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Book Review: A graphic take in novel form that celebrates the Fab Four

Books By ANIRUDH VOHRA

A new graphic novel on the Beatles brings back the focus on the Fab Four from Liverpool who, with the power of their music, went on to conquer the whole world, writes Anirudh Vohra.

24 September, 2016

Book Review: Timely book that exposes the business of baby-making

Books By Dipavali Hazra

A new book by Pinky Virani takes India’s booming reproductive technology industry as its subject, enlightening readers on the political, biological and social aspects of surrogacy, writes Dipavali Hazra.

17 September, 2016

Book Review: Why don’t our writers take the climate crisis seriously?

Books By VINEET GILL

Amitav Ghosh’s latest book on the climate crisis makes a case against the literary world that has, for all the wrong reasons, failed to seriously engage with this crucially important subject, writes Vineet Gill.

17 September, 2016

‘I am moved to tears reading about the plight of women’

Books By ANIRUDH VOHRA

Columnist and author Bindu Dalmia, whose latest novel, The Diary of a Lutyens’ Princess, topped the bestselling charts in India, speaks to Anirudh Vohra about writing female-centric books.

17 September, 2016

A grand economic tour that engages the common reader

Books By RENÉE RANCHAN

A new book on the current state of world economy by Rachna Singh breaks through the academic jargon, presenting the burning issues of the day with uncommon clarity and insight, writes Renée Ranchan.

10 September, 2016

The jokerman along with his rants and obsessions

Books By SRIJA NASKAR

A new collection of Khushwant Singh’s writings includes some his funniest essays published for the first time in book form. The author’s irreverence and wit are on full display, writes Srija Naskar.

3 September, 2016

Apocalypse Now

Books By Amitav Ghosh

In his latest book, bestselling author Amitav Ghosh grapples with a subject that’s long been considered off-limits for literary writers: climate change. The Great Derangement, published in India by Penguin Random House, explores how the damages we have wrought upon the environment, unthinkingly and for centuries, are now coming back to haunt us. In the extract presented below, the writer sets the scene, using personal stories, for an epic narrative.

27 August, 2016

‘Questions of identity are at the heart of all literature’

Books By NIRMALA GOVINDARAJAN

Irish author Lisa McInerney, whose debut novel was awarded this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, speaks to Nirmala Govindarajan about discovering her voice as a writer.

27 August, 2016

Flights of fancy: Theatrical rebirth of the boy who lived

Books By Dipavali Hazra

The world was seized by Potter mania yet again when author Jack Thorne decided to publish his two-part play based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. But is it worth the hype? Dipavali Hazra finds out.

20 August, 2016
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