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Set up in April 2004, Stellar Publishers aspire to break fresh grounds in quality publishing, in the world of literature, translated works, corporate biographies, memoirs and autobiographies of some of the best-known achievers in the country in the arena of art, culture, cinema, politics and sports.
 
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Wander Years is an adventurous amalgamation of a travel chronicle and roving memoir. It feasts your appetite for journeys within India and to foreign shores with exploratory tales of exciting discoveries where, leaving aside life’s treadmill, you traverse destinations as varied and diverse as the lavish temples and grand palaces of South India, the forts of Rajputana, the staggering ranges of the snow-covered Himalayas in Sikkim, Click here....

 
 
To Each With Love is a play of human nature on a vibrant canvas portraying a diverse range of characters – some similar, still quite apart. The stories, being an expression of the experiential reality of contemporary Indian infrastructure, present a fascinating study of the relational script of people belonging to a varied social milieu. Click here....

 
 
Penny Panache is an assortment of articles on a range of economic issues that have made headlines of late. Vagaries of the stock exchange and real estate, the volatility in the prices of crude oil and gold, the rate hike tremors, the inflation predictions, currency wars, tax havens, algorithm trading, start-up revolution, et al, have been avidly discussed and analysed with acumen and skill. Click here....

 
 
A life beyond categories! Perhaps, that's the quintessence of Kapila Vatsyayan's trajectory, both as a sensitive artist and profound scholar. She has not only questioned, but also defied the mindsets that create those categories, with her multidisciplinary approach.Given her proximity to the stalwarts of the intellectual and cultural arena, i.e. Aruna Asaf Ali, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Rukmini Devi Arundale, Click here....
 

An alumna of the universities of Delhi, Michigan and Banaras, Kapila Vatsyayan has held distinguished positions as Joint Educational Advisor; Vice Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi; Additional Secretary, Department of Culture; Secretary, Department of Arts; Member Secretary and Academic Director, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts; Click here....

 

Author-publisher Jyoti Sabharwal with Dr Kapila Vatsyayan at the book discussion of Afloat a Lotus Leaf: A Cognitive Biography, at India International Centre, New Delhi: Click here...

 
From the setting dusk of the fading royalties of Awadh, where Akhtari was born in 1914, to the glamour and clamour of theatre in Calcutta and films in Bombay! From the eloquent exuberance and die-hard faith underlying the tormented childhood of Akhtari Bai Faizabadi to the rhythms of silence required of the doting Begum of a Kakori Nawab!

 
 
''I am a filmmaker by accident and an author by compulsion," claims Mrinal Sen, who stumbled upon an unknown book, Film, by Rudolf Arnheim in the early 1940s, at the Imperial Library (now, the National Library), in Calcutta. As he went on devouring tomes, penned critiques on the aesthetics of Cinema, its philosophy, its socio-political relevance, he dreamt of a genre, called New Cinema. Click here....

 
 
A lawyer by training, a parliamentarian by conviction, a socialist in spirit – Vasant Sathe has earned a place of distinction in the history of Indian politics. Brought up by parents on Tilak School of Thought in the midst of the freedom movement, this young, fiery student’s passion to plunge headlong into this battle for the liberation of the nation from the British Rule set many a precedent. Click here....

 
 
This son of the soil, born in the heart of Punjab in Naushahr, the industry’s ace villain Amrish Puri was credited with bringing the hitherto mundane villainy into strobe light, and lent it a pride of place on the billboard with his unmatched histrionics. Click here....
 
 

 
 
It all began on a European tour with her parents when she performed before the Pope in 1939, and earned his benediction. She was barely seven. Defying age, time and space, she’s still dancing in the new millennium. For Vyjayantimala, ‘everything begins and ends with dance’. Click here....

 
Bonding... A Memoir
 
Destiny’s child! Perhaps that would best define Russi Mody’s persona, given his indelible imprint on the chapters of India’s corporate history. To the manor born, he undertook a sea voyage from Bombay to the British shores, and entered the portals of Harrow at age nine.
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Cocktale Carnival is a celebration of stories to tickle your literary bone. Chetaan Joshii offers a scrumptious feast, where you are bound to experience the entire gamut of emotions...from amusement to intrigue, from pathos to arousal to surprise... An order, fairly unpredictable!
Entrance to this party would be the sole preserve of those biblio buffs who wish to mingle with an assortment of invitees – a man who travels on the same train everyday to search for a place that exists every now and then...
 

