Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs

65 Featured Titles

Sort: Author  Date  Format  Price  Title


Exam Copy
Last Man in Tower

Written by Aravind Adiga


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73983-4 (0-307-73983-X)

From the Booker Prize–winning author of The White Tiger, a stunning novel of greed and murder in contemporary Mumbai.

At the heart of this novel are two equally compelling men, poised for a showdown. Real estate developer Dharmen Shah rose from nothing to create an empire and hopes to seal his... Read more >

Exam Copy
Haunting Bombay

Written by Shilpa Agarwal


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: April 1, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-630-7 (1-56947-630-6)

A motherless girl living with her grandmother and her uncle’s family in their bungalow in 1960s Bombay inadvertently unleashes a ghost, forcing the family to confront the shocking truth behind a drowning death that occurred there years earlier.

“Intriguing.”–USA Today

“Will definitely appeal to fans of Monica Ali and Jhumpa Lahiri... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Indian Love Poems

Edited by Meena Alexander


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4225-8 (1-4000-4225-9)

Beginning with the Kama Sutra, the erotic handbook written more than two thousand years ago, this gathering of poems ranges up to present-day India and the poets of the Indian diaspora: from the 12th-century female poet Mahadeviyakka to the early-20th-century Nobel Prize-winning Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore to such contemporary poets as... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Hero's Walk

Written by Anita Rau Badami


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45092-0 (0-345-45092-2)

The Hero’s Walk is a remarkably intimate novel that fills the senses with the unique textures of India. With humor and keen insight, Anita Rau Badami draws us into her story of the graceful heroism of the ordinary.

In a small, dusty town in India, Sripathi Rao struggles as a copywriter to... Read more >

Exam Copy
Tamarind Woman

Written by Anita Rau Badami


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 2, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-46494-1 (0-345-46494-X)

"Though storytelling and the mother-daughter relationship are at the core of Tamarind Woman,it is also a splendidly evocative picture of India after independence, of middle-class Indians moving into the void left by the departed British, of the railway colonies in which the Moorthy family lived...and of the teeming life of the... Read more >

Exam Copy
What the Body Remembers
A Novel
Written by Shauna Singh Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49605-6 (0-385-49605-2)

Out of the rich culture of India and the brutal drama of the 1947 Partition comes this lush and eloquent debut novel about two women married to the same man.

Roop is a young girl whose mother has died and whose father is deep in debt. So she is elated to learn... Read more >

Exam Copy
Mirabai
Ecstatic Poems
Translated by Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6387-3 (0-8070-6387-8)

Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

Translated by Richard Burton
Introduction by Margot Anand


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75924-6 (0-375-75924-7)

Sir Richard F. Burton’s translation of The Kama Sutra remains one of the best English interpretations of this early Indian treatise on politics, social customs, love, and intimacy. Its crisp style set a new standard for Sanskrit translation.

The Kama Sutra stands uniquely as a work of psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Freedom Song
Three Novels
Written by Amit Chaudhuri


Format: Trade Paperback, 450 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70400-0 (0-375-70400-0)

What most immediately galvanizes the reader of Freedom Song is the elegance and idiosyncrasy of Amit Chaudhuri's writing. In the words of Salman Rushdie: "[His] languorous, elliptical, beautiful prose is impressively impossible to place in any category at all." And it is this quality of ineffability that gives Chaudhuri's words the... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Immortals

Written by Amit Chaudhuri


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45465-2 (0-307-45465-7)

In 1980s Bombay, a highly regarded voice teacher and his affluent sixteen-year-old student enter into a relationship that will have unexpected and lasting consequences in their lives, and the lives of their families. With exquisitely sensuous detail, quiet humor, and unsentimental poignancy, Amit Chaudhuri paints a luminous portrait of the spiritual... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
A New World
A Novel
Written by Amit Chaudhuri


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72480-0 (0-375-72480-X)

Freedom Song, his acclaimed trilogy of short novels, established Amit Chaudhuri as one of our most distinctive Indian writers. In A New World he once again infuses a quiet tale of family life with extraordinary depth and compassion.

