Category: Reviews

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...

The things that matter

The subjects covered in the book lingers on in the mind of the reader even after one has finished reading it Credit: The Hindu Reading a book in one go is something that sounds...

No winners in this battle

A journalist who has covered both sides of the India-Pakistan faultline explains why ties between the two are so strained Image Source: In a relationship like the one India and Pakistan have shared over...

Second serve

This Follow-up Memoir Doesn’t Quite Match up to the First The best memoirs aren’t necessarily those which are best written. They rarely suffer from a lack of literary flourish. But memoirs endure. As Andre...

Broken love

A Fairly Humorous Portrayal for NRIs, but This is Not For Denizens of the Metropolis Who Know Their City and Bangla Well In his essay, ‘Savage Seers: the hidden story of modern Bengal’, published...

‘I am not perfect but I work hard’

Jerry Pinto Shares his Thoughts on the Translation of Daya Pawar’s Baluta That it should have taken three and a half decades for Baluta, the first Dalit autobiography in Marathi to be made available...

Marlon James’s novel wins Man Booker prize

The panel selected the third novel by James, 44, from a shortlist of six titles. Marlon James was named as the first Jamaican winner of the Man Booker prize for fiction on Tuesday for...

The dubious book collector

Sinha spent a lot of time writing and reading at the British Museum Reading Room, and someone from Scotland Yard usually followed him to see what he was up to. According to Scotland Yard,...