The irrepressible Kohli and BCCI reforms may have pole positions, but the Wisden India Almanack is crammed with tasty cricketing treats
From being the West’s trusted ally, Pakistan is now condemned for its duplicitous state policy. This book looks at its recent, tangled history.
The railway strike of 1974 raised hopes by championing solidarity. Yet, as hundreds were hit in the reprisals, its leaders helplessly let the initiative pass.
Mata Hari was modernity’s first exotic beauty and celebrity. Her tragic, dignified life has now inspired the best-selling Paulo Coelho.
Setalvad’s indefatigable fight for justice for the victims of communal riots takes precedence in this memoir over her personal life
The timeless hills, the brooks and forests, the creatures that inhabit them and the small stories of innocents among them carry a whiff of old India
The following excerpt from Sheela Reddy's new book gives a glimpse into the dynamics of the relationship shared by Mr and Mrs Jinnah...
Managing China through Pakistan, while keeping the border peaceful, is held up as India’s goal. That, and acquiring more military muscle.
Varied ideas line up, but never freeze into formations. That isn’t the mission either. After all, dance keeps evolving all the time.
Very few have heard of the Rani of Jhansi Regiment, which was an integral part of the INA. Fewer still, have heard of the extraordinary stories of the women who made up the regiment.
These excerpts from 'A Life In Shadow: The Secret Story of ACN Nambiar' by Vappla Balachandran, it is revealed how much Bose depended on Nambiar aka Nanu when he was in Europe in the charged atmosphere just before World War II
Perumal Murugan raised a storm two years ago by ‘committing literary suicide’ in a Facebook post, as his book One-Part Woman was attacked by caste-Hindu groups. Here he talks about Jallikattu and the writer’s relationship with everyday politics.
The fascinating world of Akhtar’s fiction opens to the English-reading world with this book
Making sense of the origins of the global contemporary; an age of perpetual 'civil war'
A patchwork run through India’s Test history has great anecdotal charm, but is repetitive
A book follows the footsteps of Guru Nanak in Pakistan and boldly speaks some bitter truths
The vast trove of Ambedkar’s writings is culled for a greater understanding of this intellectual titan
This year's Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty on 'The Sellout' and today's America-- unflinching and brutal...
The speedy aggregation of market, nature and technology befuddles us all, says Friedman
A new biography of A.B. Vajpayee doesn’t miss a beat, but relies heavily on secondary material
Rich in symbolism, Kire’s story, resonant of her Naga roots, has the pellucid quality of folktales
The director and dancer on life as a superstar child and wife, and her first book, Standing on an Apple Box.
K. Radhakrishnan mixes the personal and the professional admirably. But his ISRO is a sanitised one and its inner workings remain hidden.
The titles—fiction or non-fiction, foreign or Indian, and bhasha—that are likely to end up on the shelf of a discerning reader
Did classical Indian literature focus more on the absentee lover than on the joys of union, probes Arshia Sattar
Kiessling is excellent on the ISI under Gen Zia and its pernicious influence, but misses crucial aspects
A gritty, personalised reconstruction of serial murders in Mumbai proves to be fascinating