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    • A House for Mr. Biswas

    • Written by: V.S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A House for Mr. Biswas, by Nobel and Booker Prize-winning author V. S. Naipaul, is a powerful novel about one man's struggle for identity and belonging. Born into poverty, then trapped in the shackles of charity and gratitude, Mr. Biswas longs for a house he can call his own. He loathes his wife and her wealthy family, upon whom he is dependent. Finding himself a mere accessory on their estate, his constant rebellion is motivated by the one thing that can symbolize his independence.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • descriptive nonsense!

    • By Prasad on 23-04-19

    Regular price: ₹1,289.00

    • A Passage to India

    • Written by: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dr. Aziz is a young Muslim physician in the British Indian town of Chandrapore. One evening he comes across an English woman, Mrs. Moore, in the courtyard of a local mosque; she and her younger travelling companion Adela are disappointed by claustrophobic British colonial culture and wish to see something of the 'real' India. But when Aziz kindly offers to take them on a tour of the Marabar caves with his close friend Cyril Fielding, the trip results in a shocking accusation....

    Regular price: ₹759.00

    • The Bankster

    • Written by: Ravi Subramanian
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bankers build their careers on trust, or so everyone thinks, till a series of murders threaten to destroy the reputation that the Greater Boston Global Bank (GB2) has built over the years. Who is behind these killings, and what is their motive? When Karan Panjabi, press reporter and ex-banker, digs deeper, he realizes that he has stumbled upon a global conspiracy with far-reaching ramifications - a secret that could not only destroy the bank but also cast a shadow on the entire nation.

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • Joseph Anton

    • Written by: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Salman Rushdie, Sam Dastor
    • Length: 27 hrs
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    On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being "against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran". So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team.

    Regular price: ₹957.00

    • Em and the Big Hoom

    • Written by: Jerry Pinto
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meet Imelda and Augustine, or - as our young narrator calls his unusual parents - Em and the Big Hoom. Most of the time, Em smokes endless beedis and sings her way through life. She is the sun around which everyone else orbits. But as enchanting and high-spirited as she can be, when Em's bipolar disorder seizes her she becomes monstrous, sometimes with calamitous consequences for herself and others.

    Regular price: ₹668.00

    • The Story of India

    • Written by: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past.

    Regular price: ₹748.00

    • Between the Assassinations

    • Written by: Aravind Adiga
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Welcome to Kittur, India. Of its 193,432 residents, only 89 declare themselves to be without religion or caste. And if the characters in Between the Assassinations are any indication, Kittur is an extraordinary crossroads of the brightest minds and the poorest morals, the up-and-coming and the downtrodden, and of an India that modern literature has rarely addressed.

    Regular price: ₹683.00

    • The Buddha and the Sahibs

    • The men who discovered India's lost religion
    • Written by: Charles Allen
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For nearly 1,000 years, from the destruction of temples and monasteries by Muslim invaders in the 11th and 12th centuries, followed by Hinduism’s increasing power, Buddhism vanished from the country of its origin. Though hugely influential throughout Asia, the religion was forgotten in India.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book

    • By Muthu Prakash on 10-12-18

    Regular price: ₹1,237.00

    • The Guiding Light

    • A Selection of Quotations from My Favourite Books
    • Written by: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Guiding Light, Dr Kalam chooses the finest examples of writings from the numerous books, religious texts, philosophical tracts and poetry that he has read over the years. These words have impacted and shaped his thinking, helped him in times of need and made him the person he is. He has quoted from these works in his writings and lectures that have inspired millions of people he has met all over the world.

    Regular price: ₹233.00

    • The Turbulent Years

    • 1980-1996
    • Written by: Pranab Mukherjee
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Turbulent Years opens in the 1980s. Sanjay Gandhi is dead under unexpected tragic circumstances; not many years later, Indira Gandhi is assassinated; Rajiv Gandhi, 'the reluctant politician', abruptly becomes India's Prime Minister. Pranab Mukherjee was witness to (and sometimes a participant in) the momentous events of the 1980s and the 1990s, a period that was indisputably the most turbulent in India's post-Independence history.

    Regular price: ₹501.00

    • The Mimic Men

    • Written by: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Former government minister Ralph Singh is the perpetual outsider: displaced, disillusioned, and now living in exile, Ralph reflects on his earlier life and the searing effects of colonialism. Ralph's constant estrangement sees him ever attempting to fit into various communities, only to find home in more transient spaces. Born on the tropical island of Isabella, he is one of West India's many "Mimic Men".

