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Book Review
Books  /  Published 01.11.18

No Azaadi for Dalit agricultural labourers

Muktidih is the fictitious name given by Anand Chakravarti to a village in Bihar which he has been visiting for two decades. That the irony of naming is deliberate becomes evident as the leitmotif of ...
By Hia Sen in

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

Taking Chanakya's name in vain

Chanakya And The Art of Getting Rich (Penguin, Rs 299) by Radhakrishnan Pillai belongs to that ignoble stable which tries to mask mediocrity of thought and prose with the help of spin. In Pillai’s c...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

Manto through the eyes of his friends and rivals

Manto Saheb: Friends and Enemies of the Great Maverick (Speaking Tiger, Rs 499) translated by Vibha S. Chauhan and Khalid Alvi presents 15 distinct portraits of Saadat Hasan Manto, painted by a wide r...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 06.09.19

The evolution of India’s foreign policy

The Cold War period was marked by intense rivalry between two superpowers, and in an environment of alliance politics, the newly independent India pursued the policy of non-alignment in order to maint...
By Anindya Jyoti Majumdar in

Books  /  Published 06.09.19

The transformation of India into a malicious republic

“The idea of a peace-loving, nonviolent India exists, persists, as part of a selectively constructed and assiduously cultivated national self-image in the midst of a society pervaded by social and p...
By Subhash Gatade in

Books  /  Published 09.09.19

Sri Ramakrishna's Divine Reality

Ayon Maharaj calls Sri Ramakrishna a glutton for spiritual experience — he had an insatiable desire to experience God in every religion and sect. Sri Ramakrishna concluded that no one who has experi...
By Pravrajika Prabuddhaprana in

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

What it was like for Brit expats in Indian colony

The political, colonial, imperial debate around the peoples and the map of India that are the constant surroundings and backdrop to the lives of the British individuals described in The British in Ind...
By Anabel Loyd in

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

Arif Anwar's The Storm is more a thunder shower

What promises to be a cyclonic storm turns out to be a thunder shower at best. Arif Anwar’s audacious debut novel has a wide — too wide? — scope: from 1942 in Burma to 2004 in Bangladesh. It cov...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 15.11.19

Icons of the Indian Right

Ever since the 2014 general elections, especially after the 2019 victory of the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, there is a perception that India is shifting rather swiftly towards the Right ...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman in

Books  /  Published 23.11.18

Why we are living in an age of walls

Has there ever been a time when the world has not been divided by walls is the question that the title of Tim Marshall’s latest book, Divided: Why We’re Living in An Age of Walls, immediately brin...
By Navras J. Aafreedi in


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