Ghee Bowman brings to light the forgotten story of an Indian force’s role in the Battle of France and their fighting withdrawal through Dunkirk. In this excerpt, individual units arrive in northern France and take their positions, awaiting the Wehrmacht onslaught.
This book presents a wealth of detail, digging deep into the murky crypts of the RAW and ISI. In the final analysis, it’s inauthentic and unconvincing.
A former foreign service officer recounts the circumstances around Sikkim’s merger with India, as seen by him in close quarters
In a narrative arc sweeping from Tsarist and revolutionary Russia to New York émigrés in 2020 and a boy and his fantastical elephant, Pickering connects the picaresque with post-truth
Boston fratboys, coding, start-up spiritual dreams and social media obsession—Tahmima Anam gets up to speed
This survey of how India and China conduct its diplomatic manouevres charts the early days of Indian naivety to the gradual maturing of a hardened realpolitik
Bajpai takes a wide-angle lens to India-China ties, examining power imbalance, mutual suspicion and the US’ role in it. Kewalramani studies growing Chinese ambition through the prism of its fight against Covid-19.
In this astute analysis, Dara’s popular image is replaced by a man influenced by complex political-religious pulls typical of his age
Unpublished stories, translations, rare sketches and a screenplay—three generations of Rays shine with undimmed radiance
Through a narrator cut adrift in a nameless Italian town, Jhumpa Lahiri approaches her old concerns from a fresh angle
This book, while depicting the pain and suffering of those left out of Assam’s NRC, establishes official arguments and figures as fallacious
This scorchingly honest twin biography of Gandhi and Jinnah focuses on the endgame at the autumn of British rule that led to Partition’s bloodletting. In doing so, it explodes a few myths.
Gulzar’s anthology of poems from across the sub-continent is a masterclass of translation as extension of exquisite sensibility
Vidhu Vincent’s nuanced graphic memoir on the Emergency examines that nadir of political practice through its warm, puzzling embrace in Kerala and the rebels who dared to say nay
A former diplomat sweeps through Bengal’s history to narrate the story of its Partition, which she deems was avoidable
A gut-wrenching memoir of the ’90s recalls Kashmir’s descent into daily tragedies
The past, with its densely scribbled carapace of tragedy and a perfect balance between nature and humanity, flows into the present, then the future, in this holy city. Amritsar: A City in Remembrance combines comprehensive visual narration with essays that raise questions about the relation between heritage conservation and people’s lives.
Budhini Mejhan, a unique victim of the Nehruvian dream, stands for other unfortunates. This novel intensifies her story.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers prayers at a temple situated on the Mandar mountain in Banka district.PTI Photo
Actress and Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty at the launch of a collection of jewelleries, ahead of Durga Puja festivals, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
People Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti addresses a press conference at the party office in Jammu.PTI Photo
Jammu & Kashmir Public Health Engineering (PHE) daily wagers shout slogans during a protest over their various demands, in Jammu.PTI Photo
Bollywood actors Rajniesh Duggal, Akansha Puri, Niharica Raizada, Sajjad Dalfarooz and Dilbar during a press conference for announcement of a web series, in Srinagar.PTI Photo
India is poised to become a global education hub with the government introducing major policy changes
Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top 50 State Private Universities in 2021 will help students make an informed choice.
Jain to Patidar. Was caste a decisive factor in the BJP’s choice for CM during the recent change of guard in Gujarat?
Rankings largely reinforce the dominant impressions about institutions’ reputations, says little about students’ needs
Humanities has been the second or third choice for a huge percentage of students in Indian colleges and universities
The shifting of Durand Cup to Calcutta is harsh on Delhi’s football lovers
Fahim Dashty resisted, till death, the Taliban’s sectarianism. His heart beat only for a modern, democratic Afghanistan.