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Books  /  Published 22.10.21

Cold comfort

But The Soul of a Woman itself lacks a soul. The writing is devoid of the passion with which Allende seems to have lived her fascinating life. After all, she has travelled extensively, come ...
By Kamalika Basu

Books  /  Published 22.10.21

The music of others

In these pages, you will meet the archivist-performer, Zora Neale Hurston, cultural critic, Lorraine Hansberry, blues pioneer, Bessie Smith, fiction writer and arts journalist, Pauline Hopkins, writer...
By Chintan Girish Modi

Books  /  Published 22.10.21

Winter slays spring

Kashmir’s peculiar music is a symphony of the voices of the dead and the living. Rumours of Spring begins with two deaths: one real — that of Bobeh, Bashir’s grandmother &m...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 22.10.21

Homo Irrealis: Essays

His memories of Alexandria — the city he was born in but was compelled to leave in the wake of anti-Semitic waves — are sepia-toned and far-removed from the heady excitement he actually fe...
By Sohini Chakraborty

Books  /  Published 22.10.21

Those journals of change

As opposed to the ‘low life’ of Battala literature, the English-educated Bengalis read, as Haraprasad Shastri famously said, little more than Shakespeare, Milton, Byron, and Shelley till B...
By Jayanta Sengupta 

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Books  /  Published 08.10.21

Superwoman’s story

Nooyi, who retired from PepsiCo in 2019, has just joined Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women with an estimated wealth of $290 million thanks to PepsiCo stock. She has earned ...
By Penny MacRae

Books  /  Published 08.10.21

Cinema through a new lens

Tracing the core of Indian aesthetics as based on the sensibility of the five senses, the author differentiates between sthayi bhavas (permanent emotions) and vyabhicari bhavas (tr...
By S.V. Raman

Books  /  Published 08.10.21

A fundamental text

Gautam Bhatia examines “Citizenship and the Constitution” in the following chapter, closely analysing the “extraordinary circumstances” in which the Constitution of independent...
By Samantak Das

Books  /  Published 01.10.21

Heeding a higher calling

Among the book’s long cast of “failed” heroes, Eric Shipton shines the brightest. In 1933, the year in which James Hilton was busy drafting the ridiculous contours of his Shangri-La,...
By Deeptanil Ray

Books  /  Published 01.10.21

Library and afterlife

The novel plays with temporal complexities by enclosing two worlds. Next to Paris, the chapters set in America are texturally different. Froid in Skeslien Charles’s rendering is drab, melancholy...
By Hia Sen


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