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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 23.07.21

Beneath the mask

Our nameless ‘good man’ has all the marks of a traditional bully-target: he’s diffident, intellectual, cares about his family but is lazy and prone to shirk, a thinker rather than a ...
By Rimi B. Chatterjee

Books  /  Published 21.07.21

Anubha Yadav on debut novel The Anger of Saintly Men

Tell us about the inception of the book. After writing non-fiction for over a decade, I felt a compulsion to move towards fiction. There were stories that I was not able to harness in non-fiction. I ...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 16.07.21

An android and the heart

Unlike most dystopian fictions, Ishiguro’s machines are not out to get us; they remain distinctly servile to society. This is where Ishiguro inserts into the narrative an exploration of his abid...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 16.07.21

The truth about lies

Wilkerson’s disturbing micro-narratives of the dominant caste’s arrogant claims of entitlement with disregard for others, its scattered sentinels in anxious surveillance of the slightest s...
By Prasanta Ray

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Books  /  Published 16.07.21

Long walk home

Another woman, who appears quite fleetingly but leaves a big impression, is Asha — someone the narrator is ardently in love with. The book casts her in a less than flattering light. She uses the...
By Chintan Girish Modi

Books  /  Published 14.07.21

‘A Passage North’ is a salve for the soul

Arudpragasam’s prose is poetic and his sentences are long. A writer who claims to write to give home to his philosophical thoughts rather than worship a plot, his protagonist is a symbol of ever...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 09.07.21

To raise an equal world

Jha implores the reader to understand that toxic masculinity can be a gilded cage and that raising an empathetic son is a job that is never quite done. When Jha tells her son that she would no longer ...
By Sohini Chakraborty

Books  /  Published 09.07.21

Home is where the art is

The beginning of a legacy — cultural, artistic and familial — hinged upon an indomitable woman, Feisal’s maternal grandmother, Kulsumbai. Born in a Khoja family and married into an a...
By Debaroti Chakraborty

Books  /  Published 09.07.21

Plating history

The plot is centred on a fantasy-based game gifted to the two by their aunt, Maya, who runs a gaming company. The gift, which allows the children to time travel, remains a secret among the three. What...
By Kalyan Karmakar


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