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Fiction
Books  /  Published 27.09.18

Caste rage, translated in short stories

Rage informs every syllable of Baburao Bagul’s short story collection, When I Hid My Caste. But rage for Bagul is a formal principle, an emotion transformed into an artistic tool that carves out his...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Queen Victoria’s rather personal relationship with India

Several historians have argued that Queen Victoria was a monarch solely in name. Miles Taylor, however, studies the validity of this claim from another perspective: that of Victoria’s rather persona...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Beyond secularism

The 2019 parliamentary election results that helped the Narendra Modi regime to return to power with greater majority have reinforced the expansion of the Hindu Right ideology and its growing acceptan...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman

Books  /  Published 24.08.18

Coke, toiletries, gossip: The crutches sleuths use

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By Uddalak Mukherjee


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