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Biography
India  /  Published 01.09.20

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 in

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 in

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 in

Books  /  Published 14.12.18

Little Women had what Louisa May Alcott didn't

“I can’t help looking over at your house,” Laurie confesses to Jo in Little Women, “you always seem to be having such good times... you forget to put down the curtain at the window... it’s l...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Culture  /  Published 17.11.18

The Royal Bengal Lion-tamer

In 1970, a comic strip was published in the annual issue of a Bengali children’s magazine called Manihar. The hero of the strip, Bangadesher Ranga, was a fearless Bengali animal trainer living in Br...
By Paromita Sen in

Books  /  Published 26.12.19

The page turners of 2019: Biography

Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and his Last Muse by Andrea di Robilant, AtlanticAndrea di Robilant explores how Ernest Hemingway’s works drew on his own experiences and interactions with people ...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.19

Book on ‘ambulance’ dada

A journalist-turned-social entrepreneur has started working on the biography of a tea garden worker who tuned his two-wheeler into an “ambulance” to hospitalise patients in remote areas of the Doo...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Books  /  Published 25.02.20

A book on Irrfan Khan

The new generation of audiences evidently values content over star quotient and acting over socially approved “good” looks. Probably that is the reason why we have stars like Ayushmann Khurrana, R...
By Shreya Basu Roy in

Books  /  Published 31.05.19

Thomas Hardy: Relevant through the ages

Works of literature are often shaped as much by their authors’ intentions as the times in which they are produced. Curiously, Thomas Hardy’s works have remained relevant through the ages. Critics ...
By Kamalika Basu in


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