Old battles

Book: Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World Author: Simon Winchester Publisher: Harper Pr...

A citizen of the world

Book: Home in the World: A Memoir Author: Amartya Sen, Publisher: Allen Lane Price: Rs 899 “Where ...

Incomplete melody

Book: Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music Author: Amit Chaudhuri Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Pri...

The outsider in the charmed circle

Book: India’s Power Elite: Class, Caste and A Cultural Revolution Author: Sanjaya Baru Publisher: Viking...

An empire on the move

Book: The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World Author: Marie Favereau Publisher: Belknap Price: &poun...

Proteus in the study

Book: Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020 Author: Salman Rushdie Publisher: Penguin Price: Rs 799 In Ho...

Books  /  Published 25.10.19

A tale of pain and distress

Tell Her Everything, Mirza Waheed’s third novel, might initially appear to be yet another South Asian immigrant success story. But readers who stick it out soon discover that the author turns this t...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Books  /  Published 29.11.18

Oscar Wilde: Journey through the paradoxes of art and life

Oscar Wilde’s death from meningitis in Paris on November 30, 1900 is believed to have been hastened by his imprisonment with hard labour from 1895 to 1897 for “gross indecency”. He died an exile...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Books  /  Published 27.11.18

What makes a classic relevant in the Internet age

Being the creative editor of Penguin Classics is a big task, just going by the mammoth size of the collections that are in this fold. Henry Eliot not only does that, but also writes in his free time. ...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 23.11.18

Why we are living in an age of walls

Has there ever been a time when the world has not been divided by walls is the question that the title of Tim Marshall’s latest book, Divided: Why We’re Living in An Age of Walls, immediately brin...
By Navras J. Aafreedi

Books  /  Published 11.06.20

Knowing what the future holds

Toni Morrison’s first death anniversary — it is on August 5 — approaches us at a time when the racial tensions in American society that she astutely criticized in her works have come to head. As...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Books  /  Published 11.06.20

The melody of discordant notes

By Argha Kr Banerjee

Books  /  Published 08.06.20

Future of literature fests

Freytag’s dramatic structure, if marked against the backdrop of our current state of being, would suggest that we are in the climax of our very own Shakespearean tragedy. We were ‘introduced’ to...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 25.04.20

Marketing lessons from HUL

By Sudhir Sitapati

Books  /  Published 11.10.18

Bookshops are not always romantic

Neil Gaiman once said, “a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore... it’s not foolin’ a soul.” In theory, Gaiman should be pleased...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 23.04.20

Lessons on tolerance from the great Mughal

By Raziuddin Aquil


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