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Book Review | Sketches from Bangladesh on the slow death of ideals

Shahidul Zahir tells of the horrors that came before the creation of Bangladesh and of why their shadows will never leave the land

03 Apr 2022 12:05 AM

Book Review | China’s geopolitical risks are more in southeast than west, southwest

The book tries to formulate well-researched geopolitical imperatives for China and predicts Chinese responses

27 Mar 2022 12:40 AM

Book Review | Secrets of colonialism and exile from the dark heart of Ostafrika

Reading Gurnah is a bit like watching a Ray film rather than a Kurosawa or Ghatak

27 Mar 2022 12:20 AM

Book Review | A spice’s violent trajectory begs us, do not ‘other’ nature, old societies

What happens when you get to the last page of a book feeling a bit confused and intrigued?

20 Mar 2022 12:14 AM

Book Review | Joy, heartbreak, anger: What women write…

In a model case scenario, there should be no reason to have a separate category of women’s fiction other than to amplify their voices

20 Mar 2022 12:11 AM

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Book Review | Is dialogue the key to firming our grasp on Indo-Pak ties?

The author has got together forty nine Indians and Pakistanis to pen their views on the subject

20 Mar 2022 12:07 AM

Book Review | How humanity redeems the individual

Many of the stories end on a note of satisfaction for the reader, as when retribution or karma catches up

13 Mar 2022 12:46 AM

Book Review | Sharp, broad and objective look at India’s foreign policy

Menon’s book is about India in the context of Asian geopolitics, a most complex subject

06 Mar 2022 2:46 AM

Book review | A mermaid’s story told in poetic prose, with eye catching artwork

The story is told from the point of view of Ila, a half-woman, half-mermaid

06 Mar 2022 2:38 AM

Book Review | The Internet can be intrusive: Better learn how to be left alone

However, when you think about privacy, it is worth asking if every message is really worth saving

06 Mar 2022 1:00 AM

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An authentic biography of a scientific pioneer

Written by Biman Nath, the book aims to popularise science and the history science amongst lay readers

27 Feb 2022 3:58 AM

Book Review | Poetry, privilege and a teacher’s duties

This book gives you a good look at the world of global academia, and how different cultures merge seamlessly in the world of arts

27 Feb 2022 3:27 AM

Book Review | Clear-eyed perspective on Mahatma’s assassination

The first thing that strikes you about this book is its no-nonsense writing

27 Feb 2022 2:45 AM

Book Review | Who’s who in the New Great Game that has started in Afghanistan

The US abandoning Afghanistan to let it fall to the Taliban is one of the greatest catastrophes of the 21st century

20 Feb 2022 3:45 AM

Book Review | Murders, served with dollops of laughter

Dolly is suspected of one of the murders and it is up to Mini to don the sleuth’s hat and clear her friend’s name

20 Feb 2022 2:30 AM

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Book Review | Feline mystique! How one cat can change your world

It’s a collection of essays and fictions by cat lovers

20 Feb 2022 2:02 AM

Book Review | Take the Muslim out of India and what’s left is this heady daydream

Only a comprehensive, all-encompassing dialogue can resolve this situation and that is best-presented in a fast-paced drama

13 Feb 2022 2:47 AM

Book Review | Brevity and black humour soul of poignant tale set in Punjab of 1980s

That said, the state of Punjab as a whole, has been witness to a lot of violence, and change

13 Feb 2022 1:50 AM

Book Review | Attention! Big Tech is conspiring to purloin it and make hay

One of the features that makes the book valuable is that it has been exhaustively and excellently researched

13 Feb 2022 1:34 AM

Book Review | Fiction from Nagaland that is spare, elegant and truthful

The story is as disturbing as the schisms in Naga society

06 Feb 2022 2:57 AM

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