Non Fiction
Books  /  Published 20.09.18

The amazing story of a Mizoram football club

This book by Neel Sinha is heart-warming. It charts the rise of a club from Mizoram, which scripted a fairytale by winning its maiden I-League title last year. The journey to the top was not easy — ...
By The Telegraph

Books  /  Published 19.07.19

Are Muslims invisible citizens?

There are four must-read chapters. The first of these is called ‘The Shrinking Space’. It spells out the state of play in India where, despite having 180 million Muslims, the non-Muslims are ignor...
By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan

Books  /  Published 20.03.20

The ‘Bad’ Women of Bombay Films

In the Introduction of the book ‘Bad’ Women of Bombay Films: Studies in Desire and Anxiety, the editors, Saswati Sengupta, Shampa Roy and Sharmila Purkayastha explain that the “bad” women...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Books  /  Published 09.05.19

A peep into the world of the Ottomans

Empress of The East: How a Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire By Leslie Pierce, Icon, £20...
By Navras J. Aafreedi

Books  /  Published 29.04.19

Heroes, Neros and Zeroes: The men who ruled India since 1947

By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan


Books  /  Published 22.04.19

How Hindu nationalism is changing India

Over the past five years, India has moved further away from the multicultural model set forth in its secular constitution. While its prescriptions have never been followed to the letter, as seen in th...
By The Telegraph

Books  /  Published 28.03.19

Shamanism is a vanishing tradition

Living Without the Dead: Loss and Redemption in a Jungle Cosmos By Piers Vitebsky, HarperCollins, Rs 799...
By Felix Padel

Books  /  Published 08.03.19

Where Gyan Prakash's Emergency Chronicles falters

However, after a careful reading of the 383 pages and the detailed Notes appended to them, the claim stands largely belied. The effort to weave links with earlier trends is somewhat laboured and canno...
By Tuktuk Ghosh

Books  /  Published 28.02.19

How Israel came to adopt its muscular policy

Why do some countries choose to develop ‘muscular’ policies when confronted with conventional and unconventional challenges to their security? Why do countries choose this ‘muscular’ approach,...
By Kingshuk Chatterjee

Books  /  Published 07.02.19

The remarkable life of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan

Some exhilarating work on women and questions relating to gender in medieval and early modern India have emerged in recent decades, but no amount of writing is enough on the resourceful women who domi...
By Raziuddin Aquil


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