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  • Metamorphosis (Novel)
    Franz Kafka
    395 328

    Item Code: #KGP-361

    Availability: In stock

    The Metamorphosis is one of Franz Kafka's most well-known works. It is the story of a young man, Gregor Samsa, who transformed overnight into a giant beetle-like insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. 
    A harrowing—though absurdly comic — meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction.
  • Sense And Sensibility (Novel)
    Jane Austen
    495 396

    Item Code: #KGP-362

    Availability: In stock

    Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, was Jane Austen's first published novel, which she wrote under the pseudonym "A Lady".
    The story is about Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience both romance and heartbreak. The contrast between the sisters' characters is eventually resolved as they each find love and lasting happiness. Through the events in the novel, Elinor and Marianne encounter the sense and sensibility of life and  love.
  • She (Stories)
    Dixy Gandhi
    425 340

    Item Code: #KGP-783

    Availability: In stock

    A first ever collection of stories centered around Women’s lives in Modern Times
    Society in modern times is changing very fast, and so is changing the situation and role of women in facing and dealing with them. With the expansion of education among them, they are taking things with gusto and intelligence, at times coming out with unexpected results. Their understanding is different, approach is different and what they present is also not only engrossing but also enlightening.
    It is time women wrote with themselves at the centre of happenings and here is perhaps the first such collection of exciting stories by the upcoming author Dixy Gandhi who shows great promise and quality.

  • 20-Best Stories From Europe (Paperback)
    Prashant Kaushik
    150

    Item Code: #KGP-7205

    Availability: In stock

    What is an anthology, if not an amalgamation of words?

    In this 20-BEST series, we bring to you short stories, folktales and classics from a land that is as enigmatic as they are intriguing. European short stories are world famous for their story-telling flow—natural, simple, and veracious. A 360-degree contrast from the tales of our country, from the social makeup of our society, our beliefs, customs and legends, these stories open up a new world on each page.

    With stories like Elsi, The Unusual Farm Maid by Jeremias Gotthelf, The Jews’ Beech-tree by Annette Von Droste-hülshoff, The Broommaker of Rychiswyl by Jeremias Gotthelf, Fair Eckbert by Ludwig Tieck, How Joggeli Finds A Wife by Jeremias Gotthelf, A Little Legend of the Dance by Gottfied Keller, this book is a compilation of 20 famous European short stories. Each story is beautiful in its own style, holding the readers spellbound.

    Time to indulge in some old-world charm all the way from Europe.
  • 20-Best Stories From Italy (Classics)
    GLOBAL VISION PRESS
    395 316

    Item Code: #KGP-365

    Availability: In stock

    Imagine reading a 20-page introduction about an author and their times before we even start reading a story. Wait… do not imagine… just pick up any classic available, and the imagination will transform into reality. In all possibility, we 'reject' these classics outright but our grandparents still swear by their narrations and their plots. They say a good story can never be put down… what happened to these? Younger generation, wrong choices—is it?
    A good story lives and touches our hearts but only in the form the author wrote it, and not with editorial notes. What is an enjoyable tale today is a classic tomorrow. Over generations, each piece of literary classic has received newer interpretations, perceptions and proportions. The 21st century world too needs a dollop of the classics of the yesteryears, which still stand relevant to our present conditions, even though the times have changed, be it only historically.
    Keeping this thought in mind, each classic in this collection comes to the reader just as the original piece; meaning, neither the publisher nor the editor have tampered with the authors' original writings. Each classic stands untouched and unabridged—just like it was years back, fresh from the author, fresh from the press!
  • The Mother Of All Books (Humour)
    Rajni Arun Kumar
    295 251

    Item Code: #KGP-352

    Availability: In stock

    From baby bump troubles to nappy changing woes, follow Sense’s humorous look at modern motherhood in India. From “Are you throwing up yet?” and “Where’s the belly? I want to see a belly!” to “Do you have milk?” and “No leaking?”, Sense has to grapple with not just her new found feelings with pregnancy and motherhood, but the barrage of oddly disturbing questions and advice from friends, family and so-called well-wishers.
    This book traces the journey of a young Indian couple through the eyes of the mother. As she goes through a myriad of ‘first time’ experiences, with often hilarious results, she hopes to get though motherhood with her sense of humour (and sanity) intact, all the while hoping she hasn’t permanently scarred the baby.

  • 20-Best Stories From Egypt (Paperback)
    Prashant Kaushik
    99

    Item Code: #KGP-7200

    Availability: In stock

    What is an anthology, if not an amalgamation of words?

    In this 20-BEST series, we bring to you short stories, folktales and classics from a land that is as enigmatic as they are intriguing. Egyptian short stories are world famous for their story-telling flow—natural, simple, and veracious. A 360-degree contrast from the tales of our country, from the social makeup of our society, our beliefs, customs and legends, these stories open up a new world on each page.

