Book reviews

World Book and Copyright Day 2020: 5 authors of best-selling books caught in copyright infringement soup

World Book and Copyright Day 2020: 5 authors of best-selling books caught in copyright infringement soup

On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day, April 23, here are some renowned names in the literary world that have been caught in th...Read More

Book Review: A book that graces the bookshelves

Book Review: A book that graces the bookshelves

Book: Words, Sounds, Images: A history of media and entertainment in India

Books that celebs are reading to keep their mind active amid coronavirus lockdown

Books that celebs are reading to keep their mind active amid coronavirus lockdown

With much ado, we nagged a few film and television actors to share their reading list. Here’s what they had to say

My Seditious Heart Book Review: Mincing no words

My Seditious Heart Book Review: Mincing no words

In her first essay, ‘The End of Imagination’ Roy critiques the deadly concept of the nuclearisation of a state.

Books to look out for this week

Books to look out for this week

Here are four books that book readers should look out for. Read the review here and grab the books to read.

The Atlas of Reds and Blues Book Review: Brutally honest, narratively truthful

The Atlas of Reds and Blues Book Review: Brutally honest, narratively truthful

The Atlas of Reds and Blues (page 182) best describes author Devi Laskar and her attempt to keep readers connected with the plot all thro...Read More

Battling for India Book Review: Voicing the resistance

Battling for India Book Review: Voicing the resistance

Battling For India: A Citizen’s Reader is a collection of articles, essays, interviews and poems by writers and intellectuals written dur...Read More

Defining India through their eyes Book Review

Defining India through their eyes Book Review

Sonia Singh of NDTV declares that she wanted to bring out the human side of the fifteen celebs she interviewed between July 2018 and Marc...Read More

F-Rated filmmakers, anyone?

F-Rated filmmakers, anyone?

F-Rated by Nandita Dutta deals with this very subject. The book profiles eleven illustrious and accomplished Indian woman filmmakers in t...Read More

‘The Himalaya are full of stories’, says Stephen Alter about his latest book Wild Himalaya

‘The Himalaya are full of stories’, says Stephen Alter about his latest book Wild Himalaya

Stephen Alter has penned up to 20 fiction and non-fiction books and most of his writing is around the Himalayan range where he still live...Read More

Capturing Kaifi Azmi’s essence

Capturing Kaifi Azmi’s essence

The two paint an intimate picture of Kaifi, as a father and husband. Both Shaukat and Shabana Azmi fondly remember Kaifi.

From tonsils to bunions and beyond

From tonsils to bunions and beyond

Waved into the antechamber of a labour room when the pain begins, what do you do?

Rajneeti: A Biography of Rajnath Singh to I Have a Theory 
about That: 4 books that are just out

Rajneeti: A Biography of Rajnath Singh to I Have a Theory about That: 4 books that are just out

Book: Rajneeti: A Biography of Rajnath Singh Author: Gautam Chintamani Publisher: PenguinIn a career spanning nearly fifty years, Rajnath...Read More

No Nation for Women: Wake-up call for a decadent society

No Nation for Women: Wake-up call for a decadent society

There’s a newly minted term in English, esp. in the parlance of book-reviewing. It’s known as ‘blatantism’. The root word is ‘blatant’. T...Read More

Shine Bright: Inspiring success stories

Shine Bright: Inspiring success stories

Almost five years back (or may be more) I had a chance meeting with Rajendra Gupta at S Vyasa University in Bangalore. Both of us were at...Read More

Emissaries on the ‘caste-ing’ couch

Emissaries on the ‘caste-ing’ couch

Revolutions can begin, and often have begun, with reading...Annihilation of Caste is the eighty three year old text of speech, which was ...Read More

Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh: Book reviews

Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh: Book reviews

The first work I ever read of Amitav Ghosh was his debut novel The Circle of Reason and its characters of Alu, Balaram Bose and Jyoti Das...Read More

Crime knows no gender

Crime knows no gender

For years, it was only the infamous Bandit Queen Phoolan Devi whose name made the headlines when it came to women in crime.

Visible Muslim, Invisible Citizen to Who is Bharat Mata: 4 books that are just out

Visible Muslim, Invisible Citizen to Who is Bharat Mata: 4 books that are just out

Our understanding of religion in modern India is, amongst others, greatly influenced by Hinduism and the distorted aggressive political s...Read More

The Women’s Courtyard by Khadija Mastur: Review

The Women’s Courtyard by Khadija Mastur: Review

British Poet laureate Sir Ted Hughes’ celebrated wife Sylvia Plath asks in one of her mordant poems: “Whatever we know of women/It’s thro...Read More

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