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An expert in the field of arms and armour, Dr Robert Elgood, the author of Arms and Armour at the Jaipur Court, brings us a taste of royal warfare through photographs and extensive research on a large number of arms on display at the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum in Jaipur, in his brilliantly-illustrated coffee-table book.

Significant observations on the journey of a marriage and an adoring portrayal of an extraordinary woman make She & Me, Padma Shri Bhavarlal H Jain’s memoir of his devoted wife Kantabai, a remarkable read.

As wildlife enthusiasts, adventure seekers, or quite simply, a creature of nature, how much can one truly claim to know of the world of the wild? In Sariska: The Tiger Reserve Roars Again, Sunayan Sharma, the author and field director of the reserve delivers a brave insight into the lives of these majestic creatures, rescued from the fringes of extinction due to poaching, and the wildlife warriors who made it happen.

Breaking free from stereotypes surrounding baniyas, Nikhil Inamdar’s book highlights the community’s ability to adapt to changes.

Music buff or not, father-daughter duo A N Sharma and Anukriti A Sharma’s well-documented coffee-table book, The Wonder that was the Cylinder, is sure to grab your attention right from the word go.