    With stories like Re’s Story, Isis, Osiris, The Greek Princess, The Shipwrecked Sailor, The Book of Thoth, Egypt’s Great Magician, this book is a compilation of 20 famous Egyptian short stories. 
    Each story is beautiful in its own style, holding the readers spellbound.

    Time to indulge in some old-world charm all the way from Egypt.
  • Mahayogi Gorakhnath : Sahitya Aur Darshan
    Govind Rajnish
    560 392

    Item Code: #KGP-9344

    Availability: In stock

    महायोगी गोरखनाथ: साहित्य और दर्शन एक अत्यंत महत्त्वपूर्ण पुस्तक है। प्रस्तुति प्रो. गोविंद रजनीश की है, जिन्होंने इसका संपादन भी किया है। प्रो. रजनीश गूढ़-गंभीर विषयों को सुगम रूप में व्यक्त-व्याख्यायित करने के लिए जाने जाते हैं। इस पुस्तक में उन्होंने भारतीय संस्कृति के सर्वश्रेष्ठ मनीषियों में से एक परमयोगी गोरखनाथ के निगूढ़ साहित्य और उसमें निहित दर्शन को संयोजित किया है। गोरखबानी के साथ उसका गद्यार्थ होने से पाठकों के लिए यह सामग्री कई दृष्टियों से पठनीय और संग्रहणीय बन पड़ी है।
    प्रो. रजनीश ने ‘भूमिका के दो अध्याय’ के अंतर्गत गोरखनाथ के व्यक्तित्व और उनकी गुरु परंपरा पर विस्तार से लिखा है। एक व्यक्ति के रूप में योगी गोरखनाथ के जन्म-जाति आदि पर यह प्रामाणिक सामग्री है। प्रो. रजनीश ने आचार्य हजारीप्रसाद द्विवेदी के ये वाक्य उद्ध्ृत किए हैं, ‘गोरखनाथ अपने युग के सबसे बड़े धर्मता थे।...उनका चरित्रा स्पफटिक के समान उज्ज्वल, बुद्धि भावावेश से एकदम अनाविल और कुशाग्र तीव्र थी।’ अध्याय 2 में ‘नाथ और सिद्ध’ शीर्षक से इन महान् परंपराओं का संक्षिप्त वर्णन किया गया है। साथ ही उस आभावलय को भी प्रकट किया गया जिसमें गोरखनाथ की अजेय अस्मिता चमकती है। प्रो. रजनीश के शब्दों में, ‘गोरखनाथ का काव्य दुरूह होकर भी उनके संबंध् में असंख्य दंतकथाओं, लोककथाओं और प्रवादों का जुड़ जाना उनके प्रखर और प्रभावी व्यक्तित्व का परिचायक है।’
    साखी (सबदी) और पद के अंतर्गत गोरखबानी को प्रस्तुत किया गया है। मूल के साथ सरल अर्थ भी है, जो पाठक के लिए उपयोगी है। गोरखनाथ के जीवन दर्शन को समझने के लिए इसका पाठ नितांत आवश्यक है। अनेक विद्वानों ने कबीर आदि परवर्ती संतों पर गोरखनाथ के प्रभाव का उल्लेख किया है, जो सर्वथा उचित है। 
  • Chasing Maya (Novel)
    Rohan Gagoi
    395 328

    Item Code: #KGP-606

    Availability: In stock

    Better jobs, bigger salaries, expensive cars, exclusive homes, exotic vacations, shopping abroad, admiration and jealousy of peers... What more can you expect from life! Or, may be, you can…! Come; explore your truth with ‘Chasing Maya’!
    ‘Chasing Maya’ is about thirty-two-year old Siddhartha Kumar, who in spite of his evident material success finds himself trapped in the grip of mediocrity – the distress and despair of being no different from millions of others in this world. Bemused, he sets on a quest to rediscover the zeal that once fuelled his dreams and passion and comes across with situations and people that lead him to astounding revelations.
    Share the anxiety, live the excitement and experience the magical transcendence as ‘Chasing Maya’ takes you on an incredible journey that every human soul instinctively seeks to undertake but only a negligible few truly succeed to accomplish!
  • 20-Best Stories From Africa (Paperback)
    Prashant Kaushik
    99

    Item Code: #KGP-7202

    Availability: In stock

    What is an anthology, if not an amalgamation of words?

    In this 20-BEST series, we bring to you short stories, folktales and classics from a land that is as enigmatic as they are intriguing. African short stories are world famous for their story-telling flow—natural, simple, and veracious. A 360-degree contrast from the tales of our country, from the social makeup of our society, our beliefs, customs and legends, these stories open up a new world on each page.

