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Books | The Asian Age

Book Celebrating Jogathi Hero Cuts Corners

The book, From Manjunath to Manjamma, has been written by Harsha Bhat, a journalist and former senior sub-editor of Swarajya

01 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

Anatomy Of A Riot Pretends To Debunk Epic, Ends Up Restoring It

No one spoke of justice because there was no need

01 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

A Journalist Documents Life Story Of His Mother, The Courtesan

It is amazing how she avoids the pitfalls and picks her way through the muck

01 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

Bulky but satisfying inquiry into New India’s dilemmas

New India has everyone riveted

24 Sep 2023 4:58 PM

Politics, Pakistan were the two fatal attractions of Aiyar’s life

Do we really believe all Pakistanis are jihadis

24 Sep 2023 12:00 AM


Legal life of caste explodes myths, gives unsung reform heroes due

Caste Pride may not have been intended about organised violence against dalits

24 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

Unpacking the modern family, its ambitions and uncertainties

A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness is his second literary endeavour

17 Sep 2023 6:38 PM

An insider critiques the Indian parliament

The subjects under discussion here can make for a useful handbook

17 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

Is the woke-industrial complex anti-merit and detrimental to growth?

Once corporations discovered wokeness, the inevitable happened: they used it to make money

17 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

Silly, badly hatched murder mystery on the moon

As the guests get to know each other on the journey

09 Sep 2023 6:16 PM


Walking the lanes of personal history in Rahim’s shoes

A review of Arvind Krishna Mehrotra’s latest collection

09 Sep 2023 5:56 PM

Racy Tribute to Gauri Lankesh Has Heart in the Right Place

The police had said that they suspected it was a “cut-out” assassination attempt

09 Sep 2023 5:37 PM

A mesmerizing Grocery store

A heartwarming story that spills with outrage, kindness, fear, compassion, and community spirit

06 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

Vivekananda’s Hinduism valued human agency, rejected doxa

Vivekananda was outspoken regarding his thoughts on notions of purity

03 Sep 2023 9:13 AM

Four lonely female immigrants struggle in Paris

Seventeen-year old Russian model Dasha dreams of walking the ramp for the biggest fashion moguls

03 Sep 2023 9:08 AM


Chronicling Partition’s impact east of Bangla, N-E ‘othering’

Northeast India: Political History, the book, could not have come at a better time.

03 Sep 2023 9:04 AM

JCB Prize for Literature: Debut Novelists and Translations Shine in 6th Year

Four translations, three debut novels, ten dynamic, original, and trailblazing voices.

02 Sep 2023 11:10 PM

Book Excerpt | Aiyar’s pink curiosities very nearly cost him his diplomatic career

Excerpt from Mani Shankar Aiyar’s 'Memoirs of a Maverick'

27 Aug 2023 12:05 AM

Book Review | Salim Ali: An unlikely beginning, a great end

It’s the author’s well-founded belief that Salim Ali’s life offers today’s children a role model.

27 Aug 2023 12:05 AM

Book Review | Angsty examination of our body of laws through lens of gender

What Waziri lays bare are the inequalities of our gender laws. The insensitivity of our judicial pronouncements.

27 Aug 2023 12:05 AM