Three informers. Murky bylanes of the underworld that hold the key to deadly terror plots. The chase for India's most wanted terrorist. The lives of three of Mumbai police's best informers collide in the shady bylanes of the underworld. It's a bad bad world. A world of crime, sex, drugs, murder and betrayal. He who lies lives to see the light of another day. A day replete with even greater risks. From shady underworld dealings to switching gang loyalties, the men graduate to selling information on terrorism. Then begins the chase...to catch India's most wanted terrorist: Riyaz Bhatkal, the man with the ominous track record of masterminding seven blasts in three years. The search takes them to the most unassuming yet dangerous terror hubs across India. With trust in short supply, time ticking away and the sword of Damocles over their heads, the men can only hope that they are not on a wild goose chase.
While waiting for the results of his college exams, William Dalrymple decides to fill in his summer break with a trip. But the vacation he plans is no light-hearted student jaunt - he decides to retrace the epic journey of Marco Polo from Jerusalem to Xanadu, the ruined palace of Kubla Kahn, north of Peking. For the first half of the trip he is accompanied by Laura, whom he met at a dinner party two weeks before he left; for the second half he is accompanied by Louisa, his very recently ex-girlfriend. Intelligent and funny, In Xanadu is travel writing at its best.
Bombay Duck by Farrukh Dhondy
London, Edinburgh, Dehli and Bombay are the backdrop for this two-part story about an unexpected world. It is composed of a subculture of actors and shopkeepers, politicians and farmers, gun-runners and bearded boys, linking a world of refined expectations with the noise and colour of India.
House of the Tiger King
House of the Tiger King by Tahir Shah
In 1572, The Spanish Conquistadors stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcamba in Peru,searching for treasure,only to find the city deserted,burned and stripped of its wealth.Myth has it that the Incas had retreated deep into the jungle where they built a magnificent, secret city.For centuries,adventurers and archaeologists have searched teh lost city, known locally as "The House of the Tiger King".
Falling victim to his obsession himself,Tahir Shah selects a motley team of desperados to explore the dense jungle in search of the lost city.As his thrilling but ultimately hapless quest unfolds,Shah is drawn to considering why such legends are so enduring.