presented by Vijaya Rao
by Amit Mukherjee.
Music's Journey Towards the People in the Post-war France
Today, music is mainly considered as an entertainment for wider audience. Music is a new expression as well as a way of life.
However, what is the raison-dètre of music? Is music only a means of entertainment or
does it have deeper social impact? In this book, music has been seen as a social sector in the sixties and seventies French Society.
Price: 15 Euros, USD 25, 250INR
By Asha Radhakrishnan.
Indianoceanic Humanism: The literature from the Indian Ocean comprises of the Islands of Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles and Rodrigues.
In this biik tries to capture the essence if Le Dernier Frere(The Last Brother) of Maruitian writer Nathacha Approach
Asha has given the precepts of exile, friendship, fraternity and identity as found in this work of Nathacha.
Price: 15 Euros, USD 25, 250INR
by Bénédicte Meyssan.
A collection of tales from Southern India written by Benedicte Meyssan who has been a diplomat to India.
These stories are from the legends and mythology which are quite present in the everyday life of that part
of India, like it explains the origin of Onam festival, the tale of Villnour and the legends of Kutiyattam.
Ms Meyssan lives in Bombay/Mumbai.
Price: 3 Euros
by Peter Pannke.
“Peter Pannke is a wildman, raw, honest, daring, and drowning deeply into his dream life.” Coleman Barks
DREAMTALKER is a collection of songs, poems and two essays by Peter Pankke. This book may be termed as the
latest published document that inherits the free thinking and free spirit of the world since at least from
the time Alexander the Great or before. Beyond the creative scopes, DREAMTALKER also documents the history
of lovers, in the words of the author “I am sniffing the footprints of all those lost, pale-faced lovers, hobos,
drifters and bums, mad hatters, minstels, malangs and majubs, derwishes, fakirs and qalandars, griots, jesters
& bauls who passed before me, and when I smell their perfume I wag my tail and start to howl. That’s what my songs are!
I’m a dog running up and down the road of the troubadours.” This book has been previewed by the author at the Jaipur
International Literary Festival and also at the Calcutta (Kolkata) Book Fair. It will be available in the Indian market
Price 9.90 Euros/INR 250
by Shiv Prakash.
One of the leading playwright and poet Prof Shiva Prakash, who is currently the Director of
Tagore Centre under Indian Foreign Ministry, Government of India, has shaped and given a new
voice to Kannada theatre and Indian Literature. Based on Indian mythology this play has been
staged over a 100 times in India and abroad. This gives an idea of contemporary Indian plays in
French language.O Tombeau, Chambre Nuptiale, Je Suis Fragile/ Koumarane Valvane
Koumarane is a playwright, translator and teacher. He has been involved in world’s leading theatre groups in India.
He is fluent in several languages including Kannada, Tamil and English. He is presently staying in India.
Price: 5 Euros
by Aurelie Blanchet.
Aurélie Blanchet is a psuedoname of a French woman poet. She is a globe-trotter.
She studied literature and earned a doctoral degree from the Sorbonne. She publishes
articles regularly. ‘Transit en transe’ and ‘Transit Entrance’ is a collection of her
poems she had written in last one decade during her stay in Australia and India and while
travelling around the world. She originally wrote them in French and reputed Indian poet
Rita Malhotra translated them into English.
Price: 5 Euros, 170INR
by Priti Sanyal.
A collection of poems by Priti Sanyal in Bengali along with translations by Pritwindra
Mukherjee, Pepita Guha and Siba Jyoti Guha. These poems were originally published in
premier Bengali literary magazine Krittibas
Price: 7.5 Euros
by Savita Singh.
This is a collection of poems already published by Rajkamal Prakashan in Hindi.
The poems are translated by Annie Montaut, Laetitia Zecchini, Azhar Abbas, Anne Castaign and Uttam Bharathare
Price: 5 Euros, 250INR
by Rita Malhotra.
Well known contemporary poet Dr Rita Malhotra’s collection of short poems which she fondly calls unfolding of fleeting thoughts in
the form of words. From personal intimacy to political ideas, these poems capture a rare haiku-length poetics.
The French version has been rendered by Prof Dominique de Gasquet, who has spent several years in India as a diplomat.
Language: English – French
Price: 5 Euros, 250INR
by Ranajit Sarkar.
A wonderful collection of verses written by Ranajit Sarkar – who grew up in Bengal and Pondicherry
and lived in France and Holland. The melody of his poems captures a tonality that reflects the his close relationship with
multiple cultures and language. Langue étrangère which means foreign language or tongue becomes his own. Hence,
eminent academic Prof Vijaya Rao contextuatized his poems in the history of French language writings by Indian/
Price: 8 Euros, USD 10, 299INR
by Claude Lesne
Claude Lesne has spent over twenty five years in doing a research on the footsteps of Ibn-e-Batutta in India.
This magnum opus of Ms Lense is a very first book on the young Maghreb-an traveller’s sojourn in India, who reached Delhi in the
first quarter of the fourteenth century. A fascinating narrative captures the time and the characters in their minute details.
World Rights Available.
Price: 40 Euros, 850INR
by Basudha Banerji.
What the world is starting to talk about now, a self-effacing yet
official was doing 30 years (and more) earlier.
Sustainable rural development is the mantra today and was recently the theme of the Rio+20 earth summit.
Yet, even against the backdrop of the unrest and political turbulence that wracked Assam in the 1980s, a
veterinarian was quietly creating a revolution in rural self-sufficiency. Nothing deterred him and now,
30 years later, a documentary maker sets out to discover trails long gone cold in retelling this remarkable
story of one man's battle against odds to turn a dream into reality.
Basudha Halder Banerji is an award winning documentary maker with All India Radio.
Her first jobs were on the editorial desks of Guwahati dailies The Sentinel and the now defunct The Northeast Times.
Her articles have appeared in The Times of India, The Indian Express and Femina. This is the first time she has
written anything longer than a radio script. Currently camping in Shillong, she has a home in Delhi, which she
shares with a daughter, a son (four-legged and furry), a husband and a very old, very cranky maid.
Price: 15 Euros, USD 25, 350 INR
by Manoj Nair.
As Claudius once put it, most documents survive the test of time rather
by chance than intention. Creative endeavours by artists, musicians and film-makers very often slips into public
domain by the same rule. How to talk about an artist's work in our time, especially without the foreknowledge of what
will or will not survive in future? Here are
a series of interviews and essays, through which the author tries to hitch hardcore aesthetic perceptions to the public discourse,
albeit a rare attempt in a country where reporting art & culture begins and ends with
Bollywood over posh cocktails at parties. The common thread here is the contemporary Indian art and cultural scene, trying for
a deeper understanding of it. From art to art mart, from celluloid to classic music practitioners from the written word to the writers,
shows up India in a very different way.
Manoj Nair has been a journalist for nearly 25 years, working for several Indian publications including the
The Indian Express, The Hindustan Times and Outlook. His last day job
was as Editor (Special Features) at the The Economic Times. Being both a visual arts school and film studies dropout, his
interests in the media sphere have naturally been visual art, music, cinema and literature. Of late, he's busied himself curating
art shows and writing and editing contemporary art show catalogues both in India and abroad.
Price: 15 Euros, USD 25, 499 INR