Kaushik Barua’s new novel is an existential comedy, but the laughter is often edged with a tired sameness.
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?
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.
The story of Bihar is incomplete without the stories of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav and their contrasting styles of functioning
Orhan Pamuk’s new novel is a mischievous modernist look at life in Istanbul and the universal aspects of rural-urban migration
The new book in the Milennium series sticks to the old model. But Salander is less angry and more predictable.
A rewarding book on Hrishikesh Mukherjee which will convince you to regard his films with admiration.
Achin Vanaik’s book is a reasoned manifesto against the nuclear arms race.
This coffee table book on the 1965 war contains unseen photographs and interesting anecdotes, but no new revelations .
A new anthology of Khushwant Singh’s uncollected works offers a good sampling of the late writer’s many qualities
Gene sequencing will be to the 21st century what the stethoscope was to the 20th. A new book explores its multiple ethical issues
An Australian gentleman’s travels and accounts of life in northern India during the Rising of 1857 make for lively social history
Rather than an overarching novelistic narrative, the book has an episodic structure like a collection of short stories.
Jonathan Franzen’s new novel is blindsided by his characteristic conservatism and tendency to take himself too seriously.
A comprehensive overview of independent India’s experiments in foreign policy.