Madhusree Mukerjee

Love in the time of development

Pankaj Sekhsaria’s new novel about the Andaman islands turns real life into compelling prose.

Apr 06, 2016

The 13 men from Subalpur

Sonia Faleiro's book on the Birbhum gang rape is riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions.

Jul 10, 2015

A rotten core

M V Ramana’s book dissects India’s nuclear-power lobby to expose its lies and deceit.

Aug 26, 2013

The imperial roots of hunger

From the British Raj to today, the dictates of global markets still deny millions in India the opportunity to feed themselves.

Apr 20, 2013

To live free

A new book exposes the myths behind India's 'growth miracle', and looks for ways out of the ecological and social devastation of the current neoliberal model.

Jan 22, 2013

Doublethinking famine

George Orwell's potent rejection of censorship originated with the conflict between his wartime experience as propagandist to the Empire and his conviction that colonialism was responsible for hunger in British India.

Jan 29, 2011

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Requiem for a remembrance

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Returning spoils of colonial conquest

Forgotten manuscripts in European archives may hold important keys to Northeast India’s past.