Madhulika Liddle

Kolkata brought alive

Worth a read, especially for those who have had the good luck to have ever visited Kolkata. And for those who haven’t, this could be a means of armchair travel.

15 Sep 2018

Love in the time of mutiny

On May 10, 1857, there began in Meerut an uprising that was to change the course of Indian history.

25 Aug 2018

Beyond gossip and honour

Dubbed ‘Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian’, Qandeel Baloch was a social media maverick, the very personification of scandal.

17 Aug 2018

In search of defiance

The subtitle of Sana Munir’s Unfettered Wings (Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Women) suggests that these are non-fiction: anecdotes, perhaps, of indomitable courage or resilience or other virtues.

11 Aug 2018

'Illiberal India: Gauri Lankesh and the Age of Unreason': A sharp look at India today

Woven in with the history of Gauri Lankesh’s life is the country’s history.

14 Jul 2018

Sumona Roy's Missing: A lyrical comment on contemporary India

Sumana Roy’s debut novel Missing centres around a woman gone missing, but it’s not about the woman so much as the people she leaves behind.

07 Jul 2018

Unnerving picture

There are various dimensions of Pakistan: its connection with religion, its media and political narratives.

28 Apr 2018

Behind every man is a strong woman

At the age of 11, Lakshmibai was married off and thus began a journey that proved to be life-changing

13 Jan 2018

Of a kingmaker and godmakers

The relevance lies in the storyline, and the way the author slowly traces the path of his hero

23 Dec 2017

Remembering the renaissance man

The rapport between the author and Satyajit Ray is shown through their correspondence before, during, and after the making of Shatranj ke Khilari

30 Nov 2017