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EP Unny's The Making of Fort Kochi is an easy to read history book

September 07, 2014 1:00 am

An ancient Greek text writes about a flourishing trade between Malabar and Europe in the time of Christ.

Pakistani author Eiynah on authoring My Chacha is Gay

September 01, 2014 1:54 pm

Pakistani author Eiynah on her anti-homophobia children’s book My Chacha is Gay.

My Chacha Is Gay: Pakistan's first anti-homophobia children's book

September 17, 2014 10:30 am

My Chacha Is Gay is about a little boy named Ahmed, his gay uncle, their family, and Pakistani society as a whole.

The rebel has left the building:The legacy of Nabarun Bhattacharya

August 10, 2014 1:00 am

Bhattacharya, who won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1997 for Herbert, occupies an uneasy place in the pantheon of Bengali greats.

Home Truths: Author Parvati Sharma on ties that bind and those we should let loose

August 10, 2014 1:00 am

"I wanted to create a character who was not particularly sensitive to the class divide but was well-intentioned," says Sharma.

EXPRESS LOL: Possible titles for Chetan Bhagat's next Bookbuster

August 06, 2014 11:30 am

Chetan Bhagat announced his next book, Half Girlfriend, yesterday. It seems like Chetan would go to any extent to use a number in his book title.

Death Becomes Her: Malayalam writer KR Meera on plotting the history of Indian women through Hangwoman

August 01, 2014 4:30 pm

Hangwoman, the idea of which came to Meera after watching Joshy Joseph's documentary One Day from a Hangman's Life, traces the macabre universe of the first family of hangmen in Kolkata.

The Jury is Out: What agenda do book prizes serve?

July 20, 2014 1:00 am

In his comic novel, Lost for Words, the much shortlisted and awarded Edward St Aubyn draws a profile of a jury that cannot but bring to mind parallels with the Man Booker Prize.

Ulysses and the revolutions it set off in literature

July 06, 2014 1:00 am

The publishing history of Ulysses reminds us that what makes Joyce’s book difficult is a facet of what makes it liberating.

A coffee-table book on kundan-minakaari

June 30, 2014 2:57 pm

A coffee-table book on kundan-minakaari seeks to document the history of the rich unified tradition.

BOOKS1 VIDEOS

Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian': Reza Aslan on Zealot

April 17, 2014 4:05 pm

Iranian-American author and religious scholar Reza Aslan talks about his critically acclaimed book, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth"