Books  /  Published 27.08.21

A lost world in letters

Parry’s revisiting of all those places — Oxford, London, Dublin and County Cork in Ireland, Cambridge, Calcutta — where the trio had met, mingled and dispersed, after the passing of ...
By Nandini Bhattacharya

Books  /  Published 13.08.21

A life behind the scenes

Guru Dutt was also a film-maker who was possibly ahead of his time, as judged by the reaction now to Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, the last of which he didn&rs...
By Devdan Mitra

Books  /  Published 06.08.21

A man, music and his mission

The most interesting part of the biography is the episode about the founding of ITC SRA — the way A.N. Haksar, the first Indian chairman of the Imperial Tobacco Company, later renamed as the Ind...
By S.D. Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 23.07.21

The woman behind the man

Women-centric biographies offer an interesting intervention in the gender-skewed realm of popular history that still remains a fundamentally male preserve, both in terms of authorship and subject matt...
By Sonia Sahoo

Books  /  Published 25.12.20

Page Turners of 2020: Biography

In his hilarious and heartbreakingly self-deprecatory autobiography, Elton John addresses important questions about his life. The iconic musician does not shy away from the more painful details, but h...
By The Telegraph


Books  /  Published 06.11.20

Ideal mentor: Vasoo Paranjape

Almost every Indian cricketer has benefited from his advice. A player’s man, Paranjape’s humour is the stuff of legends; he even used it to admonish a player in his own subtle way. He woul...
By Indranil Majumdar

India  /  Published 02.09.20

Trauma Ravi Shankar went through as child

Anoushka Shankar has spoken candidly about how her father, Ravi Shankar, was sexually abused as a child. Anoushka, who will be reinterpreting some of her father’s music when she performs at the...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 28.12.18

The year of stellar memoirs and biographies

Dare not Linger: The Presidential YearsBy Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa, Published by MacmillanBased on Mandela’s own writings, this volume is a testimony to his commitment, vision and ideas. Howe...
By The Telegraph

Books  /  Published 14.02.20

More shades than one

These are fraught times. Interestingly, the Constitution has become a powerful emblem of protest. Perceived as the ultimate saviour, “We, the people of India” have embraced it in a remarkable show...
By Tuktuk Ghosh

Books  /  Published 03.01.20

The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Love

In the first quarter of the 20th century, perhaps no other wedding gained so much attention as that of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Edwina Ashley. The marriage of Queen Victoria’s grandson on Tuesday,...
By Argha Kr Banerjee


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