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Blood-splattered birth of a nation

Zaman tells the small stories that swirl around that big story.

24 Feb 2019 8:00 AM

How the OED became ubiquitous in Indian homes

English dictionaries can broadly be divided into two broad categories — the vocabulary dictionaries and the dictionaries of English usage.

22 Feb 2019 1:54 AM

In harmony with himself

This book teaches you how to find peace within yourself in order to lead a more wholesome life.

21 Feb 2019 12:45 AM

‘Building’ Ties

Esther, who has penned many books on her dwindling community (“At the moment, we are about 140 Jews in Ahmedabad.

20 Feb 2019 2:59 AM

As polls loom, much to celebrate about India’s democracy, despite shortcomings

The Indian Constitution was promulgated on January 26, 1950.

15 Feb 2019 2:00 AM


Creating history with ‘Lost at 15, Found at 50 ’

Ashwini had a successful stint with journalism and was first anchor to host 'Inside India with Aneesh Trivedi'.

15 Feb 2019 1:08 AM

A‘gogh’ about poppy flowers

Vish Dhamija’s eighth book The Heist Artist is about a conman’s mission to track down and steal Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting Poppy Flowers.

14 Feb 2019 1:52 AM

Maid of honour

Stephanie Lands’s memoirs have made it to NYT’s bestseller list.

14 Feb 2019 12:51 AM

Kashmir: A land with a rich history is now in turmoil

The Tamil, Telugu, Kalinga, Bengali and other civilisations all have histories that go back several millennia.

08 Feb 2019 1:24 AM

There’s a Perumal Murugan in all of us

The keynote address by the Assamese writer Dhruba Jyoti Borah underscored that literature must be free from any kind of control.

08 Feb 2019 1:18 AM


It’s best to sell real stories

Genres don’t matter to writer Ahmed Faiyaz. For him, it’s the story and how it evolves...

06 Feb 2019 2:30 AM

Ancient India saw desire as duty to self

Gurcharan Das’ book, Kama: The Riddle of Desire, argues that ancient Hindu civilisation saw desire as the source of action, creation and procreation.

06 Feb 2019 2:29 AM

Radha: Not only a rasika, but a rebel in love

The book, not surprisingly, begins with a comparison between Radha and Sita. Radha, like Sita, is also a manifestation of Lakshmi.

03 Feb 2019 8:10 AM

New Salinger works to be out soon!

Unpublished works by JD Salinger to be released soon says son, Matt Salinger.

02 Feb 2019 4:47 PM

Finding order in chaos

Markus Zusak shares the importance of chaos in his life, his writing journey so far and the inspiration behind some of his characters.

30 Jan 2019 12:17 AM


Why we need a good alternative to the board exams

Over the years, there have been reams written on what ails our school educational system and what needs to be done by way of reform.

25 Jan 2019 1:36 AM

Tales of the vanquished

Aditya Iyengar explores the history of the Chola Empire through a prisoner’s eyes.

24 Jan 2019 12:30 AM

Podcasts those page turners

The year 2019 will give podcasts a literary spin as different genres get a place in the sunshine.

24 Jan 2019 12:25 AM

Many contours of the triple talaq debate

The book traces the origin of triple talaq to the time of Caliph Umar in the 7th century, years after Prophet Muhammad’s demise.

20 Jan 2019 12:13 AM

Ritwik Ghatak spins yarns of many moods and shades

That he continues to teach and delight us some 42 years after he passed away is a testimony to his genius as a director.

20 Jan 2019 12:12 AM