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John Berger, Confabulations, human perception, The Look of Things, Ways of Seeing

Book Review: Art of looking: Notes on how to read what’s before the eyes

Books By VINEET GILL

In his new collection of essays, Confabulations, the acclaimed art critic and novelist John Berger attempts to decode the meaning of visibility and of human perception, writes Vineet Gill.

10 December, 2016
Modi’s Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power, Satish Kumar, Bibhuti Bhusan Biswas, Ansh Book International, Narendra Modi

Book Review: Building an ‘Asian Century’ on the basis of vikasvaad and soft power

Books By NAVTAN KUMAR

Cultural diplomacy has been an important dimension of a country’s soft power, which comes along with hard power. When a country becomes hard power, its soft power gets entertained.

3 December, 2016
Democratic system, The Community Catalyst, Nirmala Govindarajan, Swapna Dutta, Bharat Lal Meena

Book Review: What it takes to be a part of a people’s movement

Books By YOGITA DAKSHINA

A book of hope and happiness, which tries its best to restore a sense of faith in a democratic system of governance that seems, on some level, to have failed us, writes Yogita Dakshina.

3 December, 2016
New York, Book, Maximum City, Juggernaut Books, United States, excerpt

New York, New York

Books By SUKETU MEHTA

Twelve years after his bestselling nonfiction book on Mumbai, Maximum City, Suketu Mehta is finally out with his much awaited work of fiction. What is Remembered, a novella published by Juggernaut Books, deals with the subject of immigrant life, the complex travails of self-imposed exile, and the culture shock suffered by a fresh-off-the-boat, small-town Indian who dreams of living the NRI life in the United States. An excerpt.  

3 December, 2016
Frank Moorhouse, Edith Trilogy, Australian press, Dark Palace, Miles Franklin Literary Award

‘Reading Hemingway made me want to become a writer’

Books By SRIJA NASKAR

Australian author Frank Moorhouse, who was in India recently to attend the Tata Literature Festival in Mumbai, speaks to Srija Naskar about literature, censorship and his love for martini.

26 November, 2016
Living with Tigers, natural habitat,  Valmik Thapar, protection of tigers, Aleph Book Company, Ranthambore National Park

Book Review: Up, close and personal with the mightiest beast in the wild

Books By AKSHAY SHARMA

In his new book, Living with Tigers, author Valmik Thapar provides a detailed account of following and closely observing a bunch of tigers at the Ranthambore National Park, writes Akshay Sharma.

19 November, 2016
Comet In The Village, Ulka Bhatt, United News of India, Nitin Jugran Bahuguna, Uttarakhand

On the village green: Making a home within a world that is foreign to you

Books By ANIRUDH VOHRA

Comet In The Village is a long and gripping book about a 29 -year-old Delhi-based journalist named Ulka Bhatt, whose life takes an unexpected turn when she hears the news of her father’s death in a road accident.

12 November, 2016
Education sector, Breaking the Mould, Mahatma Gandhi, Anand Niketan, Right to Education

An in-depth look at India’s experiments with education

Books By AKSHAY SHARMA

A new book on alternative schooling in India can serve as a helpful guide for parents who are open to the idea of going beyond the conventional models of educating their kids, writes Akshay Sharma.

12 November, 2016

A 21st century account of India’s hope, despair and resilience

Books By H.K. Dua

The author came across Nirmala, a village girl who was the only survivor of her family. Undaunted by the tsunami, she said she wanted to be a police officer. Nirmala’s was the spirit of new India.

6 November, 2016
Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen, novel, Mr. Dunlop, Mrs.Polk

Reading the lives that are lived between the lines

Books By NIRMALA GOVINDARAJAN

Ottessa Moshfegh’s Man Booker-shortlisted novel Eileen is a gripping tale set in the 1960s Boston, about a lonely woman’s struggles to come to terms with the ways of the world, writes Nirmala Govindarajan.

5 November, 2016
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