Monday, September 21, 2015



Irfan Habib elaborates a rich detailed reconstruction of the lives of two Mughal nobles illuminates much about the empire

Machiavelli runs up against the Borgias

Jay Parini explores the clear and sharp steps of a politician-diplomat-philosopher, which have uncovered in the novelIn her latest

The colors of revolution

Pinaki Bhattacharya elaborates the facts, which separates successive generations of Maoist movements in India, as depicted by the writerManoranjan

Mementos of glowing innocence and blissful dreams

Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury commemorates with honor and melancholy one of the victims of Holey Artisan tragedyAbinta Kabir's smiling

The writer and the written

NS Madhavan deciphers the paradoxical status of women in Tamil society, as revealed in the novel.When I was reading

The cosmic window to the life beyond Earth

 Brian Allan elaborates inquisitive impulses of the writerTwo of the most enthralling questions we often ask ourselves are either

Looking at life paradoxically

Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury reveals the penchant,  luster, attachment and competency of the versifierPoet Rafiq Hasan's verses always give

Moonlight: A rummage for identity

A. S. M. Yiahia explores some interpretations of the movie The audio was started with the track by Boris

Intelligence, failure and success

Sushant Singh scrutinizes the hitherto shady world of Pakistan's secret service, defines by the writerFrom the circulation of fake

A sonata-structured novel of muted desire

Michael Pye explores the passionate love of childhood  friendship as it is lost, transformed, and regained  over a lifetime,

New books published in Ekushey Book Fair

'Shamprotik Folklore Vabna' by Shamsuzzaman Khan. Right now he is on the chair of Director General of Bangla Academy.

The grateful dead

Sanjay Sipahimalani illustrates the strange long journey of a realm to find their redemption as defines by the novelIn

A novelist scours the Honduran jungle for pre-columbian ruins

Brendan I. Koerner rummages the evocations and challenges relates by the writerThe year may still be young, but I

The land of desire

Pratap Bhanu Mehta reveals the inner motives both from Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and the writers to congregate such

Thoughts on political vices and gambits

Sabbir Khan's latest book appears to be hot and steamy like cakes just out of the oven having been

A marketplace for ideas

Ashwini Deshpande deciphers an enterprising glimpse into the fascinating world of economic thoughts by the writerTo (poorly) paraphrase the

'The Underground Railroad' is more than a metaphor

Juan Gabriel Vásquez explores the bare horrors of slavery and its toxic legacy as appears in the novelColson Whitehead's

While the city burned

After Partition, it was hoped that the gruesome violence that tore the country apart in 1947 would not be

For two small-town families, war is the tie that binds

How are we to deal with war? What place shall it hold in our national consciousness? It's both exclusionary

A South African novelist recalls the sister she couldn't save

Sheila Kohler's memoir, 'Once We Were Sisters,' begins at the height of apartheid, in 1979 South Africa, but the

Zinky Boys: A book denouncing war hawks

Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian author and journalist who received 2015 Nobel Prize for literature illustrated the agonies and hardship

Noy Holland's tales of peculiar lives in hard places

For two decades, Noy Holland has been writing about the deep connections that develop between people and the natural

A man in search of answers

Chanakya Cinema, New Delhi, 1982. I was in Class V when the entire batch was packed off to watch

Montage of love, history and social norms

Rabindranath Tagore is a towering icon in the arena of Bengali literature. He enhanced and illuminated all the branches

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Indica is an ambitious title for a book, inviting comparison with Megasthenes, from whose account so much knowledge of

An unconscious change of culture

Many years back Edward Said remarked, "The more one is able to leave one's cultural home, the more easily