Ten Kilorupees of Books – Part Two

Last saturday morning and this morning, I visited the two landmark bookstores are reasonably close to my place (at Swagath Garuda Mall and at Forum) and I’ve made a list of books that I think I might want to buy. I’m putting that list here. I’m also including books from the list that you had sent me by way of comments (both on the blog and on facebook) and via email. I haven’t seen some of them at Landmark so have used the price mentioned in Flipkart. In case you have read any of these, and have strong opinions about the books (either for or against), let me know. I’ll most probably execute the binge next Saturday.

What follows is the name of the book followed by the price. In most cases, I’ve omitted the author’s name.

Flight of the creative class 450
The real price of everything 900
Panic 250
The great railway bazaar 327
The universal history of numbers (in 3 parts; might just buy 1st 2; 3rd is CS) 1600
Metamagical themas 1344
Rise and fall of third chimpanzee 455
Evolution of cooperation 680
The oxford book of modern science writing 500
Bhagavad gita – paramahamsa yogananda – 600
The states of indian cricket – 300
The bowler’s holding the batsman’s willey 412
Gang leader for a day 390
Free – chris anderson; 500
The emerging mind (VS Ramachandran) 250
Men in white 400
A maidan view 300
Bhairavi – the global impact of indian music 450
The ugliness of the indian male 300
When genius failed 500
The blaft anthology of tamil pulp fiction 400
Predictably irrational 400
A splendid exchange – how trade shaped the world 350

I just did a quick totaling and the total value of my shortlist is around Rs. 12,000 . Considering that you might add some more to this list, I suppose even with some liberal pruning I’ll have enough to buy for ten kilorupees. I have left out books that I badly want to read but are not available in India. I’ll probably save them for later (by which time they might be published here) or order them online via flipkart.com.

Thanks in advance

11 thoughts on “Ten Kilorupees of Books – Part Two”

  1. If you really want to read about Tamil pulp, buy BGL Swamy’s ‘Tamilu Tahlegala Naduve’. More fun, more info about fake-dating process in Tamil literature and really funny anecdotes of the author in TN. (BTW, BGL Swamy is DVG’s son and very eminent in his own right.)

  2. If you like Guha’s writing, I’d recommend –
    The Corner of a Foreign Field
    Spin and Other Turns

    Neither of them is a recent release. So, might be hard to get. I’ve a hunch ‘The States of Indian cricket’ recycles material from these two earlier books

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