The new thriller keeping readers up all night is from France, and involves a detective on the edge.
A history of Sri Lanka shows how the politics of community identity has left the island divided
Rich in detail, Yasmin Khan’s history paves the way for a more complex understanding of WWII as India’s war.
A chronicle of imperial rule in 19th century India, largely through the life and times of a clan of redoubtable Lowland Scots.
A light-hearted look at what ails global economics.
In his latest novel, Finders Keepers, Stephen King returns to one of his most compelling scenarios, one that he laid out for us in his much older Misery.
A book that tells the story behind some of Bollywood’s most popular film songs.
The human cost of one of WWI’s most disastrous campaigns.
A novel about migrants in Sheffield confirms Sunjeev Sahota’s remarkable talent.
Kiran Nagarkar’s trilogy is a love letter to a city that no longer exists. In this last of the novels, chance makes fools of Ravan and Eddie yet again, but they remain characters who defy gravity.
In between this new and news, always stale and arriviste, history and tradition, religion and the secular, patentable individualism and tradition-drugged “folk”, falls the shadow of The Cosmopolitans.
A new book traces the story of the people behind one of the earliest film journals in India
With the deft touch of a novelist, Nisid Hajari brings alive the Partition story with an elegance that keeps the reader turning the pages even if the broad strokes of the history may be familiar with her.
A look at the chasms created by urbanisation in modern India and what that means to a developing nation
A look at the changing contours of the language of war and peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict