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Crouching Tigers

Crouching Tigers

16 September, 2021 Ghee Bowman

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.

Cracked Hall Of Mirrors

Cracked Hall Of Mirrors

15 September, 2021 Vappala Balachandran

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.


Eastern Disturbances

A former foreign service officer recounts the circumstances around Sikkim’s merger with India, as seen by him in close quarters

Author Paul Pickering’s Elephant: Felt With A Trunk

Author Paul Pickering’s Elephant: Felt With A Trunk

02 September, 2021 Bhaskar Roy

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


Algorithms Of Eternity

Boston fratboys, coding, start-up spiritual dreams and social media obsession—Tahmima Anam gets up to speed

26 August, 2021

Deception: The Face Value

Dammu Ravi

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


19 August, 2021

Characters In Mandarin

P.S. Raghavan

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.


04 August, 2021

A Miniature’s Hidden Figures

Nonica Datta

In this astute analysis, Dara’s popular image is replaced by a man influenced by complex political-religious pulls typical of his age


04 August, 2021

Call Them Geniuses

Anjana Basu

Unpublished stories, translations, rare sketches and a screenplay—three generations of Rays shine with undimmed radiance


28 July, 2021

Jhumpa Lahiri’s New Novel Is A Journey Across Time And Countries

Bhaskar Roy

Through a narrator cut adrift in a nameless Italian town, Jhumpa Lahiri approaches her old concerns from a fresh angle


21 July, 2021

No Land’s People Is An Important Document On Assam’s NRC Mess

M. Reyaz

This book, while depicting the pain and suffering of those left out of Assam’s NRC, establishes official arguments and figures as fallacious


14 July, 2021

MJ Akbar’s Twin Biography Of Gandhi And Jinnah Busts A Few Myths

A. Surya Prakash

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.


07 July, 2021

Poem A Day: Gulzar’s Epic Is A Tribute To Poets In Indian Languages

Rakhshanda Jalil

Gulzar’s anthology of poems from across the sub-continent is a masterclass of translation as extension of exquisite sensibility


30 June, 2021

Emergency And Its Eager Converts

Shajahan Madampat

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


24 June, 2021

That Unholy Cleave

Dammu Ravi

A former diplomat sweeps through Bengal’s history to narrate the story of its Partition, which she deems was avoidable


17 June, 2021

The Making Of Hell

Naseer Ganai

A gut-wrenching memoir of the ’90s recalls Kashmir’s descent into daily tragedies


17 June, 2021

Memories & Dreams In Gold

Raghu Rai

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.


10 June, 2021

She Opened The Sluices

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

Budhini Mejhan, a unique victim of the Nehruvian dream, stands for other unfortunates. This novel intensifies her story.


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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers prayers at a temple situated on the Mandar mountain in Banka district.

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Actress and Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty at the launch of a collection of jewelleries, ahead of Durga Puja festivals, in Kolkata.

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People Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti addresses a press conference at the party office in Jammu.

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Jammu & Kashmir Public Health Engineering (PHE) daily wagers shout slogans during a protest over their various demands, in Jammu.

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Bollywood actors Rajniesh Duggal, Akansha Puri, Niharica Raizada, Sajjad Dalfarooz and Dilbar during a press conference for announcement of a web series, in Srinagar.

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