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Helium by Jaspreet Singh
A vivid story of revelatory homecoming doesn’t flinch from naming the villains of the anti-Sikh riots
Reviewed by Rahul Singh
Magazine | Jan 27, 2014
Solo: A James Bond Novel by William Boyd
Despite all Boyd’s talent, and best efforts, the book is underwhelming
Reviewed by Anvar Alikhan
Magazine | Jan 27, 2014
Mirrored Mind: My Life In Letters And Code by Vikram Chandra
A whimsical account of writing and coding speaks of their beauty and toil, is laden with insight and ill-placed asides
Reviewed by Shabnam Minwalla
Magazine | Jan 20, 2014
This Place by Amitabha Bagchi
Purity of prose married to a clear-eyed storytelling begets moodiness and mystery
Reviewed by Rajat Chaudhuri
Magazine | Jan 20, 2014
Kashmir by Amit Mehra Bombay/Mumbai: Immersions by Priya Sarukkai Chabria & Christopher Taylor
The photobook Kashmir is involved, detached and tense; Bombay... casts a spell with haunting images and rich text
Reviewed by Sudeep Sen
Magazine | Dec 30, 2013
Alternative Realities Love In The Lives Of Muslim Women by Nighat M. Gandhi
At the heart of the book is a search for identity which finds its physical expression in the author’s roving for her roots.
Reviewed by Anjana Basu
Magazine | Dec 30, 2013
Reimagining India: Unlocking The Potential Of Asia’s Next Superpower by McKinsey & Company
A buffet of opinions looks at the many sides of India’s progress, present or future, and explodes a Chindia myth
Reviewed by Anvar Alikhan
Magazine | Dec 23, 2013
Finding Neema by Juliet Reynolds
Works because of information about autism, especially in the Indian context
Reviewed by Shefalee Vasudev
Magazine | Dec 23, 2013
The Shadow Of The Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto
North Waziristan. Tradition and modernity snipe at each other, as three brothers follow their own grim destinies.
Reviewed by Anjana Basu
Magazine | Dec 16, 2013
A Cool, Dark Place by Supriya Dravid
This debut repri­ses the poshness of l’art pour l’art. It is an artist’s unabashed monument to pure pleasures.
Reviewed by Lopa Ghosh
Magazine | Dec 16, 2013
1971: A Global History Of The Creation Of Bangladesh by Srinath Raghavan The Blood Telegram: India’s Secret War In East Pakistan by Gary J. Bass
In his book about the creation of Bangladesh, Raghavan ties the world to the crisis. On his part, Bass delivers a damning indictment of White House chicanery during ’71.
Reviewed by Chandrashekhar Dasgupta
Magazine | Dec 09, 2013
Pakeezah by Meghnad Desai Mughal-e-Azam by Anil Zankar Amar, Akbar, Anthony by Sidharth Bhatia
Three lovers pore over three iconic films in three books. The result: erudition, lyricism and romance.
Reviewed by Sathya Saran
Magazine | Dec 02, 2013
The Islamist Challenge In West Asia: Doctrinal And Political Competition After The Arab Spring by Talmiz Ahmad
Useful for anyone trying to understand West Asia and North Africa better
Reviewed by Pranay Sharma
Magazine | Dec 02, 2013
Scandal Point by Fahad Samar
Readers with delicate sensibilities are warned; there are profanities and kinky activities aplenty here!
Reviewed by Bhaichand Patel
Magazine | Dec 02, 2013
From A Minister’s Journal by F.S. Aijazuddin
A former Pakistani minister surveys the quirks of his office and country with wit and self-deprecation, but doesn’t flinch from skewering those who’ve earned his ire
Reviewed by Mani Shankar Aiyar
Magazine | Nov 25, 2013
Young Tagore: The Makings Of A Genius by Sudhir Kakar
Kakar’s reading of the youthful Tagore and his late paintings traces in his deep solitude a source of imaginative strength
Reviewed by Supriya Chaudhuri
Magazine | Nov 18, 2013
Prophet Of Love by Farrukh Dhondy
This is a book worth reading—once.
Reviewed by Vijay Nambisan
Magazine | Nov 18, 2013
Punjab—A History From Aurangzeb To Mountbatten by Rajmohan Gandhi
A history of Punjab hastens through the Mughals, ponders over its rich heritage and the Sikh empire, examines the colonials and lingers over its bloody division
Reviewed by Navtej Sarna
Magazine | Oct 28, 2013
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
This is a Victorian magic box—part baggy mystery, part astrological arcana and literary construct, and partly a game.
Reviewed by Anvar Alikhan
Magazine | Oct 28, 2013
Gandhi Before India by Ramachandra Guha
Guha focuses on Gandhi’s ‘less-known’ period in South Africa, follows him and his followers in minute detail, but depends mostly on his admirers for his narrative
Reviewed by Zareer Masani
Magazine | Oct 21, 2013

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