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book review 2021

Book Review | Arsene Lupin versus Sherlock Holmes

The history of Lupin has an uncanny similarity with that of Sherlock Holmes in the sense the character assumed a much larger than life role

26 Dec 2021 1:46 AM

Book Review | Communists & ultranationalists: China, India fell out 6 centuries back

Having learnt the lessons of history better than India, China bided its time and positioned itself to humiliate India whenever possible

26 Dec 2021 1:38 AM

Book Review | Account of Nehru’s vision well compiled, deficiently clarified

In the Introduction, the author-compilers say Nehru’s vaulting vision was in practice tempered by the 'more mundane world of politics'

26 Dec 2021 1:21 AM

Book Review | Raw, dark, tender exploration of ties that bind families and break souls

The book is raw, dark, and, surprisingly tender

19 Dec 2021 2:31 AM

Book review | The true colour of Modi’s majoritarianism

Modi’s pro-poor, anti-establishmentarian populism did not really translate into pro-poor policies or help the poor to improve their lot

19 Dec 2021 1:51 AM


Book Review | Somali ex-diplomat, one-armed ex-cop team up in cerebral whodunit

The novel plays out in a sequence of episodic chapters, each dealing with a separate case

18 Dec 2021 6:58 PM

Book Review | Spotlighting the finest Indian writing on cricket

It narrates the history of Indian cricket through earlier published reports of journalists who enjoyed a ringside view of the action

04 Dec 2021 9:03 PM

Book Review | When Parthiban Kanavu morphs into Parthiban’s Dream

No credit was given to the translators in the initial English renditions, an omission which was corrected in subsequent versions

04 Dec 2021 9:00 PM

Book Review | Memoiric fiction that paints vivid image of Shillong — warts and all

There is no plot, but there are strong characters, most of whom are her family and friends

04 Dec 2021 8:58 PM

Book Review | Panchsheel and other delusions that wrongfooted our China ties

The ensuing conflict between the world’s two Asian powers seems destined to be a defining process for global geopolitics

04 Dec 2021 8:56 PM


Book Review | Discovering the Oz author who was lawyer for Rani of Jhansi

In his short life of 48 years, John Lang produced 23 novels, one travelogue, some plays and five volumes of poetry

20 Nov 2021 7:57 PM

Book Review | Crouching Elephant, Hidden Dragon: This history is not to be repeated

The resulting shortcomings in dealing with the Chinese have cost India dearly in terms of its security and progress

20 Nov 2021 7:55 PM

Book Review | Truths about M. Karunanidhi & perspectives on Tamil politics

One of the key takeaways in the book is the articulation of Karunanidhi’s position vis-a-vis the Sri Lankan Tamil issue

20 Nov 2021 7:52 PM

Book Review | Dragon rising: How India can help world

The well-researched book takes a bird’s eye view of the challenges that a rising and basically belligerent China presents to the world

24 Oct 2021 2:59 AM

Book Review | Cut down in their prime and living with the tag of ‘terrorist’

Overall, the book compiles the ordeals of 16 such young men

24 Oct 2021 2:43 AM


Book Review | Pandemic, and traumas past: Finding a gentler way forward

Reading Namita Gokhale’s latest book The Blind Matriarch is an essential, gentle remembering

24 Oct 2021 2:12 AM

Book Review | Why I decided to pen down the story of Rezang La

In 2018, when the thought occurred to me about writing a book on the Rezang La battle, it came to me as an epiphany

16 Sep 2021 1:06 AM

Ambedkar’s Buddha inspires me more than Gandhi’s: Jairam Ramesh

I connect more with Ambedkar’s social revolutionary Buddha than Gandhi’s spiritual teacher, says Jairam Ramesh

13 Sep 2021 6:47 PM

Book Review | Rare and inspiring accounts from the 1971 war theatres

A serious drawback for India is that for over 74 years since its independence, its actual history has not been taught in school

12 Sep 2021 2:32 AM

Book Review | An immigrant’s progress and other scoops from Old Blighty

Did Ronald Reagan really think after seeing Attenborough’s film that Indira Gandhi was the Mahatma’s daughter?

12 Sep 2021 2:30 AM