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Tishani Doshi’s stunning collection of poems

Tishani Doshi, author, poet and dancer, found herself responding to news articles in the pandemic with poems t...

Unlock a treasure trove of interesting tales

1 Aristotle and Dante: Dive Into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Saenz; Simon & Schuster; R...
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A fundamental text

Book: On Citizenship Authors: Romila Thapar, N. Ram, Gautam Bhatia and Gautam Patel Publisher: Aleph Price:&nb...

Cinema through a new lens

Book: Cinema through Rasa: A Tryst with Masterpieces in the Light of Rasa Siddhanta Author: Prachand Prav...

Superwoman’s story

Book: My Life In Full: Work, Family, And our future Author: Indra K. Nooyi Publisher: Hachette Price: Rs ...

Care and conflict in Kashmir

Book: The Occupied Clinic: Militarism and Care in Kashmir Author: Saiba Varma Publisher: Duke Price: ...

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Books  /  Published 04.02.19

My creed is that I don’t lie: Aatish Taseer

Right from his first book in 2009, New York-based author and journalist Aatish Taseer has been the toast of literary circles for his prose style, as much as he has been the subject of abuse for his co...
By Anannya Sarkar

Books  /  Published 03.01.20

No resolutions this new year

Time has an unrelenting pace. Man has long been waging a Sisyphean battle to slow down time or reverse its cruel march. Somewhere down the road, though, he discovered the truth in the adage, if you ca...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 01.02.19

Gurcharan Das's latest novel a mishmash of ideas

Das has worn many hats in his life (corporate top brass; playwright; social and political analyst; oracle-at-large: his website describes him as a “thought leader”, and so forth), most of them wit...
By Samantak Das

Books  /  Published 31.01.19

I AM the latest Jeffrey Archer: Author to vendor

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By Ushnota Paul

Books  /  Published 31.12.19

Books you may have overlooked

Spotted Goddesses: Dalit Women’s Agency-Narratives on Caste and Gender Violence by Roja Singh...
in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 29.01.19

The joy of texts: Tales of a book club

A couple of years ago a few of us started a book club, which meets twice every month. Unlike many (most?) book clubs, we decided not to have everyone read the same book and then discuss it (shades of ...
By Samantak Das

Books  /  Published 25.01.19

Historian bats for Nehru’s most enduring legacy

A re-look at Jawaharlal Nehru and his transition from being a foot soldier of the national movement to the first Prime Minister is necessary in today’s India, historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee said on ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 25.01.19

Glaring back at the male gaze

In her Introduction, Rakhshanda Jalil, the editor of Preeto & Other Stories: The Male Gaze in Urdu, quotes a paragraph from Laura Mulvey’s Visual and Other Pleasures, where Mulvey talks of the ...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Books  /  Published 25.01.19

Cricket writing: Mike Brearley or Shane Warne?

Warne’s account is, much like the man himself, candid: the bits on his international fame after the ‘Gatting ball’, the struggles in his personal life as well as the controversies — the inadve...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 27.12.19

Non-fiction: Dismal and enriching

No list of books is ever quite enough, even if it is a selection from just forty-nine weeks of varied reviews. From Jonathan Gil Harris’s Masala Shakespeare to Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, th...
By The Telegraph


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