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Oct 13, 2019
Girl, Woman, Other review: Bernardine Evaristo's novel is a boisterous, life-affirming storytelling experimentBernardine Evaristo has said that her theatre writing and poetry background have seeped into her novel, and Girl, Woman, Other is written in a style that she calls 'fusion fiction': free-flowing, unpunctuated, with a cadence that — in the best portions — approaches lyricism
Oct 08, 2019
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World review: Arresting premise, hobbled potential in Elif Shafak's latestElif Shafak is undoubtedly a gifted writer, and you're constantly reminded of this while reading 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World. Unfortunately, what begins as a gripping premise with much potential, soon breaks down, tripping over its own traps of clichés and predictability.
Sep 28, 2019
Of Devapriya Roy’s Friends from College, bridges to the past, and second-hand nostalgiaThe writing of Devapriya Roy's Friends From College is reminiscent in some ways to a particularly observant series of journal entries, the sort that the more “writerly” of us might have maintained in our college days, creating narratives about ourselves and our friends
Sep 26, 2019
In The Cousins Thackeray, Dhaval Kulkarni pieces together Raj-Uddhav equation, legacy of the Shiv SenaThe most important point that emerges from Dhaval Kulkarni's book, The Cousins Thackeray, is that the Shiv Sena’s brand of identity politics has come to stay, despite its ups and downs, and found a warm home in Maharashtra.
Sep 22, 2019
The Testaments review: Margaret Atwood's sequel to Handmaid's Tale is a 101 on how patriarchy worksThe Gilead that we encounter in The Testaments is no less menacing than the one from The Handmaid's Tale, but its seams are fraying.
Sep 20, 2019
William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy offers a vivid reconstruction of Indian history under East India CompanyWilliam Dalrymple's new book The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence and the Pillage of an Empire deals primarily with the East India Company, its history and doings in India, concluding with its final triumph when it defeated the Marathas and directly or indirectly controlled all of India under Richard Wellesley
Apr 22, 2019
The Musician and His Art: Deepak Raja's essays on Hindustani music deserve serious considerationDeepak Raja's book, The Musician and His Art, is a collection of essays and lectures published and delivered at various forums over the past seven years.
Mar 25, 2019
Three Classic Films by Gulzar: New book serves as an initiation into filmmaker's universe, and his cinematic journeyThe recently released Three Classic Films by Gulzar (HarperCollins, 2019) manages to pick up three films — Aandhi, Angoor, and Ijaazat — which on their own might not be at the very top of any ‘best of Gulzar’ lists, but stand out as great singular examples of the legendary artist’s oeuvre and also encapsulate Gulzar’s cinema, in more ways than one.
Feb 13, 2019
A new book on the Great Himalayan National Park offers compelling insights into the quest to save the regionSanjeeva Pandey and Anthony J Gaston's book underscores the underlying theme at the Great Himalayan National Park — that of placing people at the centre of conservation
Nov 15, 2018
Mayank Gandhi's AAP & Down is an insider's account of the rise and unravelling of Arvind Kejriwal's partyMayank Gandhi's book is an absorbing, objective story of the meteoric rise of AAP, the loss of its moorings and speedy unravelling