June 16, 2018 1:24:46 am

A round-up of Indian detective fiction novels this season.

June 16, 2018 1:04:11 am

Upamanyu Chatterjee returns with a murder mystery that is both an exploration of food politics and a backstory to his first novel

June 16, 2018 12:40:48 am

The US’s relationship with the subcontinent and the crucial role played in it by the intersection of culture, ideology and power

June 9, 2018 1:12:19 am

At a time when we are moving away from our local and classical languages, a nuanced translation of a beloved epic

June 9, 2018 1:09:27 am

A new spymaster series inspired by true stories of covert foreign operations and perilous liaisons

June 9, 2018 1:01:32 am

Asia’s first journalist was also the first champion of press freedom. A fine retelling of the story of James Augustus Hicky attempts, yet again, to rehabilitate the “scurrilous, wild Irishman”

Calling Sehmat: A Novel
June 2, 2018 2:11:44 am

Harinder Sikka chronicles precisely this gripping tale in his espionage drama, Calling Sehmat.

A Day In The Life book review
June 2, 2018 2:04:45 am

Vignettes of lives lived navigating the urban experience in Bengaluru

What Mr Dulat calls a 'sad end to Amanullah’s story' is, in fact, the echoes of a lasting legacy
June 2, 2018 8:51:45 am

Sheikh Abdullah is increasingly seen as part of the problem that created the Kashmir conflict, not its solution. He pales in comparison to contemporaries like Nehru or Jinnah.

The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace
June 2, 2018 9:04:52 am

The book in the eye of a storm, The Spy Chronicles has created sharp divisions in the ranks of stakeholders in the subcontinent

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May 26, 2018 10:57:28 am

The Extra-Terrestrial opened to applause that is yet to subside, Satyajit Ray had submitted to Hollywood’s Columbia Pictures the screenplay of a film about the friendship between a small boy and a benevolent alien.

May 26, 2018 12:22:12 am

For over 50 years, Philip Roth consistently wrung out the political from the personal

May 19, 2018 12:15:12 am

How the process of appointment of judges to the Supreme Court changed in the Seventies

May 19, 2018 12:15:08 am

Bandopadhyay is best known for Pather Panchali, but the story of Shankar Roy Chaudhury, the 20-year-old protagonist who travels to Uganda in search of the unknown has long captivated readers.

May 19, 2018 12:15:05 am

A vigorously written, widely-researched and powerful defence of the Enlightenment

May 19, 2018 12:11:31 am

Thakazhi, a social realist, believed that the role of a novelist was to capture the sights and sounds of the world around him.

May 18, 2018 11:52:37 pm

More escapades in the great, big outdoors

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May 12, 2018 1:10:08 am

Wildlife biologist Rauf Ali takes on animals, bureaucrats, politicians, policemen, villagers, students, forest officers — and everyone he encounters during the course of his work and research, with point-blank frankness.

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May 12, 2018 1:09:06 am

The outlines of a progressive movement for greater government accountability emerge from the narration of Aruna Roy and the MKSS Collectives in The RTI Story: Power to the People.

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May 12, 2018 12:11:28 am

The great Greek conqueror Alexander’s soldiers are said to have marvelled, in 326 BC, at Indian cane sugar — “honey without bees”, as they put it. Several Hindustani sayings link the consumption of sugar with auspicious occasions.