Founded more than eighty years ago, Rupa Publications is a household name in India, having published some of the most promising writing talent the country has to offer. Over the years, we have published numerous acclaimed novelists and non-fiction writers, including well-known sportspeople, politicians, economists, journalists, actors, entrepreneurs and industrialists.

Keeping up the tradition, we bring you a wide range of books for the first half of 2018—fiction, non-fiction, mythology, self-help and books especially created for our young readers. In the space of non-fiction, our list in the coming six months comprises history, politics, philosophy, literature, popular culture and memoirs. We proudly present Kapil Sibal’s reflections on policies of the NDA government and Prime Minister Modi; P. Chidambaram’s incisive critique of contemporary realities; Manish Tewari’s no-holds-barred exposition of media politics and realpolitik; Naina Lal Kidwai’s keen insights into water issues; Kiran Karnik’s take on the sweeping changes technology is bringing in our life, and Bimal Jalan’s vision of India in the future. In the self-help and management space, we bring you books on parenting, health, entrepreneurship, tips on leadership and high performance. To top it all, we present MasterChef Shipra Khanna, who shows you how to cook up a storm in your kitchen with everyday ingredients.

In fiction, rib-tickling humour of Gurgaon Diaries and Things My Kids Say rub shoulders with the dark humour of Yamraj Number 5003; Kaafir’s Love and Hungry Gods explore the depths of human passion, while Infidels of Mecca and Unfettered Wings take readers to a different space and time. And, like balm to our rushed existence comes The Little Buddha and Ruskin Bond’s heart-warming tales of hills and dales and adventures!

For our young readers, a ten-volume set of beautifully illustrated books brings alive stories of the Mahabharata. Each slim book is woven around a particular incident, and lucidly portrays the magic and power of the great epic. Available as a box set as well as individual books, this is for the young and old alike.

These are but some of the books from Rupa in the first half of 2018!

We hope we continue to make more people pick up a book, bring a smile for a story told, and maybe inspire a few to pen their stories.