TNN Bureau. Updated: 8/1/2022 12:49:15 PM Books and Authors

Compiled by: My Secret Bookshelf

1) “The Land of Nothing: A Tale of finding your Self-Worth” by Anushka Kapse

(Motivational Non-Fiction | Format: Paperback/Kindle | MRP: 225 INR)

BLURB: Why do even highly educated women fall into the clutches of self-doubt, suffocation, rejection, feeling of worthless?
"Thorns are given to a rose so that it can be protected, but a 'Rose' will remain a 'Rose' without thorns also. It doesn't need other's approval to claim itself. You have given so much importance to the thorns that you have forgotten why you are here on this earth. Universe carries out its work through you all. Everyone gets what they are worth based on their own choices across lifetimes. You call it 'Karma.' The good that you have done has come to you through good fortune. In the material world, it will manifest through somebody. That 'somebody' is the channel to send Divine Blessings to its rightful owner. But many times, the channel feels that it is the provider of good fortune. How ignorant! Your Existence is because of YOU! Never forget that. It's time to rise like a Lotus," said the divine figure before dissolving into the cosmos.
Will the external pilgrimage open the doors of the inner sanctum of Dr.Vaidehi? Find out as the story unfolds on the journey of holy Mount Kailash-Mansarovar.
“The Land of Nothing” is a tale of modern women who got the opportunity to become competent professionals, but couldn't empower themselves to break free from the traditional patriarchal society mindset.

2) “The Demons of Jaitraya” by Shubira Prasad

(Mytho-Fantasy Fiction | Format: Paperback/Kindle | MRP: 280 INR)

BLURB: The epics say, in the great war of Ramayana, a number of rakshasas escaped. They hid in the bowels of the Earth, in the water and in space and remained dormant for eons. In the 20th century of the Christian era, however, some of them reappeared in different forms to plague the Earth with wars and illnesses. At the end of his war with Ravana, Rama had asked Hanuman to raise and train a contingent of warriors who would take birth multiple times on Earth, to contain the demons. Aishani and Adheesh are two such warriors, blessed with divine weapons and powers to fight the world’s evils at present times. Read this exciting story to know who finally wins. The good or the evil? “The Demons of Jaitraya” is the first book of the trilogy of the war between demons and humans.

3) “One Vulnerable Dot: A Dare to be Enough”

(Poetry | Format: Kindle | MRP: 230 INR)

BLURB: A common story, of a common girl, having a common life and just like all, common struggles. Only thing which is not common is that those emotions and struggles are voiced irrespective of "what will people say".
A journey which most of us go through, three phases of life, the falling, the rising and the healing, is all weaved together in bunch of poetries beautifully lined with real life pictures, having various human emotions, of joy & sorrow, love and hate, pain and gain, lose and win, lie and truth, hope and faith, all in the form of a heartfelt story which would not fail to provoke your catharsis.
“One Vulnerable Dot” is a reminder of resilience and hope in the darkest of hours.

4) “Who Ate Our Food?” by Namita Das

(Horror Comedy Fiction | Format: Paperback/Kindle | MRP: 150 INR)

BLURB: Richa and Tanmay, an urban couple have bought a fully furnished apartment in Mumbai. It was cheap compared to the market cost and Tanmay was sceptical about the deal. On asking, the broker Shravan revealed that the owner, Mrs Rastogi’s husband had passed away after he ate a samosa. It’s been a year since his death and Mrs Rastogi is in urgent need of money, hence she is ready to let go of the apartment in a distress sale. Despite being doubtful about the deal, Tanmay agreed to buy the house for Richa’s happiness. But since the day they moved into the house, only the junk and fast food stored in the fridge at night would mysteriously vanish by the next morning. Richa was suspicious it was either the maid or Tanmay who are polishing the food away. Richa is determined to find the thief but the secret that unfolds at the end leaves her horror-stricken and astonished. What did Richa find out? Who was the food thief? Read to find out.

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