poetic and creates visual images of beauty and ugliness side by side.” — ABHA IYENGAR, poet (Yearnings: Serene Woods, 2010) and fiction writer in MUSE INDIA, May-Jun 2010
  • Shwetank Dubey says Nabina Das ably recreates the milieu of Maoist-infested regions of India — Nabina Das has chosen the first person account of narrating a story from the main characters of the novel, Nora the sheherwali (urban dweller), Muskaan the rebel, Suryakant Sahay the crafty clandestine planner and Avadhut the frontrunner of all the operations… the book deals with something that no urban resident is bound to know on his own — the life and times of people living in Maoist infested areas and why do they give in to the temptation provided by the Red Brigade. — PIONEER newspaper, April 25, 2010.
  • ‘”If you misrepresent them, they’ll abduct and kill you,” says Muskaan, our hostess’… goes the first line with which Nabina Das settles everything about her novel — style, subject and pace… Excellent plotline. Wonderful detail. A beautifully crafted book. — Karunamay Sinha; THE STATESMAN, Sunday supplement “8th Day”, May 16, 2010.
  • “This is bitter-sweet, if a rather longish tale of a modern-day Maoist revolution and the seeds of destruction and betrayal that lie embedded in it.” Business World, May 17, 2010
  • I also urge you to read another review of FOOTPRINTS on Hansda Sowvendra Sekhar’s blog. Very detailed, very astute.

FOOTPRINTS, my novel, is on Vodafone Crossword award’s big fat longlist

Posted: May 14, 2011 by Do You See in fictionfootprints in the bajraNabinaNabina Dasnovel,Vodafone Crossword Books award 2011

So, I just got to know a few days ago that my novel FOOTPRINTS IN THE BAJRA has made its way into the very long longlist of the prestigious Vodafone-Crossword Book Award 2011 longlist. Yes, a very very long list. I’ve no idea if this is about all books that were published in 2010, or if it is to do with a certain number of publishing houses, old and new (and there are several), to be represented adequately. The only nice thing right now is that a lot of my friends are on that list. See the full list below for fiction, nonfiction, children’s books and translation:


– A Break in the Circle, Sharmila Kantha, Harper Collins

– Aftertaste, Namita Devidayal, Random House

– All and Nothing, Raksha Bharadia, Rupa & Co.

– An American Boy, Nilanjana Sanyal, Sanbun

– Balloonists, Rajorshi Chakraborti, Westland

– Benaami, Anish Sarkar, Amaryllis

– Black Light, Rimi B Chatterjee , Harper Collins

– Blowback, Mukul Deva, Harper Collins

– Bottom of the Heap, Reeti Gadekar, Harper Collins

– Broken News, Amrita Tripathi, Westland

– Buddha’s Orphans, Samrat Upadhyay, Rupa & Co.

– Call Me Dan, Anish Trivedi, Penguin

– Can’t Die for Size Zero, Vrushali Telang, Rupa & Co.

– Chanakya’s Chant, Ashwin Sanghi, Westland

– Chef: A Novel, Jaspreet Singh, Penguin

– Chinese Whiskers, Pallavi Aiyar, Harper Collins

– Close Call in Kashmir, Bharat Wakhlu, Penguin

– Corporate Atyaachaar, Abhay Nagarajan, Srishti

– Crowded Rooms: Stories, Prem Nath, Penguin

– Dancing with Kali, MS LALITA DAS, Niyogi Books

– Day Scholar, SIDHARTH CHOWDHURY, Picador

– Delhi Calm, Vishwajyoti Ghosh , Harper Collins

– Delhi Durbar, Krishan Partap Singh, Hachette

– Delhi on the roads, Supriya Sahai, Harper Collins

– Dhanu Road, Anosh Irani, Harper Collins

– Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin ‘Einstein’ Varghese, Sidin Vadukut, Penguin

– Dreams in Prussian Blue, Paritosh Uttam, Penguin

– Footprints in the Bajra, Nabina Das, Pustak Mahal

– Half a Face, Nonda Chatterjee, Niyogi Books

– History Of Hate, Kanishka Gupta, Rupa & Co.

