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Books  /  Published 05.03.21

Wisdom from the field

Patil’s rationale for choosing the elusive pangolin as the leitmotif for this book — the creature is in least conflict with humans and is yet endangered — is reinforced by the public...
By Sohini Chakraborty in

Books  /  Published 05.03.21

Deep impressions

Manju Kapur, too, emphasizes research as key to situating her novels. She can imagine Delhi, Lahore or Amritsar in the past more richly for having trawled through the archives, talked to people, and t...
By Amita Baviskar in

Books  /  Published 05.03.21

The worker bees

However, this is a book of limited ambition. The author does not delve into a detailed study of the differences among ideologically-regimented parties, caste/community-based parties and umbrella parti...
By Asim Ali in

Books  /  Published 05.03.21

Celebrating dissent

The choice of the seven is eclectic. Three Indians make it to the list, two from the realm of social and political ideas and one from the omnipresent world of spirituality: Arundhati Roy, Kancha Ilaia...
By Teesta Setalvad in

Books  /  Published 26.02.21

India’s everyday poison

Compiling ominous statistics on air pollution, she warns that the phenomenon is triggering lifestyle changes and adding to the burden of non-communicable diseases. Worse still are the psychological tr...
By Argha Kr Banerjee in

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Books  /  Published 26.02.21

Twenty two magical yards

When the amateur and the elite run into each other, there comes a moment of eye-opening clarity of the distance between the two worlds through a ball bowled or a shot played. As he writes of himself, ...
By Sharda Ugra in

Books  /  Published 19.02.21

Poetry through the ages

In his bestselling autobiography, The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books (2014), Carey invariably chose to illustrate what he found most appealing (or repulsive) about a book thro...
By Samantak Das in

Books  /  Published 19.02.21

A faulty solution

The oversimplicity of Kelton’s MMT, while making it attractive for uninitiated readers, also accounts for its unsound macroeconomic foundations, as did its predecessor, Abba Lerner’s theor...
By Prasenjit Bose in

Books  /  Published 12.02.21

Dissecting disease

In spite of these notable achievements, there are noticeable gaps. While the few social history analyses will peak the interests of historians, explanations of how marginalized communities in the glob...
By Gourav Krishna Nandi in

Books  /  Published 12.02.21

A game of smoke and mirrors

Agha navigates this hitherto unexplored reserve of confidential reports to give us a lucid, yet rigorous, account of the tortuous processes that marked the making of the imperial frontier in the North...
By Madhumita Mazumdar in


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