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Book review

Book Review | Manifesto of Indian citizen shows constant vigil must for democracy

This is a remarkably simple but effective method of reminding citizenry that a fight for democratic rights and privileges is ongoing

20 Apr 2024 12:47 PM

Book Excerpt | How Telugu films celebrate folk heroes and NTR created Bobbili sub-genre

Folk stories are also where Telugu cinema draws its method of exaggerated emotions from.

31 Mar 2024 12:05 AM

Book Review | Nature the teacher in land of renunciation

The book is many-layered as it moves between the past and the present. Memory and its sister recollection imbue the lives of the characters.

30 Mar 2024 11:05 PM

Book Review | Old-fashioned heist thriller goes down to the wire

Can the thieves get the better of the police or will the police force outsmart them?

07 Jan 2024 12:00 AM

Book Review | An obtrusive storyteller’s fascinating project

A series of Indian scents takes the reader on a journey far and wide

07 Jan 2024 12:00 AM


Book Review | Roman lives curiously radiate that sinking feeling

Jhumpa Lahiri is an acquired taste

17 Dec 2023 2:17 AM

Book Review | Heady Mughal thriller combines intrigue and art

There’s a good story here. With a little more research, much more depth, and mature telling, it could have been a masterpiece

17 Dec 2023 1:59 AM

Book Excerpt | India’s growth story diverges from the pan-Asian narrative

Excerpted with permission of the publisher from 'Breaking the Mould: Reimagining India's Economic Future'

17 Dec 2023 1:44 AM

Book Review | Spectres and spirits of Bengal past

Sucheta Dasgupta has carefully selected and translated six of Mukhopadhyay's stories in the folk/fairy tale and fantasy genre

17 Dec 2023 1:35 AM

Book Review | Of crookedness, conscience and a spoofy tour of Harlem

Carney is determined to beg, steal, or borrow, but none of his friends or old contacts in the criminal world can help

10 Dec 2023 12:00 AM


Book Review | Ode to Bollywood, memory and the power of cinema

A Bollywood State of Mind is a biography punctuated and headlined, quite literally, by Hindi film titles, songs, trivia, and dialogues

10 Dec 2023 12:00 AM

A Jamaican survivor chronicles Americana

People who burn themselves up in pursuit of survival — rarely survive anyone or anything

22 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

Provocative analysis inspires fresh look at Sino-US power strife

The writer underplays China’s aggressiveness in South and East China Seas and across Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China

08 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

Is anonymity extinct? What about privacy

Duplicate software have come out in the wake of Clearview which is still highly controversial

08 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

Cozy murder mystery begs for a sequel

A person in great need of a psychologist herself, and a most irritating individual to boot

08 Oct 2023 12:00 AM


Book Celebrating Jogathi Hero Cuts Corners

The book, From Manjunath to Manjamma, has been written by Harsha Bhat, a journalist and former senior sub-editor of Swarajya

01 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

Politics, Pakistan were the two fatal attractions of Aiyar’s life

Do we really believe all Pakistanis are jihadis

24 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

Book Review | Salim Ali: An unlikely beginning, a great end

It’s the author’s well-founded belief that Salim Ali’s life offers today’s children a role model.

27 Aug 2023 12:05 AM

Book Review | Angsty examination of our body of laws through lens of gender

What Waziri lays bare are the inequalities of our gender laws. The insensitivity of our judicial pronouncements.

27 Aug 2023 12:05 AM

Book Review | Doughty subaltern teen beats trafficking, shows community new future

There is intrigue, excitement, suspense and action.

20 Aug 2023 12:27 AM