The West’s Afghanistan quagmire

VIKAS DATTA on books that tell you why it all went wrong in Afghanistan

An Indian eternal man and the philosopher’s stone quest

It’s a modern wrap for Hindu mythology in Krishna Udayansankar’s ‘Immortal’, writes VIKAS DATTA

The migrant story

If you look beyond the stereotypes, new Australians have much to offer, writes RAJNI ANAND LUTHRA

Ties that bind

SALMA SHAH reviews Perth writer Suparna Chatterjee’s debut novel, A Dozen Stories in a Tale
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Dalrymple’s tome to perils of corporate power abuse

Historian, writer, art curator, also an award-winning broadcaster and critic, William Dalrymple has quite exceeded himself with his latest book.The towering 522-page tome, which was in the making for six painstaking years, thoroughly dissects...

Chinese Puzzles

Author Qiu Xiaolong's 'Inspector Chen' gives readers an insight into modern China, writes VIKAS DATTA

The thought police

USHA RAMANUJAM ARVIND reports from 'Writers in Danger' at the Sydney Writers' Festival

The ‘New India’ we seek

An extract from Shashi Tharoor's new book The Paradoxical Prime Minister

Book Review: White Tears Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad

Ruby Hamad's White Tears Brown Scars is an informative and compelling read. In this work, Hamad lays bare inconvenient truths that seek to inspire reflection in readers and which provide a framework from which to contemplate history,...

A passion for Sanskrit

Here’s to a life devoted to Islam just as much as to Hinduism, writes QUAID NAJMI