    With stories like Two Skin Woman, Slave Girl, South Winds, Apprentice, Allah’s Will, Green Leaves, this book is a compilation of 20 famous African short stories. Each story is beautiful in its own style, holding the readers spellbound.

    Time to indulge in some old-world charm all the way from Africa.
  • Wuthering Heights (Novel)
    Emily Bronte
    495 396

    Item Code: #KGP-573

    Availability: In stock

    A snowstorm evening. A moorland farmhouse. A visitor from south England on a recuperation trip. And a nightmare featuring the ghost of the earlier occupant of the farmhouse—trying to get in.
    Wuthering Heights and its chambers have stood the test of time and temperaments of the illustrious Earnshaws and the dark-skinned orphan Heathcliff. Through this classic romance, Emily Bronte takes us to the rebellious young Catherine Earnshaw, who with time, grows into an opinionated, treacherous woman in love with two men. And to Heathcliff, adoration and hatred for Catherine is the stuff classics are made of. All this while two illustrious families fall prey to the perfect scheming of the dark-skinned lunatic orphan! Will her love win or will it be his hatred?
    With love, betrayal, rivalry, and revenge at its heart, this saga of the moorland farmhouse has everything that awakens the base humane emotions. Realistically real with its vivid imagery, Wuthering Heights—166 years later too lives on, because love still drives the world, and revenge still destroys it.
  • A Coders Cocktail
    Shashwat Rai
    595 476

    Item Code: #KGP-853

    Availability: In stock

    An excerpt...
    My dreams had always been extravagant and seemingly more enjoyable to me than my real life. The strange world of 
    imaginations where I rescued the POWs from Somalia to making love to the 
    Hollywood babes was like a daily chore. 
    I would often reach the climax on a high note and would wake up with my heart pounding and sinking like the low-high tides of the moving ridges of the sea.
    My dreams were the answers to my real life questions. I was more than me, a kind of superhero, the Robin Hood alike in my dreams. Like the Iraqi shoe-throw journalist Muntader al-zaidi who was renowned for his dare devil act on Bush, I would somehow find ways while stargazing to flutter woman’s heart or make political revolutions worthy of being termed and credited for cultural turnarounds too. 
    Maybe I always dreamt in lieu of waking up as someone else. Maybe I wanted to be somebody that I wasn’t already now. 
    I loved my dreams more than I loved myself.
  • The Great Gatsby (Novel)
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    345 286

    Item Code: #KGP-364

    Availability: In stock

    Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel, takes us back to the spring in 1922, when Wall Street was booming, and bootleggers were in business due to the alcohol ban. Nick travels to New York from the mid-west in order to become a bondsman. He takes residence in West Egg, next to a huge mansion which belongs to a mysterious Mr. Gatsby.  Nick is reacquainted with Daisy and Tom Buchanan, a wealthy couple who lives across the bay from him. Nick befriends Gatsby, who is revealed to be infatuated with Daisy. Nick arranges for them to meet, and they began to have an affair.  Tom, who is also having an affair with a married woman, confronts Daisy and Tom, and Daisy is forced to return to Tom. As Daisy and Gatsby drive off afterwards, they run over and kill Myrtle Wilson, Tom's mistress. Tom lies to Myrtle's husband, and tells him that Gatsby was the driver, when in reality, Daisy was driving. Wilson shoots Gatsby at his home afterwards, and then commits suicide. Nick is disillusioned with the life he planned for in New York, and returns west to his home town.
    Nick reflects that just as Gatsby's dream of Daisy was corrupted by money and dishonesty, the American dream of happiness and individualism has disintegrated into the mere pursuit of wealth. Though Gatsby's power to transform his dreams into reality is what makes him “great,” Nick reflects that the era of dreaming—both Gatsby's dream and the American dream—is over.
  • 20-Best Stories From Egypt
    Prashant Kaushik
    325 260

    Item Code: #KGP-9313

    Availability: In stock

    What is an anthology, if not an amalgamation of words?

    In this 20-BEST series, we bring to you short stories, folktales and classics from a land that is as enigmatic as they are intriguing. Egyptian short stories are world famous for their story-telling flow—natural, simple, and veracious. A 360-degree contrast from the tales of our country, from the social makeup of our society, our beliefs, customs and legends, these stories open up a new world on each page.

    With stories like Re’s Story, Isis, Osiris, The Greek Princess, The Shipwrecked Sailor, The Book of Thoth, Egypt’s Great Magician, this book is a compilation of 20 famous Egyptian short stories. 
    Each story is beautiful in its own style, holding the readers spellbound.

