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Books | The Asian Age

Book review | Taut psychological thriller asks key political questions

It never feels like a dense psychological thriller, even though that is exactly what it is

10 Oct 2021 11:06 AM

Book review | Of teachers, creativity, change and other forces that mould us

The story traverses the lives of different social groups, making a comment here and there about the changes in society

10 Oct 2021 10:57 AM

Book review | Two exquisite odes to a pair of ancient cities

Part-history, part-travelogue and part-reportage, Biswas and Nabi’s extensive work traces the evolution of Shiva’s home by the Ganges

10 Oct 2021 10:31 AM

Book review | Strange life of a poem that revealed Buddha to world

Jairam Ramesh’s Light of Asia, there can be no doubt, is an altogether satisfying and successful experiment

10 Oct 2021 10:21 AM

Book Review | ‘Why does Nepal need constant reaffirmation of its sovereignty?’

Diplomat Ranjit Rae confirms the prickly nature of Nepali pride when it comes to India and attempts to lay bare its origin

30 Sep 2021 12:17 PM


Vir’s lesson: If you’ve done it, own it. At least the good part

Sanghvi’s sort of self-assured ankhon-hi-ankhon mein direct dialogue with the reader is rare for women

26 Sep 2021 7:58 AM

Book Review | A great river’s stories that inquire, inform

A classic example of realist eco-fiction, it effortlessly straddles the domains of geography, sociology, cultural history and anthropology

25 Sep 2021 11:33 PM

Book Review | Geeky startup ideator cheekily observes patriarchy

Anam’s pen has a flair for infusing humour into the storytelling, which jogged at a steady pace

25 Sep 2021 11:26 PM

Book Review | How the Dalai Lama beat Communists by spreading the Dharma

Author Alexander Norman’s book traces the tragic sequence of events that marked the Dalai Lama’s life

25 Sep 2021 11:18 PM

Book Review | Why I decided to pen down the story of Rezang La

In 2018, when the thought occurred to me about writing a book on the Rezang La battle, it came to me as an epiphany

16 Sep 2021 1:06 AM


Ambedkar’s Buddha inspires me more than Gandhi’s: Jairam Ramesh

I connect more with Ambedkar’s social revolutionary Buddha than Gandhi’s spiritual teacher, says Jairam Ramesh

13 Sep 2021 6:47 PM

Book Review | Rare and inspiring accounts from the 1971 war theatres

A serious drawback for India is that for over 74 years since its independence, its actual history has not been taught in school

12 Sep 2021 2:32 AM

Book Review | An immigrant’s progress and other scoops from Old Blighty

Did Ronald Reagan really think after seeing Attenborough’s film that Indira Gandhi was the Mahatma’s daughter?

12 Sep 2021 2:30 AM

Book Review | Smell the spirit of Bombay in the margins of these gritty stories

Potkar’s book with its exquisite use of catalogue, language that soothes and stabs, and sharp observations, is a sumptuous read

12 Sep 2021 1:28 AM

Book Review | When memory refracts into gripping fiction

It is the story of a 15-year-old bride in 1929 and her 18-year-old great grandson

29 Aug 2021 1:43 AM


Book Review | Finely rendered study of grief offset by predictable politics

The narrative deliciously dips into different times in the characters’ lives, never disrupting the flow

29 Aug 2021 1:27 AM

Book Review | Trippy reverie on Stalinism, sexism, Delhi and death of the soul

It is also an account of how group rights come to impinge on individual freedoms

29 Aug 2021 1:08 AM

Book review | Unbearable old secrets from a desi mom’s diary

While real life diaries are fascinating, fictional diaries can be just as engrossing

15 Aug 2021 2:52 AM

Book review | Spirit wins in this fine portrait of the capital in more innocent times

Today the changing power equations and the social churning have thrown up a new elite

15 Aug 2021 2:25 AM

Book review | A full and impartial political biography of Gwalior’s ‘First Citizens’

Kidwai is not afraid to write on the dubious role played by the Royal House of Gwalior during the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny

15 Aug 2021 1:36 AM