Talking books at Jaipur

Shilpa Rainer

On history and religion

Recent offerings from the bookshelves take us back to our roots

Protecting our freedom of expression

Sydney writers express solidarity for the beleaguered Tamil author Perumal Murugan. NANDITHA SURESH reports

Creatives gather in solidarity with Perumal Murugan

Elements of the creative fraternity in India and representatives of the diaspora community come together to support the persecuted Tamil author, writes KIRA SPUCYS-TAHAR

The West’s Afghanistan quagmire

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

A passion for Sanskrit

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

Of sprawling chawls

There's a long list of books out there that capture the spirit of Mumbai, writes CHITRA SUDARSHAN

Still playing it his way

The new Sachin Tendulkar autobiography depicts events without providing much fresh analysis, writes RITAM MITRA

Memories of turbulent times

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

Aussie Richard Flanagan beats out Neel Mukherjee for 2014 Man Booker prize

Aussie Richard Flanagan triumphs with a novel about love and war