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Indian author Asha Bhatia’s book on Dubai breaks stereotypes about the desert nation | books

The Dubai landscape

She has been a journalist in Dubai for 33 years, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that Asha Bhatia should choose to write her first book on the changed status of women in the desert nation, even as she goes on to describe her life and work there. Titled, ...

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The surveyor on the map

The surveyor on the map

The Surveyor Author: Ira Singh Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Rs 350 The author has managed to juxtapose the historic with the ordinary. While surveyors indulge in map-making, this novel places these very mappers on the map and chronicles their lives in an endearing way, writes ANANYA BORGOHAIN Spanning many decades and ...

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Review: Courting the People by Anuj Bhuwania | books | reviews

For the larger public good?: Demolitions on GT road on 10 April 1993.

157pp, Rs 495; Cambridge So widespread is its appeal that its cinematic rendition too had to face one – a real PIL (Public Interest Litigation) against a reel PIL – for representing the legal profession in poor light. Jolly LLB appealed to viewers as it celebrated the power of PIL ...

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Excerpt: Lone Fox Dancing by Ruskin Bond | books | excerpts

Late in the summer in 1964, Sushila came up to Maplewood. I had last seen her, after a gap of over two years, on a recent visit to Delhi, and perhaps because I was thirty — a dangerous age for dreamers, when youth is beginning to say goodbye —and because ...

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Photo feature: My Feathered Friends by Prerna Jain | books | watch out for

My Feathered Friends; Prerna Jain; 192pp, Price on request From the introduction to My Feathered Friends Having spent all her adult life in New Delhi, it was not until about six years ago that Prerna Jain started observing how many beautiful birds shared her immediate environment. Pretty please: House sparrows ...

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Propagating personal spirituality

Propagating personal spirituality

Religious Disarmament Author: Rudolf C Heredia Publisher: Gyan Books, Rs 990 This book is an in-depth study of the topics of religious conversion and fundamentalism; Rudolf Heredia has made a convincing case for moderation in the matter of spreading God’s message, says AJIT kumar BISHNOI Rudolf C Heredia is a ...

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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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