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Books | The Asian Age

‘Really easy for me to write my stories’

My new book has three short stories and I had pretty good plans about the stories.

26 Jan 2020 3:10 AM

Super-‘Kao-boy’ who helped liberate Bangladesh

Even the legendary Rameshwar Nath Kao couldn’t quite play god at all times.

26 Jan 2020 3:03 AM

KLF, where authors, readers mingle

The bells tolled on the Kozhikode (Calicut) beach for four days last week for a different reason.

24 Jan 2020 6:30 AM

A PM who tried but failed to stay at the helm

Controversies had followed Desai right from the time he had entered the public arena in the 1920s.

24 Jan 2020 6:29 AM

Literary diaries

An overview of the recently concluded Kerala Lit Fest.

22 Jan 2020 12:13 AM

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Love, Laugh and Live

An interview with Spanish author Francesc Miralles, who was at the Kerala Lit Fest, where he was invited as a guest speaker.

22 Jan 2020 12:11 AM

When Taslima met the characters she wrote in Lajja

On Day 3, the conversations turned to quieter, thoughtful themes.

21 Jan 2020 10:10 PM

Siraj-ud-daulah at Plassey: A critical review

Take George Bruce Malleson’s The Decisive Battles of India from 1746 to 1849, which is considered required reading for Plassey.

17 Jan 2020 2:29 AM

Rail tracks, objects, memory, history

My walking point started at the outer limit of Carnoules village, at times towards Aix, and on other days towards the lake village of Besse.

17 Jan 2020 2:23 AM

Asiatic Society’s 2019 Reprints: Looking back at a glorious past

The meticulous translations of Sanskrit, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Tibetan and other works opened up India’s past to the rest of the world.

17 Jan 2020 2:14 AM

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Friends from Potterverse don’t live up to promise

With a silver lightening bolt as the centrepiece of its glossy white cover, Accidental Magic begins with great promise.

12 Jan 2020 2:03 AM

A novel-in-stories charts the secret life of a neighbourhood

At the mouth of the lane, hanging perilously from a wrought iron pole is a plaque the colour of midnight blue.

12 Jan 2020 2:01 AM

Fondly remembering the world’s last polymath

Serious students of genetics and medicine would no doubt still be exposed to Haldane’s work.

12 Jan 2020 1:56 AM

From non-alignment to ‘multi-alignment’

A “broader Asia” that broke away geographical boundaries is now beginning to take on a distinct form.

10 Jan 2020 3:57 AM

The book as we know it is dead, but long live reading!

The print book is a physical entity, a product and requires certain optimal conditions for its continuance.

10 Jan 2020 3:44 AM

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The literary heaven

This event is almost like a tradition for a book lover residing in the capital every year and this year has been no different.

08 Jan 2020 12:22 AM

In the age of post-truths, what colour is your favourite lie?

The thing is, this all gets messy remarkably quickly, because of the sheer variety of ways there are of being wrong.

05 Jan 2020 2:29 AM

Big-hearted effort to give the Tamil dream its due

The Jallikattu protests in Chennai’s Marina Beach brought attention to, among other things, the plight of indigenous cattle.

05 Jan 2020 2:22 AM

Tender, funny memories of a mighty Amma

Murugan has mastered the art of making the ordinary extraordinary.

05 Jan 2020 2:17 AM

Call of the river, of Kashi and the burning ghats

The hotel itself is housed in a heritage property of the erstwhile family of the Muksudpur Tekari state of Bihar.

03 Jan 2020 3:17 AM

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