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Excerpt: Daughters of the Sun by Ira Mukhoty | books | excerpts

Khanzada begum returns to Babur’s court after 10 years in exile. She is seated before a respectful Babur.

Rs 699, 276pp; Aleph When Umar Shaikh Mirza, the Timurid ruler of Ferghana, dies in 1494, falling through the dovecote of his fortress at the top of a ravine in modern-day Uzbekistan, he is only thirty-nine years old and his eldest son and heir, Babur, is just twelve. As befits ...

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A Bitter Aftertaste | The Indian Express

A Bitter Aftertaste | The Indian Express

Written by Shahid Amin | Published: May 12, 2018 12:11:28 am A sugar mill by the Shamli rail station in Uttar Pradesh. (Praveen Khanna) Sugar, the Sanskrit sharkara or shakkar, from sugarcane, the ikh or ukh of the northern tongues, is indigenous to India. The great Greek conqueror Alexander’s soldiers ...

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Clash of the ideologists

Clash of the ideologists

NEHRU AND BOSE Author: Rudrangshu Mukherjee Publisher: Penguin, Rs599 Mukherjee seeks to place Subhas Chandra Bose on a high pedestal without denying Nehru the position he deserves. This in itself is revolutionary, says RAJESH SINGH Their political careers ran contemporaneously and on occasions seemed to converge. Source link

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AR Venkatachalapathy on Subramania Bharati vs Rabindranath Tagore | books | guest writers

Subramania Bharati with his wife Chellamma.

  216pp, Rs 599; Juggernaut Books Why is Subramania Bharati not as well-known as Rabindranath Tagore? The Nobel Prize? Part of the answer but not the whole. The interested English reader is spoiled for choice if she were to go look for books on and by Tagore. There is but ...

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The Caravan Rolls On | The Indian Express

The Caravan Rolls On | The Indian Express

Written by Apar Gupta | Updated: May 12, 2018 1:09:06 am The birth of India’s RTI Act and the story of a village which helped it come of age. Ek chidiya, anek chidiya (One bird, several birds).These are the sing-along lyrics of the musical animation, ‘One, Many, and Unity’ broadcast ...

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The Prime Minister’s daughter

The Prime Minister’s daughter

STRICTLY PERSONAL Author: Daman singh Publisher: HarperCollins, Rs699 This book is a rare glimpse into the personal life of a political personality. Author Daman Singh tells ANANYA BORGOHAIN about her parents, former PM Dr Manmohan Singh and Gursharan Kaur, and about the journey that started in the 1930s Author Daman ...

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HT-Nielsen top 10: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo back as fiction lead | books | bestseller list

Here’s the HT-Nielsen Top 10 list for this week.

This week, Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist has regained its position as the leader of bestselling fiction list. Ravinder Singh’s Will You Still Love Me? and Sudeep Nagarkar She Friend-Zoned My Love occupy second and third positions. Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl retains its spot as fourth in the list, while ...

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Wild At Heart | The Indian Express

Wild At Heart | The Indian Express

Written by Ranjit Lal | Updated: May 12, 2018 1:10:08 am Rauf Ali studied the bonnet macaque but didn’t romanticise either the fieldwork or the object of his study (Creative Commons) Most of those comprising the environmentalist/ecologist/nature-loving tribe usually gush and go gaga over all things natural, no matter how ...

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The British Empire through its cities

Capital legacies: The British Empire through its cities

Title: Ten Cities That Made an Empire; Author: Tristram Hunt; Publisher: Penguin Books; Pages: 515; Price:Rs.599It was an empire on which the sun never set, so widely did it span the globe and varied terrains from the polar tundra of Canada to steamy Malaysian jungles, from the icy Himalayas to ...

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William Dalrymple’s upcoming book of photographs captures historical places | books

In the process, William Dalrymple also explored the art and culture.

Historian-author William Dalrymple will come out with a book of photographs in June which will have images of the places where history and art were being made in the 18th and early 19th centuries. “The Historian’s Eye” has a foreword by ace photographer Raghu Rai who says that Dalrymple is ...

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