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Books | The Asian Age

Art thriller studies the obsession to possess a soul

A grand temporary structure called the Crystal Palace is being built for the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations.

23 Jun 2019 7:22 AM

Fear, humour mix in sadly prescient saga of our times

Not just a love between people but a love for an idea that is right, that is humane, that is a counter to hate, anger and violence.

23 Jun 2019 7:16 AM

Did you know that laughter is the secret of leadership?

Call us snobs, but the only cards we accept are our own.

21 Jun 2019 3:46 AM

Gentle, urgent, sensual offerings of fine fiction

Some of the others I have read and come across in various journals and magazines, such as the Granta, Berlin Quarterly and Open.

21 Jun 2019 3:43 AM

A light tale of hope and compassion

Uzma Jalaluddin’s Ayesha at Last weaves a romantic comedy that validates the experiences of the South Asian-Muslim diaspora in Canada.

19 Jun 2019 12:08 AM


A detailed Chronicle

According to the author his immense love for the character of Baahubali in the movie and Avengers inspired him to write his book.

19 Jun 2019 12:08 AM

When you need to accept death, read this to save your life

Puri’s mother is an anesthesiologist, and Sunita and her younger brother grew up in a household steeped in medicine.

16 Jun 2019 7:04 AM

Earnestly rendered compilation portrays a flawed genius

Each translator has a section of poems which he has translated — Husain Mir Ali, Baidar Bakht, Sumantra Ghosal, Pritish Nandy and Sudeep Sen.

16 Jun 2019 6:57 AM

Going Beyond Climate Change

Eminent author Amitav Ghosh says ‘Gun Island’ is his attempt of an answer to ‘The Great Derangement’.

15 Jun 2019 12:13 AM

Forbidden to love, forbidden to leave

The case was heard by a high court judge, Sir Lawrence Byrne, with his wife Lady Dorothy Byrne sitting beside him, permitted in those days.

14 Jun 2019 2:13 AM


Playing with metaphors

Anuradha Prasad’s Raindrops and Caterpillars is a prodigious example of real outcomes of mundane human decisions.

13 Jun 2019 1:36 AM

An Enchanted Journey

Anukrti Upadhyay traverses through mysticism and age old beliefs while painting the picture of rural Rajasthan.

13 Jun 2019 1:30 AM

Islamism, China presence twin challenges for India in Maldives

China’s massive lending to countries such as the Maldives to pay for infrastructural projects is another concern.

09 Jun 2019 6:08 AM

Intimate impressions of some iconic Indians

The marigold story is just one among many observations Chadha makes about Indira Gandhi.

09 Jun 2019 6:01 AM

Clarity in a fishbowl: Confirmation bias beats the Web’s purpose

The truth is that I was isolated from divergent views in my filter bubble, and frankly, so were the pundits.

07 Jun 2019 1:42 AM


An intrepid Bengali teacher and his time in Tibet

The problem was that Tibet had closed its borders to all foreigners and the only people allowed in were Buddhist monks.

07 Jun 2019 1:29 AM

Investigating Kaifi Azmi’s compelling life and words

The rhyming structure and tonal sub-variations in Urdu/Hindi is very finetuned, and often difficult to match in English.

07 Jun 2019 1:21 AM

A toast to friendship

The latest book of writer Ravinder Singh, hailed as King of Romance, is about friendship, not love.

06 Jun 2019 12:07 AM

World of happiness & innocence

This collection of short stories for children teaches them the importance of love, kindness and compassion through animal based narratives.

06 Jun 2019 12:07 AM

How a single decision of Jawaharlal Nehru saved Indian cricket

This is further borne out by the dramatic change to the tour programme that the ICC made in that June 1950 meeting.

02 Jun 2019 3:01 AM