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Books | The Asian Age

Book Review | Spotlighting the finest Indian writing on cricket

It narrates the history of Indian cricket through earlier published reports of journalists who enjoyed a ringside view of the action

04 Dec 2021 9:03 PM

Book Review | When Parthiban Kanavu morphs into Parthiban’s Dream

No credit was given to the translators in the initial English renditions, an omission which was corrected in subsequent versions

04 Dec 2021 9:00 PM

Book Review | Memoiric fiction that paints vivid image of Shillong — warts and all

There is no plot, but there are strong characters, most of whom are her family and friends

04 Dec 2021 8:58 PM

Book Review | Panchsheel and other delusions that wrongfooted our China ties

The ensuing conflict between the world’s two Asian powers seems destined to be a defining process for global geopolitics

04 Dec 2021 8:56 PM

Book Review | Discovering the Oz author who was lawyer for Rani of Jhansi

In his short life of 48 years, John Lang produced 23 novels, one travelogue, some plays and five volumes of poetry

20 Nov 2021 7:57 PM


Book Review | Crouching Elephant, Hidden Dragon: This history is not to be repeated

The resulting shortcomings in dealing with the Chinese have cost India dearly in terms of its security and progress

20 Nov 2021 7:55 PM

Book Review | Truths about M. Karunanidhi & perspectives on Tamil politics

One of the key takeaways in the book is the articulation of Karunanidhi’s position vis-a-vis the Sri Lankan Tamil issue

20 Nov 2021 7:52 PM

Teen’s eye view of surviving the trauma of being ‘devil’s daughter’

Vidhie’s mother, Indrani, was arrested for allegedly murdering her sister, Sheena Bora

07 Nov 2021 10:08 AM

If wishes were horses, Satyapir would grant them… and other legends

Wendy Doniger’s book Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares is a constant delight

07 Nov 2021 9:54 AM

Mystery minus a detective unravels dynamics of a society

The book starts with a murder and ends with the reader finding out who did it

07 Nov 2021 9:46 AM


South African novelist Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize for 'The Promise'

'The Promise' is the story of a troubled Afrikaner family and its broken promise to a Black employee

05 Nov 2021 7:57 AM

Book Review | Dragon rising: How India can help world

The well-researched book takes a bird’s eye view of the challenges that a rising and basically belligerent China presents to the world

24 Oct 2021 2:59 AM

Book Review | Cut down in their prime and living with the tag of ‘terrorist’

Overall, the book compiles the ordeals of 16 such young men

24 Oct 2021 2:43 AM

Book Review | Pandemic, and traumas past: Finding a gentler way forward

Reading Namita Gokhale’s latest book The Blind Matriarch is an essential, gentle remembering

24 Oct 2021 2:12 AM

‘A week’s plan works for me’

An inspirational story of three people who refuse to give up on themselves

21 Oct 2021 10:48 AM


Book review | Taut psychological thriller asks key political questions

It never feels like a dense psychological thriller, even though that is exactly what it is

10 Oct 2021 11:06 AM

Book review | Of teachers, creativity, change and other forces that mould us

The story traverses the lives of different social groups, making a comment here and there about the changes in society

10 Oct 2021 10:57 AM

Book review | Two exquisite odes to a pair of ancient cities

Part-history, part-travelogue and part-reportage, Biswas and Nabi’s extensive work traces the evolution of Shiva’s home by the Ganges

10 Oct 2021 10:31 AM

Book review | Strange life of a poem that revealed Buddha to world

Jairam Ramesh’s Light of Asia, there can be no doubt, is an altogether satisfying and successful experiment

10 Oct 2021 10:21 AM

Book Review | ‘Why does Nepal need constant reaffirmation of its sovereignty?’

Diplomat Ranjit Rae confirms the prickly nature of Nepali pride when it comes to India and attempts to lay bare its origin

30 Sep 2021 12:17 PM