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Book Review
Books  /  Published 24.05.19

Women scientists who changed the world

Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World By Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans, Robinson, Rs 599 ...
By Debashis Gangopadhyay in

Books  /  Published 13.12.19

A scandal in the Raj

Benjamin B. Cohen has been contributing to South Asian history with his books and scholarly articles. A professor of history at the University of Utah, much of his scholarship is devoted to exploring ...
By S.D. Chaudhuri in

Books  /  Published 15.11.19

The pros and cons of a declining population

In Empty Planet, Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson, argue that the global population will decline soon as a result of the rapidly falling birth rate below replacement level (less than two children per...
By Archana K. Roy in

Books  /  Published 11.11.19

Cricket country: The original men in blue

The year, 1911, is believed to be a signpost in the history of Indian football. Mohun Bagan, laymen and historians know it well, sent shivers down the English spine by beating their fancied rivals, th...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 06.12.18

VVS Laxman's autobiography for cricket lovers

Asked to address his teammates on earning his maiden Test cap, the genial V.V.S. Laxman recalls in this enjoyable book written with R. Kaushik that he had struggled for words. Just then, Javagal Srina...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 29.11.18

Modern Hinduism: Searching for the self

The book under review is the South Asian edition of J. Barton Scott’s Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule. Scott’s is a scholarly exposition of the lineages of the ...
By Soumen Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 22.11.18

Why caste continues to thrive in India

Although in the Constitution, the lawmakers outlawed untouchability, they could not overcome their own caste mind-set and skilfully consecrated caste, which, in fact, is the source of untouchability. ...
By Sebastian M. Michael in

Books  /  Published 06.02.20

Haunted histories

In 2011, the armed crusade of the Basque separatist group, ETA, ended. With a single broadcast, the ETA — viewed as freedom fighters by some and terrorists by others — relinquished its campaign fo...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 24.01.20

‘Tibetanization’ of the Himalayas

Familiar are the patterns of India-China disputes over the borders in the Himalayas, as also the perceived threats emanating from troop build-up, infrastructure development and occasional intrusions b...
By Anindya Jyoti Majumdar in

Books  /  Published 21.02.19

Mahatma Gandhi and the art of disobedience

“If India remains a great nation, it is not because of its gurus, politicians, corporate leaders or Bollywood actors, but because it is the birthplace of a disobedient Indian, who gave rise to a new...
By Abdus Samad Gayen in


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