Paromita Chakrabarti

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Female desire takes the power equation out of patriarchy’s hands: Anita Nair
Sun, Oct 14, 2018

Writer Anita Nair, 52, on her new novel, writing about male entitlement and why a woman’s quest for identity will continue to be challenged.

By the Book: The Age of Anger
Sun, Oct 14, 2018

This week, books taking on patriarchy. In these dark times, how does one teach a future generation about rules of engagement and give them tools to take on patriarchy head on? These books might have some pointers

By the Book: War, What is It Good For?
Sun, Sep 30, 2018

This week, books on the ravages of war - from 'I Believe in Unicorns' and 'No Guns At My Son’s Funeral' to 'Dear World: A Syrian Girl’s Story of War and Plea for Peace'.

By the Book: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
Sun, Sep 02, 2018

This week, on lesser-known books on adventure.

Playing with Fire: Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar on his first children’s book
Sun, Sep 02, 2018

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar on his first children’s book and why the withdrawal of his suspension brings relief, not vindication. His book is titled Jwala Kumar and the Gift of Fire: Adventures in Champakbagh (Talking Cub).

In Absentia
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Against the backdrop of a politically tumultuous Assam, a discursive meditation on identity, loss and belonging

By the Book: By Golly, ’Tis Fun To Be Young
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

This week, on lesser-known Enid Blyton series.

By The Book: Fact and Fiction
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns: This week, on biographies of Indian rulers and political icons. Here are a few historical biographies for children which tell the story as things were.

By The Book: School is Cool
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

This week, on school stories by Indian authors. While Enid Blyton’s school stories have led generations of young readers to aspire for midnight feasts and games of lacrosse, here are some Indian books that are set in schools closer to our reality.

Writing a New Chapter: Publisher Naveen Kishore on nearly four decades of Seagull Books
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

When it started, Seagull Books was an odd bird in the publishing world. Publisher Naveen Kishore on nearly four decades of its pioneering work and his plans for Delhi.

Girls are Coming Out of the Woods
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Who do we talk about when we speak of gender warriors in India? A new book has some answers

By The Book: The Beautiful Game
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

This week, on football. The bigwigs might be out of the race in this World Cup of upsets, but that does nothing to dim the excitement inherent in a tournament of this stature.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

A reading list for the young ones that will take them on flights of fantasy; introduce them to art and artists, folktales and architectural heritage; and even teach them a thing or two about feminism.

The Man in the Mirror
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

Tabish Khair’s book is a taut navigation of faith and the shrinking space for dialogues in India today.

This week, on books with LGBTQI themes
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

Like the Rajasthani storytelling box, Kavad, that opens out in colourful panels, each revealing a narrative of its own, Nina Sabnani’s Home unfolds in interactive segments to introduce children to ideas of home, family and belonging.

Death Comes as the End
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

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

Happy Days Are Here Again: Books by Indian writers on how to live it up during the summer holidays
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

This week, books by Indian writers on how to live it up during the summer holidays.

Murder, She Wrote
Tue, May 29, 2018

Writer-artist Bulbul Sharma returns to fiction after seven years with a mystery set in Goa

A suitable job for a woman; Clare Mackintosh on broken families, mental illness and pulling off the police procedural
Sun, May 27, 2018

Like the work of many of her contemporaries, including Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Alex Marwood and Tana French, at the heart of Clare Mackintosh’s psychological thrillers is the family and the grey zone of domestic lives.

Nearly 75 years on, why the Diary of a Young Girl continues to resonate
Tue, May 22, 2018

In her diary, Frank’s precocity is matched by the depth of her reflections on an unusual range of themes — from an individual’s scope for fulfillment to notes on her sexuality, from gender relations to the complicity of the common man in larger political deceptions.

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