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Books | The Asian Age

Murder mystery set in the 1,600-year-old kingdom of an able but forgotten queen

The Curse of Anuganga is a historical fiction that transports readers to 403 CE and that too without a time-machine.

21 Jul 2019 3:30 AM

Racy, pacy Bitcoin origin saga is seesaw battle of billionaires vs billionaire

Note the characters are not fictional and so this book is also about cryptohistory in motion.

21 Jul 2019 3:25 AM

Snapshots of an Indian literary summer in Ireland

Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee provided the keynote addresses.

19 Jul 2019 1:04 AM

An insider navigates the power corridors

One would imagine that this would be a humdrum account of a torpid life focused on files and rule books.

19 Jul 2019 1:01 AM

Hold on to the HOPE!

Author Para H’s Adrift makes for an interesting read due to its gripping storylines and its narrative.

17 Jul 2019 12:11 AM

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Twisted tales of life

With disturbing yet humane portrayals, Prakash Bal Joshi’s short stories are left open to interpretation.

17 Jul 2019 12:11 AM

Cricket history comes alive with humour and off-the-record tidbits

Bose floats the theory that Pataudi’s mother wrote to Prime Minister Nehru that her son was from the minority community and hence denied captaincy.

14 Jul 2019 8:03 AM

Laughter, emails and adventures of young girlfriends

If at all you’re floundering in sadness, read To Night Owl From Dogfish. I guarantee it’ll get you laughing again.

14 Jul 2019 7:58 AM

The Chennai deluge: Reflections, reportage, love and tragedy

New love blooms, despite the fact that some vested interests used the social media to spread rumours and magnify their religious prejudices.

14 Jul 2019 7:53 AM

Writers are being marginalised: Amitav Ghosh

Acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh talks about his latest book Gun Island, the role of fiction, and the threats against the independence of writers.

14 Jul 2019 2:20 AM

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Being Abhimanyu

The book, a modern adaptation of the Mahabharata, retells the epic tale from the perspective of Abhimanyu.

10 Jul 2019 2:15 AM

On a bicycle named Quest…

The new non-fiction novel titled Grit, Gravel and Gear tells the tale of cyclist and author Dhruv Bogra’s 400-day adventure.

10 Jul 2019 2:15 AM

Demystifying Bitcoin to harness it for change

I wanted to write a book that would simplify and demystify these complex subjects for the lay person, says Rachna Singh.

08 Jul 2019 4:00 AM

Seven wordsmiths work the magic of the poetic tongue

Subtle turns of phrase and immediacy in her verse draw the unsuspecting readers into her intimate worldview.

05 Jul 2019 1:39 AM

Reinventing Kabir in an age of bigotry and unreason

The 15th century Kabir has perpetually remained an enigma. His faith, religion and beliefs were all suspect.

05 Jul 2019 1:30 AM

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Where Nehru failed, Vajpayee excelled

The admiral reveals how a statesman-like Prime Minister took pains to gain insights into its diverse Armed Forces.

05 Jul 2019 1:20 AM

Forbidden Love

A coming of age story from Afghanistan, the book takes you on a journey of two teens and their star-crossed paths.

03 Jul 2019 1:03 AM

Secure, serene and sinister

No Trespassing puts everyday life in elite gated spaces under the microscope and finds the dangerous organisms that thrive in that environment.

03 Jul 2019 1:03 AM

Lid off Bollywood secrets, gritty cancer battle in Lisa’s story

Insanely wealthy Indian men do not exactly shine in her recollections.

30 Jun 2019 7:49 AM

An anthropologist works out what it is to be a Maoist

The Central Committee leader she was to meet was the soft spoken and urbane Gyanji (name changed), a much-wanted man on the police list.

30 Jun 2019 7:46 AM

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