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Books | The Asian Age

Book Review | How to navigate a mixed-race identity

Jassa Ahluwalia, clearly, has not just sat around wanting to be accepted, but has read books and met people, and introspected deeply

22 Jun 2024 12:30 PM

Book Review | Patriots who were friends too

Independence. At the centre of the circle was perhaps the most modern woman in India of those times — Sarojini Naidu

22 Jun 2024 12:10 PM

Book Review | Armchair economics! This room is all elephant

The book’s omissions are glaring, leaving critical gaps in its analysis of India’s economic landscape

22 Jun 2024 11:52 AM

Book Review | Of Feluda, ‘dry days’: A whimsical look, but serious too

Though the slim volume is thick with cultural cross-references, it is the pop culture stardust of Bengal, Hazra’s motherland

15 Jun 2024 12:59 PM

Book Review | The voice of the Nepali American

Ranjan Adiga, both as a writer and as a Nepali-American, has always been fairly vocal about the contemporary issues Nepalis face

15 Jun 2024 12:25 PM

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Book Review | A capitalist’s diagnosis of what ails capitalism

Sharma paints a vivid picture of the story of market crises, especially the 2008-09 financial markets meltdown

15 Jun 2024 12:18 PM

Book Review | Hyper-real horror-mystery set in fundamentalist universe

This book is an excellent lesson on how religious outfits prey on students

09 Jun 2024 12:10 AM

Book Review | India-Pak: Is peace via dialogue flawed?

An insightful dialogue between the two former spooks recorded in the form of a book

09 Jun 2024 12:05 AM

Book Review | China standoff at LAC to boomerang on itself

China’s LAC stand-off may actually be a nightmare for its never-tested-in-battle troops

09 Jun 2024 12:04 AM

Book Review | The angst a social media trial can generate

The author is a reasonably well-known sports journalist who was a favourite of a former president of BCCI who promoted him as a historian

01 Jun 2024 1:02 PM

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Book Review | Whimsical mindbenders that disturb and delight

A collection of short stories in the realm of speculative fiction, the book hits two major pain points in my reading life

01 Jun 2024 12:57 PM

Book Review | How India, Nepal let each other down

The book covers the past seven decades

01 Jun 2024 12:34 PM

Book Review | The heart of a dark matter

This is a page-turner and can be categorised as a one-sitting delicacy with a lip-smacking aftertaste

25 May 2024 12:17 PM

Book Review | An Indian with an Arab’s inner reserves

Here is the strange case for today’s India, which is turning ominously xenophobic

25 May 2024 12:10 PM

Has the IAS failed the nation? D. Subbarao shares his views

The narrative is straightforward, guileless, compassionate and full of insights

18 May 2024 2:11 PM

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Book Review | Brilliance, empathy, simplicity qualities that define Subbarao

The subtitle of the book — Notes from My Life and Career — is significant

18 May 2024 1:55 PM

Citizenship not emotive but must be bedrock of national identity

National identity has always been, and always will be, a political project

18 May 2024 11:41 AM

Book Review | If cooks could kill: The enigma of the ugly femme fatale

This novel gives you a delicious taste of modern Japanese food

18 May 2024 11:01 AM

Book Review | Rao unshackled the elephant, reforms took on human face

P.V. Narasimha Rao had emerged as a consensus Prime Minister for a country in the throes of a financial crisis

12 May 2024 1:22 PM

Book Review | Magical and unfinished, ‘lost’ novel leaves mysteries unsolved

Ten years after Marquez's death his children decided to publish Until August

12 May 2024 1:18 PM

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