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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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Book On ‘Love Jihad’ Stories Published By Firm Tied To RSS To Be Launched At Delhi’s World Book Fair

Book On ‘Love Jihad' Stories Published By Firm Tied To RSS To Be Launched At Delhi's World Book Fair

A collection of stories on love jihad by a company which is part of a newly formed group of publishers associated with the RSS will soon be launched at the ongoing World Book Fair in Delhi, organised by the National Book Trust (NBT). The Indian Express reported that the 86-page book is ...

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Review: Storywallah by Neelesh Misra’s Mandali | books | reviews

Review: Storywallah by Neelesh Misra’s Mandali | books | reviews

272pp, Rs 250 A young girl journeys into her mother’s past to reluctantly connect with her dead mother’s old lover; in a dusty hinterland town, a manager on a coal-mining project falls in love with a dancing girl; an ageing widow struggles with time warp and her need to build ...

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Natasha Badhwar’s book, My Daughter’s Mum, is about this – an awareness of seams and stitches

Natasha Badhwar’s book, My Daughter’s Mum, is about this – an awareness of seams and stitches

My Daughter’s Mum: Essays Natasha Badhwar Simon and Schuster 2017 Rs. 350 When my nephew began to grow ambitious about being an adult – this stage arrives around the age of two, I think? – one of the things he began to do was to insist on wearing his clothes ...

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Extreme Survival | The Indian Express

Extreme Survival | The Indian Express

Written by Asad Ali | Published: September 22, 2018 12:28:55 am Book: Man with the White BeardAuthor: Shah Alam KhanPublication: LiFi Publications Pvt. Ltd241 pagesPrice: Rs 295 It is difficult to live with a violence that lurks in the liminal spaces of one’s imagination, embedded deep in one’s subconscious from ...

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Review: Contesting Nationalisms: Hinduism, Secularism and Untouchability in Colonial Punjab 1880-1930 by Vikas Pathak | books | reviews

Review: Contesting Nationalisms: Hinduism, Secularism and Untouchability in Colonial Punjab 1880-1930 by Vikas Pathak | books | reviews

266pp, Rs 1495; Primus Books The concept of nationalism, as a political idea, continues to enthuse scholars. This is partly because the idea of nationalism is seen as sacred, uplifting and desirable and also because attempting to make sense of it is intellectually challenging. Empirical evidence, however, of what nationalism ...

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Over 300 Writers, Poets, Thinkers To Mull Over Everything From Dark Matter & Dinosaurs To Rosogolla Wars

Over 300 Writers, Poets, Thinkers To Mull Over Everything From Dark Matter & Dinosaurs To Rosogolla Wars

The English Patient Michael Ondaatje is here and so is Joy Luck Club’s Amy Tan. Tom Stoppard makes a cameo and Pico Iyer a rare appearance. Rupi Kaur is there to disrupt, Arundhathi Subramaniam to soothe. The Jaipur Literature Festival is back, in its 11th edition, to enthrall, to invigorate, ...

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

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

LOOKING FOR THE NATION: TOWARDS ANOTHER IDEA OF INDIA BY MANASH FIRAQ BHATTACHARJEE 202pp, Rs 350; Speaking Tiger This urgent and compelling book comes at a time when toxic nationalism is causing the violent and systematic exclusion of political, religious, sexual and other minorities. Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee reminds us that ...

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US sci-fi legend Ursula K Le Guin dies at 88

US sci-fi legend Ursula K Le Guin dies at 88

Ursula K Le Guin, the award- winning US science fiction and fantasy author, and avowed feminist whose books have sold millions worldwide, has died, her family has announced. She was 88. Le Guin is best remembered for global bestselling Earthsea series, translated into many languages and adapted for the screen, ...

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When so few people control all wealth, they also control elections, politics, and media, says Nobel laureate Muhammed Yunus on why democracy is not real

When so few people control all wealth, they also control elections, politics, and media, says Nobel laureate Muhammed Yunus on why democracy is not real

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner, who pioneered micro-credit with Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and invented social business, is out with his ambitious and groundbreaking new book, A World of Three Zeroes. Yunus proposes a new form of capitalism where every individual is an entrepreneur and nobody is working for ...

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