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  Books   28 Mar 2021

Books, 28 Mar 2021

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

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