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Book Review | 'Data Peer': Longing For A Long-Gone, Harmonious World

Book Review | 'Data Peer': Longing For A Long-Gone, Harmonious World

Hrishikesh Sulabh’s latest Hindi novel, Data Peer, set in a Patna locality called Peermuhani, brings alive a world where the spirit of coexistence binds the Hindus and the Muslims, the living and the dead.

18 June 2022
Book Excerpt | Legacy: How Monohar Parrikar Missed His Chance At Greatness

Book Excerpt | Legacy: How Monohar Parrikar Missed His Chance At Greatness

‘Legacy’, the last chapter of An Extraordinary Life, Parrikar’s biography published by Penguin Random House India and authored by Sadguru Patil and...

11 June 2022

Book Review: It Does Not Die

In a world obsessed with staying young, one can guess what lies at the heart of the Hidden Hindu. Gupta presses the right buttons of violence, hackers and...

It's Time For Hindi To Get Its Due In The World Of Literary Translations

It's Time For Hindi To Get Its Due In The World Of Literary Translations

The important role Hindi always played has finally begun to get its recognition after nearly 150 years. The world’s mirror has moved towards Hindi earlier as...

03 June 2022

Indian Mythology: Of Retellings And Translations

Noted translator of Indian myths, Arshia Sattar, speaks to Outlook’s Rakhi Bose on the art and politics of translating myths.

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28 May 2022
Fiction: Caste A Long Shadow

Fiction: Caste A Long Shadow

Translated from the groundbreaking Tamil novel Pasitha Manidam (1978), Hungry Humans is set in the conservative and caste-conscious temple town of Kumbakonam...


30 April 2022
The Black Magic Women: Searing Tales Of Racism, Misogyny And Violence From Assam

The Black Magic Women: Searing Tales Of Racism, Misogyny And Violence From Assam

Moushumi Kandali's stories are crafted carefully and therein lies the overall slight: they are too well constructed in terms of themes and the references they...


29 April 2022
World Book Day: Here Are Five Independent Publishers Making A Mark In India

World Book Day: Here Are Five Independent Publishers Making A Mark In India

Indian Independent publishers have made a mark with focus on themes and sections of the society largely unrepresented by traditional mainstream publishers. 


23 April 2022
How Khivi,Wife of Sikh Guru Angad Dev, Helped Establish The Tradition of 'Langar'

How Khivi,Wife of Sikh Guru Angad Dev, Helped Establish The Tradition of 'Langar'

Khivi stepped out of the limited boundaries of the domestic and used her culinary, and organizational and managerial skills to set up and run the langar, where...


23 April 2022
The Anemoiac World Of Suresh Menon

The Anemoiac World Of Suresh Menon

Unlike other newspaper columnists, this book's author manages to skirt the mundane everyday politics and inhabit a space that is more esoteric: books,...


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03 April 2022
Book Review: Karma by Sadhguru

Book Review: Karma by Sadhguru

The book informs us that one cannot escape the consequences of our bad Karma. No one will partake in sharing such consequences as well


25 March 2022
Landmark Bookshop In Dal Lake Is Closed

Landmark Bookshop In Dal Lake Is Closed

The bookshop was closed after Jammu and Kashmir government didn’t extend the contract to the bookstore located at the second storey of the Jammu and Kashmir...


17 March 2022
Who Is Delhi's 'SRC Aunty': Woman Selling Hindi Literature Books For 25 Years

Who Is Delhi's 'SRC Aunty': Woman Selling Hindi Literature Books For 25 Years

Sanjana Tiwari's shop is outside Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts and is a place of many activities – where people talk about literature, performing art,...


12 March 2022
Book Excerpt: Understanding Between Unequals

Book Excerpt: Understanding Between Unequals

The seventh novel by the celebrated author of ‘English, August: An Indian Story’, which satirised India’s bumbling bureaucracy, is a crime thriller that...


05 March 2022
Book Review: Dispelling Myths And Misconceptions Around AMU’s Founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

Book Review: Dispelling Myths And Misconceptions Around AMU’s Founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

Shafey Kidwai’s ‘Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Reason, Religion and Nation’ sets a new paradigm of research: it describes the AMU founder’s reformative efforts...


27 February 2022
The Mona Lisa Effect In Gulzar’s Writings On Soil And Society

The Mona Lisa Effect In Gulzar’s Writings On Soil And Society

‘The Moonsmith Gulzar’ by Shailja Chandra revolves around Gulzar’s writings on some of the greatest themes of existence. It is a homage to the way he...


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25 March 2022
Remembrance Of Ghosts Past

Remembrance Of Ghosts Past

With 'Jamjaal', the world awaits the emergence of a Gujarati Proust, novelist Nazir Mansuri, whose magnum opus—expected to be the world’s longest...


31 January 2022
Rare Books From Pre-Independent India At Prinseps Nationalism Book Auction

Rare Books From Pre-Independent India At Prinseps Nationalism Book Auction

Featuring 85 slots, the online sale comprised a rare catalogue of first-edition books printed from the pre-independence to the post-independence era in India,...


24 January 2022
 A Dog Named Cat And Other Canines 

 A Dog Named Cat And Other Canines 

When 45 dog lovers come together and pen their personal accounts of affection for their beloved best friends, you pay attention. Here's why the The Book Of Dog...


22 January 2022
In Kunal Basu’s Latest Novel, A Family Comes Undone By Communal Fissure

In Kunal Basu’s Latest Novel, A Family Comes Undone By Communal Fissure

A young Muslim student has been abducted from his college hostel while a leader of the Nationalist students is believed to have a hand in his disappearance....


08 January 2022
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.


21 December 2021
Yearender 2021: Top 10 Novels Of The Year

Yearender 2021: Top 10 Novels Of The Year

As the year draws to an end, we bring to you the top 10 Indian fictions of 2021. And a must-read they are!


17 December 2021
Bell Hooks: A Radical, Black Feminist Whose Ideology Created Far Reaching Impact

Bell Hooks: A Radical, Black Feminist Whose Ideology Created Far Reaching Impact

A feminist, author and activist, bell hooks, died on Wednesday at the age of 69. A look at her work and her representation as a Black feminist in the world of...


25 June 2021
Memories & Dreams In Gold

Memories & Dreams In Gold

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...


23 February 2021
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.


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