Author: Madhavi Rao

William Dalrymple’s Views on Indian history

Thirty-three years ago, on a cold winter night in Delhi, when everyone was swathed up in their blankets, braving the chill, 18-year-old William Dalrymple, landed in India. He wasn’t interested in this country back then,...

Glass Houses- A Convention-Defying Novel by Louise Penny

Image: Bestselling author Louise Penny returns to the crime novel scene with “Glass Houses” — the 13th book in her award-winning Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. “Glass Houses” also defies all conventions of the crime fiction, and this...

Negotiating the right to dissent

Are We Faced With a Situation Where Writers Who Question Established Views Face Danger to Their Lives? A bizarre situation has emerged in the Hindi literary world where a so-called doyen of Marxist criticism...

Aashiqui star brings out candid memoir

Story of a girl ‘who was broken into a million pieces, but is alive to tell the tale’ Aashiqui girl Anu Aggarwal has come up with an autobiography, telling the story of her self-discovery, a...

A timely history lesson

A Gripping, Sad and Agitating Account of America’s Approach to South Asia in the Decades Preceding 9/11 and the Rise of Taliban In the torrent of expert opinions on President Donald Trump’s new South...

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Second serve

This follow-up memoir doesn’t quite match up to the first Credit: The Hindu The best memoirs aren’t necessarily those which are best written. They rarely suffer from a lack of literary flourish. But memoirs...

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Blood and the city

Pinto brings his literary talent to bear on a murder mystery Credit: The Hindu Jerry Pinto has many facets as a writer: journalist, columnist, well-regarded poet, biographer, author of books for children, editor of...