Murder in the monastery

This book is about Damião, who was charged with heresy and suffered an unnatural death in obscurity...

When the subaltern spoke

Stanley is empathetic towards the Santhals who gave so much to this land and witnessed sweeping changes in the...

Life in tales

In its own way, this is a wise book, although one is not sure whether Parikshat started out with any such inte...

The spell that failed

The whole book has a rather workshoppy flavour, as if it was written in response to one of those writing sprin...

Poignant reflections

O’Brien’s book is a treasure trove, ebulliently tracing the origins, identity, integration and journey of ...

Heartland’s voices in print

The book traces every development that shaped Hindi journalism's evolution from an appendage of English media ...

Books  /  Published 10.05.19

Book check: What read to gift your mom

What type is your mom? Pick the apt read for her from this list...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 10.08.18

Upamanyu Chatterjee takes on the food demons

This is the best book the author has written since his acclaimed first novel English, August...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 24.10.18

How a Whitey in Chennai became a reverse coconut

Writer Carlo Pizzati has been in India for 10 years and lives in a coastal village near Chennai...
By Saloni Meghani

Books  /  Published 16.10.18

A #MeToo novel wins the coveted Booker Prize

Anna Burns was the unanimous choice for Milkman, which resonates with the movement...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 12.10.18

Frayed Indian book at Frankfurt fair

NBT stall could not be opened at Frankfurt Book Fair during the initial hours because there was no one to man it ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty and Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Food  /  Published 17.11.18

Mistress of spices: Mallika Basu

Inspired by her Bengali-Afghan heritage, Mallika is back with her second cookbook, Masala...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 07.09.18

Zadie Smith feels free to make weird links

This collection of essays by the British novelist and essayist seems breezy but is intense...
By Souvik Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 21.08.18

Buddhadeva Bose's English essays on food, Tagore and more

'An Acre of Green Grass and Other English Writings', is a bit of a surprise because Bose, one of the foremost Bengali writers, is largely forgotten as having written in English...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 24.08.18

Intizar Husain captures post-Partition pain

Two novellas of the finest writer of Urdu prose were translated recently...
By Shams Afif Siddiqi

Books  /  Published 24.08.18

Coke, toiletries, gossip: The crutches sleuths use

Fictional detectives have had strange fetishes to cope with their shadowy world...
By Uddalak Mukherjee


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