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Parse The Word ‘Merit’
Books Magazine November 27, 2017
Review
An age-old system of privilege propels the Indian elite. Interrogating caste, colonialism and scholarship, these essays skewer the canker amidst us.
A Decade On A 70mm Screen
Books Magazine November 20, 2017
Review
The ’50s wasn’t a placid pool of idealism. In grappling with the Partition and forging a new polity, it fashioned modern India. This wide-angle view serves it well.
Panjandrum In Disorder Central
Books Magazine November 13, 2017
Review
This dark atmospheric text about Francis Newton Xavier, poet and painter, bristles with the nature of the two arts, solitude and hangers-on
March, As The Money Jingles
Books Magazine October 30, 2017
Review
Militaries have a stranglehold on the political economies of Southeast Asian nations. This superb work of research illuminates them like never before.
  • Review
    With their subtle colouring of death, caste, music and natural life, and often about women staring challenges out, Ambai’s stories whisper quotidian tales
Development At Extreme Close Up
Books Magazine October 23, 2017
Review
Jholawala Dreze’s ‘research for action’ gets close to the people at the end of public policy. These essays urge greater collaboration between activists and economists.
  • Review
    The advent of television spawned the first of the ads that were truly Indian in flavour. Pops Sridhar looks at the iconic ones that triggered our common dreams.
  • Review
    Within its slim girth, Manu Joseph’s new novel manages a bilious survey of things held dear in India, including bearded overlords and an ageing crime
Lady With The Stalin Organ
Books Magazine October 16, 2017
Review
Alone among WWII belligerents, Soviet women saw frontline action. Their voices, stifled for long by a disparaging state, speak eloquently.
A Novel Catches The Bus To Wagah
Books Magazine October 09, 2017
Borderless Words
Indian publishers are fertile ground for most ­Pakistani writers who have few options back home
  • Review
    Rushdie’s layered peek into a New York crime family includes half a universe—from Bombay to Brecht, from Kangana to Borges and from jazz to Aadhaar
  • Review
    Thin on patient detail and emotional heft, Pamuk’s hero rushes from scene to scene. Major questions are asked, but they don’t illuminate our readerly selves.
  • Review
    An old spy is called up, and an almost cold case dug up. It’s back behind the dreaded curtain in central Europe, against the cold steel of the Stasi.
  • Review
    For a book set during the times of Rajendra Chola, Empire teems with the most ghastly anachronisms. Yet it tells an engaging story with some verve.
Fasana Of A Fragrant Guldasta
Books Magazine October 02, 2017
Review
Not only is this excellent collection a roster of the greats, it’s also a diachronic run through the Urdu short story from its earliest years
He Does It Without Boasting
Books Magazine September 25, 2017
Review
In this collection of recent material, a master foreteller of economic phenomena dazzles with his unpacking of the complex interplay between polity and finance
  • Review
    Except on our ties with West Asia and jehadi terror, Saran’s lucid account correctly details our national interests, with an advocacy of a multi-polar world
  • Review
    Every step of the way to Arunachal is weighted down by older or later colonial history. Once there, this travelogue springs into lush, joyous life.
Boatmen Wait On The Banks Of The Indus
Books Magazine September 18, 2017
Review
Gracious in person, Abdul Sattar’s bilious pen spills an anti-India screed—a lesson in ‘national identity’. Yet it shows how a path of reconciliation can be cut through the shrillness.
  • Review
    Homen Borgohain’s short fiction breathes the Assamese way of life in vivid detail. In background and versatile characterisation, they are enduring gems.
  • Review
    The enigmatic MGR understood the masses and was loved in return. But, as this biography shows, he was not blameless, and sowed the seeds of future discord.
Parse The Word ‘Merit’
Books Magazine November 27, 2017
An age-old system of privilege propels the Indian elite. Interrogating caste, colonialism and scholarship, these essays skewer the canker amidst us.
Man Of War, Soldier Of Peace
Books Magazine November 27, 2017
Shimon Peres’s dream of reconciliation with Palestinians amid silent guns lies crushed. But resolving that main issue is integral to the Zionist dream.
Villages Beyond The Railhead
Books Magazine November 27, 2017
An anthology of Indian stories picks gems from the hinterland, where old hungers meet new needs and where the possessed react to modern standards
A Decade On A 70mm Screen
Books Magazine November 20, 2017
The ’50s wasn’t a placid pool of idealism. In grappling with the Partition and forging a new polity, it fashioned modern India. This wide-angle view serves it well.
This Is Being Sent Upstairs
Books Magazine November 20, 2017
Sardesai’s playing XI is unrealistic, the subject’s stories familiar. Only when he dons the garb of a journalist do the stories yield extra spin and bite.
