Non Fiction
Books  /  Published 31.12.21

Page turners of 2021: Non-fiction

Packing in complex layers of political theory, legal discourse and forensic technicalities, The Truth Machines’ exhaustive documentation and new frameworks expose the “scaffold of rule of ...
By The Telegraph

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.12.21

Non-fiction reads of 2021

8. My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future by Indra Nooyi (Hachette India) When the first woman of colour to lead a Fortune 50 company writes about her life, you listen! In her memoir, Nooyi wh...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 24.12.21

A saint revisited

Significantly, Agrawal not only explores the words and lines of the Kabir archives but examines and provides fresh meaning to those of his disciples too — for instance, Anantdas. The author deli...
By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Books  /  Published 17.12.21

That irrepressible, luminous lady

At least three extraordinary individuals may be said to have substantially contributed to the making of Zohra, the artist and the human being, her forceful attitudes and her never-say-die aspirations....
By Vidyarthy Chatterjee

Books  /  Published 17.12.21

An ode to honesty

Lavasa’s family follows a decidedly middle-class script. His father marries a girl chosen for him and eventually invests himself fully in the education of his children who, by Lavasa’s own...
By Akshat Agarwal


Books  /  Published 17.12.21

A death in the life of China

The historian, Bryna Goodman, has taken this tragic story and turned it into a fascinating and thoughtful analysis of the changing mores of a turbulent but lively period — the early 1920s &mdash...
By Rana Mitter

Books  /  Published 03.12.21

Maydays, past and present

Besides the Introduction and Conclusion, the volume is divided into 11 chapters. Chapter 8, “The Fractal Geometry of Disaster”, is the most readable, the narrative riveting and the details...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Books  /  Published 03.12.21

A city visible but unseen

My favourite portion of the book remains the strolling, walking, imaginations of Zap, criss-crossing the city, savouring its sights and sounds, and making them part of his guidebooks. The difference b...
By Nandini Bhattacharya

Books  /  Published 26.11.21

The long road to equality

The author also brings out the hitherto overlooked tension between women’s right to inherit property, which she analyses in the context of family, and the larger understanding of gender justice ...
By Urvashi Sarkar

Books  /  Published 26.11.21

Everest beckons

Although mountain-dwellers would probably disagree with this unilateral depiction of “mankind”, Storti lays a finger on how advances in mountaineering in Europe, allied with the colonialis...
By Amit R. Baishya


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