Mohsin Hamid makes it to Man Booker shortlist

‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid is termed as perhaps the most powerful contender for the prize.
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Thoroughly Tharoor

Dr Shashi Tharoor may be an Indian parliamentarian and a former minister, but he is also a globally renowned writer and orator. Known for his astute diplomacy at the UN for nearly three decades, for...

Don’t miss! Five books to look forward to in September 2017

The literary scene has been quiet for some time now, but as the heat of summer gradually recedes, quite a few literary festivals and gatherings are on the cards. With such crowd-pulling platforms for...

Bangladesh’s birth pangs

1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh by Srinath Raghavan. Harvard University Press, 2013 The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary Bass. Vintage, 2013 The Cruel Birth of Bangladesh by...

Don’t miss! Five books to look forward to in August 2017

In August, readers will have an opportunity to pick titles on the basis of merit and not on the credentials of their authors. Another month has gone by and a fresh set of books is...
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Untold stories from the Raj era

Three books reveal hidden facets about personalities from India’s independence movement  A Life in Shadow: The Secret Story of ACN Nambiar, A Forgotten Anti-Colonial Hero by Vappala Balachandran. 2017, Roli Books Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The...

Amish Tripathi: Writer who is making mythology ‘cool’, one novel at a time

SAKET SUMAN reviews Amish Tripathi’s Sita – Warrior of Mithila in which Sita's character is contrary to all that we have read or heard about her. Sita - Warrior of Mithila Author: Amish Tripathi ...

Five ‘must-read’ books to look forward to in July 2017

The month of July comes as a boon to fiction readers as several prominent novels are slated to hit the stores. So, stay tuned. The current trend in Indian publishing space, as also globally, shows...

A ‘conditions apply’ future for emerging India

India will become a world power only if gets many things right. Writes CHITRA SUDARSHAN

Being Indian: Challenge of bringing up ‘Desi’ children abroad

SAKET SUMAN reviews Vinati Sukhdev's ‘East or West’, which serves to be an apt manual on the upbringing of Indian diaspora children overseas.