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Books | The Asian Age

A melange of insights that elate and sadden

Sen uses his voice to bring home every atrocity we have wrought on this planet, on ourselves and our lives

18 Jul 2021 2:43 AM

The humour and romance of being in Karuthupuzha

The Oracle of Karuthupuzha has all the elements to make it the perfect book of fiction to ‘escape’ into during a pandemic

18 Jul 2021 1:49 AM

Muslims are ‘geographical Hindus’

For dialogue to succeed between Muslims and RSS-oriented Hindus, it is imperative for both sides to admit that there exist misgivings

18 Jul 2021 1:41 AM

Congruity, not clash, of civilisations is at root of Sen’s academic vision

He found distinguished Cambridge economists less concerned about issues like inequality, poverty and exploitation

18 Jul 2021 1:19 AM

Book Review | ‘Many of us drift into friendships, but Ram takes his very seriously’

Over the last twenty years I have known Ram in various guises, but there are earlier incarnations that I could not know

04 Jul 2021 3:49 AM

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Book Review | Free speech, fake news & the Indian press

For the sake of authenticity, the author, a newspaper industry veteran, restricts his scrutiny to the print media

04 Jul 2021 3:31 AM

Book Review | Resurrecting, in mind’s eye, a living Red Fort

While much of the book and its many short sections tend to be somewhat disjointed and faltering, as we approach the end, things change

04 Jul 2021 3:25 AM

Book Review | A global Indian’s view of the best the world has to offer…

Sundeep is one of those friends with whom you can pick up from where you left off

04 Jul 2021 2:35 AM

Book review | All Roads Lead North

A handshake across Himalayas, amid Terai rumblings

21 Jun 2021 11:48 AM

Book Review | An Odia literary star’s fine vignettes, wicked wit and social insights

While the book deals with dark subjects, the hand that writes it is beautifully light, and gives you many occasions to laugh out loud

20 Jun 2021 12:30 AM

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Book Review | The eloquent outsider, lovingly remembered...

Guru Dutt had the rare ability of being loved and commanding the loyalty of those who came in contact with him

20 Jun 2021 12:20 AM

Book Review | Fantasy beats autofiction, but ‘magic realism’ trounced by fact

Salman contends that publishing today favours the revealing, racially, sexually and culturally situated autobiography

20 Jun 2021 12:10 AM

Book Review | Bookseller’s love story in wartime Paris shows past is never behind us

Fast paced, the book, though a work of fiction, has been well researched and with historical sources cited

06 Jun 2021 9:27 AM

Book Review | Hobsbawm’s choice: When logic rejects nationalism...

Britain’s best-known historian, Eric Hobsbawm, traverses a similar path in his writings on Nationalism

06 Jun 2021 9:18 AM

Book Review | An insider’s view on elite publishing in Indian Right’s shadow

The book gives us an opportunity to have an insider’s view of the Indian publishing world

06 Jun 2021 9:11 AM

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Covid orphans: Climber pitches in with book

Aditya Gupta is a Delhi-based entrepreneur, founder of The Rug Republic and a trained mountaineer

25 May 2021 3:01 PM

Book Review | Monograph studies tone of mridangam

Mridangam, also called Naadha Vadhiyam and king of percussion instruments, has evolved over centuries

23 May 2021 11:29 AM

Book Review | War fiction, which resembles fact

The story of induction into Sri Lanka and coping up with the fears of mines is narrated through conversations

23 May 2021 11:27 AM

Book Review | Warm, fuzzy resumés of pets of royal heroes

In some cases, the bonds between pets and masters were so strong that even death could not separate them

23 May 2021 11:26 AM

Book Review | If only our netas read Gandhi, instead of making him a deity

With Covid fatalities soaring, we can hardly dispute the Mahatma’s opinion

23 May 2021 11:24 AM

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