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Serenity Before Death
Books Magazine February 27, 2017
Review
Mata Hari was modernity’s first exotic beauty and celebrity. Her tragic, dignified life has now inspired the best-selling Paulo Coelho.
The Jinnahs, Gandhi And Khilafat
Books Magazine February 20, 2017
Excerpt
The following excerpt from Sheela Reddy's new book gives a glimpse into the dynamics of the relationship shared by Mr and Mrs Jinnah...
Bose’s Ranis: ‘Not Even One Abandoned The Regiment’
Books Magazine February 13, 2017
Review
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.
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    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
‘Jallikattu Is Just A Playful Sport’
Books Magazine February 06, 2017
10 Questions
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.
From Silly Point To Long On
Books Magazine January 30, 2017
Review
A patchwork run through India’s Test history has great anecdotal charm, but is repetitive
To Everything There’s A Fast Turn
Books Magazine January 23, 2017
Review
The speedy aggregation of market, nature and technology befuddles us all, says Friedman
Aishwaryaa Rajnikanth Dhanush
Books Magazine January 09, 2017
10 Questions
The director and dancer on life as a superstar child and wife, and her first book, Standing on an Apple Box.
Poems Of Pain Always Scored Over Songs Of Lust In Classical India
Books Magazine January 02, 2017
Pleasure
Did classical Indian literature focus more on the absentee lover than on the joys of union, probes Arshia Sattar
Within The ISI: Plumbing The Deepest Point Of A State
Books Magazine December 26, 2016
Review
Kiessling is excellent on the ISI under Gen Zia and its pernicious influence, but misses crucial aspects
Curiosity Shops For Dickens Town
Books Magazine December 19, 2016
Review
A joyous, clever, black satire references the entire African-American experience to make its point
Serenity Before Death
Books Magazine February 27, 2017
Mata Hari was modernity’s first exotic beauty and celebrity. Her tragic, dignified life has now inspired the best-selling Paulo Coelho.
Nothing Personal About A Crusade
Books Magazine February 27, 2017
Setalvad’s indefatigable fight for justice for the victims of communal riots takes precedence in this memoir over her personal life
From A Baggageless Kipling
Books Magazine February 27, 2017
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 Jinnahs, Gandhi And Khilafat
Books Magazine February 20, 2017
The following excerpt from Sheela Reddy's new book gives a glimpse into the dynamics of the relationship shared by Mr and Mrs Jinnah...
A Spitfire For The Monster’s Hiss
Books Magazine February 20, 2017
Managing China through Pakistan, while keeping the border peaceful, is held up as India’s goal. That, and acquiring more military muscle.
Books Magazine February 20, 2017
Varied ideas line up, but never freeze into formations. That isn’t the mission either. After all, dance keeps evolving all the time.
Bose’s Ranis: ‘Not Even One Abandoned The Regiment’
Books Magazine February 13, 2017
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.
The Old ­Captain In Berlin
Books Magazine February 13, 2017
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
‘Jallikattu Is Just A Playful Sport’
Books Magazine February 06, 2017
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.
Found: A Treasure In Translation
Books Magazine February 06, 2017
The fascinating world of Akhtar’s fiction opens to the English-reading world with this book
The Wrath Of Our World
Books Magazine February 06, 2017
Making sense of the origins of the global contemporary; an age of perpetual 'civil war'
From Silly Point To Long On
Books Magazine January 30, 2017
A patchwork run through India’s Test history has great anecdotal charm, but is repetitive
Books Magazine January 30, 2017
A book follows the footsteps of Guru Nanak in Pakistan and boldly speaks some bitter truths
Join The March For The Riddles
Books Magazine January 30, 2017
The vast trove of Ambedkar’s writings is culled for a greater understanding of this intellectual titan
‘It’s Like Seeing An American Apparition Take This Job’
Books Magazine January 30, 2017
This year's Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty on 'The Sellout' and today's America-- unflinching and brutal...
To Everything There’s A Fast Turn
Books Magazine January 23, 2017
The speedy aggregation of market, nature and technology befuddles us all, says Friedman
Not Befitting The Patriarch
Books Magazine January 23, 2017
A new biography of A.B. Vajpayee doesn’t miss a beat, but relies heavily on secondary material
400 Years Of Eloquence
Books Magazine January 23, 2017
Rich in symbolism, Kire’s story, resonant of her Naga roots, has the pellucid quality of folktales
Aishwaryaa Rajnikanth Dhanush
Books Magazine January 09, 2017
The director and dancer on life as a superstar child and wife, and her first book, Standing on an Apple Box.
Blue Trousers And A Heavy Payload
Books Magazine January 09, 2017
K. Radhakrishnan mixes the personal and the professional admirably. But his ISRO is a sanitised one and its inner workings remain hidden.
Books Magazine January 09, 2017
The titles—fiction or non-fiction, foreign or Indian, and bhasha—that are likely to end up on the shelf of a discerning reader
Poems Of Pain Always Scored Over Songs Of Lust In Classical India
Books Magazine January 02, 2017
Did classical Indian literature focus more on the absentee lover than on the joys of union, probes Arshia Sattar
Within The ISI: Plumbing The Deepest Point Of A State
Books Magazine December 26, 2016
Kiessling is excellent on the ISI under Gen Zia and its pernicious influence, but misses crucial aspects
Who Was The Fifth Victim?
Books Magazine December 26, 2016
A gritty, personalised reconstruction of serial murders in Mumbai proves to be fascinating
Curiosity Shops For Dickens Town
Books Magazine December 19, 2016
A joyous, clever, black satire references the entire African-American experience to make its point
A Tragedy Brought By Raag Lalit
Books Magazine December 19, 2016
These tales, set in small-town Assam, speak of torments and desires, and are soaked in music
Jeff Kinney
Books Magazine December 19, 2016
The author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid talks about his famous series, his 11th book, and how it all began.
Ranjit Singh’s Rock Of Power
Books Magazine December 19, 2016
An extract from a new book by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand on when the Koh-i-Noor resided in Lahore
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