Author and former British Army officer Barney White-Spunner speaks to Bhumika Popli about his new book on Partition and the events in 1947 that led to the historic division of the subcontinent.
German writer Walter Benjamin was interested in many things and many places, but India wasn’t quite among them. Vineet Gill visits the Benjmain Archives in Berlin, looking for an explanation.
In her debut novel, Tripti Lahiri, through her incisive reportage, lays bare the fault lines of class and social mobility that constitute the characteristics of urban life, writes Anshika Ravi.
Politician-scholar Jairam Ramesh has authored a book on Indira Gandhi’s lifelong devotion to nature and how it influenced her contributions to forest conservation in India, writes Chhatrasal.
The star biography is always in great demand in the publishing world, with leading authors and journalists now willing to pen down life stories of celebrities, writes Nirmala Govindarajan.
Jitendra Jain’s Chasing 33%, a novel about a struggling teenager who falls victim to our flawed schooling system, is sobering counterpoint to the hype surround board exams and college admissions in our country.
In his new novel, The Lovers, author Amitava Kumar has created a literary blend of fiction and reportage, fantasy and history, memory and observation. It recounts the story of a young man from India settling into his role as a student in the United States, as he tries to come to terms with the idea of searching for love in an alien landscape. Presented here is an excerpt.
Nate Rabe’s new novel, The Shah of Chicago, delves into the life of a wayward immigrant who, after a long emotional and social struggle, comes to terms with his real identity, writes Bulbul Sharma.
In his new book, author Arup K. Chatterjee looks at how Indian Railways fostered the growth of the nation’s economy, and inspired artists and filmmakers across generations, writes Navtan Kumar.