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Book Review: After the Crash

The new thriller keeping readers up all night is from France, and involves a detective on the edge.

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Book Review – Sri Lanka in the Modern Age: A History

A history of Sri Lanka shows how the politics of community identity has left the island divided


Book Review – The Raj At War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War

Rich in detail, Yasmin Khan’s history paves the way for a more complex understanding of WWII as India’s war.

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Book review – The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India, 1805-1905

A chronicle of imperial rule in 19th century India, largely through the life and times of a clan of redoubtable Lowland Scots.

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Book Review – Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One

A light-hearted look at what ails global economics.

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Book Review: Stephen King’s Finders Keepers

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.

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Book Review – Gaata Rahe Mera Dil: 50 Classic Hindi Film Songs

A book that tells the story behind some of Bollywood’s most popular film songs.

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Book Review – Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers’ Words and Photographs

The human cost of one of WWI’s most disastrous campaigns.

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‘The Year of the Runaways’ Book Review: The wanderers

A novel about migrants in Sheffield confirms Sunjeev Sahota’s remarkable talent.

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‘Rest in Peace’ Book Review: Laugh, for the end is near

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.

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‘The Cosmopolitans’ Book Review: Nostalgia Must Die

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.

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The Patels of Pali Hill

A new book traces the story of the people behind one of the earliest film journals in India


Book Review: Nisid Hajari’s Midnight’s Furies gives a compelling account of Partition

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.

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The Politics of Inequality

A look at the chasms created by urbanisation in modern India and what that means to a developing nation


The Political is Personal

A look at the changing contours of the language of war and peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict