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Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Dialogue as wisdom

Sri Ramakrishna convinced people of the truths he realized with a profusion of analogies from science and observation of everyday life with keen psychological understanding. For example, to show the p...
By Sreemati Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Arduous path

On the much-debated Indian hand in Nepal’s politics, the book is sketchy. Yami does touch upon it fleetingly in parts but for a book this detailed, it falls short, especially considering many of...
By Anita Joshua

Books  /  Published 12.11.21

Reconciliation project

Undoubtedly, untouchability and caste discrimination have been the biggest blots on Hindu society. The book does not whitewash this stark truth. “Dalit literature,” it correctly observes, ...
By Sudheendra Kulkarni

Books  /  Published 05.11.21

A man of two worlds

The book’s latter half is devoted to Raza’s life in France and his meteoric rise to fame. This part, often neglected in the discourse of modern Indian art, narrates his marriage to the Fre...
By Ushmita Sahu

Books  /  Published 05.11.21

Cataloguing a luxurious legacy

Llewellyn-Jones writes in the Introduction that of the three properties to be inventoried, Château de Lyon and Constantia were in Lucknow, and Najafgarh near Kanpur (he had properties in Calcutt...
By Soumitra Das

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Books  /  Published 29.10.21

Propped up

Reading is a performance, and props help. In between reading The Partition of Indian Women, I found myself clutching at quite another book, much like one latches on to that one familiar face...
By Upala Sen

Books  /  Published 29.10.21

Fables of false glory

The essays in the present volume are compiled in two sections — “Nationalism in History” and “The Perils of Nationalism”. In the first section, there are multiple excerpt...
By Iman Mitra

Books  /  Published 29.10.21

Dissecting a tragedy

What the readers are also reminded of is the old triangular rivalry, first between the linguistic nationalism of the Assamese and Bengali-speakers. A second dimension was added to this with the growth...
By Pradip Phanjoubam

Books  /  Published 29.10.21

A timeless message

In spite of such a glorious reception, “The Light of Asia” faced its share of qualms too. As the sixth chapter of Ramesh's book observes, orthodox thinkers like G.T. Flanders, William ...
By Argha Kr Banerjee

Books  /  Published 22.10.21

Cold comfort

But The Soul of a Woman itself lacks a soul. The writing is devoid of the passion with which Allende seems to have lived her fascinating life. After all, she has travelled extensively, come ...
By Kamalika Basu


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