 
Bonding... A Memoir
 
Sagar is exhilarated, as he meets Prakriti, his childhood love, who had mysteriously disappeared from his life twelve years back. Soon, this friendship of yesteryears rekindles. Blown by her simplicity and undiminished zest for life, he wishes to settle down with her.
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Short stories based on surrealistic experiences

 
A Montage of Mystique... This collection of terse tales by Anjan Ray reads stranger than fiction.

• I earn my keep off the primal fears of people. Their insecurities. Their psyche. Their very souls.

• When the thin, terrified scream cut through the icy air, there was no element of surprise, just animal reaction that caused me to pull on my boots.

• He sat down on a stool and began to play an imaginary piano.

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Set in a town in western Uttar Pradesh, this novel by Sharat Kumar spans half a century, as the plot alternates between the pre-Independence years (1934-42) and the last quarter of 1989, thus straddling two generations of the Sinha family. The narrative parallels the times of the father and the son, moving back and forth in time. In Prof Samarendra Sinha’s story, the ‘Red Mansion’ is a hub of political, social and familial bustle, while in his son Samar’s life it is the centre of intrigue.
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When you do a good deed to someone
Do so without expecting
When it would be repaid
Like the coconut palm tree
That takes in water from the ground
And gives it back through the coconut milk
Without expecting any gratitude
So wrote the thirteenth century Thamizh poetess, Auvaiyar. And in this novel by Sujatha Viswanathan, Chitra’s narrative too runs its course around the analogy of a coconut tree.
 

 
This slim book, by Upendra Tankha, call it a novella or a long story or whatyouwill, is out at the right time. These days the metroman with many gadgets and unlimited choices, is not at home with large tomes troubled as he is with a remote in his head.
The Inheritor is all about the travails and peccadilloes of an out-of-job hack who shacks up with his parents and lives off his friends and wits in equal measure. The tale unravels the time when media jobs are far and few and the going for a free lance is knotty.
 

 
It is the English transcreation of Sharat Kumar’s original Hindi novel, Shikhar aur Seemayen, that was widely commended and received the Delhi Hindi Academy’s literary award in 1993.The plot is set against the momentous backdrop of 1963, six months after the border war broke out between India and China, when Sikkim was an Independent State and held close diplomatic relations with India.
 

 
Sailors have a knack of ‘spinning yarns’ about their sea voyages that carry them across the global shores. And here, a Master Mariner’s wife, Nina Sood, accompanied him on many of his voyages while he commanded foreign-going merchant vessels all over the world. As she relates the engrossing assortment of marine experiences, recalling the delightful and unusual episodes of the temperamental seas, simultaneously she also ruminates over her husband Krishan’s losing battle to lung cancer.
 

 
It’s all about the musings of a Delhi journalist during the pre-reforms era. This romping account by Upendra Tankha delineates the hilarious and vivacious exploits of the protagonist, who floats on the party circuit with sporadic interest in professional assignments. And he really takes off when his spouse and son are away, striking numerous escapades and wild capers that turn out to be anti-climactic.
 

 
Now you have entered one such space with Chetan Joshi’s scintillating short stories…and it is in such a secluded spot...that secrets are exchanged. Here, a scream is only as loud as a whisper. There’s no one to stifle your response, no one to underline your guilt or judge your action. No one will mock your fears or crush your tender spots into the ground…this space is blessed with the biggest boon known to man - the liberty to express - anything from embarrassment to shame.
 

 
A BLUE CITADEL: A Travelogue  
Against the exquisite backdrop of Goa, which forms a realist travelogue, Madhoor Kapur weaves a make-believe tale of people living in a spiritual commune. The young protagonist, through whose eyes one gets to see the unravelling of this tale, is a filled-in personality, posed against the other people who are merrily etched, perhaps two-dimensionally, breezing in and out of the story, like paper characters.
 

Author-publisher Jyoti Sabharwal with Dr Kapila Vatsyayan at the book discussion of Afloat a Lotus Leaf: A Cognitive Biography, at India International Centre, New Delhi:
http://www.iicdelhi.in/webcasts/view_webcast/book-discussion-group-afloat-a-lotus-leaf/
 
 
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The author of Here Be Yaks: A Personal Account of Travels in Far West Tibet, Manosi Lahiri holds a doctorate in Urban Geography. Born in Calcutta, she studied at the Universities of Calcutta, Delhi and London. A pioneer in the field of Geographic Information System (GIS), she is the Chief Executive of ML Infomap, an Information Technology Company she founded in 1993. Here Be Yaks has also been published in The United States by Iintrepid Traveller.
     
