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 25.10.18

Manto through the eyes of his friends and rivals

Manto Saheb: Friends and Enemies of the Great Maverick (Speaking Tiger, Rs 499) translated by Vibha S. Chauhan and Khalid Alvi presents 15 distinct portraits of Saadat Hasan Manto, painted by a wide r...
By The Telegraph

Books  /  Published 06.09.19

Learning life lessons from the masters

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it cannot measure up to the power of the humble chalk. Wielding this seemingly innocuous weapon are educators who have ignited many a spark in young minds w...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 06.09.19

The evolution of India’s foreign policy

The Cold War period was marked by intense rivalry between two superpowers, and in an environment of alliance politics, the newly independent India pursued the policy of non-alignment in order to maint...
By Anindya Jyoti Majumdar

Books  /  Published 06.09.19

The transformation of India into a malicious republic

“The idea of a peace-loving, nonviolent India exists, persists, as part of a selectively constructed and assiduously cultivated national self-image in the midst of a society pervaded by social and p...
By Subhash Gatade

Books  /  Published 09.09.19

Sri Ramakrishna's Divine Reality

Ayon Maharaj calls Sri Ramakrishna a glutton for spiritual experience — he had an insatiable desire to experience God in every religion and sect. Sri Ramakrishna concluded that no one who has experi...
By Pravrajika Prabuddhaprana

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

What it was like for Brit expats in Indian colony

The political, colonial, imperial debate around the peoples and the map of India that are the constant surroundings and backdrop to the lives of the British individuals described in The British in Ind...
By Anabel Loyd

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

Arif Anwar's The Storm is more a thunder shower

What promises to be a cyclonic storm turns out to be a thunder shower at best. Arif Anwar’s audacious debut novel has a wide — too wide? — scope: from 1942 in Burma to 2004 in Bangladesh. It cov...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 14.12.18

Why we need to return to letter-writing

Personal correspondences can, at times, capture myriad facets of writers’ personalities which could have otherwise been lost to the world. Rainer Maria Rilke, born this month 143 winters ago, was an...
By Kamalika Basu

Books  /  Published 15.11.19

Epitaphs bring fiction close to fact

Bugs Bunny got me thinking about mortality. At the end of each episode, while munching on a piece of juicy carrot, the adorable Bugs would say, “That’s all folks”. These words — can there be a...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 15.11.19

Icons of the Indian Right

Ever since the 2014 general elections, especially after the 2019 victory of the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, there is a perception that India is shifting rather swiftly towards the Right ...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman


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