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Lest We Forget

A direct account of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in the poetry of Nanak Singh.

Not the Same River

Amitav Ghosh’s novel sails into troubled waters. The voyage is action-packed but disappointing.


Capital Punishment

Screpanti’s work would be interesting to the lay reader because he follows his arguments logically and transparently, as he traces the history and changing functions of capitalism.

Show me the Mirror

A relevant, detailed text that explores, through the prism of the arts, violence that is embedded in our democratic fabric.

Someone’s Always Watching

A linguistic framework to articulate the alarm that comes from a rapidly changing ecology of a digitised society.

Reviving Nations

Countries often mirror the individual’s strategies to recover from crises.


Wild Wanderlust

Thanks to her job as an energy consultant — which requires her to make as many as 18 international trips a year — Sudha Mahalingam has had the good fortune of being able to travel to some of the most interesting parts of the world.

Netsuke stories

Vignettes of a rarefied space of political power and celebrity from a seasoned journalist.

Tip for reading list: The Man Who Talks To The Dead

“Bodies speak to me,” Dr Shepherd told GQ magazine in an interview last year.

Morning Constitutionals

Nine judgements promise a great juristic future – unless mediocrity catches up with them.