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Book Review | Visceral leadership: A racy, insightful biography of BJP

The authors have resisted the temptation to delve into any single personality, historic incident or theory at too much length

06 Feb 2022 2:47 AM

Book Review | Meeran’s stories are the tales of a forgotten people

Written originally in Tamil, the Sahitya Akademi Award winner, Meeran’s Stories are translated into English by Prabha Sridevan

06 Feb 2022 2:14 AM

Book Review | For young souls trapped on the hedonic treadmill

At the outset, Ramesh tells us that his book is not prescriptive or preachy nor is it a compass with a clear direction

29 Jan 2022 6:48 PM

Book Review | A family of talented Pahari painters memorialised

The book is not merely about the paintings, (painted between 1800-1825 in Guler, or Kangra) but equally about the text that inspired them

29 Jan 2022 6:46 PM

Book Review | The many unknown acts of the great Bengal tragedy

Mughals grabbed resources and richer land in the form of eastern Bengal and converted its residents into their own faith

29 Jan 2022 6:44 PM

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Chronicle of a great river, its peoples, conflicts and myriad stories

Is ‘The Braided River’ a travelogue, a personal pilgrimage, a historical search for origins and beginnings or a political commentary?

22 Jan 2022 6:47 PM

A telling account of how real women feel, imperfectly rendered in English

The slim volume is valuable in that it draws readers into the world of Tamil writing of which they would otherwise be deprived

22 Jan 2022 6:45 PM

A ringside view of how a new nation was born amid flames

It is not always that a journalist gets a chance to be part of history in the making

22 Jan 2022 6:43 PM

Unputdownable political thriller that is funny & all too familiar

Madam Prime Minister is a racy novel with political games, scandals, and a bit of romance thrown in

09 Jan 2022 1:36 AM

Did careless governance plus bad work ethic cause India’s economic descent?

The opening pages of the book argue that India was always rich. Certainly it was

09 Jan 2022 1:34 AM

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Tales of ‘The Lion’: How Jaisimha thrilled, spilled and swashbuckled

Our cricketing icons of that period turned out in sparkling whites for India, not for pelf or power but for the sheer enjoyment of the game

09 Jan 2022 1:32 AM

Book review | Scholarly tribute to our artisans and their textiles

The section on fashion links the relevance of the hand crafted tradition to environmental concerns and sustainability

02 Jan 2022 11:50 AM

Book Review | Robert Jordan’s pen is mightier than camera

Hachette India republished the book to coincide with streaming of the original series The Wheel of Time on Prime Video

02 Jan 2022 2:45 AM

Book Review | Raising a toast to 15 British men who parted veil of India’s history

The first British who came to rule India were men of the Enlightenment with an intense curiosity

02 Jan 2022 2:29 AM

Book Review | Arsene Lupin versus Sherlock Holmes

The history of Lupin has an uncanny similarity with that of Sherlock Holmes in the sense the character assumed a much larger than life role

26 Dec 2021 1:46 AM

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Book Review | Communists & ultranationalists: China, India fell out 6 centuries back

Having learnt the lessons of history better than India, China bided its time and positioned itself to humiliate India whenever possible

26 Dec 2021 1:38 AM

Book Review | Account of Nehru’s vision well compiled, deficiently clarified

In the Introduction, the author-compilers say Nehru’s vaulting vision was in practice tempered by the 'more mundane world of politics'

26 Dec 2021 1:21 AM

Book Review | Raw, dark, tender exploration of ties that bind families and break souls

The book is raw, dark, and, surprisingly tender

19 Dec 2021 2:31 AM

Book review | The true colour of Modi’s majoritarianism

Modi’s pro-poor, anti-establishmentarian populism did not really translate into pro-poor policies or help the poor to improve their lot

19 Dec 2021 1:51 AM

Book Review | Somali ex-diplomat, one-armed ex-cop team up in cerebral whodunit

The novel plays out in a sequence of episodic chapters, each dealing with a separate case

18 Dec 2021 6:58 PM

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