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Books  /  Published 19.11.21

Loosening the knots

Part 1 — The Past — deals with the period from India’s Independence up to the period of globalization, from P.V. Narasimha Rao’s privatization drive to Manmohan Singh’s m...
By Frank Rausan Pereira

Books  /  Published 19.11.21

Travels across a linguistic terrain

Mohan impresses that ergativity exists in all languages, as she moves on to explore the caravan of Marathi, Bhojpuri, Balochi, Punjabi, Sindhi and many more tongues. In the process, she bursts the bub...
By Papia Sengupta

Books  /  Published 19.11.21

A beauty in braids

The two Sections which comprise Choudhury’s travels in Lower Assam and Bangladesh are informed by erudite accounts of Ahom and Kamrup dynasties and their battles, archaeological heritage and rui...
By Priyank Patel

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Troubled land

Three decades of South African socio-political history — from the dying days of the apartheid to the disappointment of Jacob Zuma’s presidency — are woven into this saga of loss. Not...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Honest reflections

The trajectory of Ghandy’s life provides an intriguing parallel with the international communist movement. When he began his life as a revolutionary, almost half the world was under communist ru...
By Asim Ali

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Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Dialogue as wisdom

Sri Ramakrishna convinced people of the truths he realized with a profusion of analogies from science and observation of everyday life with keen psychological understanding. For example, to show the p...
By Sreemati Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Arduous path

On the much-debated Indian hand in Nepal’s politics, the book is sketchy. Yami does touch upon it fleetingly in parts but for a book this detailed, it falls short, especially considering many of...
By Anita Joshua

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Reconciliation project

Undoubtedly, untouchability and caste discrimination have been the biggest blots on Hindu society. The book does not whitewash this stark truth. “Dalit literature,” it correctly observes, ...
By Sudheendra Kulkarni

Books  /  Published 05.11.21

The lingering scent of vengeance

Penner complicates the historical timeline by introducing the character of the precocious servant girl, Eliza Fanning, who is given the onerous task of procuring poison and administering it to her adu...
By Sonia Sahoo

Books  /  Published 05.11.21

A man of two worlds

The book’s latter half is devoted to Raza’s life in France and his meteoric rise to fame. This part, often neglected in the discourse of modern Indian art, narrates his marriage to the Fre...
By Ushmita Sahu


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