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Books | The Asian Age

Indians rhyming in English have come such a long way

In the last two decades, Indian poetry in the English language has developed by leaps and bounds.

06 Dec 2019 4:20 AM

Sikh heritage brought to life in 229 great photos

The first step to such protection lies in proper documentation; we cannot preserve what we do not know exists.

06 Dec 2019 4:17 AM

Maximising the bare minimum

Sarah Berry’s new book is a compilation of poetry in three different languages.

04 Dec 2019 12:47 AM

From rags to rollers

Jayashree Shetty narrates celebrity hairstylist Shiva’s heart-wrenching story in her latest biography.

04 Dec 2019 12:45 AM

Liberation songs: Freda and the theris were not to be deterred

Gotami willingly accepted all the conditions and joined the Sangha happily thus beginning a long line of women monks that endures to this day.

29 Nov 2019 2:33 AM

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War of Karmapas has divided the Himalayas

The Dalai Lama and China had recognized Ogyen Trinley Dorje as the true Karmapa and not Trinley Thaye Dorje.

29 Nov 2019 2:30 AM

Those teenage wonder years

An interesting book that delves into the world of adolescence, highlighting the typical teen problems.

27 Nov 2019 12:25 AM

A quest for happiness

Nirvana’s style combines elements of TV shows, books and movies which Runjhun enjoys the most.

27 Nov 2019 12:23 AM

Sharp economics offers glimpse of Swamy we never had

Reset is a well-crafted and articulated study of what ails the India economy.

24 Nov 2019 8:16 AM

The power and pathos of Sonagachi’s mysterious world

Golapi’s husband and in-laws sold her off to an agent so that he could marry a woman who would bring in a hefty dowry.

24 Nov 2019 8:14 AM

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Guide to Islam doesn’t answer some questions

The onslaught of Wahhabism, combined with the Ottomans’ own decay because of orthodox clergy, squeezed this cosmopolitan spirit out of Islam.

24 Nov 2019 8:10 AM

A historian and a painter chronicle the subcontinent

Olivia’s work is profoundly meditative and possesses immense power in its quietness.

22 Nov 2019 1:31 AM

What keeps ties between US and Pakistan ticking

The US decision to make Pakistan an ally and stand by it no matter what has often hurt India.

22 Nov 2019 1:26 AM

Executed for 500 bucks: Tihar’s sorriest hanging

Justice Kochchar was a visibly distressed man when he signed the black warrants for the two brothers — Kartar and Ujagar Singh.

22 Nov 2019 1:23 AM

A musical tale

Author Pushpak Sarkar’s debut novel The Songwriter documents the bittersweet journey of a young musician trying to make it big.

20 Nov 2019 12:56 AM

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Of loss and resilience

Young or old, every reader can find a warm hug hidden in the pages of this graphic novel Nadya.

20 Nov 2019 12:54 AM

A multi-generational food trail that doesn’t shy from hard facts

Warrier writes simply and impactfully, moving seamlessly across time to spin a multilayered tale slow cooked like a good biryani.

17 Nov 2019 2:21 AM

How ethnic Bihari Thackerays championed Marathi pride

The uncle was a demagogue and a fiery orator. Raj too is a good orator, charismatic and aggressive while Uddhav is more reserved.

17 Nov 2019 2:14 AM

The evolution of Elton John, with his music, drugs, family

Rock ‘n’ roll arrived as the great disruptor of the times, so loud and raucous it was “a bomb that wouldn't stop going off”.

17 Nov 2019 2:11 AM

Is your reading carnal or spiritual, for wisdom or comfort?

The emphasis therefore should be on the ‘content’ of reading and not on its format.

15 Nov 2019 2:07 AM

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