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Ambushed by Nayanika Mahtani

ISBN 978- 0-143-33360-9

Gadget geek Tara braces herself for the dullest summer ever, when her father whisks her off to a sleepy tiger reserve in the Himalayan foothills, where Nothing Ever Happens. 

She couldn't have been more wrong.

A stroll through the woods sends Tara on an adventure of a lifetime, as she stumbles upon a gang of poachers. A tigress and her cubs must be saved, and Tara's only accomplice is her mysterious new friend, Satya. 

But can this unlikely pair save the day? Or will they need saving themselves?

Watch the book trailer here

All royalties from Ambushed go to Tiger Watch, an NGO in Rajasthan, for a school set up for the children of former poachers belonging to the marginalised Moghiya tribe, to give them a window to alternate livelihoods.

Watch a video on Tiger Watch's Moghiya Education Programme here.

The Gory Story of Genghis Khan by Nayanika Mahtani
The Gory Story of Genghis Khan
a.k.a. Don't Mess With The Mongols


Armed with an intriguing tale, fabulously foul facts, wonderfully wacky illustrations and our time-travelling commentator Yakkety Yak's appalling jokes, Nayanika sets out to explore whether Genghis Khan really was the evil villain that he is often made out to be! 

Prepare for a riveting, rip-roaring read - packed with unusual surprises!

"An irreverent look at one of history's most feared characters. Sure to make kids relook at one of the most dreaded school subjects - history." Sanjeev Sanyal  

Watch the book trailer here

And get another peek into the book here!

Sing along with Genghis on the dance floor! 
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The Puffin Book of Holiday Stories


Fourteen brilliant stories that celebrate the best time of the year-the holidays


This great collection of stories of brave adventures, hilarious misadventures, boisterous families, intimate friendships and facing fears is sure to keep you entertained during your break.


Featuring tales penned by some of the finest children's authors, including Ruskin Bond, Sudha Murty, Paro Anand, Subhadra Sen Gupta, Nayanika Mahtani, Himanjali Sankar and more.

across the line

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A compelling tale of borders and beliefs shaped by the games people play


New Delhi. Cyril Radcliffe’s hands are clammy, partly from the heat but mostly from the enormity of the task assigned. Mopping the sweat off his brow, he picks up his pen, draws a deep breath—and a dark line.


Rawalpindi. A barbaric frenzy of rioters fill the streets, disrupting a game of pithoo between Toshi and her brother, Tarlok - and shattering their lives unimaginably.



Rawalpindi. Cricket-crazy Inaya is sneaking out behind her father’s back for net practice, 

when she discovers that she is not the only one in her family keeping a secret.


New Delhi.  Jai accidentally stumbles upon an old, hidden away diary in his kitchen. The date of its last entry:  17 August 1947.


As Jai and Inaya’s unlikely worlds collide, another story unfolds. 

A story that started with the drawing of a line. A story that shifts the truth in their lives. 

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