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Biography
News  /  Published 04.01.22

AMU research scholar writes a book on freedom fighter Syud Hossain

The biography on Syud Hossain has been written by Aligarh Muslim University research scholar Asad Faisal...
By Our Correspondent

Books  /  Published 31.12.21

Page Turners of 2021: Biography and Memoirs

The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle, Autobiography of Abdul Ghaffar Khan Roli Translated from Pukhto by Imtiaz Ahmad Sahibzada, Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s autobiography captures rare anecdotes ...

People  /  Published 27.12.21

Raj Kapoor’s daughter who sparked a kitchen revolution with Niky Tasha

She fought cancer bravely in the last years even while putting together a book on her father… could you give the readers a glimpse of that period? She took up the project in desperation as no ...
By Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 17.12.21

That irrepressible, luminous lady

At least three extraordinary individuals may be said to have substantially contributed to the making of Zohra, the artist and the human being, her forceful attitudes and her never-say-die aspirations....
By Vidyarthy Chatterjee

Books  /  Published 05.11.21

Glimpses of Stoppardia

One of his favourite anecdotes is about two men driving along in a car who see a man in pyjamas with his chin covered in shaving foam carrying something like a football under his arm. They struggle to...
By Souvik Mukherjee

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Lifestyle  /  Published 26.10.21

What a Kolkata fangirl discovered about Roger Federer in his recent biography

Roger thinks he is just a regular guy. Well, hello, please! I have not gone around saying “this guy is extraordinary” for 20 years for this kind of betrayal, Roger!  Clarey in severa...
By Shreemayee Das

Books  /  Published 24.09.21

A dip in the sea of verse

Shahid wrote his PhD dissertation on T.S. Eliot, and Kapoor traces his strong influence on the former. Eliot’s work allowed Shahid to remove himself from his personal experience to write from th...
By Maaz Bin Bilal

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


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