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Translated in: Hindi

Translated by: Jatinder Singh

Publisher/Rights Holder: Saraswati House

Date of Publication: 2013

Nikku ki chuttiyaan / les vaccances du Petit Nicolas

Author: Goscinny - Sempé

Translated in: English

Translated by: Tess Lewis

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seagull Books

Date of Publication: 2013

Seedtime :Note books, 1954-79 / Le semaison: carnets, 1954-1979

Author: Philippe Jaccottet

‘Beauty: scattered like a seed, at the mercy of the winds, of the storms, not making a sound, often lost, always destroyed; but still it blossoms haphazardly, here, there, fed by shadows, by the funereal earth, welcomed by profundity. Weightless, fragile, almost invisible, apparently without force, exposed, abandoned, surrendered, obedient—it binds itself to what is heavy, immobile; and a flower blooms on the mountainside . . .’

Translated in: Malyalam

Translated by: Thomas George Santhinagar

Publisher/Rights Holder: Green books

Date of Publication: November 2013

Oru santhushta maranam / La mort heureuse /The Happy Death

Author: Albert Camus

Translated in: Malayalam

Translated by: Prabha R Chatterji

Publisher/Rights Holder: Green books

Date of Publication: November 2013

Pathanam / La chute / The fall

Author: Albert Camus

Translated in: Malayalam

Translated by: Prabha R. Chatterji

Publisher/Rights Holder: Green books

Date of Publication: November 2013

Pradhama manushyan / le premier homme/ The First Man

Author: Albert Camus

Translated in: English

Translated by: Hoyt Rogers

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seagull Books

Date of Publication: 2014

The Digamma / Le digamma

Author: Yves Bonnefoy

The Digamma is the latest book of poetry in prose by celebrated author Yves Bonnefoy, who is also the leading translator of Shakespeare in France. In this new collection, translated from the French by Hoyt Rogers, Bonnefoy’s fascination with the defining author of our language is amply reflected in ‘God in Hamlet’ and ‘For a Staging of Othello’, two poems in prose which belong to an ongoing series of meditations on the plays. The collection also includes haunting reflections on children, nature, origins of art, vanished cultures, subtly bringing out the underlying theme of the volume: in the ambivalent world we inhabit, being and non-being are fundamentally one. 

Translated in: Tamil

Translated by: S. A. Vengada Soupraya Nayagar

Publisher/Rights Holder: Kalachuvadu publications

Date of Publication: 2013

Le fusil de mon père / Appaavin tuppaakki

Author: Hiner Saleem

Translated in: English

Translated by: Teresa Lavender Fagan

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seagull Books

Date of Publication: September 2013

Savoir-vivre / Little Grey Lies

Author: Hédi Kaddour

London between the wars was a place of anxiety and uncertainty. After the postwar boom of the 1920s, the aftereffects of the stock market crash hit London and, even as the fortunes of the aristocracy went into decline, there was hunger and a rising tide of virulent fascism. It is in this setting that Max, a French journalist looking for his next story, and Lena, an American singer, find themselves in Hédi Kaddour’s Little Grey Lies. Once lovers, but now friends, Max and Lena travel with Lena’s new man, Thibault, and with Max’s barely masked jealousy. Then they meet the striking Colonel Strether, the epitome of military decorum and bearing. An aging war hero, Strether seems to Max to be his best chance at a story, but as the two men talk, it seems Stether may not be who he says he is and the old soldier’s past begins to trouble Max and Lena as they crash forward through memories and truths not theirs.

As in his other work, internationally renowned poet and novelist Hédi Kaddour offers shifting time-frames and kaleidoscopic viewpoints in a mannered metafictional thriller that bears comparison to both Robert Coover and John Le Carré. Little Grey Lies is historical suspense at its best.

Translated in: English

Translated by: Anne Mathai in collaboration with Marie-Louise Naville

Publisher/Rights Holder: Full Circle

Date of Publication: January 2013

In the City of Gold and Silver

Author: Kenizé Mourad

Little known, little remembered, this is the story of Begun Hazrat Mahal.

The soul of the 1857 War of Independence, orphaned poetess of the Chowk, captivating wife of King Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh; the Rani of Jhansi’s contemporary and soul sister; freedom fighter and misunderstood mother; illicit lover and intrepid war leader – she risked everything only to face the greatest betrayal of all…

This is a salute to Hazrat Mahal – a dazzling meteor in Indian history.

Translated in: English

Translated by: Krzysztof Fijalkowski and Michael Richardson

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seagull Books

Date of Publication: 2013

A world without wall street ?

Author: François Morin

As the aftershocks of the latest economic meltdown reverberate throughout the world, and people organize to physically occupy the major financial centers of the West, few experts and even fewer governments have dared to consider a world without the powerful markets that brought on the crash. Yet, as François Morin explains, this is the very step that needs to be taken as quickly as possible to avoid a perpetual future of dehumanizing working conditions, devastated ecosystems, and the submission of public policies to private interests.

In this insightful and radical take on global finance, Morin recommends nothing less than a revolutionary reconstruction of the international monetary system. More, he recommends that the laws of societies be reformed so that the power of management may be shared among all of the actors involved in production, not concentrated in the hands of the few. This shift, argues Morin, will transform the monetary system into a common good for all of humanity, rich or poor. With Wall Street at the center of the very power structure that needs to be dismantled, Morin takes broad aim at the purely speculative financial games and arcane instruments by which the global economy and its citizens are held captive. This very timely and provocative book bravely offers a way forward—instead of simply triaging a hemorrhaging system, he persuasively asks us to consider a subversive reinvention.

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