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Books

Why are Vishnu’s avatars, Ram and Krishna, opposites?

Krishna married eight women and gave protection to 16,100 women.

09 Dec 2018 12:58 AM

The many shades of Jehangir, a quirky Emperor

The third Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great, built an empire which “grew so large and so rich that it might have toppled the balance of the world”.

09 Dec 2018 12:57 AM

Book review: Voice of the Runes by Manjiri Prabhu, chilling tale of love and deceit

Author cleverly captures readers’ imagination all the while dropping hints at what maybe that what everything really appears to be.

08 Dec 2018 2:11 PM

‘He was clearly a man in a hurry,’ claims new book on Narendra Modi

Creative Disruptor - The Maker of New India is written by former Organiser editor R Balashankar.

07 Dec 2018 10:16 AM

End hostilities, antagonism to live in peace

The book is a valuable addition to the literature on India Pakistan relations.

07 Dec 2018 4:54 AM

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Life & times of Bhishma

Here is an epic that treads a different path.

06 Dec 2018 12:19 AM

Ode to the Deccani art

The rich art and craft heritage of the plateau is the focus of this historical book.

06 Dec 2018 12:19 AM

Didi: Her turf, on her terms

Mamata emerged from her one-room house with shouts of “Mamata Banerjee zindabad”.

02 Dec 2018 1:40 AM

Gilkey, whose love for books became an obsession

Gilkey committed his first crime at the age of nine or 10 where he quietly shoplifted a baseball catcher’s mitt.

30 Nov 2018 1:03 AM

Martial law & Dyer’s raj of terror: Amritsar 1919

On the evening of 14 April, the attempt to terrorise the residents of Amritsar continued with the arrival of Dyer at the Kotwali.

30 Nov 2018 1:00 AM

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A journey beyond words

The fictional account of Naddiyaa’s life sensitively highlights the dynamics of family relationships.

29 Nov 2018 12:18 AM

Catcher in the fry

When it comes to audio books and podcasts... there is a brand new world waiting to be unearthed.

29 Nov 2018 12:18 AM

A performance metric to fight smog

Dealing with pollution requires an empowered institution whose performance is tied solely to controlling pollution.

25 Nov 2018 12:40 AM

Queen Victoria the person,not just the Crown

Taylor’s proof that Victoria personally had a stronger influence on India than has ever been acknowledged before essentially lies in three things.

25 Nov 2018 12:36 AM

The British affection for modern India is very strong

I have not studied enough comparative history to be able to answer this question without diffidence, says David Gilmour.

23 Nov 2018 12:47 AM

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A well-researched compendium of the people who ran the Raj

David Gilmour, one of Britain’s most accomplished historical writers, has however decided to ignore all that and dive headlong into the subject.

23 Nov 2018 12:39 AM

Book review: The Queen of Jasmine Country, an ode to Andal’s poetic journey in love

Dreams, desires and love; Sharanya Manivannan’s debut novel celebrates womanhood like never before.

22 Nov 2018 8:37 PM

When age is just a number

Author Sudha Menon’s new book busts various myths one might have about turning 50.

22 Nov 2018 12:38 AM

An untold tale of love & Lust

Anand Neelkantan’s book opens up the world of epics to modern day literary enthusiasts with a humanistic approach to his characters.

22 Nov 2018 12:37 AM

‘Book hand-sellers are as rare as ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas’

The values inherent in books are not immediately discernible and it requires a book-lover to discover them.

16 Nov 2018 12:40 AM

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