Empowerment and the Tagore women

Women of the famed literary Bengali family were harbingers of change in their own right, writes MADHUSREE CHATTERJEE

Kalki returns as an avenging angel

A racy new thriller travels back and forth in time from Krishna’s Vrindavan to modern-day Delhi, exploring the myth of Kalki

Masala murders from Mumbaistan

Thrillers with Indian twists, like Anita Nair's latest novel, are fetching mega bucks in the booming mass fiction market

Co-operative co-existence

Pax Indica by Shashi Tharoor urges India to wield her soft power – but is this a glorified, yet impractical role?

An indictment of British colonialism

The book is a powerful commentary on the true nature of British occupation in Asia, writes MR NARAYAN SWAMY

Life, death and hope in Mumbai’s underbelly

CHITRA SUDARSHAN on Katherine Boo’s poignant book on the varied lives of dwellers in the Annawadi slum What is it about Mumbai that invites such ground-breaking and brilliant works of non-fiction? From Suketu Mehta’s...

Literary talkfest opens up virgin terrain

UWS hosts inaugural Indo-Aust writers’ meet. USHA R ARVIND reports

Indian tales for Aussie kids

Two young mums bring a wealth of Indian classics to Oz. USHA ARVIND reports

Epics retold to the young

Three highly talented writers bring India’s great literary heritage alive, says CHITRA SUDARSHAN India's two greatest epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata have struck such deep roots in the country's moral and cultural consciousness that...