Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)
This collection of Navtej Sarna’s literary columns takes the reader from the rose gardens of Shiraz to the snow-powdered hillside above Kabul; from the water and stone mirages of St. Petersburg to gritty Mumbai. Written over seven years for the Literary Review of The Hindu, they combine travel and literature using a charming mix of the personal impression and incisive literary criticism. Whether writing from the cocoon of a book-lined study, digging into forgotten second-hand bookshops, trekking the Himalayan hills or searching out far-flung literary sites around the globe, Sarna never veers far from the essential focus of these columns: the love of books and the men who write them.