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Central Time by Ranjit Hoskote
Sutradhar, curator and Mumbaiah, Hoskote dazzles with his kaleidoscopic points of view and his multiphony
Reviewed by Sudeep Sen
Magazine | Jun 02, 2014
Travelling In, Travelling Out: A Book Of Unexpected Journeys by
This finely edited collection of essays is not a travel book in the conventional sense
Reviewed by Bhaichand Patel
Magazine | Jun 02, 2014
A sports film with phony feel-goodness and one that is far from inspirational.
Reviewed by Namrata Joshi
Web | May 15, 2014
An Undocumented Wonder: The Making Of The Great Indian Election by S.Y. Quraishi
Quraishi’s information-packed book lays bare the EC’s workings, but skips lightly on the electoral reforms issue
Reviewed by Bibek Debroy
Magazine | May 19, 2014
The Candidate by Anirudh Bhattacharyya
A comic stage, underlying serious themes, is set up in a fictional Bengal constituency
Reviewed by Shovon Chowdhury
Magazine | May 19, 2014
Ambedkar: Awakening India’s Social Conscience by Narendra Jadhav
A book that slices Ambedkar’s life for clarity is actually a pastiche of past scholarship and fills up its pages by liberally quoting from his own works
Reviewed by Raja Sekhar Vundru
Magazine | May 12, 2014
Panty by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay & Arunava Sinha
The buzz was that it made rea­ders gasp when it came out in 2006 in the puja issue of Desh
Reviewed by Anjana Basu
Magazine | May 12, 2014
The Last Word by Hanif Qureishi
Kureishi's art stands renewed in this novel, and his language retains its vigour
Reviewed by Tabish Khair
Magazine | May 12, 2014
The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking Of Manmohan Singh by Sanjaya Baru
This model piece of non-fiction narrates a tragedy of our times—how the brilliant Manmohan Singh fell from grace and stumbled his way through a tough term as PM
Reviewed by Gurcharan Das
Magazine | May 05, 2014
Conversations With Waheeda Rehman by Nasreen Munni Kabir
This Q and A book allows Waheeda Rehman to show her personas—as actress, star, Everywoman, luminous beauty
Reviewed by Sathya Saran
Magazine | Apr 28, 2014
100 Things To Know And Debate Before You Vote by Hindol Sengupta
Written like a ready reckoner of issues that should have mattered and set the agenda for this election
Reviewed by Lopa Ghosh
Magazine | Apr 28, 2014
Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut
A novel about Forster details the painful gestation of A Passage To India and the unrequited love at its beating heart
Reviewed by Anvar Alikhan
Magazine | Apr 21, 2014
Idris: Keeper Of The Light by Anita Nair
Nair brilliantly captures the music of many tongues as she traverses the different terrains.
Reviewed by Manjul Bajaj
Magazine | Apr 21, 2014
Aavarana—The Veil by S.L. Bhyrappa
Bhyrappa’s fevered hatred of Indian Muslims and their heritage violates his own, bragged principle: truth-telling
Reviewed by Sudheendra Kulkarni
Magazine | Apr 14, 2014
Jungle Trees Of Central India: A Field Guide For Tree Spotters by Pradip Krishen
A spectacular book on the jungle trees of India
Reviewed by Mahendra Vyas
Magazine | Apr 14, 2014
Maverick Unchanged, Unrepentant by Ram Jethmalani
Acerbic and fearless, Jethmalani holds forth on topics from China to Bofors, throws in some advice for the Dynasty
Reviewed by Soli J. Sorabjee
Magazine | Apr 07, 2014
India Psychedelic: The Story Of A Rocking Generation by Sidharth Bhatia
For all who are interested in pop culture, remember JS fondly and especially all independent musicians
Reviewed by Rahul Ram
Magazine | Apr 07, 2014
Wisden India Almanack 2014 by Suresh Menon
Cricket, lovely cricket! And Wisden India Almanack—poignant, joyful and indignant—has served it well.
Reviewed by Sandipan Deb
Magazine | Mar 24, 2014
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
Despite its flaws and inconsistencies, a powerful and mov­ing novel
Reviewed by Anvar Alikhan
Magazine | Mar 24, 2014
Capital: A Portrait Of Twenty-First Century Delhi by Rana Dasgupta Perpetual City: A Short Biography Of Delhi by Malvika Singh
Essentialism feeds specious arguments in Capital. Perpetual City breathes a time of grace and preferment.
Reviewed by Hartosh Singh Bal
Magazine | Mar 17, 2014

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