I was an undergraduate when I first read Raja Rao’s Serpent and the Rope and can still remember the strange frisson I experienced then. It lasted many days and, ever since, I have tried to understand the meaning of that experience.
Given the fact that authentic, experiential accounts of the lives of spiritual seekers and adepts, especially those written by their own hand, are so rare, If Truth Be Told is a unique book.
Specialising in forgotten literary gems and little-known writers, small independent publishers are flourishing in Spain while the big houses are forced to merge to survive.
Amrita Tripathi calls herself, and most of her “tribe”, “urban warrior”. That should refer to most independent women living in Delhi, television journalists included.
Robert M. Edsel, whose book has been turned into a motion picture by George Clooney, on the need to tell the untold story of the repatriation of stolen cultural heritage
Nirmala & Normala is different from the word go (read its title.) It treats a cliche set up of a story of twins and never looks back. And the reader doesn’t either, because it is a page-turner.
There is only one word to describe Raj Kamal Jha’s latest novel: pretentious. It ought to have been titled “He Will Write Us a Shitty”.
An Instagram account #hotdudesreading is zooming in on how goodlooking men reading a good book add up to a smoking hot picture
A young writer with an abiding interest in cricket has come out with a very readable book on the new stars of Indian cricket.