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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 ...
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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...

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Books  /  Published 20.03.20

A continuity in inappropriate policies

All the Wrong Turns: Perspectives on the Indian Economy by T.C.A. Ranganathan and T.C.A. Srinivasa Raghavan is yet another book on the deficiencies of formulation and execution of economic policy in I...
By Anup Sinha

Books  /  Published 20.03.20

Invisible people and their stories

In the eyes of the law, rights cannot exist without responsibilities. But does the absence of legal rights also absolve a person of moral responsibilities? This is the dilemma that propels the plot of...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 19.03.20

Reading list: Made of women by women

Jennifer: One Woman, Two Continents and a Truth Called Child Trafficking; Rupa Publication; Rs 295One is increasingly reminded of Shobha Rao’s Girls Burn Brighter while reading Nandita Puri’s 2020...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 13.06.19

Shakespeare: Transcending boundaries

In his poem “The Sun Rising”, John Donne uses two words to identify India: spice and mine. Donne’s 16th-century contemporaries would have made the same connection. Reorienting the discourse in t...
By Souvik Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 06.06.19

Anne Frank's diary has a lasting and historical impact

The 12th day of June is significant in more ways than one. For instance, it marks the birth anniversary of Annelies Marie Frank — better known to the world as Anne Frank. Even more significantly, on...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Books  /  Published 30.05.19

Trump under fire: The latest from Michael Wolff

Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael Wolff, 335 pages, Henry Holt and Co. ...
By Jennifer Szalai/ New York Times News Service

Books  /  Published 13.03.20

The great Mughal's reign of light

“His Majesty Jalal al-Din Muhammad Akbar Padshah commanded,” so records Bayazid Bayat in 1587, “that any servants of court who had a taste for history should write.” His favourite aunt, Gulbad...
By Sugata Bose

Books  /  Published 28.05.19

Dawood Ibrahim and the murky world of match fixing

Extracted from No Ball: The murky world of match fixing by Chandramohan Puppala with permission from Pan Macmillan India...
By Chandramohan Puppala, an extract from his book No Ball: The murky world of match fixing

Books  /  Published 24.05.19

Those who chase the poll wind

Spurinna is smiling. Suetonius, a Roman chronicler, had written that Spurinna, a haruspex — a person trained in the art of divination — was the seer who had predicted Julius Caesar’s assassinati...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 24.05.19

Women scientists who changed the world

Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World By Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans, Robinson, Rs 599 ...
By Debashis Gangopadhyay


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