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Through 100 objects, Vidya Dehejia's new book makes a case for multiplicity of voices to thrive in India
Arts & Culture

Through 100 objects, Vidya Dehejia's new book makes a case for multiplicity of voices to thrive in India

A new book on Indian history is significant at this time because history continues to be a touchy topic in India, and now more so when the idea of a Hindu rashtra has acquired greater currency.

Going There: Katie Couric book tour this fall to be in-person, in theaters
Arts & Culture

Going There: Katie Couric book tour this fall to be in-person, in theaters

The tour will be produced by Live Nation, the concert promoter which previously worked on an author event scaled even higher — Michelle Obama’s tour for her 2018 memoir Becoming.

Will be interesting if David Warner writes book on ball-tampering scandal after retirement, says Stuart Broad
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Will be interesting if David Warner writes book on ball-tampering scandal after retirement, says Stuart Broad

"I have seen a couple of comments from David Warner's agent, too, and I think it will be an interesting time when he stops playing for Australia and writes a book," Broad was quoted as saying.

With The Third Pole, Mark Synnott explores the intriguing mystery of Andrew Irvine's Everest expedition
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With The Third Pole, Mark Synnott explores the intriguing mystery of Andrew Irvine's Everest expedition

The book is a good read for newbies to the world of Everest and a refresher for those familiar with its past and present.

'In my heart, I am a gamer': Late president Satoru Iwata’s book outlines vision for Japan’s Nintendo
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'In my heart, I am a gamer': Late president Satoru Iwata’s book outlines vision for Japan’s Nintendo

Throughout the book, Iwata outlines his vision for Nintendo Co, which was to offer entertainment that everyone in the family could enjoy, regardless of age, gender and game playing skills.

In new SH Raza biography, Yashodhara Dalmia humanises the iconic artist's life and work
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In new SH Raza biography, Yashodhara Dalmia humanises the iconic artist's life and work

The biography draws from Dalmia’s long acquaintance with Raza, and her interviews with his colleagues from the Progressive Artists’ Group, such as MF Husain and Krishen Khanna.

Filmmaker Onir inks deal with Penguin Random House; memoir to hit stands in 2022
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Filmmaker Onir inks deal with Penguin Random House; memoir to hit stands in 2022

The book, to be published under Penguin's Viking imprint, will be co-written by Onir and his sister, film editor-screenwriter Irene Dhar Malik.

Read an excerpt from Devashish Makhija's Oonga: 'There are places in this forest where the sunlight cannot reach'
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Read an excerpt from Devashish Makhija's Oonga: 'There are places in this forest where the sunlight cannot reach'

The story is set deep within the conflict of the adivasis, naxalites, the CRPF, and a mining company.

Aliens in Lagos: Nnedi Okorafor's sci-fi novel Lagoon offers a bold new future
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Aliens in Lagos: Nnedi Okorafor's sci-fi novel Lagoon offers a bold new future

Lagoon’s Africanfuturist vision requires a reader who is actively engaged in co-creating the alternative future that the novel is constructing: one in which identities are freed from restrictive thinking that refuses to recognise difference and diversity.

'We have to learn to see land with a more nuanced lens': Nikita Sud on her new book, farm laws
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'We have to learn to see land with a more nuanced lens': Nikita Sud on her new book, farm laws

The continual making and re-making of land as history or identity, or its use as property, or its demarcation as territory or a contested entity — these happen in place, or in a particular location. Land is not made and re-made automatically. It is continually acted upon by institutions of the state, market and politics.

Our Hindu Rashtra review: In new book, Aakar Patel charts India's descent into a majoritarian nation
India

Our Hindu Rashtra review: In new book, Aakar Patel charts India's descent into a majoritarian nation

Comparing India’s case to Pakistan’s, it becomes clear that the mainstreaming of religious politics is having the same kind of effect here that Pakistan has already undergone.

Usha Iyer on her book Dancing Women, a deep dive into the material and cultural production of dance in Hindi cinema
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Usha Iyer on her book Dancing Women, a deep dive into the material and cultural production of dance in Hindi cinema

Through her latest book, Usha Iyer provides an in-depth and discursive study of the history of the labour of producing on-screen dance — from the 1930s to the 1990s — and how over the years it has produced unique constructions of gender, sexuality, stardom and spectacle in and around the realm of Hindi cinema.

In Jugalbandi, Vinay Sitapati unravels the relationship between Advani and Vajpayee, examining BJP before Modi
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In Jugalbandi, Vinay Sitapati unravels the relationship between Advani and Vajpayee, examining BJP before Modi

Jugalbandi has a strong narrative thread and it can open up the debate on the rise of the BJP before Modi, and the progression of the BJP as a political party in a post-Congress India

Two Charles Darwin's books go missing form Cambridge University's library
science

Two Charles Darwin's books go missing form Cambridge University's library

It was first listed missing in 2001 after the booked were moved to be photographed but were thought to be misplaced within the library itself.

Pankaj Sekhsaria’s Nanoscale shines a light on how society influences research at India’s premier science institutes
India

Pankaj Sekhsaria’s Nanoscale shines a light on how society influences research at India’s premier science institutes

Pankaj Sekhsaria takes us inside laboratories in India to show how the research inside these labs can’t be disconnected from the societal realities India lives with

In Ashutosh Bhardwaj’s book The Death Script, an intimate study of the everyday strifes of India’s Red Corridor
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In Ashutosh Bhardwaj’s book The Death Script, an intimate study of the everyday strifes of India’s Red Corridor

In a conversation with Firstpost, Bhardwaj talks about his time living in India's Red Corridor, why a solution for the insurgency has not yet been achieved, and the State's apathy towards Adivasis

Read an excerpt from Dr Bonnie Henry's 'Soap and Water and Common Sense': Nothing is immune to Microbes Inc
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Read an excerpt from Dr Bonnie Henry's 'Soap and Water and Common Sense': Nothing is immune to Microbes Inc

In Soap and Water and Common Sense, Dr Bonnie Henry traces the evolution of common sicknesses and explains how staying healthy boils down to basic hygiene.

From Zadie Smith to Kevin Kwan, 2020 has exciting new titles by bestselling international authors lined up
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From Zadie Smith to Kevin Kwan, 2020 has exciting new titles by bestselling international authors lined up

With a slew of bestselling international authors announcing new titles for late 2020 or the first half of 2021, there will at least be a few good books to keep us company in our socially distanced lives.