Books to read in monsoons

1. Monsoon Feelings: A History of Emotions in the Rain by Imke Rajamani, Margrit Pernau, Katherine Butler Scho...

Metrical dissonance

Book: Jungle Nama:A Story of the Sundarban Author: Amitav Ghosh Publisher: Fourth Estate Price: Rs 699 I...

Where mystery meets nostalgia

Book: The Forest Beneath the Mountains Author: Ankush Saikia, Publisher: Speaking Tiger Price: Rs 49...

Beneath the mask

Book: Red Pill Author: Hari Kunzru Publisher: Scribner Price: Rs 599 I’ve had my eye on Hari Kunzr...

The woman behind the man

Book: Ruttie Jinnah: The Woman Who Stood Defiant  Authors: Saad S. Khan and Sara S. Khan Publisher: Ebury...

Anubha Yadav on debut novel The Anger of Saintly Men

Art is meant to disturb the comfortable, we are told, and Anubha Yadav’s debut novel The Anger of Saintl...

Books  /  Published 08.11.18

Writers have something in common with the devil

Yet, somehow, it is more convenient to put Camus in a box and tag him as merely an existentialist and a lofty intellectual, labels that continue to define him in spite of his persistent disavowals. Bu...
By Kamalika Basu

Books  /  Published 08.11.18

Theatre fires Palestine's cultural resistance

The first section introduces Juliano Mer Khamis and his mother, Arna, who, in spite of their Israeli past, were the primary players in inspiring a movement of challenge/resistance in the Israeli-occup...
By Abhijit Sen

Books  /  Published 27.09.19

Chronicles of deaths untold

On this day, in 1849, Edgar Allan Poe — the American writer and poet, and master of ‘mystery and macabre’ — set out for home from Richmond, Virginia. About a week later, he was found on the st...
By Kamalika Basu

Books  /  Published 27.09.19

Planned Violence: The great wall within

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"Planned Violence invokes Frantz Fanon\u2019s view of the colonial city as a divided world, a spatial template for segregation. It invites attention to the less acknowle...
By Deeptanil Ray

Books  /  Published 27.09.19

From Japan with love

Melancholy comes in as many shades as the gold, red and russet leaves of autumn. So does loss. In Autumn Light, the fiery hues of the season become the foil which sharpens the absences that Pico Iyer ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 01.11.18

No Azaadi for Dalit agricultural labourers

Muktidih is the fictitious name given by Anand Chakravarti to a village in Bihar which he has been visiting for two decades. That the irony of naming is deliberate becomes evident as the leitmotif of ...
By Hia Sen

Books  /  Published 01.11.18

Former CNBC television anchor forays into writing

Dark Circles by Udayan Mukherjee raises questions about the very idea of “family” as we know it. The story starts with a letter from a mother to her grown-up son delivered after her death, a lette...
By Samhita Chakraborty

Books  /  Published 06.05.20

Books authors are turning to

Rakhshanda Jalil, author of The Great War, BloomsburyThese are strange times. I find I am unable to concentrate. I have a fat book to review but find myself quite unable to read something new with any...
By The Telegraph

Books  /  Published 03.05.20

Penguin celebrates World Book Day

Storytelling will always remain the fondest form of acquiring education at a young age and now, more than ever, do we need the colourful world of fiction to fill the lives of young ones stuck at home....
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

Taking Chanakya's name in vain

Chanakya And The Art of Getting Rich (Penguin, Rs 299) by Radhakrishnan Pillai belongs to that ignoble stable which tries to mask mediocrity of thought and prose with the help of spin. In Pillai’s c...
By The Telegraph


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