The scope of the book is vast; while this provides a narrative of impressive scale, it sometimes detracts from in-depth analysis.
Kingdom of the Soap Queen is an efficient, easy read but that is all it is.
Ten Days couldn't have released at a better time, when women security is one of the nagging issues we are facing today.
Facts are effortlessly dipped in the palette of fiction.
Naseeruddin Shah’s memoir is a blisteringly honest account of his life and the foibles of the creative community.
The Portuguese superstars who spiced up life on the Malabar Coast.
For UR Ananthamurthy, Sanskrit and bhasha, town and country, ancient and modern, were simultaneous realities.
My Chacha Is Gay is about a little boy named Ahmed, his gay uncle, their family, and Pakistani society as a whole.
Dilip Kumar’s autobiography reveals his journey from Peshawar to Bombay.
The first major history of the game in Pakistan tells a riveting story.
Cartoonist Pran who passed away on Tuesday left behind a rich legacy of comics that we will continue to adore. Here're ten of his gems.
A friend looks back on the remarkable career of India’s finest political novelist, seen through the lens of two new books.
Rupa Rainlight has reissued The Lonely Tiger (1960), the solitary book of Hugh Allen, David Davidar’s favourite shikar writer.
Moni Mohsin’s fluttering social protagonist takes stock of post-Benazir Bhutto Pakistan in The Return of the Butterfly.
Harris Irfan’s Heaven's Bankers (Constable & Robinson) is the first inside job on the rather opaque world of Islamic, Sharia-compliant finance.
Four countries, five street foods: What will you be eating?