– Hostel Room 131, R. Raj Rao, Penguin

– In search of Shiva, Mukunda Rao, Dronequill

– Its All About Love, Tanveer Singh, Srishti

– Jimmy the Terrorist, Omair Ahmad, Penguin

– Johnny Gone Down, Karan Bajaj, Harper Collins

– Kaleidoscopic Reflections, Sindhu Rajasekaran, Leadstart

– Kashmir Blues, Urmilla Deshpande, Westland

– Keep the Change, Nirupama Subramanian, Harper Collins

– Kolkata My Origin, Irena Chowdhury, Multi Books

– Lessons in Forgetting, Anita Nair, Harper Collins


– Life is what you make it, Preeti Shenoy, Srishti

– Lost and Found, C P Surendran, Harper Collins

– Love Life, Ahmed Faiyaz, Grey Oak

– Love over Coffee, Amrit N. Shetty, Penguin

– Lucky Everyday, Bapsy Jain, Penguin

– Mari, Easterine Kire, Harper Collins

– Maria’s Room, Shreekumar Varma, Harper Collins

– Mask in the Mirror, Nidhi Chawla, Pustak Mahal

– Monkey-man, Usha K.R. , Penguin

– Never A Disconnect, Sadhna Shanker, Niyogi Books

– No Way Home, Amarjit Sidhu, Penguin

– Nothing Lasts Forever, Vish Dhamija, Srishti

– Of Love and Politics, Tuhin A Sinha, Hachette

– One Amazing Thing, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Penguin

– Perfect Eight, Reema Moudgil, Westland

– Prophecy The Rise of the Sword, Priya k, Leadstart

– Ready ForTakeoff, Sachit Jain, Rupa & Co.

– Rear Entrance, David Barunkumar Thomas, Hachette

– Reflections of an Uncommon Man, Aminuddin Khan, Rupa & Co.

– Return to Almora, R K Pachauri, Rupa & Co.

– Revolution Highway, Dilip Simeon, Penguin

– Running On Full, Tina Sharma Tiwari, Rupa & Co.

– Saraswati Park, Anjali Joseph, Harper Collins

– Serious Men, Manu Joseph, Harper Collins

– Shadow Men, Bijoya Sawian, Penguin

– She’s A Jolly Good Fellow, Sajita Nair, Hachette

– Sinking, Not Swimming , Nalini Rajan, Penguin

– Slayer of Kamsa, Ashok Banker, Harper Collins

– Somewhere at Nowhere, Nikesh Rathi, Cedar Books

– Stilletos in the Newsroom, Rashmi Kumar, Rupa & Co.

– The Avenue of Kings, Sudeep Chakravarti,

– The Battle of Bittora, Anuja Chauhan, Harper Collins

– The Begum’s Secret, A.K. Srikumar, Penguin

– The Crimson Throne, Sudhir Kakar, Penguin

– The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love, Parvati Sharma, Zubaan

– The Emissary, Aniruddha Bahals , Harper Collins

– The Eye of The Predator, Abhisar Sharma, Hachette

– The Gamechager, Anupam Mukerji, Harper Collins

– The Goat The Sofa and Mr Swami, R Chandrasekar, Hachette

– The Great Depression of the 40s: A Novel, Rupa Gulab, Penguin

– The House on Mall Road, Mohyna Srinivasan, Penguin

– The Immortals of Meluha, Amish Tripathi, Westland

– The Last Pretence, Sarayu Srivatsa, Harper Collins

– The Man with Enormous Wings, Esther David, Penguin

– The Monochrome Madonna , Kalpana Swaminathan, Penguin

– The Mythologist: A Novel, Vamsee K. Juluri, Penguin

– The Premier Murder League, Geeta Sundar, Penguin

– The Quarantine Papers, Kalpish Ratna,

– The Quest for Nothing, Anurag Anand, Srishti

– The Red Corridor, Ritu Dokania, Pustak Mahal

– The Scalpel, H S Risaam, Rupa & Co.

