Books News

Food for the soul

Gayathri believes that the positive impact of an individual can, in turn, transform his family and friends, eventually building a community of love.

published : 06 Feb 2020

A dark twin truth

It is not every day that you come across a novel which grips your attention.

published : 02 Feb 2020

These, Our Bodies, Possessed By Light: The storyteller’s tale

Besides the common DNA threading these women, a focal event binds all five into one frame.

published : 02 Feb 2020

The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighbourhood

The latest addition to the ever-growing list of treatises on US-Pak engagement also tries to shed light on the path forward

published : 02 Feb 2020

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

The Morning Standard speaks to Yutsha Dahal, one of researchers of the project.

published : 01 Feb 2020

Singing Gandhi’s India: Exploring the role of music in Gandhi’s life

Lakshmi Subramanian’s book Singing Gandhi’s India is perhaps the first-ever detailed account
of Mahatma Gandhi and music in India

published : 31 Jan 2020

The Untold  stories 

Stories Curator Meena Vari talks about the exhibition The Sundry Effect: The stories we are… and the idea behind it

published : 31 Jan 2020

'Finally free!': Asia Bibi talks about life in exile, Pakistan prison in new book

Bibi was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges by a Pakistani court in 2010 but then dramatically acquitted in 2018.

published : 30 Jan 2020

Jaipur Literature Festival: The book hunter

One day, nearly 600 years ago, Bracciolini, who was in his late 30s took a book off the shelf that he found in a monastery, probably in southern Germany.

published : 28 Jan 2020

Penning a book on ‘corruption dharma’

Over the course of her life, Rao has served in multiple capacities for both the Government of Karnataka and India.

published : 28 Jan 2020

Weaving tales of handwoven fabrics

A social conversation about India in foreign countries often involves the country’s ‘spicy’ food, its large population, or the booming IT sector.

published : 27 Jan 2020

Untangling the roots

In the 70s Neel Kamal stood tall, newly built, recently white-washed, the greenery around it sun-dappled and dewed, home to a family of four.

published : 26 Jan 2020

2019 DSC Prize-winner Amitabha Bagchi on writing a ‘political book’

The 2019 DSC Prize-winner talks about writing a ‘political book’ and the literary influences that have shaped his work

published : 26 Jan 2020

82-year-old Bengalurean turns saviour of the sightless with his audiobooks

An 82-year-old Bengaluru man has, for the last two decades, been helping the blind learn through his audiobooks

published : 26 Jan 2020