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Books | The Asian Age

Polyphony: The call of Bengal, the idea of Bengal

Four very different books that are equally engaging for the stories they tell and how they choose to tell them

27 Mar 2020 5:04 PM

‘No feeling is final’ in this string of 12 gripping war stories

In these stories you come face to face with post-traumatic disorders: disorientation, hallucination and relentless insomnia

22 Mar 2020 8:47 PM

'My award will help regional writing’

Malayalam author Benyamin's new novel is set in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in an unnamed Middle Eastern city

22 Mar 2020 11:12 AM

Mumbai cop’s memoir exonerates him

Let Me Say It Now is a monumental memoir from the former Mumbai top cop

22 Mar 2020 6:44 AM

Once lured by Canadian dream, a ‘good wife’ grows up

As the personal journey of author Samra Zafar shows, 'real women' decide their own purpose

15 Mar 2020 4:52 PM

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The immigrant’s eternal question: Do good or do well?

Arvind Adiga’s novel feels pertinent and timely in a moment when the immigrant experience has become the story of our time

15 Mar 2020 3:36 PM

Francesc Miralles: Your ikigai may change over time, but having a purpose is key

Books on emotional intelligence like ‘Ikigai’ promote the idea that we don’t need to be monks to live a harmonious life

15 Mar 2020 2:45 PM

Being a wannabe, being a writer, being a bit or a lot of both

Namita Gokhale writes this novel with a gaze that is remarkably dispassionate, throwing open a literary cocoon to artful scrutiny

15 Mar 2020 2:14 PM

Manoranjan Byapari: ‘I haven’t written my best story yet'

A conversation with a working class hero and a man of many adventures

14 Mar 2020 11:14 PM

Shreya Sen-Handley becomes the first Indian woman to write opera

Through six stories written by writers from diverse backgrounds, the Welsh National Opera explores the highs and lows of migration

11 Mar 2020 7:59 PM

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Tesu Calcutta spills its secrets in racy birth mystery

This starts as a fascinating story and turns farcical and loses its warmth, but never its fun—the characters are delightful

09 Mar 2020 5:41 PM

Pidgin and all goth, Djinn goes where others daren’t

Deepa Annapara has tried to do something extremely difficult: write a story for grown-ups in the voice of a child.

09 Mar 2020 5:07 PM

A blast from the past can bring people together

It later transpired that he had attended the same school though in a different section of the same class.

06 Mar 2020 2:53 AM

A manifesto for Gandhi’s ‘science’ to change world

It was a chance meeting with the author that led to discovering her latest work, The Science of Peace.

06 Mar 2020 2:50 AM

Mixing myth and fiction

Hyderabad-based Jatin Gupta explores an enthralling tale of mythology and fantasy in his debut fiction, Kali Yuga: The Ascension.

05 Mar 2020 1:14 AM

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Poetic celebration

Poet Ajeesh Venogoplan explores love, life and death in his wonderful book of poems.

05 Mar 2020 1:10 AM

Student of Nature

Sonika Shandilya, the only Hyderabad-based author whose romantic novels are available across India, has released her new book.

26 Feb 2020 1:15 AM

Women’s world

The world is different for women, especially in a country like India.

26 Feb 2020 1:13 AM

A ghostly tale

With the elements of mystery and murder, Sunit Gajbhiye’s book Untamed Origins is an action packed survival thriller.

19 Feb 2020 1:32 AM

An old woman finds purpose and laughter

Dopehri, however, takes place in Lucknow, with a visibly strong sense of place and time, with Amma Bi’s haveli as centerstage.

16 Feb 2020 2:47 AM

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