A different perspective

Book: Meat, Mercy, Morality: Animals and Humanitarianism in Colonial Bengal, 1850-1920 Author: Samiparna Sama...

Written in black and white

Book: Why We Kneel, How We Rise Author:  Michael Holding, Publisher: Simon & Schuster Price: Rs 49...

Life beyond the fence

Book: Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border Author: Ma...

An ark for the deluge

Book: Diary of a Young Naturalist Author:  Dara McAnulty, Publisher: Little Toller Price: £16 T...

The Rani over the Begum

Book: A Begum & A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshmibai in 1857 Author: Rudrangshu Mukherjee Publisher: Alle...

Bit too lovey-dovey

Book: Ariadne Author: Jennifer Saint Publisher: Headline Price: Rs 799 Jennifer Saint’s Ariadne belo...

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

Culture  /  Published 11.10.18

Unauthorised biographer unearths Bolly secrets

Years ago, as a Bollywood-obsessed teenager, I realised books on popular Hindi film actors offered only sanitised versions of their widely reported lives. When I set out to write about stars, I wanted...
By Yasser Usman

Books  /  Published 06.10.18

Roaring twenties

Recap: While Vik and Tilottama are well entrenched in Jampot — the latter lording over the management school, it appears — the city turns out to be somewhat of a dampener for Pixie as well as her ...
By Devapriya Roy

Books  /  Published 15.08.19

Nomi Ali is an ambitious project

In the Acknowledgments section of her novel, The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, the author, Uzma Aslam Khan, recalls a visit to a library that was inspired by a quote by a British politician who...
By Sujaan Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 09.08.19

India: The surveillant state

One wonders if what India has been witnessing in the last decade or so indicates a neo-liberal economy riding on the shoulders of Hindutva, or Hindutva seizing the neo-liberal moment to bolster Hindu ...
By Prasanta Ray

Books  /  Published 09.08.19

Ogden Nash: The secret truths of rhymed unreason

The turtle lives ’twixt plated decks/ Which practically conceal its sex,” says Ogden Nash. “I think it clever of the turtle/ In such a fix to be so fertile.” This comic pithiness is also revea...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Books  /  Published 17.04.20

Writing nightmares with fear and trembling

A blank page is every author’s nightmare. But do authors always dare to put their nightmares on the page? For instance, Hans Christian Andersen — he was born this month — was a prolific writer f...
By Kamalika Basu


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