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

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

28 July, 2021 Bhaskar Roy

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

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

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

21 July, 2021 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


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

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.

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

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

07 July, 2021 Rakhshanda Jalil

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


Emergency And Its Eager Converts

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

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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.


03 June, 2021

In Reverse, The Verse Is Free And It Flows Freely

Malashri Lal

Poetry holds a mirror to…the global pandemic and climate change


27 May, 2021

Backstitching An Overhang

Rajesh Pant

The warp and weft of Partition history define the Sindhis—the diaspora and those in India


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20 May, 2021

Looking Out And Over

P.S. Raghavan

Scalpel in hand, a former foreign secretary picks at the faultlines of Indian geopolitics


13 May, 2021

Rising Above The Octopus

Anjana Basu

Rituparna Chatterjee puts together a cross-genre memoir where the tale of childhood abuse is transcreated through touches of magical realism


06 May, 2021

Mortar Beneath Fissures

Pradeep Gupta

Polarisation—grimy, often tugging at base prejudices—is the political challenger’s final resort before elections, argues psephologist Pradeep Gupta in his new book. Excerpts:


29 April, 2021

Raging Towards A New Light

Sudhirendar Sharma

Two experts talk about using anger against rogue capitalism, which is abetted by populist politics, into initiating change


22 April, 2021

Shakti: An Indian Unifier

Shormishtha Panja

A panoramic survey of the subcontinent’s shakti peethas, soaked in myth and tradition


08 April, 2021

Between Stardust And Reality

Anjana Basu

Soumitra’s versatility went beyond acting. This book gives him his due as a poet, thespian and painter.


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08 April, 2021

Who Is The Mother Of Your Prakrit?

Peggy Mohan

The story of Indian languages has been the story of miscegenation, of the ­mixing of language blood-groups


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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during a By-election campaign in Kusheshwar Assembly constituency, in Darbhanga.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses during 'Pratibha Samman Samaroh' on the ocassion of Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti at Tyagraj Stadium in New Delhi.

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Indian cricket team fans perform 'havan' ahead of the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan, in Bengaluru.

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People wait for their turn to get inoculated with a dose of the Covishield vaccine at a hospital, in Prayagraj.

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