– The Scared Grove, Daman Singh, Harper Collins

– The Sunset Club, Khushwant Singh, Penguin

– The Temple Goers, AATISH TASEER, Picador

– The Things About Thugs, Tabish Khair, Harper Collins

– The Washer of the Dead: A Collection of Ghost Stories, Venita Coelho, Penguin

– Through The Forest Darkly, Ranjan Kaul, Hachette

– Tiger Hills, Sarita Mandanna, Penguin

– Truly Madly Deeply, Faraaz Kazi, Pustak Mahal

– Turbulence, Samit Basu, Hachette

– Uttara Yogi, Arup Mitra, Niyogi Books

– Vivek and I, Mayur Patel, Penguin

– Way to Go, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Penguin

– What happened to that love, Kailash Srinivasan, Pustak Mahal

– When the Marriage is made in Comedy Circus, Deepali S Basur, Expression

– Where Girls Dare, Bhavna Chauhan, Penguin

– Why We Don’t Talk, Shinie Antony, Rupa & Co.

– With or without You, Partha Sarathi Basu, Penguin

– Witness The Night, Kishwar Desai, Harper Collins

– Year of the Tiger, Sohaila Abdulali, Penguin


– 1857 The Oral Tradition, Pankaj Rag, Rupa & Co.

– 3 Idiots The Original Screenplay, Vinod Chopra Films Private Limited, Om Books

– A Masterful Spirit: Homi J. Bhabha (1909–1966), Indira Chowdhury and Ananya Dasgupta (Eds),Penguin

– A Place in the Shade The New Landscape and Other Essays, Mr Charles Correa, Penguin

– A Place in the Shade: The New Landscape and Other Essays, Charles Correa, Penguin

– A World of Memories, Ms Madhvi Parekh, Penguin

– Absolute Khushwant: The Low-Down on Life, Death and Most Things In-Between, Khushwant Singh (with Humra Quraishi), Penguin

– Across the LoC: Inside Pakistan-Administered Jammu and Kashmir, Luv Puri, Penguin

– Adoor Gopalakrishnan: A Life in Cinema , Gautaman Bhaskaran, Penguin

– Akriti to Sanskriti, Harsha V Dehejia , Niyogi Books

– Anna The Life and Times of C N Annadurai , Mr R Kannan , Penguin

– Awakening, Subrata Dasgupta, Random House

– Beautiful Thing, Sonia Faleiro, Penguin

– Becoming Indian: The Unfinished Revolution of Culture and Identity, Pavan K. Varma, Penguin

– Bengali Cinema An Other Nation, Sharmistha Gooptu, Roli

– Besieged: Voices from Delhi 1857, Mahmood Farooqui (Tr), Penguin

– Braking News, Sunetra Choudhury, Hachette

– Building a World Class Civil Service for Twentyfirst Century India, S K Das, OUP

– Cinema Bhojpuri , Avijit Ghosh, Penguin

– Connect the Dots, MS RASHMI BANSAL, Eklavya

– Corporate Chanakya , Radhakrishnan Pillai, Jaico

– Dayanita Singh, Dayanita Singh, Penguin

– Diaspora Development and Democracy , Devesh Kapur, OUP

– Don’t Regret Later , Navneet Dhawan,

– Don’t Sprint the Marathon, Dr V Raghunathan, Harper Collins

– Dowry Murder: Reinvestigating a Cultural Whodunnit, Veena Talwar Oldenburg, Penguin

– East of the Sun A Nearly Stoned Walk Down the Road in a Different Land, Soddhartha Sarma, Westland

– Encircling the Seamless – India Climate Change and the Global Commons, A Damodaran, OUP

– Eternal Romantic My Father Gemini Ganesan, Narayani Ganesh, Roli

– Evidence of Suspicion, AMITAVA KUMAR, Picador

– Fault Lines The Hidden Fractures that Still Threaten the World Economy, Raghuram G Rajan, Harper Collins

– First Draft – Witness to the Making of Modern India, B G Verghese, Westland

– Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast, Samanth Subramanian , Penguin

– Forging a Region, Dr Samira Sheikh, OUP

– Forgotten, Bilkees I. Latif, Penguin

– Forts and Palaces of India, Amita Baig, Om Books

– From Me To You, Sathya Saran, Westland

– Great Indians, Balraj Krishna, Rupa & Co.

