Advertisement


Pulitzer: win for Andrew Greer

Andrew Sean Greer knew he wanted to be a writer when he was 10 years old, writing a self-illustrated book for ...

Nehru: legacy, 16 stormy days

Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision of India and the world, it is safely assumed, is an antithesis of that pursued...
Advertisement

Bengal: An incomplete account of a historical experience

Edited volumes are not the easiest to review. The present one is no exception. The challenge is to find substa...

Love in the time of hate: The amorous jihad

Long before the term, ‘love jihad’, found traction in the popular imagination, Calcuttans had...

Krishnakamal Bhattacharya: Rebellions that still resonate

In Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar’s bicentennial year, perhaps it is also important to remember some other ext...

A startlingly bright debut novel...

Megha Majumdar traces the lives of three distinct characters in a sparkling debut novel titled A Burning that ...

Advertisement
Books  /  Published 27.06.20

Cities built of ideas, not concrete and steel

All cities are alike, yet the same city can mean different things to different people. Each citizen sees it in a different way; each visitor brings with him/her a fresh perspective; each time we revis...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 27.06.20

Paradoxes in the life of Babasaheb Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s life was about as full of contradictions and paradoxes as can be imagined, and, thus, in many ways, can be read as an allegory of the new India that he helped fashion an...
By Samantak Das in

Books  /  Published 27.06.20

Stuck between the authentic and the popular

One may try to reason why Seth takes up such a challenging task and turns it into a largely uncomplicated summary account from his confession in the Epilogue. Commenting on the historian’s confidenc...
By Iman Mitra in

Books  /  Published 27.06.20

Independent small publishing post-Covid

Adding to the misery of the pandemic was the recent disaster caused by cyclone Amphan in Calcutta’s boipara, the beloved lanes of College Street that is every bookworm’s heaven. The lanes and byla...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Books  /  Published 27.06.20

Poems meant for healing in the middle of a pandemic

After writing 11 books of poetry, poet, translator and publisher Kiriti Sengupta decided to turn his eyes on creating a compilation of poems to combat this crucial time. That was how Hibiscus was brou...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 27.06.20

Daffodils in a world on fire: Tranquility versus reality

For William Wordsworth, poetry may well have been the recollection of the poet’s feelings in a moment of tranquillity. But reality is not all rainbows and unicorns — or daffodils, for that matter ...
By Kamalika Basu in

Books  /  Published 25.06.20

A startlingly bright debut novel...

Megha Majumdar traces the lives of three distinct characters in a sparkling debut novel titled A Burning that is marked by an undeniable flavour of Calcutta that goes beyond placing the city in the ba...
By Shrestha Saha in

Culture  /  Published 19.06.20

Bookworms’ bid to resuscitate boipara

Malavika Banerjee, Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet director, on the hows and whys of the initiative... When did you think of the boipara initiative? What is the plan?The sight of floating books made ...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Books  /  Published 18.06.20

In the belly of the beast

Lodged as he was in the belly of the beast, Ahluwalia narrates the developments in economic policy for about 25 years from 1991, but does not turn a sufficiently critical gaze towards it. When we do s...
By Pulapre Balakrishnan in

Books  /  Published 17.06.20

A conversation with author Yann Martel

There are plenty of lessons waiting to be learnt during this lockdown that the world finds themselves in, in various degrees of strictness, believes Booker prize-winning author of Life of Pi, Yann Mar...
By Shrestha Saha in


Advertisement

Download our latest App

to get update on the go...


Advertisement
 
 
Copyright © 2020 The Telegraph. All rights reserved.