Books of the week: From Walter Isaacson's The Code Breaker to Shrilal Shukla's Fragments of Happiness, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
A Night with a Black Spider: Charming ordinariness of the people in Ambai's stories are this collection’s strength
Ambai’s stories, set in the world of women, Carnatic music, and conferences, carry a marked sense of self-awareness
There's a long tradition of female detectives written by Indian women who subvert typical ideas about their ilk