– Grit, Guts and Gumption: Driving Change in a State-owned Giant , Rajesh Chakrabarti , Penguin

– Hampi – Discover the Splendours of Vijaynagar, Subhadra Sen Gupta, Niyogi Books

– Have Pen Will Travel, M J Akbar, Roli

– Headcount Memoirs of a Demographer, Mr Ashish Bose, Penguin

– His Words Preachings and Parables of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Mr Amiya P Sen, Penguin

– History on a Banner, Nana Chudasama, Rupa & Co.

– Historya and Heritage of Indian Game Hunting, Sudipta Mitra, Rupa & Co.

– In Search of a Better World, Jolly Mohan Kaul, Samya

– India and China The Battle between Soft and Hard Power, Prem Shankar Jha, Penguin

– India Pakistan and the Bomb Debating Nuclear Stability in South Asia, Sumit Ganguly and S Paul Kapur ,Penguin

– Innovate 90 Days to Transform Your Business, Ms Rekha Shetty, Penguin

– Inspired India Ideas to transform a Nation, Neelesh Misra, Penguin

– Into the Diaspora Wilderness, Selma Carvalho, Goa,1556

– Jaane Bhi do Yaaro, Jai Arjun Singh, Harper Collins

– Jawaharlal Nehru: Civilizing a Savage World, Nayantara Sahgal, Penguin

– Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, Devdutt Pattanaik, Penguin

– Kasab: The Face of 26/11, Rommel Rodrigues, Penguin

– Keeping the Faith Memoirs of a Parliamentarian, Somnath Chaterjee, Harper Collins

– Knowing Dil Das: Stories of a Himalayan Hunter, Joseph S. Alter , Penguin

– Known Turf, Annie Zaidi, Westland

– Krishna, Dev Prasad, Jaico

– Leading Ladies, Sudha Menon, Fortytwo Bookz Galaxy

– Looking For America, Avirook Sen, Harper Collins

– Made in India Adventures of a Lifetime, Biddu, Harper Collins

– Makers of Modern India, Ramachandra Guha, Penguin

– Manage time manage life, H S Gopalan, Expression

– Mango Mood, Sharmila Kamat, Rupa & Co.

– Mansion of Glass The GKB Story, KG Gupta, Goa,1556

– Maoist and Other Armed Conflicts, Anuradha M. Chenoy and Kamal Mitra Chenoy , Penguin

– May I Hebb your Attention Pliss, Arnab Ray, Harper Collins

– Memories of a Rolling Stone, Vina Mazumdar, Zubaan

– Mother Pious Lady Making Sense of Everyday India, Santosh Desai, Harper Collins

– Mumbai Fables, Gyan Prakash, Harper Collins

– Mumbai Where Dreams Don’t Die by , Raghu Rai and Vir Sanghvi, Om Books

– Mussoorie Medley Tales of Yester Year, Ganesh Saili, Niyogi Books

– My name is Gauhar Jaan the life and times of a musician, Vikram Sampath, Rupa & Co.

– Narrative of a Journey Overland from England by the continent of Europe Egypt and the Red Sea to India 2 Vols, Colonel Elwood, Asian Educational Services

– Notes froman Indian Conservative, Jaithirth Rao, Rupa & Co.

– One Little Finger, Malini Chib, Sage

– Open Source Leader: The Future of Organizations, Sangeeth Varghese, Penguin

– Opening Doors: The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji, Reformer, Lawyer and Champion of Women’s Rights in India, Richard Sorabji, Penguin

– Operation Red Lotus, Parag Tope, Rupa & Co.

