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Book Review
Books  /  Published 27.09.18

Is Pakistan doomed or can it be reimagined?

All homelands are imaginary, all nations are invented, while the imagination holds people in its sway strongly enough to make them behave in quite perverse ways — be it in the defence of a book, or ...
By Kingshuk Chatterjee in

Books  /  Published 20.09.18

Never say die

In Rethinking Higher Education in India (WordsWorth, Rs 275), Hema V. Raghavan deals with an issue that is often at the heart of public discourse in the country. Parties from across the political spec...
By Debapriya Banerjee 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 19.07.19

Naxalite movement: Struggles still unforgotten

Contesting a Left-liberal estimate which has historically dubbed the Naxalite movement an anarchist and sectarian one, the editor, Ranabir Samaddar, in From Popular Movements to Rebellion, argues for ...
By Sharmila Purkayastha in

Books  /  Published 16.05.19

Inconvenient truth of elections

How to rig an election: Tricks despots play By Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas, HarperCollins, Rs 599...
By Tuktuk Ghosh in

Opinion  /  Published 10.08.18

A ready reckoner on the Israel Palestine conflict

The issue of Israel and Palestine has turned out to be so intractable that no one seems to grasp its full complexities - those in the midst of the problem miss the wood for the trees; those on the out...
By Kingshuk Chatterjee in

Books  /  Published 10.08.18

Upamanyu Chatterjee takes on the food demons

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By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 24.10.18

How a Whitey in Chennai became a reverse coconut

Carlo Pizzati is a vellai mappillai, an Italian ‘whitey son-in-law’ of a Gujarati Jain Welsh household in Chennai. Much as he would like to, he can’t avoid a conversation about identity.At a rea...
By Saloni Meghani 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 02.09.19

How population explosion is causing the world to be remade

Demographic shift continues to have an impact on many aspects of human life. It is interesting to note how societies progress from a pre-modern period of high fertility and high mortality to a post-mo...
By Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury in


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