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Rogues’ Gallery | The Indian Express

Rogues’ Gallery | The Indian Express

Written by Nirupama Subramanian | Published: September 29, 2018 1:33:30 am Nawaz Sharif. Book: Pakistan: At the Helm Author: Tilak Devasher Publisher: Harper Collins India Page: 344  Price: Rs 499 For those wringing their hands at the recent name-calling between India and Pakistan, wring not, all may not be lost ...

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HT Picks: The week’s most interesting books | books | ht picks

HT Picks: The week’s most interesting books | books | ht picks

THE RABBIT AND THE SQUIRREL BY SIDDHARTH DHANVANT SHANGHVI; ILLUSTRATED BY STINA WIRSEN PP66, Rs 399 The Squirrel’s greatest joy is dancing in the forest with the Rabbit – her beloved friend and equal of heart. While the duo is inseparable, fate has other ideas: the feisty Squirrel is forcibly ...

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Review: Eleventh Hour by S Hussain Zaidi | books | reviews

Review: Eleventh Hour by S Hussain Zaidi | books | reviews

256pp, Rs 299; HarperCollins Writers of bestselling fiction have often based their novels on terrorism. Frequently in the contemporary spotlight, the theme attracts many readers of edge-of-the-seat fiction. Even former American president Bill Clinton appeared to acknowledge the popularity of such novels in The President is Missing, his collaborative effort ...

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Review: The Republic of Beliefs by Kaushik Basu | books | reviews

Review: The Republic of Beliefs by Kaushik Basu | books | reviews

256pp, Rs 699, Two recent (and continuing) developments – the fall in the value of the rupee and the hike in petrol-diesel prices – have exposed the double-speak of politicians on economic issues in India. Many will agree that the arguments being made by the ruling party and the opposition ...

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How The Ruling Caste Played

How The Ruling Caste Played

The British In India: Three Centuries Of Ambition And Experience By David Gilmour Allen Lane | Pages: 608 | Rs. 799 David Gilmour disclaims any int­ention of exploring empire as a political institution or of ass­essing its benevolence or opp­­r­ession. This is a social history, brimming with human interest and ...

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The man Indira trusted – Frontline

The man Indira trusted - Frontline

THIS book is easily one of the best that I have read and reviewed recently. The scintillating style, the Teutonic thoroughness of research, the commendable ability of the author to see and explain the big picture, and his keenness to explain matters keeping in mind young readers who might need ...

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Eternally Ghalib – Frontline

Eternally Ghalib - Frontline

THERE was a time when knowing Ghalib (Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib) meant knowing life. No gathering of friends was complete without recourse to a couplet or two of Ghalib’s. Those who had experienced love had experienced sorrow. And those who had experienced either had lived Ghalib. A man who knew ...

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Holding up a mirror – Frontline

Holding up a mirror - Frontline

Sharankumar Limbale is among the most acclaimed writers of contemporary Dalit literature in India. His latest book, a collection of 28 short stories titled The Dalit Brahmin and Other Stories, further cements his reputation as the voice of Dalit literature. The son of a Patil father and a Mahar mother, ...

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Review: Illiberal India; Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason by Chidanand Rajghatta | books | reviews

Review: Illiberal India; Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason by Chidanand Rajghatta | books | reviews

204pp, Rs 499; Westland Books The day Gauri Lankesh was assassinated was the first time I heard of her. A child when she reported for Times of India, I did not mourn her individual death. Instead it felt like the death of an idea, or ideals. How did India become ...

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Excerpt: Not Quite Not White by Sharmila Sen | books | excerpts

Excerpt: Not Quite Not White by Sharmila Sen | books | excerpts

Rs 599; 191pp My family is no different from the majority of Indian families who immigrated to the United States after 1965 in at least one aspect — our anti- black bias is strong. When I tried to pass as white, or silently accepted the badge of honorary whiteness, I ...

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