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Book excerpt: In Economist Gandhi, an exploration of how the Mahatma grappled with identity politics
The book examines Mahatma Gandhi's economic philosophy, shedding light on why he needs to be looked at as a management guru.
The stories present a searing vision of the human condition while also brining alive Assam through unforgettable images.
In Video Mariamman and Other Stories, writer Padma Narayanan translates 14 of acclaimed author Imayam's short stories from the Tamil.
Book excerpt: In Life and Death of Sambhaji, a peek into the court of the Maratha ruler and whether he lived up to Shivaji's legacy
Author Medha Deshmukh Bhaskaran's latest novel tells the story of the illustrious Sambhaji, from dealing with the Maratha-Mughal conflict at a young age to becoming Chhatrapati soon after, and more.
Of contested legacies and a war of words: Read an excerpt from Vikram Sampath's book, featuring Savarkar and Jinnah
The book Savarkar (Part 2): A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966 is the second in a two-part series about Savarkar's life, following Savarkar (Part 1): Echoes from a Forgotten Past, 1883–1924.
Read an excerpt from Anti-Clock: Sahitya Akademi awardee VJ James' novel exploring the life of a coffin maker
The story follows coffin shop owner Hendri whose one goal in life is to see the dead body of his nemesis Satan Loppo lowered into the coffin he's carved.
Read an excerpt from If in Doubt, Wash Your Hair: Anya Hindmarch's handbook for budding entrepreneurs
From describing her foray into making luxury handbags to growing her small business into a huge brand, Hindmarch talks about the challenges along the way, some of the more unsettling lessons and other carefully thought out decisions that helped her forge her own path as an entrepreneur.
Book excerpt: In The Heartbeat of Trees, Peter Wohlleben explores communication between humans and trees
The book, with the aid of the latest scientific research, shows how deeply humans are connected to the natural world.
Read an excerpt from Amader Shantiniketan: Author Shivani recalls special bond with Satyajit Ray in her memoir
The memoir was written almost 50 years ago, when she was a young girl studying in Shantiniketan, the school set up by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengal.
Read an excerpt from All You Need is Josh: An anthology of stories of courage and passion in modern India
Supriya Paul's book builds on the work she is engaged in as part of Josh Talks, a platform striving towards bringing to the fore stories of great courage and strength from all corners of the country.
The spiritual slavery of the Shudras: Read an excerpt from Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, Karthik Raja Karuppusamy's book
For as long as Brahminism has existed in India, Shudras have lived in a state of ignorance of Hindu religion.
Queen of Fire: Read an excerpt from Devika Rangachari's novel about Rani Lakshmibai, the rebellion simmering in Jhansi
Rangachari draws a detailed portrait of how the newly-widowed Rani Lakshmibai took the reigns of an unsteady kingdom into her own hands.
Read an excerpt from Meghaduta: Abhay K translates Kalidasa's magnum opus for a contemporary audience
Multiple translations of Kalidasa's work in several languages have made the poem accessible to people across centuries. However, in his 2021 translation, poet and editor Abhay K's attempt is to approach Meghaduta with a contemporary lens.
Read an excerpt from It's Also About Mynah, Rucha Chitrodia's contemporary take on adulting in a big city
It's Also About Mynah is a coming-of-age narrative that unfolds through the eponymous Mynah's experiences of living in the old mill district of Mumbai and of the hard truths about 'adulting' that she must learn along the way.
In The Execution of Bhagat Singh, a definitive study of the travesty of justice that was the revolutionary's trial
In their attempt to punish Bhagat Singh, British authorities used controversial legislative powers to make an ordinance supposedly aimed at preserving ‘peace, order and good government’ but one that was never approved by the Central Assembly in India nor the British Parliament.
Read an excerpt from Kobad Ghandy's Fractured Freedom, a stirring narrative of his activism and incarceration
The memoir also documents the turning points in the activist and thinker's life including his introduction to Marxist ideology, meeting his wife Anuradha, and the couple's involvement in the Naxalite movement.
Read an excerpt from The Anger of Saintly Men: Anubha Yadav's debut novel examines how society informs ideologies of masculinity
The award-winning author and filmmaker writes a compelling prose which forces us to examine the way boys are raised in our country, in the tight grip of a patriarchal mould that shapes their understanding of themselves and of what it means to be a man.
Read an excerpt from Born a Muslim: A critical approach towards locating the Islamic identity in contemporary India
Using interviews, histories, memoirs and scholarship, Wahab pieces together a narrative which is at once critical and sympathetic, to address the dogma within and the prejudice against the community in India.
This World Before Zero Fahrenheit: Read an excerpt from Suhas Munshi's travelogue on Kashmir and its people
Munshi's narrative begins at a time when he found himself stuck in the region while visiting the poet Habba Khatoon's relic in Gurez. Article 370 was abrogated and curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.