book review

Shock and awe

The many lives of Malayalam magical realism.

| Jun 28, 2021

Purchasing power

An anthology of Indian short fiction explores the dynamics of prostitution.

| Aug 19, 2016

Love in the time of development

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

| Apr 06, 2016

Dust to dust in Goa

How mining in Goa has destroyed the environment and community life.

| Dec 09, 2015

The 13 men from Subalpur

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

| Jul 10, 2015

Reframing the city

Awadhendra Sharan's 'In the City, Out of Place' might be the most important book on Delhi in recent times.

| Jun 23, 2015

No saints or miracles

Perry Anderson’s ‘The Indian Ideology’ bores through the orthodoxies of Indian nationalist history.

| Jan 15, 2013

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