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Debashree Mukherjee's Bombay Hustle is a rigorous, empathetic study of the making of the film industry in colonial India
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Debashree Mukherjee's Bombay Hustle is a rigorous, empathetic study of the making of the film industry in colonial India

The history of Indian filmmaking, particularly in and around the Bombay film industry, is deeply intertwined with the history and making of modern India. Film historian and media theorist Debashree Mukherjee's 'Bombay Hustle' is an ambitious history of Indian cinema as a history of material practice.

Tata Literature Live 2020: Awards shortlist features Girl Made of Gold, The Anarchy
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Tata Literature Live 2020: Awards shortlist features Girl Made of Gold, The Anarchy

Ruth Vanita's Memory of Light, TM Krishna's Sebastian & Sons are among the titles competing at the awards at Tata Literature Live! 2020.

Shashi Tharoor explores idea of nation in new book; says 'Hindutva's ethno-religious nationalism will deny India to many Indians'
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Shashi Tharoor explores idea of nation in new book; says 'Hindutva's ethno-religious nationalism will deny India to many Indians'

Are some Indians more Indian than others? Dr Shashi Tharoor examines the ideas of nationalism, patriotism, and what it means to be Indian in 'The Battle of Belonging'.

Tata Literature Live 2020: Festival's awards longlist includes Aravind Adiga, Samanth Subramanian
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Tata Literature Live 2020: Festival's awards longlist includes Aravind Adiga, Samanth Subramanian

Ruth Vanita's Memory of Light, Ira Mukhoty's Akbar, TM Krishna's Sebastian & Sons, Megha Majumdar's A Burning and Ashwini Bhatnagar's The Lotus Years are among the titles competing at the awards at Tata Literature Live! 2020.

In Brink, SL Bhyrappa's depiction of romantic love and stream of consciousness style find a perfect translation
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In Brink, SL Bhyrappa's depiction of romantic love and stream of consciousness style find a perfect translation

SL Bhyrappa and his translator R Ranganath Prasad discuss the themes of Brink (Anchu), how he developed his style, and why romantic love is not always a happy thing.

In Sumathi Ramaswamy's book, Gandhi features as a muse in the works of several Indian artists
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In Sumathi Ramaswamy's book, Gandhi features as a muse in the works of several Indian artists

In her book Gandhi in the Gallery, Sumathi Ramaswamy explores why and how India’s modern and contemporary artists have over the past century sought out Gandhi as their muse and invested in him across a wide range of media from painting and sculpture to video installation and digital production.

Literature and climate change: Vinita Agrawal, Ranjit Hoskote and Sumana Roy on politics, intimacy of writing about nature
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Literature and climate change: Vinita Agrawal, Ranjit Hoskote and Sumana Roy on politics, intimacy of writing about nature

As the issue of climate change becomes more urgent, the work of writers becomes vital, to remind us of what is at stake, and what is already lost.

Nearly 25 years ago, David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest predicted the Zoom call phenomenon, and its demise
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Nearly 25 years ago, David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest predicted the Zoom call phenomenon, and its demise

The novel depicts a conjectural North American superstate during the first decade of the 21st century. But what if we were living out Wallace’s speculative fiction?

Udayan Mukherjee's Essential Items captures glimpses from the pandemic, unsettlingly blurring fact-fiction divide
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Udayan Mukherjee's Essential Items captures glimpses from the pandemic, unsettlingly blurring fact-fiction divide

The stories in Udayan Mukherjee's new book poignantly reflect and honour the prevailing precariousness of our lives, as they continue to unfold while we vie to reach the finishing line, much like his characters.

In Leesa Gazi's novel Hellfire, a controlling mother's hold on her daughters takes a dark, twisted turn
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In Leesa Gazi's novel Hellfire, a controlling mother's hold on her daughters takes a dark, twisted turn

Leesa Gazi's Rourob — the story of a controlling mother Farida, and her hold over her spinster daughters, Lovely and Beauty — was first published a decade ago in Bangladesh.

How Shugoofa, a 52-year-old Urdu humour magazine from Hyderabad, examines society through satire
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How Shugoofa, a 52-year-old Urdu humour magazine from Hyderabad, examines society through satire

It is one of the few magazines in the country (in any language) devoted entirely to humour. The publication groomed new writers and poets in Urdu humour, leading them to recognition.

In Unni R's latest work, a witch hunt for an invisible rooster exposes the foibles of a privileged, fanatical society
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In Unni R's latest work, a witch hunt for an invisible rooster exposes the foibles of a privileged, fanatical society

Known for his short stories and screenplays, The Cock is the Culprit is Unni's first novel, which brilliantly exposes the patriarchy, politics, privilege and bigotry prevalent in Kerala society.

Nisha Susan on her short-story collection: 'Women have extremely complicated and satisfying social lives that involve each other'
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Nisha Susan on her short-story collection: 'Women have extremely complicated and satisfying social lives that involve each other'

Nisha Susan’s debut book, The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook, tells 12 very different tales – one minute the reader is inside the head of a sexist editor in a newsroom, and the next, they are witnessing the breakdown of a lifelong friendship between three women.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas shares cover picture of her memoir Unfinished
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas shares cover picture of her memoir Unfinished

Priyanka Chopra's Unfinished is expected to hit the stands next year in January