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Book review

Book Review | Discovering the Oz author who was lawyer for Rani of Jhansi

In his short life of 48 years, John Lang produced 23 novels, one travelogue, some plays and five volumes of poetry

20 Nov 2021 7:57 PM

Book Review | Crouching Elephant, Hidden Dragon: This history is not to be repeated

The resulting shortcomings in dealing with the Chinese have cost India dearly in terms of its security and progress

20 Nov 2021 7:55 PM

Book Review | Truths about M. Karunanidhi & perspectives on Tamil politics

One of the key takeaways in the book is the articulation of Karunanidhi’s position vis-a-vis the Sri Lankan Tamil issue

20 Nov 2021 7:52 PM

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

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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 | 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

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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 | Achievements in India’s defence research despite many odds

The Defence Science Organisation was formed in 1956 for initiating studies and development of futuristic weapon systems

01 Aug 2021 2:11 AM

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Book Review | What it means to be a family and other profound secrets

During her visit to Banaras, Yamuna manages to sneak some family letters from her grandfather’s files

01 Aug 2021 2:10 AM

Book Review | Clear-eyed and engrossing look back at six Indian medical pioneers

To her credit, Kavitha Rao’s Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India’s First Women in Medicine steers clear of such predilections

01 Aug 2021 2:08 AM

Book Review | An economist's cheeky jottings on bureaucracy's quirks, World Bank

He is a delightful raconteur whose diary straddles many walks of life

01 Aug 2021 1:03 AM

Book Review | ‘Many of us drift into friendships, but Ram takes his very seriously’

Over the last twenty years I have known Ram in various guises, but there are earlier incarnations that I could not know

04 Jul 2021 3:49 AM

Book Review | Navy’s 1971 covert exploits make for breathless reading

Conceived by a few hard core professional IN officers in 1971, Operation X was innovatively conceived and meticulously planned and executed

14 Mar 2021 4:46 AM

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