Description : Bihar Diaries narrates the thrilling account of how Amit Lodha arrested Vijay Samrat, one of Bihar's most feared ganglords, notorious for extortion, kidnapping and the massacre of scores of people. The book follows the adrenaline-fuelled chase across three states during Amit's tenure as superintendent of police of Shekhpura, a sleepy mofussil town in Bihar. How does Amit navigate between his professional challenges and conquer his demons? What does he do when the ganglord comes after his family? Bihar Diaries captures vividly the battle of nerves between a dreaded outlaw and a young, urbane IPS officer.
Description : This trilogy of ancient and medieval teenage diary stories with a time-travel theme spotlights their adventures in ancient Rome during the Republic in 150 BCE, Medieval Kiev, the Caucasus, Khazaria, and the Levant in the 9th and 10th century through the eyes of a 13-year old boy, a 16-year old girl, and their royal family in the days of the Kagan of the Khazars. When the Kagan of the Khazars is captured and held in a Viking ship, his son must rescue him alone and help the family to walk from Khazaria to a new homeland. The boy and his father, masters of a thousand disguises must find a way to reach their destination and reunite the rest of the family. The stories take place in ancient and Medieval times when most people had no hope other than the grace of the Almighty, the coming of the Meshiach, or the arrival of the Khazars. They got not only the medieval Khazars, but also some ancient Romans interested also in the virtues of righteousness and responsibility. In the second story, Teenage Princess Tarbagatay rides with the young Queen of the Huns and acts as the Queen's confident and friend as she writes her Dear Diaries. In another diary story of this trilogy, Petronius sets sail for Carthage only to find he must be back in ancient Rome to stop a slave rebellion.
Description : 'I shall get power, by hook or crook, but once I have got power I will do good work.' Here is the tale of one of India's most talked-about politicians as never told before, from the acclaimed biographer of Laloo Yadav. A dispassionate unlayering of the complex persona behind Nitish's person: ditherer and gambler, tentative and determined, gullible and astute, effacing and ambitious,introvert and interventionist, loner in the crowds he courts. Part personal diary of Bihar, part hard political portraiture, part unsparing perspective, a seamless weave of contemporary political shenanigans, reportage, storytelling and analysis from a dim corner of the country Nitish Kumar set out to light up. This is as much exploration of his zigzag but focused rise to power and what he means to Bihar as of what he could become on a larger stage.