– Patriotism in Action Goans in India’s Defence Services, Valmiki Faleiro, Goa,1556

– Performing Women Performing Womanhood, Dr Nandi Bhatia, OUP

– Power Pranayama , Renu Mahtani , Jaico

– Ramakrishna Paramhamsa The Sadhaka of Dakshineswar, Mr Amiya P Sen, Penguin

– Road to Commonwealth Games, Sunil Yash Kalra, Penguin

– Romancing The Balance Sheet , Anil Lamba , NETWORK 18

– Royalty in Transition, Sharad Rathore, Rupa & Co.

– Rukmini Devi A Life, Ms Leela Samson, Penguin

– Sadhguru: More Than a Life, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Penguin

– Sellotape Legacy, Boria Majumdar, Harper Collins

– Siachen Glacier The Battle of Roses, Harish Kapadia, Rupa & Co.

– Simply Fly, Captain G R Gopinath , Harper Collins

– Skin Deep An Inside out Approach to Looking Good Naturally, Aparna Santhanam, Harper Collins

– Soap Writing and Surviving television in India, Venita Coelho, Harper Collins

– Superpower? The Amazing Race between China’s Hare and India’s Tortoise, Raghav Bahl, Penguin

– Surviving the Storm: India and the Global Financial Crisis, Dhiraj Nayyar , Penguin

– Tales from the Bench and the Bar, Mr Vicaji J Taraporevala , Penguin

– Text and Context, Arif Mohammed Khan, Rupa & Co.

– Thanjavur A Cultural History, Pradeep Chakravarthy, Niyogi Books

– The Absent State, Neelesh Misra, Hachette

– The Art of Healing Pranayama the breath of Life, Francois Gautier, Harper Collins

– The Biology of Enlightenment, Mukunda Rao,

– The Children of Nature, Susan Visvanathan, Roli

– The China Syndrome, Harsh V Pant, Harper Collins

– The Complete Mahabharata Adi Parva, Ramesh Menon, Rupa & Co.

– The Corruption Conundrum and Other Paradoxes and Dilemmas, V. Raghunathan, Penguin

– The Edge of Reason: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology, Anil Ananthaswamy, Penguin

– The F Word, Mita Kapur, Harper Collins

– The Fabric of Our Lives: The Story of Fabindia, Radhika Singh, Penguin

– The Groaning Shelf, Pradeep Sebastian, Hachette

– The Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul and Spiti, M.S. Gill, Penguin

– The Indian Parliament, Dr B L Shankar, OUP

– The Indians: Portraits from My Album, Raghu Rai, Penguin

– The Long Road to Siachen, Shiv Kunal Verma and Rajiv Williams, Rupa & Co.

– The Lost River: On the Trail of the Sarasvati, Michel Danino, Penguin

– The Maruti Story how a Public Sector Put India on Wheels, R C Bhargava, Harper Collins

– The Power of Gender and the Gender of Power, Professor Kumkum Roy, OUP

– The Scientific Indian A Twenty first Century Guide to the World around Us, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Y S Rajan, Penguin

– The Tell Tale Brain, VS Ramachandran, Random House

– The Truth about Me: A Hijra Life Story, A. Revathi, Penguin

– The Tryst Betrayed Reflections on Diplomacy and Development, Mr Jagat Singh Mehta , Penguin

– The Upside Down Book of Nuclear Power, Saurav Jha, Harper Collins

– Unbound: Indian Women @ Work, Gita Aravamudan, Penguin

– Voterfiles A Political Travelogue, Manoj Kewalramani, Leadstart

– Way beyond the Three Rs: India’s Education Challenge in the 21st Century , YS Rajan (Foreowrd by APJ Abdul Kalam), Penguin

– When the Curtains Rise Understanding Goa’s vibrant Konkani theatre, Dr Andre Rafael Fernandes,Goa,1556

– When the Penny Drops: Learning What’s Not Taught, R. Gopalakrishnan, Penguin

– You Can Sell, Shiv Khera, Rupa & Co.


