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Ratna Pathak Shah's Recommendations

Ratna Pathak Shah is an actress and director best known for her work in theatre, television and films. Her numerous work in theatre includes a series of plays in both English and Hindi. She is famous for her appearene in the hit TV serial Idhar Udhar and Sarabhi vs Sarabhai.

Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor

This is the fullest biography yet on the actor Charles Laughton.

Gone with the Wind

A historical novel by Margaret Mitchell.


It is based on Kathasaritsagara and Thomas Mann's retelling of Transposed Heads.

The London Jungle Book

A visual travelogue by Bhajju Shyam

The Private Life of Plants

This book reveals hidden events and phenomena of plant-life throughout the world.

Orson Welles: The Road to Xanadu

A brilliant biography of Orson Welles, from his prodigious childhood & youth.

King Lear

This is a tragedy based on the mythological Leir of Britain by William Shakespeare


The thirteen-scene play is set during the reign of Muhammad bin Tughlaq.

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

It explains why all these seemingly absurd concepts in relativity.

The Three Golliwogs

Short stories by Enid Blyton

The Scenes We Made

An Oral History of Experimental Theatre in Mumbai

Caesar and Cleopatra

This play depicts a fictionalized account of the relationship between Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.

Ghashiram Kotwal

This play is a political satire written as a response to the rise of a local political party, in Maharashtra.

A Life on Our Planet

It follows Attenborough's career as a presenter and natural historian.

My Gita

My Gita is a broad and encompassing interpretation of The Bhagvad Gita

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