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Abolition of the Death Penalty, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Aleph Book Company, judicial murder, Mahatma Gandhi

Book Review: Right to life and the moral case against death penalty

Books By Keith Armando Gomes

In his new book, Gopalkrishna Gandhi turns every possible stone to attain a fine understanding of the history of death penalty in India, voicing the concerns of abolitionists, writes Keith A. Gomes.

14 January, 2017
 World Book Fair 2017, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign, National Book Trust, Right to Literature

Discovering women writers at the World Book Fair 2017

Books By SRIJA NASKAR

The thematic focus of the World Book Fair 2017 was on writings by and about women, with a series of related readings and panel discussions hosted at the venue, writes Srija Naskar.

14 January, 2017
The White Sari, Devyani Khobragade, Juggernaut Books, India-US relations, Dalit woman, anti-Brahmanical

Book Review: Getting the marginalised back to the mainstream

Books By SRIJA NASKAR

Few winters ago, Devyani Khobragade grabbed international headlines over an alleged visa fraud in the US involving her housekeeper.

7 January, 2017
Devyani Khobragade, The White Sari, Chiki Sarkar, Ambedkar movement, Dalits

‘Fiction helps us understand and make sense of our lives’

Books By SRIJA NASKAR

Diplomat and debutante author Devyani Khobragade speaks to Srija Naskar about her first book of fiction, which draws as much on her political philosophy as on her personal experiences.

7 January, 2017
Bertil Falk, Firoze Gandhi, Feroze: The Forgotten Gandhi, Guru Granth Sahib

Book Review: Remembering the forgotten Gandhi and his eventful life

Books By RENÉE RANCHAN

Replete with interesting anecdotes and rare photographs, Bertil Falk’s new biography of Firoze Gandhi throws into sharp relief the life of a forgotten public figure, writes Renée Ranchan.

31 December, 2016
The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, Mrs Funnybones, Salaam, Noni Appa, Sanitary Man, Twinkle Khanna

Book Review: True-to-life stories that tread the quicksand of gender issues

Books By PREETI SINGH

Twinkle Khanna’s newspaper column, Mrs Funnybones, became well-known over the years for its tongue-in-cheek take on everyday life. But Khanna’s recent book marks a point of departure for her as a writer.

31 December, 2016
Prabeen Singh, Life Was Like That Only, Academic Foundation, Sikh National College

Book Review: Where memory and history meet

Books By SRIJA NASKAR

In her book of memoirs, Life Was Like That Only, Delhi-based author Prabeen Singh gives a heady account of an eventful life as lived by someone who is part of the earliest generations of a newly independent India.

24 December, 2016
T.J.S. George, Askew: A short biography of Bangalore, Publisher: Aleph Book Company, Bangalore, information technology, Vijay Mallya

Book Review: City of contrasts: Exploring Bangalore’s past & present

Books By Dipavali Hazra

Askew by T.J.S. George investigates the underlying factors that converted the ‘pensioner’s paradise’ Bangalore, into the modern-day metropolis and IT capital that it now is, writes Dipavali Hazra.

24 December, 2016
Merriam-Webster, Bob Dylan, Juggernaut, E.R. Braithwaite, global literary scenario

#Throwback 2016: Five things that shook the world of words

Books By SRIJA NASKAR

Every year, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary selects a word of the year. And this year, the word that has been selected is “surreal”.

24 December, 2016
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
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