Kiran Nagarkar’s play, censored for 17 years, belongs to a fine tradition of retelling the epics subversively.
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.
A rich, immersive novel about a group of people colonised by their pasts.
A powerful sketch of Ahmedabad and its all too frequent complicity in communal violence.
Despite its vast scope, Dilip Hiro’s new book on the India-Pakistan rivalry is marred by factual errors and personal biases.
MJ Akbar turns a merciless eye on those in power, except when he looks at Modi.
An elephant gone rogue is the protagonist of this lyrical, if uneven, novel.
A publisher’s anecdotes about the people he has worked with in a career spanning four decades and their idiosyncrasies.
Written in the aftermath of the Gujarat riots, Farewell, Mahatma is a poignant recreation of Gandhi’s last days.
A book that raises designer concerns about architecture, but gives little direction about its future
Siddharth Chowdhury makes a comeback with a collection of short stories that capture the essence of middle-class life in hypermasculine cultures.
A racy entertainer on everything you needed to know about money, except how to make more of it
This Catalan masterpiece of the Spanish Civil War is a classic of world literature
In 1950s’ Delhi, newspaper offices had little room and no toilets for women. But Kamla Mankekar barged her way in. This is her story.
Mahatma Gandhi died at the hands of irreligion. This new book tells us why we ought not to forget.