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Books  /  Published 11.06.20

Lives in history and myth

Winrow seamlessly connects the fortunes of one family with the history of the places they inhabited and the events that changed their lives. For instance, there are delightful forays into the origins ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 11.06.20

The melody of discordant notes

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By Argha Kr Banerjee in

Books  /  Published 04.06.20

Gandhi's relationship with music

From a study of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s life, it appears that he tended to view acts associated with pleasure as tasks, and never indulged (if that is the right word) in a task if it did not co...
By S.D. Chaudhuri in

Books  /  Published 04.06.20

Women in transition

It has taken a pandemic-induced global lockdown to make visible to us the millions of invisible, desperate migrant labourers whose toil sustains us and the nation. In this context, appreciation is due...
By Sutanuka Ghosh in

Books  /  Published 04.06.20

An endless voyage across turbulent waters

It is not seas alone that separate continents: distance also emerges in the form of different languages, cultures and world-views of people. Yet, human lives across the world are also connected by at ...
By Kamalika Basu in

Books  /  Published 28.05.20

An old, bitter contest over history and memory

When a ‘historic’ mosque built in the sixteenth century is brought down in the twentieth because people ‘remember’ it being the birthplace of a ‘legendary’ king in the hoary past, does tha...
By Kingshuk Chatterjee in

Books  /  Published 28.05.20

The other Darwin

From the cover and the title page, one learns that the book was “released on October 6, 2018 during the 125th birth anniversary celebration” of Meghnad Saha held at the National Academy of Science...
By Palash Baran Pal in

Books  /  Published 21.05.20

Thomas Cromwell: Henry VIII's mirror image

Earlier this week, on May 19, was the 484th anniversary of the beheading of Anne Boleyn, the Queen of England and the second wife of Henry VIII. And it is with the scene of her execution that The Mirr...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 21.05.20

Brahmaputra: A life beyond its waters

I like to believe that “Luitor pani jabi o boi (Go flowing on, waters of the Luit)”, a song by Assam’s foremost cultural icon, Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, is still one of the first songs someone lear...
By Rongili Biswas in

Books  /  Published 21.05.20

The thrill of no logic

The Blue Jade, as the name suggests none too subtly, is meant to be a thriller. It could also be a travelogue, or a search for destiny inspired by Mirabai, or a tale of awakening, or an award-winning ...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in


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