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Book Review | Qabar: In Search Of Wings

Book Review | Qabar: In Search Of Wings

K.R. Meera’s novella is a gripping tale of women trying to break free from the shackles of domesticity in the world of men

26 January 2022
Christianity And The Debate Over Conversions In India

Christianity And The Debate Over Conversions In India

New book throws light on the time when Nehru and Rajendra Prasad tackled growing concerns over ‘anti-India’ activities of missionaries

26 January 2022

Geopolitics In Tintin Comics: Around The World In 24 Albums

First published in 1929, the intrepid Belgian reporter Tintin is as ageless in comic books as he is popular among his global fans

10 Books On Gay Love You Must Read

10 Books On Gay Love You Must Read

Gay love and its various shades - here's a list of 10 books one can pick from.

07 January 2022

Book Review: A Searing Tale Of Love, Loss And Longing

Anindita Ghose’s The Illuminated is an interwoven narrative between a mother and daughter’s experiences of loss, and an exploration of the different states...

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10 January 2022
Kritidhara (Kittu) Pant, The Travel Writer Who Hasn’t Traveled In The Last 10 Years

Kritidhara (Kittu) Pant, The Travel Writer Who Hasn’t Traveled In The Last 10 Years

'A House Full of Men’ by Parinda Joshi is a novel about false starts and failed attempts, messy love, refreshing familial bonds, and the importance of being...


10 January 2022
KLF Announces Titles For Book Awards 2020-21; From Amitav Ghosh To S Jaishankar, Check Out The Full List Here

KLF Announces Titles For Book Awards 2020-21; From Amitav Ghosh To S Jaishankar, Check Out The Full List Here

The titles selected for the awards include acclaimed writers Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Jungle Nama’ to Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar's ‘The India...


10 January 2022
Legal Fiction: A War Between Memory And Forgetfulness

Legal Fiction: A War Between Memory And Forgetfulness

The novel, a mystery, thrives on the distance between Noma and Delhi as the key to its narrative. Except for one, most characters in the novel are regular,...


10 January 2022
Humour And Urdu Poetry In Indian Courts: What A Lawyer’s Book Reveals

Humour And Urdu Poetry In Indian Courts: What A Lawyer’s Book Reveals

Supreme Court lawyer Ejaz Maqbool’s new book shows that humour and Urdu poetry have played a significant role in handling even the tensest situations and...


10 January 2022
Whereabouts By Jhumpa Lahiri: The Trade Of Everyday Solitude

Whereabouts By Jhumpa Lahiri: The Trade Of Everyday Solitude

Whereabouts is Jhumpa Lahiri’s first novel after eight years and like In Other Words, it was first written in Italian, the fruit of her language studies in...


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10 January 2022
Book Excerpt | Equations By Shivani Sibal

Book Excerpt | Equations By Shivani Sibal

Shivani Sibal's book Equations is set in the New Delhi of the 1980s and tells the story of two childhood friends Aahan Sikand and Rajesh Kumar.


19 January 2022
Book Excerpt: ‘Republic Of Hindutva’ By Badri Narayan

Book Excerpt: ‘Republic Of Hindutva’ By Badri Narayan

In his new book Badri Narayan says, ‘Much of the BJP’s popularity today has to do with the socio-cultural mindset that the Sangh has formed in the last...


19 January 2022
Book Review: Coming Out As Dalit A Memoir By Yashica Dutt

Book Review: Coming Out As Dalit A Memoir By Yashica Dutt

‘Coming out as Dalit a memoir by Yashica Dutt’ is a vital and extensively researched commentary not only on Dalit history but what it means to be a Dalit...


19 January 2022
Book Review: ‘The Economics Of Small Things’ By Sudipta Sarangi

Book Review: ‘The Economics Of Small Things’ By Sudipta Sarangi

The author Sudipta Sarangi delivers exactly what he promises: Economic rationale to explain the seemingly irrational, common-day behaviour.


04 February 2022
My Country, Right Or Wrong

My Country, Right Or Wrong

Tharoor holds forth on patriotism and nationalism most eloquently, but deep fallacies mar every argument of his


04 February 2022
Way Through An Old Sieve

Way Through An Old Sieve

The year 1995 summoned up visions of a spring for Indian writing in English. But charges of elitism, of not sufficiently ‘belonging’, have never ebbed. A...


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14 February 2022
Health Is Not Found In Hospitals, It Is Built At Home

Health Is Not Found In Hospitals, It Is Built At Home

In their book, ‘Till We Win’, Dr Chandrakant Lahariya, Dr Gagandeep Kang and Dr Randeep Guleria argue that health is not found in hospitals, it is built at...


04 February 2022
Cut A Dash Like Bond

Cut A Dash Like Bond

A brilliant memoir of an eventful career in the foreign service, set off by the thrilling pursuit, across continents, of the con man Dharma Teja


04 February 2022
Nation Of Hairpin Bends

Nation Of Hairpin Bends

A minute portrait, through aggregation of numerous facts and events, of Pakistan during nine fiery years—its inner contradictions, faultlines,...


04 February 2022
Stick Your Neck Out

Stick Your Neck Out

A deeply-researched, semi-fictionalised account of William Sleeman’s hunt of the thugs breathes the air of pre-Mutiny central India


04 February 2022
Prose, Poetry, Pain, Pathos

Prose, Poetry, Pain, Pathos

Verses with razor-sharp words and thoughts are cutting through the post-370 winter in the Valley


14 February 2022
Three Ways To Read Homer’s Iliad

Three Ways To Read Homer’s Iliad

The ancient anti-war epic has mesmerized millions, from Alexander the Great to modern day playwrights and authors


04 November 2020
Don’t Wanna Know

Don’t Wanna Know

Our taste for ignorance is a strategic tool for autocracies, a drug spurring mindless consumerism and turning crucial profit


04 February 2022
The Assertion Of Hindi

The Assertion Of Hindi

The threat of Hindi imposition, the failed three-language formula, a perceived, deeper design and a likely solution


14 February 2022
How the Land Was Won

How the Land Was Won

Odisha and the tale of Adivasi marginalisation.


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