Stephen Hawking is a sensation. The one time he came to Delhi, he filled Siri Fort Auditorium to the brim, leaving everyone stupefied by his brilliance, bravery, wit and charm... His books are scientific bestsellers, and his popular books outsell most fiction writers quite easily...

This post is about his Theory of Everything which is available in an Indian edition, from Jaico. Priced at a very reasonable Rs 160 (Rs 195 for the edition with an audio CD) in the book, "Hawking begins with a history of ideas about the universe, from Aristotle’s determination that the Earth is round to Hubble’s discovery, over 2000 years later, that the universe is expanding. Using that as a launching pad, he explores the reaches of modern physics, including theories on the origin of the universe (e.g., the big bang), the nature of black holes, and space-time."

Quite a bit.

In our General section. Rs 195,140 pages, paperback. ISBN 978-81-7992-793-9