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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...

Jhumpa Lahiri’s reflections on book covers leave many questions unanswered

Do you judge a book by its cover? Asks SAKET SUMAN

Taking care of business

Exploring books that take a macro view of the economy to those that look at individual stories of business success

Memories of turbulent times

Exploring the history of Malaysia through war novels is a study in human emotions, writes VIKAS DATTA

What the war wrought

VIKAS DATTA on India's World War II experience

Masala murders from Mumbaistan

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

William Dalrymple: Afghanistan archivist at SWF

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

Reshaping memories

USHA RAMANUJAM ARVIND reports from Samanth Subramanian's Sydney Writers' Festival talk on 'This Divided Island'

Co-operative co-existence

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

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,...