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Books  /  Published 27.09.18

Caste rage, translated in short stories

Rage informs every syllable of Baburao Bagul’s short story collection, When I Hid My Caste. But rage for Bagul is a formal principle, an emotion transformed into an artistic tool that carves out his...
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Books  /  Published 27.09.18

The Ballad of Ayesha: Lost in translation

The Ballad of Ayesha: A Novel (Harper Perennial, Rs 299) by Anisul Hoque has been translated from Bengali, not too successfully though, by Inam Ahmed. The book must be read against the backdrop of two...
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Books  /  Published 27.09.18

Towards another idea of India

Looking for the Nation: Towards Another Idea of India (Speaking Tiger, Rs 350) by Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee says that countries are born with, and live by, dates. Some dates are reminders of the prom...
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Books  /  Published 13.09.18

The Skull of Alum Bheg

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By Sujaan Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 20.09.18

Wilkie Collins gave us the first woman detective

When Wilkie Collins died in September 1889, critics and readers were agreed that his best work was long past. He was struck by gout in the 1860s, known otherwise as the period in which he produced his...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Books  /  Published 20.09.18

The amazing story of a Mizoram football club

This book by Neel Sinha is heart-warming. It charts the rise of a club from Mizoram, which scripted a fairytale by winning its maiden I-League title last year. The journey to the top was not easy — ...
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Books  /  Published 13.09.18

The Bengali as a businessman

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By Anup Sinha in

Books  /  Published 14.09.18

Dial 8 for Agatha Christie

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By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 17.08.18

Historian Romila Thapar goes beyond binaries

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By Soumen Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 07.09.18

Chanakya taxed magicians, says this history

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By Uddalak Mukherjee in


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