– All about Rockets, Mr S K Das , Penguin

– At Least a Fish, Anushka Ravishankar, illustrated by Shilo Shiv Suleman, Scholastic

– Atisa and His Time Machine: Adventures with Hieun Tsang, Anu Kumar, Penguin

– Bando and the water demon, Indira Ananthakrishnan, illustrated by Sabu Sarasan, Amar Chitra Katha

– Classic Adventures: On the Run with Fotikchand, Satyajit Ray, translated by Gopa Majumdar, Penguin

– Classic Adventures: The Yellow Bird, Lila Mazumdar, translated by Kamala Chatterjee, Penguin

– Confessions of a Listmaniac, Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan, Scholastic

– Curse of Grass, Ira Saxena, Ponytale

– Escape from Java and Other Tales of Danger, Ruskin Bond, Penguin

– Faces in the Water, Mr Ranjit Lal, Penguin

– Feluda Comics A Killer in Kathmandu, Satyajit Ray, Translated by Subhadra Sen Gupta, illustrated by Tapas Guha, Penguin

– Feluda Comics Danger in Darjeeling, Satyajit Ray, Translated by Subhadra Sen Gupta, illustrated by Tapas Guha, Penguin

– Following My Paint Brush, Gita Wolf, illustrated by Dulari Devi, Tara

– Funny and Funnier, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Translated by Palash Baran Pal and Abhijit Gupta,Scholastic

– Gajapati Kulapati, Ashok Rajagopalan, Tulika

– Hanuman is Hungry, Gayathri Chandrasekaran, illustrated by Sabu Sarasan, Amar Chitra Katha

– Howzzat Butterfingers, Khyrunnisa A, Penguin

– Koni The Story of A Champion, Moti Nandy, Translated by Sumana Mukherjee, Hachette

– Kumari Loves a Monster, Rashmi Ruth Devadasan, illustrated by Shyam, Blaft

– Mission Moon Exploring the Moon with Chandrayaan 1, Mr S K Das , Penguin

– Mother Teresa, Shalini Srinivasan, illustrated by Atula Siriwardane, Amar Chitra Katha

– Mr Oliver’s Diary, Ruskin Bond, Penguin

– My Brother Tootoo, Urmila Mahajan, Tulika

– My Grandfather Aajoba, Taruja Parande , Tulika

– Nippy Nipper and Others A Book of Poems, Dheera Kitchlu, Serene Woods

– Not Out Heroes from the World of Sport, Nimish Dubey, Ponytale

– Now or Never, Ramendra Kumar, Ponytale

– On Top of the World: My Everest Adventures, Arjun Vajpai with Anu Kumar, Penguin

– Ouch Cried Planet Earth, Dheera Kitchlu, illustrated by Prakash Joshi, Serene Woods

– Out of the Way Out of the Way, Uma Krishnaswami, Tulika

– Pearls of Wisdom: Hilarious Hauntings Adventure, Sonja Chandrachud, Penguin

– Potato Chips, Anshuman Mohan, Harper Collins

– Puffin Classics The Burmese Box Two Novellas, Lila Mazumdar, Penguin

– Puffin Lives Mahatma Gandhi The Father of the Nation, Ms Subhadra Sen Gupta, Penguin

– Puffin Lives: Akbar: The Mighty Emperor, Kavitha Mandana, Penguin

– Puffin Lives: Subhas Chandra Bose, Anuradha Kumar, Penguin

– Rhymes For Ranga, Ranga Bedi on behalf of Freda Bedi, Random House

– Sahyadri Adventure Anirudh’s Dream, Deepak Dalal, Tarini

– Sahyadri Adventure Koleshwar’s Secret, Deepak Dalal, Tarini

– Same and Different, Manjula Padmanabhan, Tulika

– Scholastic Yearbook 2011, Scholastic Editorial, Scholastic

– Song of the Bookworm, Anushka Ravishankar, illustrated by Anitha Balachandran, Scholastic

– Surjya Sen, Shalini Srinivasan, illustrated by Arijit Dutta Choudhury, Amar Chitra Katha

