The Portuguese superstars who spiced up life on the Malabar Coast.
For UR Ananthamurthy, Sanskrit and bhasha, town and country, ancient and modern, were simultaneous realities.
Like Socrates, the author seeks truth through conversations and we find here a gallery of interesting characters.
Dilip Kumar’s autobiography reveals his journey from Peshawar to Bombay.
The first major history of the game in Pakistan tells a riveting story.
A friend looks back on the remarkable career of India’s finest political novelist, seen through the lens of two new books.
Rupa Rainlight has reissued The Lonely Tiger (1960), the solitary book of Hugh Allen, David Davidar’s favourite shikar writer.
Moni Mohsin’s fluttering social protagonist takes stock of post-Benazir Bhutto Pakistan in The Return of the Butterfly.
A book that traces the growth of the hill stations of Landour and Mussoorie from the days of the Raj
Harris Irfan’s Heaven’s Bankers (Constable & Robinson) is the first inside job on the rather opaque world of Islamic, Sharia-compliant finance.
The publishing world, and your credulity, is savaged in Robert Galbraith’s new novel.
The instruments of modern finance, like cheques and letters of credit, were innovated by Islamic bankers before the Crusades
Delhi is the bad character in this debut novel about a young woman in the city.
How a dialogue across continents shaped modern Indian thought.
Keki Daruwalla reconstructs an ancient world