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Book review – Bedtime Story/Black Tulip: A Screenplay Story

Kiran Nagarkar’s play, censored for 17 years, belongs to a fine tradition of retelling the epics subversively.

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Book Review – Kusumabale: A Lover’s Death, and the Novel as Rebellion

From realism to Dalit-Bandaya writing, Devanoora Mahadeva’s Kusumabale challenged many norms of Kannada literature. An English translation, while competent, flattens his linguistic innovations.

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Book Review – Sleeping on Jupiter: Time Travel to Jarmuli

A rich, immersive novel about a group of people colonised by their pasts.

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Book Review – Ahmedabad: A City in the World

A powerful sketch of Ahmedabad and its all too frequent complicity in communal violence.

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Book Review – The Longest August: The Unflinching Rivalry Between India and Pakistan

Despite its vast scope, Dilip Hiro’s new book on the India-Pakistan rivalry is marred by factual errors and personal biases.

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Book Review – ‘A Mirror to Power’ by M J Akbar: Who’s the Most Powerful of Them All?

MJ Akbar turns a merciless eye on those in power, except when he looks at Modi.

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Book Review- ‘The Tusk That Did The Damage': Born Free

An elephant gone rogue is the protagonist of this lyrical, if uneven, novel.

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Once Upon a Time

A publisher’s anecdotes about the people he has worked with in a career spanning four decades and their idiosyncrasies.

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Violent Land

Written in the aftermath of the Gujarat riots, Farewell, Mahatma is a poignant recreation of Gandhi’s last days.

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Building Blocks

A book that raises designer concerns about architecture, but gives little direction about its future

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A Man of Great Characters

Siddharth Chowdhury makes a comeback with a collection of short stories that capture the essence of middle-class life in hypermasculine cultures.

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Money Makes the World Go Round

A racy entertainer on everything you needed to know about money, except how to make more of it

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By and By a Cloud Takes All Away

This Catalan masterpiece of the Spanish Civil War is a classic of world literature

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A Lady on Grub Street

In 1950s’ Delhi, newspaper offices had little room and no toilets for women. But Kamla Mankekar barged her way in. This is her story.

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In the Name of the Father

Mahatma Gandhi died at the hands of irreligion. This new book tells us why we ought not to forget.