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Book: Urban Utopias: Memory, Rights, and Speculation Editor: Barnita Bagchi, Publisher: Jadavpur University P...

The lion at the border

Book: The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle, Autobiography of Abdul Ghaffar Khan Translator: Imtiaz A...

Roots of the poison

Book: Reconciling Difference: Beyond Collective Violence in India Author: Rudolf C. Heredia Publisher: Speakin...

Pages heaped with taste, memory and soul

When Oscar Wilde wrote, “[n]othing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses...

‘The Light of Asia’ still shining

Sir Edwin Arnold’s epic poem, The Light of Asia, written in blank verse, was first published in Lon...

Self-help books that force you to upgrade your life

Reclaim Your Time Off: The 3-Step Solution to Overworking by Fab Giovanetti In a world where being in the rat...

Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Queen Victoria’s rather personal relationship with India

Several historians have argued that Queen Victoria was a monarch solely in name. Miles Taylor, however, studies the validity of this claim from another perspective: that of Victoria’s rather persona...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Beyond secularism

The 2019 parliamentary election results that helped the Narendra Modi regime to return to power with greater majority have reinforced the expansion of the Hindu Right ideology and its growing acceptan...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman

India  /  Published 12.10.18

Frayed Indian book at Frankfurt fair

Official India has cut a sorry figure at the ongoing Frankfurt Book Fair, with the National Book Trust’s stall unattended by any of its officials and the Sahitya Akademi booth bereft of people, book...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty and Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 03.06.20

Karunanidhi in anti-Hindi agitation

By Vaasanthi

Food  /  Published 17.11.18

Mistress of spices: Mallika Basu

Recipe for Macchli Curry (Simple Fish Curry) (Serves 2-4)Coated in turmeric and chilli and simmered in a gently spiced curry, this is a very simple way to enjoy fish with the lightest of spices. Fish ...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 18.10.19

The word through flesh and sinew

The redrawing of the boundaries between body and mind by the Cartesian cogito initiated an epistemic rupture from which modern Western philosophy has still not sufficiently recovered even after four c...
By Sonia Sahoo

Books  /  Published 16.10.19

Sadia Abbas on all that led up to her debut fiction novel The Empty Room

The Empty Room by debut novelist Sadia Abbas takes you back to Pakistan in the ’70s in a lyrical manner, while holding your hand through a form of darkness that consumes you from inside. Abbas talks...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 04.10.19

An election tourism nama

Democracy on the Road: A 25-Year Journey through India was launched just a short step ahead of the landmark 17th general elections, with the expected exhilarating pomp and drumrolls befitting an accla...
By Tuktuk Ghosh

Books  /  Published 11.10.19

William Dalrymple's Anarchy: Reviewed

To historians of the 18th century William Dalrymple makes clear that his new book, The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire, steps into well-trodden territ...
By Madhumita Mazumdar

Books  /  Published 02.04.20

Two Partitions, three narratives

This is an important book that looks at the diverse and conflicting ways in which the making of Bangladesh is remembered in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. The book does not, and does not claim to, of...
By Salil Misra


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