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A Woman Madly in Love, Boman Desai
1 A Woman Madly in Love

Boman Desai

Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-7436-307-6 / 9788174363077, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 8.5 x 5.5 Inches National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi 
Farida Cooper is too shocked by her husband's treachery even to talk about it, but in hiding her shame succeeds only in denying the damage to herself and making casualties of others, among them an infatuated seventeen-year-old boy. Farida is vivacious, voluptuous, intelligent, and rich, not to mention spoiled, selfish, and talented (she paints, writes novels, plays the piano), but her life is hardly as rosy as the appearance suggests. Her father, too wealthy to care what others think, makes a hobby of chasing women. Her mother grows rigid and unloving in consequence. Farida's saving grace is her Kaki with whom she lives after her sixth birthday, but this also heightens the sense of her parents' indifference, and she learns to show nothing of her feelings. Instead, her feelings erupt later in a series of disastrous choices. Her story shuttles between Bombay and Chicago, spanning the years from World War II to the Eighties, illuminating along the way themes of love and marriage, feminism and friendship, art and academia. Printed Pages: 432. 001066

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Bookless in Baghdad: And Other Writings About Reading, Shashi Tharoor
2 Bookless in Baghdad: And Other Writings About Reading

Shashi Tharoor

Viking, New Delhi, India, 2005, 0670-058203 / 9780670058204, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 
Shashi Tharoor began reading books—Enid Blyton’s Noddy series—when he was three. By the time he was ten, he had published his first work of fiction, Operation Bellows, a credulity-stretching saga of an Anglo-Indian fighter pilot. In between were years when he read a book a day. And in the years since, he has published eight books and written for many Indian and foreign publications. Bookless in Baghdad brings together pieces written over the past decade by this compulsive reader and prolific writer on the subject closest to his heart: reading. In these essays on books, authors, reviews, critics, literary festivals, literary aspirants, Empire, and India, Tharoor takes us on a delightful journey of discovery. He wanders the ‘book souk?in a Baghdad under sanctions where the middle-class are selling their volumes so that they can afford to live; analyses the Indianness of Salman Rushdie; discusses P.G. Wodehouse’s enduring popularity in India; and drives around Huesca looking to pay an idiosyncratic tribute to George Orwell. There are excursions into the pitfalls of reviewing, explorations of the ‘anxiety of audience?of Indian English writers, and a wicked account of how Norman Mailer dealt with a negative review. Printed Pages: 248. 010426

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3 Cambridge Essays, 1888-99 (The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell: Volume I)

Bertrand Russell; Edited By Kenneth Blackwell, Andrew Brink, Nicholas Griffin, Richard A. Rempel, and John G. Slater

George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London, UK, 1985, 0-04-920067-4 / 9780049200678, Second Impression, Hard Cover, As New, No Jacket, 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 588. 008777

Price: 100.00 USD
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4 Catalogue of the Hugh Nevill Collection of Sinhalese Manuscripts in the British Library: Vol. 1

K.D. Somadasa

The Pali Text Society, Oxford, UK, 1987, 0-86013-273-0 / 9780860132738, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, 22.5 Cms x 28.5 Cms 
Printed Pages: 451. 007154

Price: 95.00 USD
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5 Catalogue of the Hugh Nevill Collection of Sinhalese Manuscripts in the British Library: Vol. 2

K.D. Somadasa

The Pali Text Society, Oxford, UK, 1989, 0-86013-286-2 / 9780860132868, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, 22.5 Cms x 28.5 Cms 
Printed Pages: 323. 007155

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6 Catalogue of the Hugh Nevill Collection of Sinhalese Manuscripts in the British Library: Vol. 3

K.D. Somadasa

The Pali Text Society, Oxford, UK, 1990, 0-86013-300-1 / 9780860133001, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, 22.5 Cms x 28.5 Cms 
Printed Pages: 326. 007156

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First Proof: The Penguin Book of New Writing from India 1, Penguin Books India
7 First Proof: The Penguin Book of New Writing from India 1

Penguin Books India

Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2005, 0143032445 / 9780143032441, First Edition, Paperback, New, 13 Cms x 20 Cms 
An anthology of new writing and new writers, and established writers writing in a new genre, First Proof showcases original and brilliant non-fiction and fiction and will be an annual publication. The collection includes works in progress, essays, short stories and a graphic short. Among the non-fiction pieces in this volume is an account of a childhood in boarding school, a portrait of Naipaul on his first visit to India in the 60s, reportage on Sri Lanka, the RSS, a don in Bihar, an essay on the Bollywood vamp, and glimpses of Kashmir. Fiction includes themes of incest, suicide, love, lust, familial bonds, human relationships, loneliness, dysfunctional people and a graphic vignette with London as a backdrop. Printed Pages: 440. 011593

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8 Francois Valentijn's Description of Ceylon

Sinnapah Arasaratnam (trs. And Ed.)

The Hakluyt Society, London, UK, 1978, 0-904180-06-9 / 9780904180060, First Edition, Hard Cover, Fine, Fair, 15 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 410 with numerous b/w illustrations and several folding maps. 006902

Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Guide to Chinese Prose: Second Edition

Jordan D. Paper

G.K. Hall & Co., Boston, USA, 1984, 0-8161-8621-9 / 9780816186211, Second Edition, Hard Cover, As New, No Jacket, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed pages: 169. 017196

Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Guide To Japanese Prose: Second Edition

Alfred H.Marks and Barry D.Bort

G.K. Hall & Co., Boston, USA, 1984, 0-8161-8630-8 / 9780816186303, Second Edition, Hard Cover, As New, No Jacket, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed pages: 204. 017198

Price: 40.00 USD
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11 Peculiar Language: Literature as Difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce

Derek Attridge

Metheun, London, UK, 1988, 0-416-07332-8 / 9780416073324, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 275. 007997

Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Phantasies of a Love-Thief: The Caurapancasika Attributed to Bilhana

Barbara Stoler Miller

Columbia University Press, New York, USA, 1971, 0-231-03451-2 / 9780231034517, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Very Good, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 245 with numerous b/w photos. Bumped corners. Torn dust-jacket. Some yellow marks on a few pages. 010740

Price: 19.50 USD
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13 Selected Letters of Gustav Mahler: The Original Edition Selected By Alma Mahler Enlarged and Edited with New Introduction, Illustrations and Notes

Knud Martner; Translated from the Original German By Eithne Wilkins, Ernst Kaiser and Bill Hopkins

Faber and Faber Limited, London, UK, 1979, 0-571-08643-8 / 9780571086436, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Fair, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 480 with numerous colour illustrations. Torn binding. Price clipped. 010153

Price: 40.00 USD
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14 Sir Francis Drake's West Indian Voyage 1585-86

Mary Frear Keeler

The Hakluyt Society, London, UK, 1981, 0-904180-01-8 / 9780904180015, First Edition, Hard Cover, Fine, Fair, 15 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 372 with numerous b/w illustrations and several folding maps. 006897

Price: 40.00 USD
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