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: ...

Library and afterlife

Book: The Paris Library Author: Janet Skeslien Charles, Publisher: Two Roads Price: £14.99 The library ...

Heeding a higher calling

Book: The World Beneath Their Feet: The British, the Americans, the Nazis and the Race to Summit the...

Books  /  Published 27.06.19

A culture of debate: Essays on Indian history

Taking the cue from Homi K. Bhabha’s concern about “the fate of the arts and humanities the world over” in the face of the rush towards technological immediacy and professional instrumentality, ...
By Ranabir Chakravarti

Books  /  Published 21.06.19

Deep impact

A festschrift for Gautam Bhadra, On Modern Indian Sensibilities is a collection of meticulously researched essays, many of which are inspired in some way by Bhadra’s work. The anthology is a testimo...
By Durba Basu

Books  /  Published 21.06.19

Losing a lot of sleep over slumber

Kumbhakarna, had he been awake, would have been amused by the perplexity of artists, writers and philosophers over what came naturally to him — sleep. Significantly, one of the earliest examples of ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 21.06.19

Nightmares do come true

One way of dealing with a reality so brutal that it does not bear repetition is to imagine it as nightmare. This is exactly what Raj Kamal Jha does in his magic realist retelling of the gruesome Decem...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

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


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