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Book Review
Books  /  Published 30.04.20

Populism as passive revolution of capital owners

Chatterjee follows Laclau in characterizing populism as a distinct political reason operating in a democracy, a modality and not any particular ideology. It creates an internal division of society bet...
By Zaad Mahmood in

Books  /  Published 15.05.20

Selective kindness: RSS philanthropy

The author advances her arguments on the basis of her research in two cases: the Odisha super cyclone in 1999 and the Bhuj earthquake of 2001. Based on her fieldwork in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Erasama a...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman in

Books  /  Published 15.05.20

Sir Salar Jung I: Life and times of a visionary man

Dadabhoy’s biography adopts a fairly straightforward and linear account of the passing of Hyderabad from chaos to ‘modernization’ and ‘progress’ under the stewardship of a man endowed with a...
By Jayanta Sengupta in

Books  /  Published 07.05.20

A yarn invoking literary duos

The novel is full of witticisms and entertaining episodes — in the course of their journey, Khudabaksh and Bholanath are shot at, chased by dogs, and trip on wild mushrooms. But perhaps what is most...
By Kamalika Basu in

Books  /  Published 07.05.20

Muslim politics, a timeless crusade

After the scholarly engagements of S.A.A. Rizvi and David Pinault in the previous century on the Shia community, and the laudable work on the artistic expressions of Shia Islam edited by Fahmida Sulem...
By Amit Dey in

Books  /  Published 30.04.20

Musical journey between facts and fiction

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By S.D. Chaudhuri in

Books  /  Published 30.04.20

A tricky map of Nippon

But the harmony is certain to elude visitor and resident alike in a country where there are 20 ways of saying “I” and where a solitary verb in a short novel has been translated in 29 different way...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 23.04.20

Lessons on tolerance from the great Mughal

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By Raziuddin Aquil in

Books  /  Published 23.04.20

Where pearls grow amid a sea of stories

The Rajasthan of literary memory usually calls up images of brave heroes, loyal vassals, gallant horses, unbreakable vows and fearlessly determined women. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ma...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Books  /  Published 17.04.20

Quoth the raven

The most interesting segments of this rigorously researched novel are those that surround architecture and town planning — Julio Braganza works with the likes of Lutyens to shape the shining capital...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in


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