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Beyond the Timetable | The Indian Express

Beyond the Timetable | The Indian Express

Written by Lant Pritchett | Updated: January 20, 2018 4:40:56 pm At Jambani primary school in West Bengal. (Express photo by Partha Paul) Book: The New Wealth of NationsAuthor: Surjit S. BhallaPublication: Simon and Schuster IndiaPages: 224Price: 599 A new book by Surjit Bhalla is always a highly anticipated event, ...

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A Piece of Work | The Indian Express

A Piece of Work | The Indian Express

Written by Pratik Kanjilal | Updated: January 20, 2018 4:48:05 pm The drone needs to stick to its original life purpose: pizza delivery . Thinkstock The Object Lessons series of monographs has been compared to Roland Barthes’ Mythologies but equally, it carries on the tradition of British Museum director Neil MacGregor’s BBC Radio 4 ...

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The Line Runs Through Us

The Line Runs Through Us

Written by Amitabha Bagchi | Published: January 20, 2018 2:44:44 am Before the reader of this review begins to feel that something ponderous this way comes, let us clarify that Hyder’s style is a genre-hopping mix with the highly entertaining element of madcap picaresque in the first half of the ...

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Handcrafted Memoir | The Indian Express

Handcrafted Memoir | The Indian Express

Published: February 3, 2018 2:24:20 am Jaya Jaitly, crafts pioneer and politician, has written a book which is two biographies in one. Written by Mark Tully Book name: Life Among the Scorpions: Memoirs of a Woman in Indian Politics Writer: Jaya JaitlyPublication: Rupa Publications IndiaPage: 352 Price: Rs 595 Jaya Jaitly, crafts ...

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Of a Port City Lost and Almost Found

Of a Port City Lost and Almost Found

Written by Amrita Shah | Published: February 3, 2018 2:33:32 am Concern over the East India Company’s doings had been rife since the trial of Warren Hastings half a century before, but it was still an immensely powerful corporation. Book: Surat: Fall of a Port, Rise of a Prince: Defeat ...

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‘Rank Odour of Hellfire’ | The Indian Express

‘Rank Odour of Hellfire’ | The Indian Express

Written by Mani Shankar Aiyar | Published: February 3, 2018 2:40:55 am Zulfikar Ali Bhutto with Indira Gandhi. (Express Archives) Book: Born to Be Hanged: Political Biography of Zulfikar Ali BhuttoWriter: Syeda Saiyidain HameedPublication: Rupa Publications IndiaPage: 270 Price: Rs 500 This is an immense labour of love. For twenty years, ...

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Revolutionary Road | The Indian Express

Revolutionary Road | The Indian Express

Written by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd | Updated: February 10, 2018 12:39:02 am Ants Among Elephants by Sujatha Gidla Title: Ants Among ElephantsAuthor: Sujatha GidlaPublisher: HarperCollinsPages: 312Price: Rs 500 In her fantastic book, Ants Among Elephants, Sujatha Gidla tells about a great revolutionary — KG Satyamurthy — who played a decisive role ...

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The Tiger Moms | The Indian Express

The Tiger Moms | The Indian Express

Written by Ranjit Lal | Published: February 10, 2018 12:38:35 am A Decade with Tigers by Shivang Mehta Title: A Decade with TigersAuthor: Shivang MehtaPublisher: Niyogi BooksPages: 360Price: Rs 1,750 Since the dawn of the digital era in photography, there has been a massive increase in the number of tiger ...

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Food for Thought Curried Cultures

Food for Thought Curried Cultures

Written by Kaushik Dasgupta | Published: February 10, 2018 12:43:02 am The essays in Krishnendu Ray and Tulasi Srinivas’s Curried Cultures try to understand such paradoxes associated with food in the “age of globalisation”. Title: Curried Cultures: Indian Food in the Age of GlobalisationEdited by: Krishnendu Ray and Tulasi SrinivasPublisher: ...

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Shelf life: Dark Days | The Indian Express

Shelf life: Dark Days | The Indian Express

Written by Ram Sarangan | Published: February 10, 2018 12:45:56 am The idea of a picture-perfect family is duplicitous, an illusion society often chooses to impose on itself. For this reason alone, this book deserves to be read. Title: If I Had To Tell It AgainAuthor: Gayathri PrabhuPublisher: HarperCollins IndiaPages: ...

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