    Regular price: ₹1,407.00

    • Inspector Ghote Caught in Meshes

    • Written by: H.R.F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An American visitor to India is killed on the road from Bombay to Poona. Called in to investigate the murder, Inspector Ghote soon makes the acquaintance of the victim's brother, Professor Gregory Strongbow. But the professor is both stubborn and evasive, refusing to tell Ghote what he knows about the events leading up to Hector's death. Soon Ghote finds his own life in danger, as he is faced with a conspiracy that reaches to the very highest levels of Indian politics... This is the third book in the hugely popular 'Inspector Ghote' series from H.R.F. Keating.

    Regular price: ₹607.00

    • The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

    • Written by: Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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    Vish Puri is as fond of butter chicken as the next Punjabi. And when there's plenty on offer at the Delhi Durbar hotel where he's attending an India Premier League cricket match dinner, he's the first to tuck in. Irfan Khan, father of Pakistani star cricketer Kamran Khan, can't resist either. But the creamy dish proves his undoing. After a few mouthfuls, he collapses on the floor, dead. Clearly this isn't a case of Delhi Belly. But who amongst the stars, politicians, bureaucrats, and industrialists poisoned Khan is a mystery.

    Regular price: ₹683.00

    • Last Man In Tower

    • Written by: Avarind Adiga
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
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    Real estate developer Dharmen Shah’s offer to buy out the residents of Vishram Society - a formerly respectable, now crumbling apartment complex that abuts the infamous Dharavi slums - is more than generous. But one man stands in the way of Shah’s luxury high- rise: Masterji, a retired schoolteacher who will not leave his home in Vishram’s Tower A.

    Regular price: ₹1,054.00

    • The Jewel in the Crown

    • Raj Quartet
    • Written by: Paul Scott
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the India of 1942, two rapes take place simultaneously - that of an English girl in Mayapore, and that of India by the British. In each, physical violence, racial animosity, the coercion of the weak by the strong all play their part, but playing a part too are love, affection, loyalty, and recognition that the last division of all to be overcome is the colour of the skin.

    Regular price: ₹835.00

    • The Murder of the Maharajah

    • Written by: H. R.F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A princely state in India, 1930, under the British raj. To Bhopore and its opulent Summer Palace comes a handful of Western visitors to meet the outrageous Maharajah and his entourage. There they meet the Maharajah's heir, the sensual Porgy, and his English chorus-girl mistress. They meet the enigmatic chief minister--and the aloof British resident, with his dignified little nine-year-old son. And before long they also meet sudden death....

    Regular price: ₹569.00

    • We That Are Young

    • Written by: Preti Taneja
    • Narrated by: Sartaj Garewal, Sam Dastor
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Bapuji family, returns to his childhood home after a long absence - only to witness the unexpected resignation of the ageing Devraj Bapuji from the vast corporation he founded, Company India. On the same day, Sita, Devraj's youngest daughter, absconds - refusing to submit to the marriage her father wants for her. Meanwhile, Radha and Gargi, Sita's older sisters, are left to run the Company.... And so begins a brutal, deathly struggle for power, ranging over the Palaces and slums of New Delhi, the luxury resorts and spas of Amritsar and Srinagar. 

    Regular price: ₹873.00

    • Kim

    • Written by: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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    Kipling's masterpiece Kim is his final and most famous work and one of the first and greatest espionage stories ever written. It explores the life of Kimball O'Hara, an Irish orphan who spends his childhood as a vagrant in Lahore. When he befriends an aged Tibetan lama his life is transformed as he is requested to accompany him on a mysterious quest to find the legendary River of the Arrow and achieve Enlightenment.

    Regular price: ₹759.00

    • North of Dawn

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Nuruddin Farah
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For decades, Gacalo and Mugdi have lived in Oslo, where they've led a peaceful, largely assimilated life and raised two children. Their beloved son, Dhaqaneh, however, is driven by feelings of alienation to jihadism in Somalia, where he kills himself in a suicide attack. The couple reluctantly offers a haven to his family. But on arrival in Oslo, their daughter-in-law cloaks herself even more deeply in religion, while her children hunger for the freedoms of their new homeland, a rift that will have lifealtering consequences for the entire family.

    Regular price: ₹1,005.00

    • Inspector Ghote's First Case

    • Written by: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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    Newly promoted Inspector Ghote is thrilled to be granted casual leave until he takes up his post, as it allows him to spend time with his heavily pregnant wife, who is desperate to watch a showing of Hamlet at the cinema. Their plans are ruined, however, since Sir Rustom Engineer requires Ghote to investigate the suicide of his friend's wife. Worried about his wife's imminent delivery, Ghote nevertheless travels to the home of Mr. Dawkins, where he is unconvinced by the story of Iris Dawkins' death.

    Regular price: ₹569.00

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