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Portrait of resilience and feistiness of women in India


Spanning just five days and set in the fictional temple town of Jharmuli near the sea, Anuradha Roy’s new book Sleeping on Jupiter, is a heart wrenching, yet beautiful portrait of resilience and feist

‘Running fills my mind with new ideas’

Tanmay Dubey

An IT professional based in Gurgaon, Tanmay Dubey’s debut novel Just Six Evenings is a tale of love, lust and ambition in a corporate India that shines at the expense of the dreams it tramples under i

Chartering a novel course

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After two books dedicated to superstar Rajinikanth and his punchlines, author ‘PC’ has come up with his first fiction novel

Werewolves & shape shifters

The Devourers
Rs 499

There aren’t too many titles that come to mind when one thinks of Indian speculative fiction, but Indra Das gives the genre a leg-up to a whole new level with his provocative debut novel, The Devourers.

Leaping through faith

The Longest August
Rs 799

Dilip Hiro has written a book a year for the last three decades with a focus on West Asia. He specialises in a sort of narrative history that is based on secondary sources.

On the wild edge


Indian american novelist Tania James’ latest book has as its protagonist a traumatised rogue elephant who ‘buries’ the bodies of the humans he attacks and kills

A gulley full of myriad stories

The titular story is set in the city of Hyderabad.

Elizabeth Kottarem’s debut short story collection takes its title from one of the charming tales in the book — Mehbub Gulley.

Detective Sandilands and some solid page-turners

 The last kashmiri rose By Barbara Cleverly Hachette, pp. 287, Rs 399

In a land of lush greens and golden sunsets, the wives of Bengal Greys officers have been dying violent deaths; one every year and always in March.

Three decades of blood


A video grab of LTTE chief Prabhakaran with the flag of the Tamil Eelam that his organisation wanted to create out of Sri Lanka for the country’s ethnic Tamils.

Arvind Kejriwal’s transfor-mation from an anti-corruption advocate and street fighter to a shrewd hard-boiled politician is a remarkable Indian political phenomenon without parallel.

“Descartes was wrong: To simply be conscious is not to be; Our constant song Is ‘I must make a mark, acknowledge me!’ The mirrored face Is not sufficient evidence that we Are in the race