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Books | The Asian Age

11 scholars given fellowships by NIF to chronicle today’s India

The fellowships will support non-fiction publishing projects, covering trajectories marked by post-Independence India in various fields

18 Apr 2021 11:47 PM

Book Review: Urgent, cogent, matter-of-fact ready-reckoner on the C-virus

'Covid-19' does not just tackle the pandemic from scientific perspective but looks at historic, social and psychological angles as well

11 Apr 2021 8:34 AM

Book Review: A decent sort of madness

The director's threat to leave Mr B and make his find his own way home, is answered by 'please do. I will walk home with the donkey'

11 Apr 2021 8:26 AM

Book Review: Onus on the moderate Muslim to reclaim Islam’s heterodox legacy

The predominant view about Sufism is that it exists outside Islam as a cult born out of the admixture of Hinduism with the Prophet’s faith

11 Apr 2021 8:15 AM

Chronicled, the incredible journey of India’s shy, wry jazz king

Born in 1941 in war-torn Calcutta, Dambar Bahadur Budaprithi was re named “Louiz” to fit into the anglicised world of nightclubs

28 Mar 2021 9:48 AM

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Cleverly imagined and deftly told, Sylvia wears pain lightly

Divided into two parts, the novel introduces several characters, all uniquely damaged, trying to make their way through the world

28 Mar 2021 9:40 AM

A well-researched but uncritical portrait of Bollywood’s ‘first lady’

Desai's reading of DR’s personality on the whole is accurate despite the scarcely concealed admiration of a gushing fan

28 Mar 2021 9:31 AM

Book Review | Navy’s 1971 covert exploits make for breathless reading

Conceived by a few hard core professional IN officers in 1971, Operation X was innovatively conceived and meticulously planned and executed

14 Mar 2021 4:46 AM

Book Review | Welcome to Kuttanad’s twisted and magical world

Hareesh’s novel, set in the first half of the last century, is a phantasmagorical journey through Kuttanad

14 Mar 2021 4:14 AM

Book Review | Worlds within worlds in Dhumketu’s best classic short stories

In this collection of stories, you go back in time to the age of Bimbisaar, move to Darjeeling just before and after a world war, and more

14 Mar 2021 2:16 AM

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Sucheta Dasgupta | JLF 2021: Tharoor skewers Sandel

It’s not just about creative writing; the Jaipur Literature Festival is a festival of ideas

28 Feb 2021 4:35 AM

Mohan Ramaswamy | The ocean, not Himalayas: Presenting the South India story

It was most fascinating to pore over the book on modern South India which is a history from the 17th century right up to the modern times

28 Feb 2021 4:11 AM

Ranjona Banerji | How atavism became ideology and Hindutva ambushed India

'Our Hindu Rashtra' is more a presentation of our recent history from the perspective of democracy

28 Feb 2021 4:09 AM

Clever treatise marries economics, storytelling

Dr Sudipta Sarangi weaves anecdotes and economic incidents with fascinating studies in her book The Economics of Small Things

21 Feb 2021 4:15 AM

‘India’s diversity a fact of life that can’t be wished away’

The book is a recollection from memory, says Hamid Ansari on his autobiography

07 Feb 2021 12:45 PM

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The suicide attempt: ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is the story of our lives’

It was while this movie shooting Guru Dutt and Geeta had grown further apart

07 Feb 2021 12:42 PM

Book REVIEW | Privilege-bound but absorbing study of rural Sri Lanka

A deeply absorbing novel of the old school, Beautiful Place is strongest when it portrays the worlds that the author is familiar with

07 Feb 2021 12:38 PM

That ‘Aladdin’s cave’ feeling

The book is a testament to the power and to the joy of reading

31 Jan 2021 12:14 AM

Exposing the Yes Bank crisis

Pavan C. Lall’s latest book, Yes Man: The Untold Story of Rana Kapoor, is a thrilling account of the rise and fall of Rana Kapoor

27 Jan 2021 5:40 PM

Join the dots to find the answer

Ever been at a crossroads and wondered how to proceed? Joining the dots with the aid of a self-help book could be the answer!

20 Jan 2021 3:00 PM

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