ê Vasant Sathe ê Dhruva Chak ê Madhoor Kapur
ê Nina Sood ê Upendra Tankha
ê Chetan Joshi
 
 
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April 30, 2016
Publisher Jyoti Sabharwal with Padma Bhushan Dr Vijay Bhatkar and author Chetaan Joshii at the release of short stories, Cocktale Carnival,
in Pune.
 
Feb 14, 2016
Publisher Jyoti Sabharwal, literary legend Ruskin Bond and authors Shiven & Mayuri at
the unveiling of the novel,
Never Apart, in Landour, Mussoorie, on Valentine's Day.
 
Aug 19, 2015
Author-publisher Jyoti Sabharwal with Dr Kapila Vatsyayan at the book discussion of Afloat a Lotus Leaf: A Cognitive Biography, at India International Centre, New Delhi.
 
Nov 2, 2011
Editorial Director & Publisher Jyoti Sabharwal, Justice Leila Seth, and author Sharat Kumar at the launch of the novel, Frontiers of Feelings, at Habitat World, New Delhi.
 
March 15, 2011
Jyoti Sabharwal, former
External Affairs Minister
Natwar Singh, author Upendra
Tankha and DG, Indian
Institute of Mass
Communication, Sunit Tandon,
at the launch of the novella,
The Inheritor, in New Delhi.

February 6, 2010
Jyoti Sabharwal, actor Irrfan
Khan and Arun Maheshwari,
Managing Director of Vani
Prakashan, at the launch
of the Hindi edition of
Amrish Puri’s autobiography,
 Jeewan ka Rangmanch
 (The Act of Life), at the
World Book Fair
in New Delhi.
 
November 20,2009
Jyoti Sabharwal, with eminent
designer Meera Ali, and author
Sujatha Viswanathan at the
release of the inspirational
novel, Coconut Water,
in New Delhi.
 
August 12,2009
Jyoti Sabharwal with Major
HPS Ahluwalia, President of
Indian Mountaineering
Foundation, and author
Dr Manosi Lahiri, at
the release of
new paperback edition
of Here Be Yaks –
A Personal Account
of Travels
in Far West Tibet
,
in New Delhi.
 
May 4, 2009
Jyoti Sabharwal presenting the
first copy of
Farewell Red Mansion to
Justice Leila Seth in New Delhi.
 
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October 7, 2008
Jyoti Sabharwal with Prof. Rita Ganguly and renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah at the release of Ae Mohabbat… Reminiscing Begum Akhtar in Mumbai.
 
October 11, 2008
Jyoti Sabharwal, eminent
filmmaker Aparna Sen,
Prof Rita Ganguly and Dr Reba
Som, Director Rabindranath
Tagore Centre, ICCR, at the
Kolkata launch
 
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October 20, 2008
Jyoti Sabharwal, celebrated
Sufi poet & filmmaker
Muzaffar Ali, Prof Rita Ganguly
and Pavan Varma, Director
General, ICCR, at the
Delhi launch
 
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February 7, 2008
Russi Mody, Jyoti Sabharwal
and Governor of West Bengal,
Gopalkrishna Gandhi,
at the launch of
The Man Who Also Made Steel
in
Kolkata
 
August 29, 2007
(L-R) Jyoti Sabharwal,
Finance Minister
P Chidambaram and,
classical dancer & actress,
Vyjayantimala Bali at the
launch of BONDING... A
Memoir in New Delhi.
Below with Governor of Tamil Nadu, Sardar Surjit Singh Barnala, in Chennai.
 
September 7, 2007
 
May 22, 2007
Author Chetan Joshi,
Dr Narendra Jadhav,
Vice Chancellor of
Pune University &
Jyoti Sabharwal at the
launch of Blind Man’s
Buff
in Pune.
 
August 9, 2004
Jyoti Sabharwal with Chief
Minister of West Bengal,
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee,
releasing Always Being Born,
the memoir of renowned
filmmaker, Mrinal Sen,
in Kolkata.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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