    Time to indulge in some old-world charm all the way from Egypt.
  • The Growing Years (Novel)
    Ann Delorme
    595 446

    Item Code: #KGP-339

    Availability: In stock

    The Growing Years is a novel that deals with the life of a mother living in the shadow of death and, also the painful, exploratory years of adolescent children. It delves with a touch of humour into the complex psychology of children and adults as they age towards maturity and death, unwilling participants.
    The novel also traverses the depths of an Anglo Indian culture left behind by the colonials who quit India. A culture that has been nurtured and blossoms in the gardens of a hybrid race that still closet themselves in the bungalows of their minds.

  • 20-Best Stories From Spain & Portugal (Paperback)
    Prashant Kaushik
    125

    Item Code: #KGP-7198

    Availability: In stock

    What is an anthology, if not an amalgamation of words?

    In this 20-BEST series, we bring to you short stories, folktales and classics 
    from a land that is as enigmatic as they are intriguing. Spanish & Portuguese short stories are world famous for their story-telling flow—natural, simple, and veracious. A 360-degree contrast from the tales of our country, from the social makeup of our society, our beliefs, customs and legends, these stories 
    open up a new world on each page.

    With stories like Vain Queen, Maid and the Negress, Three Citrons of Love, Daughter of the Witch, Pedro and the Prince, Tower of ill Luck, this book is a compilation of 20 famous Spanish & Portuguese short stories. Each story is beautiful in its own style, holding the readers spellbound.

    Time to indulge in some old-world charm all the way from Spain & Portugal.
  • Pride And Prejudice (Novel)
    Jane Austen
    495 396

    Item Code: #KGP-572

    Availability: In stock

    Boy meets girl, Girl meets boy—how boring. 
    Girl hates boy, Boy loves her not—equally boring. 
    Put in some minor love tornadoes, now you are talking. That makes for the romance of the century.
    19th century England is in the midst of love-filled storms! Welcome
    to Meryton and to Elizabeth Bennet, who by the way hates Darcy. And Darcy thinks she is a part of 'Rich Groom Hunters' (at least her mother seems so)! A dozen fights, misunderstandings, and romantic musings later, will pride and prejudice fly out of the ‘English’ window for love to breathe?
    A romance mesh in a 'spoon and fork society' with drama to put Bollywood to shame. Nothing tugs at the heart like love does—and 'Pride and Prejudice' with love stories entangled all over, still tugs at our hearts in this 21st century just as it did way back in the 19th century. Meet the ‘you’ and 'your love story' in this tale of the haughty Darcy and the hotheaded Elizabeth.
    Read Jane Austen as she places life knowledge into an excellent plot to illustrate the negatives of pride and prejudice where relationships are concerned.  
    You will agree—love surely never ages!
  • 20-Best Stories From Africa
    Prashant Kaushik
    345 259

    Item Code: #KGP-9315

    Availability: In stock

    What is an anthology, if not an amalgamation of words?

    In this 20-BEST series, we bring to you short stories, folktales and classics from a land that is as enigmatic as they are intriguing. African short stories are world famous for their story-telling flow—natural, simple, and veracious. A 360-degree contrast from the tales of our country, from the social makeup of our society, our beliefs, customs and legends, these stories open up a new world on each page.

    With stories like Two Skin Woman, Slave Girl, South Winds, Apprentice, Allah’s Will, Green Leaves, this book is a compilation of 20 famous African short stories. Each story is beautiful in its own style, holding the readers spellbound.

    Time to indulge in some old-world charm all the way from Africa.
  • The Transfer
    Vibhuti Narain Rai
    495 396

    Item Code: #KGP-353

    Availability: In stock

    Despite the growing presence of multinationals and the ongoing emphasis on work-culture in the corporate world, if the first preference of the Indian middle classes continues to be government service even today, it is largely related to the pleasures of irresponsibility, idleness, graft, bribery and other forms of corruption. So in the last six decades since independence, government service has turned into a synonym of all the above vices. This is how transfers and postings among the services have become an ‘industry’ which is thriving and flourishing among us more than many others, from government offices to the bungalows of politicians in power.
    The finer details of this ‘industry’, which only an insider can access, are presented to us by this novel with a satire so trenchant and powerful that we begin to look at our bureaucracy during recent years with something close to despair. A delightful reading as it offers, the reader is compelled to begin asking whither we as a nation are headed.
  • The Luck Of The Jews (Novel)
    Michael Benanav
    595 476

    Item Code: #KGP-893

    Availability: In stock

    Over the course of ten years, writer and photographer Michael Benanav, investigated the extraordinary circumstances that enabled his father’s parents to survive the horrors of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe while most of their family and neighbors perished around them. From their story, he’s crafted an accomplished piece of literature, history, and thought, exploring both the events his grandparents lived through and his own struggles to find meaning in them. It’s a work of devastating emotional intensity that traces his own roots back to the terrible tragedy and incredible good fortune that together are THE LUCK OF THE JEWS.
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