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If He Did It

There is no major revelation, and little suspense.

Book Review, Hansda Shekhar, The Adivasi Will Not Dance, Political writer, Hansda books

Book Review: The Writer as Political Being

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s stories are written from the margin, against the grain and told with great skill and humanity.

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Book review – Red Maize

A brutal novel on the plight of a land caught between the Indian army and terrorists and the hatred and anguish that tinge life in Kashmir.


Book Review: Just right for kids

Two books perfect for your young ones.

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Book review – Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

The first volume of Niall Ferguson’s biography of Henry Kissinger would have served its subject better if he had submitted him to a Kissingerian analysis.

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Book Review: No Direction Rome

Kaushik Barua’s new novel is an existential comedy, but the laughter is often edged with a tired sameness.

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Book Review: Falling Walls

Upendranath Ashk has been passed over by history in favour of his friend and rival Sa’adat Hasan Manto. Can a new translation of his Girti Divarein right the balance?

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Book Review – Partition: The Long Shadow

The legacy of Partition is a part of the shared history of all the post-colonial states of the subcontinent, whose outcomes cannot be settled unilaterally.

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The Battle For Bihar

The story of Bihar is incomplete without the stories of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav and their contrasting styles of functioning

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Book Review: Orhan Pamuk’s new novel is a mischievous modernist look at life in Istanbul

Orhan Pamuk’s new novel is a mischievous modernist look at life in Istanbul and the universal aspects of rural-urban migration

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Book Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

The new book in the Milennium series sticks to the old model. But Salander is less angry and more predictable.

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Book Review: The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee – The Filmmaker Everyone Loves

A rewarding book on Hrishikesh Mukherjee which will convince you to regard his films with admiration.

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Book Review: After the Bomb – Reflections on India’s Nuclear Journey

Achin Vanaik’s book is a reasoned manifesto against the nuclear arms race.

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Book Review: The Monsoon War: Young Officers Reminisce – 1965 India-Pakistan War

This coffee table book on the 1965 war contains unseen photographs and interesting anecdotes, but no new revelations .

A Sampling of the Old Malice

A new anthology of Khushwant Singh’s uncollected works offers a good sampling of the late writer’s many qualities