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book review 2023

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 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 | How to prank and laugh your way to success

Prahlad is very honest about his own shortcomings and the painful lessons he had to learn through his youth.

02 Dec 2023 10:42 PM

Book Review | Tamil Christian girl from Rangoon becomes a doctor

The author has been able to be objective in the recording of personal, social and professional experiences.

02 Dec 2023 10:34 PM


Book Review | A barely-there romance, but a rip-roaring stressbuster!

The Burnout is far, far from perfect. But it’s so funny that even my strict inner editor doesn’t care.

02 Dec 2023 10:30 PM

Book Review | A memoir, journal or laundry list? Or man gargling in the drawing room?

This is the kind of memoir that leaves nothing out.

18 Nov 2023 11:23 PM

Book Review | Women in WW2 prison camp stick by one another

The novel is based on a true story.

18 Nov 2023 11:20 PM

Book Review | Brilliant debut on precocious girl consumed by squash

The characters emerge clearly as the story progresses.

18 Nov 2023 11:17 PM

Bulky but satisfying inquiry into New India’s dilemmas

New India has everyone riveted

24 Sep 2023 4:58 PM


Legal life of caste explodes myths, gives unsung reform heroes due

Caste Pride may not have been intended about organised violence against dalits

24 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

Silly, badly hatched murder mystery on the moon

As the guests get to know each other on the journey

09 Sep 2023 6:16 PM

Walking the lanes of personal history in Rahim’s shoes

A review of Arvind Krishna Mehrotra’s latest collection

09 Sep 2023 5:56 PM

Racy Tribute to Gauri Lankesh Has Heart in the Right Place

The police had said that they suspected it was a “cut-out” assassination attempt

09 Sep 2023 5:37 PM

A mesmerizing Grocery store

A heartwarming story that spills with outrage, kindness, fear, compassion, and community spirit

06 Sep 2023 12:00 AM


Vivekananda’s Hinduism valued human agency, rejected doxa

Vivekananda was outspoken regarding his thoughts on notions of purity

03 Sep 2023 9:13 AM

Four lonely female immigrants struggle in Paris

Seventeen-year old Russian model Dasha dreams of walking the ramp for the biggest fashion moguls

03 Sep 2023 9:08 AM

Chronicling Partition’s impact east of Bangla, N-E ‘othering’

Northeast India: Political History, the book, could not have come at a better time.

03 Sep 2023 9:04 AM