A year after his divorce, Jayojit Chatterjee travels to his native Calcutta with his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature

Edited by Amit Chaudhuri


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71300-2 (0-375-71300-X)

In recent years American readers have been thrilling to the work of such Indian writers as Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth. Now this extravagant and wonderfully discerning anthology unfurls the full diversity of Indian literature from the 1850s to the present, presenting today’s brightest talents in the company of their distinguished... Read more >

Exam Copy
Babyji

Written by Abha Dawesar


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3456-7 (1-4000-3456-6)

Sixteen-year-old Anamika Sharma is a leader among her peers. At school she is an ace at quantum physics. At home she sneaks off to her parents' scooter garage to read the Kama-sutra. Before long she has seduced an elegant older divorcée and the family servant, and has caught the eye of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
That Summer in Paris

Written by Abha Dawesar


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27545-5 (0-307-27545-0)

From the award-winning author of Babyji comes an utterly seductive tale of an aging writer whose involvement with a young woman forces him to face the eternal question of love.

Prem Rustum, a famous but reclusive Indian author, has spent most of his life consumed with writing. Feeling the weight of his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Mistress of Spices
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 17, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48238-7 (0-385-48238-8)

Magical, tantalizing, and sensual, The Mistress of Spices is the story of Tilo, a young woman born in another time, in a faraway place, who is trained in the ancient art of spices and ordained as a mistress charged with special powers. Once fully initiated in a rite of fire, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Palace of Illusions
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51599-3 (0-385-51599-5)

A reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat.

Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. Narrated by Panchaali, the wife of the legendary Pandavas brothers in the Mahabharat, the novel gives us a new... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Queen of Dreams

Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3044-6 (1-4000-3044-7)

From the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart comes a spellbinding tale of mothers and daughters, love and cultural identity.

Rakhi, a young painter and single mother, is struggling to come to terms with her relationship with ex-husband Sonny, a hip Bay Area DJ, and with her dream-teller mother, who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Sister of My Heart
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 18, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48951-5 (0-385-48951-X)

From the highly acclaimed, award-winning author of Arranged Marriage and Mistress of Spices, comes a passionate novel about the extraordinary ties between Sudha and Anju, who have bonded in every way since they were born. However, family secrets and romantic jealousies threaten to tear them apart. Pushed into arranged marriages when... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Unknown Errors of Our Lives
Stories
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 15, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49728-2 (0-385-49728-8)

In her poignant new story collection, the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices captures lives at crossroad moments–caught between past and present, home and abroad, tradition and fresh experience.

A widow struggles to adapt to a world in which neighbors are strangers and her domestic skills... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Vine of Desire
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49730-5 (0-385-49730-X)

The beloved characters of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s bestselling novel Sister of My Heart are reunited in this powerful narrative that challenges the emotional bond between two lifelong friends, as the husband of one becomes dangerously attracted to the other.

Anju and Sudha formed an astounding, almost psychic connection during their childhood in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Bhagavad Gita

Translated by Eknath Easwaran


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 2000
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70555-7 (0-375-70555-4)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

The Bhagavad Gita (in Sanskrit, “Song of the Lord”) is the most famous poem in all of Hindu literature and part of the Mahabharata, the Indian epic masterpeice. The Gita consists of a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna on the morning of a climactic battle. Krishna... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi

Written by Mahatma Gandhi


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-800-4 (1-55643-800-1)

The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata, about the legendary conflict between two branches of an Indian ruling family. Framed as a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Glass Palace
A Novel
Written by Amitav Ghosh


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75877-5 (0-375-75877-1)

Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
In an Antique Land
History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
Written by Amitav Ghosh


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 29, 1994
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72783-5 (0-679-72783-3)

Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research from his journey to a small village in Egypt, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some imagined, some real, all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In An Antique Land is an inspired work that transcends... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
In Times of Siege
A Novel
Written by Githa Hariharan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3337-9 (1-4000-3337-3)

Meek, middle-aged Professor of History Shiv Murthy takes in his 24-year-old ward, Meena, when she breaks her leg—even though they barely know each other. Over the next six weeks, his quiet life will be thrown into turmoil: as he struggles to care for this intellectual, self-possessed, and sexually aware young woman... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
View pages: 1 | 2 | 3
Page 1 of 3