Bookends: Of political idealism, corporate twists and fitness

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Embark on a journey of remorse, redemption and love where a girl falls for a man with dark secrets; then a modern day version of the Mahabharata presented with a humorous corporate twist.

Learn the secrets of silk and finally, some tips for a healthy heart, mind and body. This is what we have for you on IANS bookshelf for this weekend. Read on.

1. Book: The Gospel of Yudas; Author: K.R. Meera; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 158

Prema is deeply infatuated with Yudas, the enigmatic man who dredges corpses from the bottom of the nearby lake. Longing to be rescued from the tyranny of her father, Prema finds herself drawn towards the Maoist political ideology.

But Yudas is haunted by secrets of his own and bears the burden of crushing guilt. K.R. Meera’s latest book is ferociously powerful and utterly absorbing. It raises alarmingly relevant questions about the politics of allegiance and the price of idealism.

2. Book: Corpokshetra; Author: Deepak Kaul; Publisher: Westland; Price: Rs 200; Pages: 124

After serving 13 years of exile, the Pandavas have returned home and are demanding their stake in Hastinapur Inc. But the Kauravas are not ready to give them a penny. The battlelines are drawn, but the present day Kurukshetra war is the corporate boardroom.

Author Deepak Kaul gives a corporate twist to Mahabharata retold in a funny and humorous way for the MBA generation.

Book-Weavers3. Book: The Weavers; Author: Geetha Iyer; Publisher: Harper Collins; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 198

Did you know that insects were spinning silk 150 million years ago and dance flies of the family Empididae court their mates by presenting them silk-wrapped prey?

Geetha Iyer’s book is all about silk – an enquiry into the life of insects, their management practices, their mating rituals and ways of life.

4. Book: Keep Eating Keep Losing: Weight Loss Secrets; Author: Claudia Ciesla; Publisher: Om Books; Price: Rs 195; Pages: 218

With three basic components — healthy eating, exercise and rest — the book presents a holistic strategy drawn up to help you reorganise your life by making good health an all-important goal.

With handy tips and helpful suggestions, this book provides the key to optimal health. Bid goodbye to the diet fads, trends and misconceptions and rediscover an efficient way to healthy living.


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