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Books  /  Published 23.07.21

The woman behind the man

Women-centric biographies offer an interesting intervention in the gender-skewed realm of popular history that still remains a fundamentally male preserve, both in terms of authorship and subject matt...
By Sonia Sahoo

Books  /  Published 16.07.21

The truth about lies

Wilkerson’s disturbing micro-narratives of the dominant caste’s arrogant claims of entitlement with disregard for others, its scattered sentinels in anxious surveillance of the slightest s...
By Prasanta Ray

Books  /  Published 09.07.21

To raise an equal world

Jha implores the reader to understand that toxic masculinity can be a gilded cage and that raising an empathetic son is a job that is never quite done. When Jha tells her son that she would no longer ...
By Sohini Chakraborty

Books  /  Published 09.07.21

Home is where the art is

The beginning of a legacy — cultural, artistic and familial — hinged upon an indomitable woman, Feisal’s maternal grandmother, Kulsumbai. Born in a Khoja family and married into an a...
By Debaroti Chakraborty

Books  /  Published 09.07.21

City with sharp corners

“There is a particular frisson about Berlin, a combination of excitement, anticipation, nervousness and the unexpected. Through all its life it has been a city of tensions.” These are supe...
By Brinda Bose

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Books  /  Published 02.07.21

A shared language

In the period between the composition of Prithvirajavijaya and Sarvadeshavrittantasangraha, the literary landscape came to be defined by the establishment of Persian as the dominant lan...
By Sanjukta Datta

Books  /  Published 02.07.21

Back in trial

He describes this phenomenon as ‘coercive colonial legalism’, which implies the dilution of rules and legal safeguards to meet colonial objectives. The book is full of instances where coer...
By Akshat Agarwal

Books  /  Published 02.07.21

Journeying with philosophers

As dusk falls, Weiner learns from Nietzsche the secret of eternal recurrence; that reaping the best fruitfulness from existence is possible by living dangerously and with no regrets. Epictetus teaches...
By Annie Kunnath

Books  /  Published 18.06.21

Searching for idyll

It is not possible, within the short space of this review, to talk about all the essays. However, the eclectic nature of the editor’s project is evident from the varied choice of subject matter,...
By Sumit Chakrabarti

Books  /  Published 18.06.21

Roots of the poison

Reading the book gives one the impression that Heredia is making a sincere attempt “to bring a moral conscience to the social sciences, and scholarly rigor to social activism”. The author ...
By Anshuman Behera


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