Book Review News
Interview | ‘Geopolitics Redefined’: A book that aims to salvage ‘punctured truths’ and expose ‘glamorised lies’
This book covers topics which have not been discussed before, such as cyber geopolitics, aviation, the transition from Bharat to India, soft power, and the differences between Bharat and India
Portrait of Ageing: A collection of essays to better understand age-related complexities of elderly
According to Sahgal, people in their fifties, or sometimes even earlier, suddenly discover a change in relationship where parents are no longer the “decision-makers” but dependent upon their children
Life of an INDUSTANI: Interaction with armed forces, no-holds barred style give Shiv Kunal's work a unique perspective
INDUSTANI is almost like a fast-paced thriller that grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck and barely lets him breathe as India’s contemporary history which spanned the decade of the 80s and 90s, unfolds at an incredible pace
Interview | Human society works on self-interest, with ever-going, dynamic power-struggles: Damyanti Biswas
Damyanti Biswas’ novel, The Blue Bar, depicts a metropolis like Mumbai in the context of the shifting sands of power, where each life has an individual story and yet is linked to a greater game
Literature review| Adeel Hussain’s new book is a must read for Indians concerned about emerging separatist attitudes
The book - "Law and Muslim Political Thought in Late Colonial North India" - is an intervention into the portrayal of Muslims under the colonial regime in mainstream historiography
Interview | Fantasy is part of my DNA as a writer and a reader: Nilanjana Roy
Author Nilanjana Roy talks about the inspiration behind her latest book, ‘Black River’
Book Review| Sameer's first fictitious novel is philosophically crafted, succinctly narrated story of migrant workers
One can find here love, romance, separation, philosophy and many more. Short but crispy, it is a must-read novel— perhaps policymakers of the region should learn from such write-ups and can look into how best they can develop working opportunities back home for their people
Alan Moore's Illuminations is a truly mind-bending phenomenon
Over and above its many obvious strengths, Illuminations works because it understands the value of retaining just the right amount of inscrutability throughout.
Book Review | 'Maharanas' isn't just about the Sisodia clan: It also weaves together stories of other Rajput kingdoms
Do read the book and internalise the pains and sacrifices of our brave forefathers who saw to it that we could live a free life under a wonderful civilisation called Bharat
Breaking India virus has upgraded itself, but Delhi is still using the old, almost expired antidote
‘Breaking India 1.0 was aimed at poor people in the villages and trying to convert them, make them fight the system, etc. Breaking India 2.0, in sharp contrast, targets the children of the elites and brainwashes them,’ says Rajiv Malhotra
Book review | Vishnu Purana: A book that stays close to its definition
After translating the unabridged Mahabharata, Harivamsha, and Valmiki Ramayana, Debroy turned to translating the Maha Puranas
Glory: An Orwell-flavoured allegory for the ages
NoViolet Bulawayo's Glory is one of the finest political satires of the last decade or so, and richly deserves it spot on the 2022 Booker shortlist.
Extinctions creates an encounter that lights up both the long enduring and the new. Following the ridge of regrets, fate, thoughts that came too late, a future appears, even of the past
Book Review | Ruchikaa Bhuyan’s 'Until It Rains Again', sexuality and society
From subject, characterisation and style, it has been a great read all through
Amitav Ghosh unpacks colonization and global warming in The Living Mountain
Amitav Ghosh’s new book is set in a valley where indigenous people from warring villages live off the abundant riches from a sacred mountain. Their lives are disrupted by outsiders who force their way into the valley and treat the mountain as nothing but a resource.
Claire Keegan’s masterpiece ‘Small Things Like These’ is a story of hope in a time of despair
Set in 1980s Ireland, Keegan’s book is a historical fiction inspired by the horrific Magdalene laundries, where “fallen women” were concealed for free labour.
Book Review: 'The Shoemaker’s Stitch' is a love letter to Gujarat’s Mochi community and its Aari work
The collectible hardcover is a scholarly study of the exquisite art style, the Mochi community, the taste and practices of the royal families from the 18th till 20th century, and how all of these are intricately woven into each other
Book review: Rajeev Shukla traces stories of pain, loss and a lifetime of yearning in 'Scars of 1947'
Journalist-turned-Congress MP Rajeev Shukla has collected true accounts of partition survivors over three decades and hundreds of interviews and has written them down in the form of 'Scars of 1947'
Book review: ‘India’s Vaccine Growth Story’ celebrates nation’s vaccine supremacy
A large part of the book is dedicated to vaccine leadership, innovation, nationalism and diplomacy in an Indian perspective. It generally covers all the major milestones achieved by India in becoming a ‘vaccine superpower’ in the last two and a half years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic
Book review | Arjavam: A collection of everyday poetry that feels like home
Sprinkled with personal elements and memories of Geetha Ravichandran, Arjavam touches one with a sense of belonging that would connect with almost every Indian reader