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It may seem insanely ambitious but three of my books are scheduled for release in the next six to eight weeks. The release dates have converged unintentionally.

'Dalai Lama: The Dénouement' adds four new chapters to the critically acclaimed biography 'Dalai Lama: Man, Monk Mystic'. 

Updated right until January 2019, the new edition is scheduled for release soon.


'Ahmedabad' is a personal history of more than six centuries-old Indian city where the author was born. The book is scheduled for release in December, 2018

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'What does Jupiter really do?' is a lifelong and futile quest to get a handle on the damn universe. The book is scheduled for release in January, 2019. 

'Dalai Lama: Man, Monk, Mystic', first published in America in 2007, is already an internationally acclaimed biography published in 24 languages. 

'Dalai Lama: Man, Monk Mystic' is a definitive contemporary biography of one of the world's most consequential figures. Published in 24 languages to critical acclaim, the book offers a well-researched insight into the life and times of a Buddhist master, 14th in the line of over a six centuries-old Tibetan tradition.

Mayank Chhaya spent considerable time interviewing the Dalai Lama and dozens of others in India and outside to produce a captivating chronicle. This is the only authorized biography of its kind. 

Read an excerpt.

'Sam Pitroda: A Biography' was a best-seller when first published in 1992. It tells the story of world renowed telecome guru and development thinker Sam Pitroda who pioneered India's information and communications technology revolution in the 1980s. 

Read an excerpt.

Upcoming Titles

'The Mayor of Mochipore' (Working Title): 

 From the fetid by-lanes of Mochipore rises first Muslim prime minister in what is heralded universally as the most inspiring story of modern India.


That he was born in a family of cobblers and tanners and adopted by Muslim parents was viewed as exemplifying the history he went on to make. “India’s first post-religion, post-caste prime minister” ran one of the headlines.

Read an excerpt.

'Narsinh: The Poet for the Eons'  is about the life and times of Narsinh Mehta, a 15th century poet-philosopher (1414-1480) who straddled both the embodied and the formless schools of Indian philosophy through his profound poetry. 


Although he wrote hundreds of songs and ballads, he remains defined by a single song, 'Vaishnav Jan To' (The Truly Righteous One) which became Mohandas Gandhi's moral compass. It is one ofthe world's most widely sung songs.

The books is an attempt to rescue Mehta from that just one song and restore him to a position among the world's truly greats as a poet and philosopher. The book, originally scheduled for a 2016 release, is now slated for 2017.

Read an excerpt.

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