An Actor Prepared In Wasseypur
Books Magazine November 20, 2017
Some subtlety would have spared Nawaz the blushes, but this is about a sensitive man, pummelled by relentless humiliation, finally breaking out
Panjandrum In Disorder Central
Books Magazine November 13, 2017
This dark atmospheric text about Francis Newton Xavier, poet and painter, bristles with the nature of the two arts, solitude and hangers-on
Line Of Ineffectual Control
Books Magazine November 13, 2017
More than Mortimer Durand’s arbitrary line that sliced the Pashtun homeland, this valuable book, anti-colonial in tone, is an account of the Great Game
Nataraja’s Artificial Intelligence
Books Magazine November 13, 2017
The way we’re going, machines will take over. Out of this old sci-fi hat, Dan Brown fashions a scintillating adventure with AI jostling with religion.
March, As The Money Jingles
Books Magazine October 30, 2017
Militaries have a stranglehold on the political economies of Southeast Asian nations. This superb work of research illuminates them like never before.
A Deep, Light Dolore
Books Magazine October 30, 2017
With their subtle colouring of death, caste, music and natural life, and often about women staring challenges out, Ambai’s stories whisper quotidian tales
Development At Extreme Close Up
Books Magazine October 23, 2017
Jholawala Dreze’s ‘research for action’ gets close to the people at the end of public policy. These essays urge greater collaboration between activists and economists.
That Waterfall We Bathed In
Books Magazine October 23, 2017
The advent of television spawned the first of the ads that were truly Indian in flavour. Pops Sridhar looks at the iconic ones that triggered our common dreams.
Beware The Highwaymen
Books Magazine October 23, 2017
Within its slim girth, Manu Joseph’s new novel manages a bilious survey of things held dear in India, including bearded overlords and an ageing crime
Lady With The Stalin Organ
Books Magazine October 16, 2017
Alone among WWII belligerents, Soviet women saw frontline action. Their voices, stifled for long by a disparaging state, speak eloquently.
Why Do Tigers’ Tails Twitch?
Books Magazine October 16, 2017
A new economic history of Asia springs forth on several daring proposals. Annual visitors to Tokyo’s Yasukuni shrine will be most pleased, though.
The Flaneur Outpaces A Tram
Books Magazine October 16, 2017
Calcutta—city of broken dreams and of crusty, magnetic charm. A young hack’s progress through its florid past and dented present winks at death itself.
A Novel Catches The Bus To Wagah
Books Magazine October 09, 2017
Indian publishers are fertile ground for most ­Pakistani writers who have few options back home
Where Nick Carraway Meets Apu
Books Magazine October 09, 2017
Rushdie’s layered peek into a New York crime family includes half a universe—from Bombay to Brecht, from Kangana to Borges and from jazz to Aadhaar
Oedipus Backwards
Books Magazine October 09, 2017
Thin on patient detail and emotional heft, Pamuk’s hero rushes from scene to scene. Major questions are asked, but they don’t illuminate our readerly selves.
In A Coven Of Spymasters
Books Magazine October 09, 2017
An old spy is called up, and an almost cold case dug up. It’s back behind the dreaded curtain in central Europe, against the cold steel of the Stasi.
History’s Forgotten Nuts
Books Magazine October 09, 2017
For a book set during the times of Rajendra Chola, Empire teems with the most ghastly anachronisms. Yet it tells an engaging story with some verve.
Fasana Of A Fragrant Guldasta
Books Magazine October 02, 2017
Not only is this excellent collection a roster of the greats, it’s also a diachronic run through the Urdu short story from its earliest years
Thirteen Pillars Of Wisdom
Books Magazine October 02, 2017
A turn of the seasons and turn of characters mark the gentle passage of time in rural Midlands. It shows that the pastoral English novel is in rude health.
He Does It Without Boasting
Books Magazine September 25, 2017
In this collection of recent material, a master foreteller of economic phenomena dazzles with his unpacking of the complex interplay between polity and finance
Looking Out The Window
Books Magazine September 25, 2017
Except on our ties with West Asia and jehadi terror, Saran’s lucid account correctly details our national interests, with an advocacy of a multi-polar world
Into The Valley Of Life On A Hero
Books Magazine September 25, 2017
Every step of the way to Arunachal is weighted down by older or later colonial history. Once there, this travelogue springs into lush, joyous life.
Boatmen Wait On The Banks Of The Indus
Books Magazine September 18, 2017
Gracious in person, Abdul Sattar’s bilious pen spills an anti-India screed—a lesson in ‘national identity’. Yet it shows how a path of reconciliation can be cut through the shrillness.
Daughters Of Brahmaputra
Books Magazine September 18, 2017
Homen Borgohain’s short fiction breathes the Assamese way of life in vivid detail. In background and versatile characterisation, they are enduring gems.
Yet, His Eyes Never Met Theirs
Books Magazine September 18, 2017
The enigmatic MGR understood the masses and was loved in return. But, as this biography shows, he was not blameless, and sowed the seeds of future discord.
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