25 Tales of King Vikrama and the Vetala

By Anupama Sivakumar
Category : Children / Young Reader
Type : Paper Back
Pages : 284

Fantasy has always been a part of Indian literature. Some of the most enjoyable and daring stories come from Indian fantasy. The stories of King Vikrama and the vetala are a prime example. King Vikramaditya, a well-known ruler of medieval India, was courageous, clever, and resourceful. He is believed to have ruled Malwa around 57/56 BCE, King Vikrama, as he was called, is the hero of stories found in many ancient texts. In these tales, the vetala tells stories to King Vikrama, each in the form of a riddle. The king must respond, and how he deals with the vetala and escapes from near-death is narrated in this book. Each story is thrilling and captivating, pulling the reader into the thrilling worlds of storytelling and fantasy. Simply narrated, accompanied by fantastic illustrations, this book is sure to spark the imagination and entertain, while also reminding readers of India's rich heritage in this genre. 32 Tales of Vikramaditya 's Throne, the companion volume to this book, is a recommended read if you enjoyed this one.


32 Tales of Vikramaditya`s Throne

By Anupama Sivakumar
Category : Children / Young Reader
Type : Paper Back
Pages : 364

"King Bhoja finds the legendary and grand throne that once belonged to King Vikrama. The throne has thirty-two divine statues holding it up. King Bhoja has the throne blessed and placed in his court because he wants to sit on it. However, as he is about to climb onto it, he realizes that living up to King Vikrama's legacy is not easy. Each statue comes to life and tells a story about King Vikrama, his generosity, selflessness, bravery, kingship, and other leadership qualities. They challenge King Bhoja, questioning if he deserves the throne. The stories in this book are enjoyable, with some being a story within a story. The reader will be pulled into the tales, delighted by their imaginative richness. The stories are told in straightforward language and come with fantastic illustrations that reflect the imagination and spark interest. 32 Tales of Vikramaditya's Throne is a must-have for the family library, drawing from the fantasy genre found in Indian literature. 25 Tales of King Vikrama and the Vetala, the companion volume to this book, is a must-read if you liked this one."


Mumbai Face of Today`s India

Category : Non Fiction / Reference
Type : Hardback
Pages : 400

"The name Mumbai which was already in vogue in the 16th century and used by the local Koli (fisherfolks), is derived from the name of the patron goddess of the Koli community, Mumba or Maha-Amba and the word 'aai', mother in the Marathi language. Bombay was officially named Mumbai by the Government of Maharashtra State in 1995. The city of Mumbai has witnessed several advancements from its inception. Over the last two decades, the city's skyline emulates New York in the United States of America. The towering skyscrapers of Mumbai has a compelling statement to add to this bustling financial capital. The vibe is fascinating, and the glimpses only get more surreal with every passing year."


The Story of Sex

By Philippe Brenot
Category : Non Fiction / Reference
Type : Hardback
Pages : 202

Sex is everywhere, but how many of us truly understand it? We humans have had sex on the brain since pre-civilization either for pleasure, power or procreation. But what do we really know about it? In The Story of Sex, sexologist Philippe Brenot combines anthropology, sociology, psychology, and history with witty comics for an in-depth explanation of this essential aspect of humanity. The Story of Sex, the first graphic history of its kind, brilliantly and humorously uncovers the most fascinating details of our sexual ancestry and foretells a future of virtual gratification.


The Creativity Code

By Marcus Du Sautoy
Category : Non Fiction / Management
Type : Hardback
Pages : 336

Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference? As humans, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be alive. In the Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as providing an essential guide to how algorithms work and the mathematical rules underpinning them. He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music.