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Anything is Possible

Neil Gaiman’s new collection leads you on a trail of possibilities, and there is darkness on the way.

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The Rebel Time Forgot

In recovering the life of an Indian suffragette, this biography is not political enough.

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Notes from a Divided Land

Ilina Sen’s memoir of her days in Chhattisgarh does not quite bring to life the interesting times she has lived through.

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Make it New

A survey of Sanskrit kavya explores its vitality and continuous change. If only it had been less pedantic in style.

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Book review: Urdu Literature and Journalism – Critical perspectives

The book holds an ample coverage on Ghalib, Firaq, Faiz, Iqbal, Rabindranath Tagore, Munshi Premchand, Manto and Kalam, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Josh.

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Home is Where the Trade Winds Take You

An Africa of warmth and many-splendoured exuberance comes alive in this yatra.

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Once Upon a Time

Mamang Dai exhumes the unwritten stories of the northeastern tribes in this historical novel.

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The Marginal Men

The village in Pakistani writer Ali Akbar Natiq’s remarkable collection of stories is a violent, unforgiving and acutely real place.

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Revolution Half-Done

The universe of ideas that once formed JNU is laid out in this new history.

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The More Things Change

A reprint of an old favourite and why it continues to be relevant in modern times.

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What Makes Us Sapiens?

Did plants enslave humans in the agricultural revolution? Yuval Noah Harari uses such contrary theses to undermine the traditional account of human history.

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Blood, Fire and the Birth of a Nation

The heroism of ordinary people is the focus of this book on the 1971 Bangladesh war.

Book Review: Life’s Like That

A study of handpicked Indian cartoons across generations that will be a treat for lovers of the contrarian art.

Book Review: Rooms with a View

The story of Habib Rehman and his role in the success story of one of India’s biggest hospitality chains.

Book review: Scenes from a Marriage

A debut novel explores the interior life of a modern family.