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Come All Ye Faithful: Biography of Mecca is a courageous reminder of its syncretic past

September 22, 2014 4:53:29 pm

As a writer, Sardar brings lightness and humour to thorny issues.

Book review: The Political Biography of an Earthquake

September 22, 2014 4:47:47 pm

The scope of the book is vast; while this provides a narrative of impressive scale, it sometimes detracts from in-depth analysis.

Book review: Kingdom of the soap queen, the story of Balaji Films

September 22, 2014 4:58:14 pm

Kingdom of the Soap Queen is an efficient, easy read but that is all it is.

Single and alone in the city? Leena Nandan’s Ten Days will haunt you for days

September 17, 2014 3:02:15 pm

Ten Days couldn't have released at a better time, when women security is one of the nagging issues we are facing today.

Book review: In Last Wave, the author employs a wide canvas to join the minutiae of the Andaman story

September 17, 2014 1:25:45 pm

Facts are effortlessly dipped in the palette of fiction.

Book review: Naseeruddin Shah’s autobiography is all about drugs, sex and acting

September 17, 2014 1:16:42 pm

Naseeruddin Shah’s memoir is a blisteringly honest account of his life and the foibles of the creative community.

Book review: The making of fort Kochi

September 17, 2014 10:25:53 am

The Portuguese superstars who spiced up life on the Malabar Coast.

The Writer’s Dharma

September 17, 2014 10:26:15 am

For UR Ananthamurthy, Sanskrit and bhasha, town and country, ancient and modern, were simultaneous realities.

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

September 17, 2014 10:30:28 am

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

September 17, 2014 10:26:37 am

Dilip Kumar’s autobiography reveals his journey from Peshawar to Bombay.

Book review: For the Love of Country and Cricket

September 17, 2014 10:27:09 am

The first major history of the game in Pakistan tells a riveting story.

Ten things that can happen only in Pran’s comic world

September 17, 2014 10:33:16 am

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.

Child of Light

September 17, 2014 10:27:38 am

A friend looks back on the remarkable career of India’s finest political novelist, seen through the lens of two new books.

Call of the Wild: The idea of India pervades the writings of Hugh Allen and Jim Corbett

September 17, 2014 10:27:58 am

Rupa Rainlight has reissued The Lonely Tiger (1960), the solitary book of Hugh Allen, David Davidar’s favourite shikar writer.

The Return of the Butterfly: Taking stock of post Benazir Bhutto Pakistan

September 17, 2014 10:28:24 am

Moni Mohsin’s fluttering social protagonist takes stock of post-Benazir Bhutto Pakistan in The Return of the Butterfly.

The Colour of Money: How does a financial system driven by Islamic scholars work?

September 17, 2014 10:28:46 am

Harris Irfan’s Heaven's Bankers (Constable & Robinson) is the first inside job on the rather opaque world of Islamic, Sharia-compliant finance.