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Assertive musings from Mishra at SWF

Novelist Pankaj Mishra discusses the impact of Western influences on early Asian intellectuals and its current day implications, writes CHRISTOPHER CYRILL

William Dalrymple: Afghanistan archivist at SWF

William Dalrymple speaking at the SWF recounts the British’s botched attempt at mastering Afghanistan, writes CHRISTOPHER CYRILL

Truths about tribes and trafficking

Two powerful books highlight very real problems, glossed over in the euphoria of India’s growth, writes CHITRA SUDARSHAN

Popular Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen's novel is still a hit 200 years later, with observations that are still relevant today, writes NIMA MENON

Hey diddle diddle

CHITRA SUDARSHAN reviews an engaging Sylheti immigrant family saga, which is reminiscent of a Jane Austen novel

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