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The sacrosanct in a new light

Book: The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts Author: By Karen Armstrong, Publisher:  Random...

Lest we remember

Book : The Memory Police Author: Yoko Ogawa, Publisher: Vintage Price: £14.99 Yoko Ogawa has won many a...
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Falling apart: Musings on existential crisis

Book: The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity Author: Toby Ord Publisher: Bloomsbury Price:...

Books scheduled for 2021 that have us excited

Some of us have cancelled 2020 in our minds and become prone to imagining a time ‘when all of this is ov...

Myanmar: guide to a labyrinth

Book: The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st century Author: T...

Getting under the city’s skin: Delhi's urban ecology

Book: Uncivil City: Ecology, Equity and the Commons in Delhi Author: Amita Baviskar Publisher: Sage Price...

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Books  /  Published 05.12.18

Anand Neelakantan on his new book, Vanara

After a detour into Bahubali territory, Anand Neelakantan, the bestselling writer who is adept at retelling Indian mythology (Asura and the Ajaya series), is back with another tale of the vanquished f...
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Books  /  Published 29.10.19

Durjoy Datta on his new novel and the perks and pitfalls of social media

Durjoy Datta is perhaps one of the most self-aware young authors of our generation who isn’t afraid to call a spade a spade. Riding high on the launch of his new book Wish I Could Tell You, the auth...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta

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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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Books  /  Published 07.09.18

Zadie Smith feels free to make weird links

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Books  /  Published 21.08.18

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

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By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 24.08.18

Intizar Husain captures post-Partition pain

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Books  /  Published 24.08.18

Coke, toiletries, gossip: The crutches sleuths use

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