Books

Shock and awe

The many lives of Malayalam magical realism.

| Jun 28, 2021

Southasia in books: 2020 edition

12 noteworthy books on Southasia reviewed by our contributors this year.

| Dec 28, 2020

China’s Indian Ocean?

What the simplistic narratives on China’s advances in the Indian Ocean miss.

| May 12, 2020

Chronicling Partition with Intizar Husain

A recently translated novel brings a new perspective on Partition to the English-speaking world.

| Mar 17, 2020

‘We are here because you were there’

A defence of immigration on the grounds of history, economics and security.

| Mar 06, 2020

Centring the colonised

Priyamvada Gopal’s book throws new light on transnational and class solidarities.

| Jan 13, 2020

Resurrecting a forgotten architect

Does the fictionalised retelling of Minnette de Silva’s story do justice to her life and work?

| Oct 07, 2019

The security metaphysic

An account of how the defence and security industry in India is increasingly domesticated by private players.

| Sep 15, 2014

Dispatches from a foreign correspondent in crisis

Pallavi Aiyar’s Punjabi Parmesan is an ambitious and, at times, exasperating account of contemporary Europe.

| Jun 16, 2014

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