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Book review

Book Review | In praise of Modi’s calibrated risk-taking on the security front

The author sees PM Modi as the man of the hour, the man of destiny, who has completely altered India’s security and strategic perspective

08 May 2022 11:31 AM

Book Review | Soulful debut holds mirror to fragile mom-daughter tie

The main character Noomi Wadia is a sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, bright Parsi woman

08 May 2022 11:22 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

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 | 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

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

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 | 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

Book Review | Spotlighting the finest Indian writing on cricket

It narrates the history of Indian cricket through earlier published reports of journalists who enjoyed a ringside view of the action

04 Dec 2021 9:03 PM

Book Review | When Parthiban Kanavu morphs into Parthiban’s Dream

No credit was given to the translators in the initial English renditions, an omission which was corrected in subsequent versions

04 Dec 2021 9:00 PM

Book Review | Memoiric fiction that paints vivid image of Shillong — warts and all

There is no plot, but there are strong characters, most of whom are her family and friends

04 Dec 2021 8:58 PM

Book Review | Panchsheel and other delusions that wrongfooted our China ties

The ensuing conflict between the world’s two Asian powers seems destined to be a defining process for global geopolitics

04 Dec 2021 8:56 PM