– Taranauts 2 The Riddle of the Lustr Sapphires, Roopa Pai, Hachette

– Taranauts 3 The Secret of the Sparkl Amethyst, Roopa Pai, Hachette

– Terror on the Titanic, Samit Basu, Scholastic

– The Churki Burki Book of Rhyme, Gita Wolf, illustrated by Arijit Dutta Choudhury, Tara

– The Curse of the Broken Step, Bubbles Sabharwal and Anjali Raghbeer, Scholastic

– The Dreadful Beauty, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Translated by Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee, Ponytale

– The Fang of Summoning, Giti Chandra, Hachette

– The Riddle of the Seventh Stone, Monideepa Sahu, illustrated by Pooja Pottenkulam, Young Zubaan

– The Seven Hills of Christmas, Pooja Lulla, illustrated by Nicholas Franco, Rupa & Co.

– The Story of Ram, Pratibha Nath, illustrated by Sujasha Dasgupa, Rupa & Co.

– The Tree with a Travelling Heart, Paro Anand, illustrated by Garima Gupta, Scholastic

– Tumku meets Bristly, Jayashree Bhat, illustrated by Sabu Sarasan, Amar Chitra Katha

– We the Children of India Preamble to Our Constitution, Leila Seth, illustrated by Bindia Thapar, Penguin


– A JOURNEY FOREVER, GURUNATH ABAJI KULKARNI, translated by Vilas Salunke, Leadstart

– ANITYA Halfway to Nowhere, MRIDULA GARG, translated by SEEMA SEGAL, OUP

– Apradhini Women without men, Shivani Singh, translated by Ira Pande, Harper Collins


– Captive Imagination: Letters from Prison, Varavara Rao , translated by Foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Penguin


– Children of a Better God, Susmita Bagchi , translated by Bikram Das, Penguin

– Days and Nights in the Forest, Sunil Gangopadhyay, translated by Rani Ray , Penguin

– Deliverance , Late Gauri Deshpande, translated by Shashi Deshpande , Women Unlimited

– Durgeshnandini, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, translated by Arunava Sinha, Random House

– Illicit, Dibyendu Palit, translated by Arunava Sinha, Penguin

– Jangalnama: Travels in a Maoist Guerilla Zone , Satnam, translated by Vishav Bharti, Penguin

– Jihad Peace and Inter Community Relations in Islam, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, translated by Yoginder Sikand, Rupa & Co.


– Litanies of Dutch Battery, N.S. Madhavan , translated by Rajesh Rajamohan, Penguin

– Manasarovar, Ashokamitran, translated by N. Kalyan Raman, Penguin

– Raghuvamsham, Kalidasa, translated by R K Tandon, Rupa & Co.

– RAINBOW AT NOON, Mrs Dhiruben Patel, translated by Sri Raj Supe, Leadstart

– Soiled Clothes, Sunil Gangopadhyay, translated by Sujal Bhattacharya, Niyogi Books

– Striker Stopper, Moti Nandy, translated by Arunava Sinha, Hachette

– The Fakir, Sunil Gangopadhyay, translated by Monabi Mitra, Harper Collins

– THE GIRMITIYA SAGA, NIYOGI BOOKS, translated by , Niyogi Books

– The Golden Gandhi Statue from America Early Stories, Subimal Misra, translated by V Ramaswamy, Harper Collins

– The Great Unknown, Sankar , translated by Soma Das, Penguin

– The House with Five Courtyards, Govind Mishra, translated by Masooma Ali, Penguin


– There Was No One at the Bus Stop, Sirshendu Mukhapadhyay, translated by Arunava Sinha, Penguin

– This Is Not That Dawn, Yashpal , translated by Anand, Penguin

– Three Women by Rabindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, translated by Arunava Sinha, Random House

– What Really Happened: Stories, Banaphool , translated by Arunava Sinha, Penguin

– Women of the Tagore Household, Chitra Deb , translated by Smita Chowdhry and Sona Roy, Penguin



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