Editor | Non-fiction The question of which of us is Aryan is one of the most contentious in India today. In this eye-opening book (Aleph, Pages 224, Price Rs 499) scholars and experts critically examine the Aryan issue by analysing history, genetics, early Vedic scriptures, archaeology and linguistics to test and challenge various hypotheses, myths,
Month: January 2019
Editor | Non-fiction During the course of a long and distinguished career, historian and public intellectual, Romila Thapar has produced a unique body of work. Her original and path-breaking commentaries and essays on ancient Indian history, along with her incisive writings on culture, society, archaeology, philosophy, classical literature and education have inspired a growing number
Editor | Non-fiction God is the reason why I am who I am. Nature is the reason why I am who I am. I don’t want to die because of who I am.’ As a fifteen-year-old, Sharif D. Rangnekar could not fathom why he felt aroused watching men dance in a Jermaine Jackson music video.
Editor | Fiction After Killing Commendatore, here is some exciting news for Murakami fans. Birthday Girl is a beguiling, exquisitely satisfying taste of master storytelling, published to celebrate Haruki Murakami’s 70th birthday. She waited on tables as usual that day, her twentieth birthday. She always worked Fridays, but if things had gone according to plan on
Editor | Fiction Githa Hariharan’s latest novel, I Have Become the Tide (Simon & Schuster India, Rs 499)) is an urgent, wonderfully crafted novel where political, historical and contemporary realities jostle with each other to come to an understanding of the India we live in today, with its unjust caste and religious underpinnings. Three separate
Editor | Pulp fiction All Nadeem Sayed Khatib, aka Nadeem Chipkali, wants to do is stay in his apartment all day, watch some TV and ignore his mounting worries. He is not in the best shape, cash-wise and otherwise, but let’s be honest, people seriously have it out for him. Sometimes, dangerous people. Things change
By A Correspondent E L James, whose Fifty Shades of Grey series has broken sales records for contemporary adult publishing (150 million copies sold worldwide), has written a new novel, The Mister, which will be published worldwide on 16 April, 2019. Susan Sandon, Managing Director of Cornerstone, has acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights, (exc. Canada)
Editor | Wellness It’s thought that between 70 and 90% of GP consultations are related to stress. This has to change. Dr Rangan Chatterjee knows this better than anyone. As a practising GP he’s seen first-hand how stress affects his patients and has found simple but effective methods to help them. Now he’s on a
Editor | Children’s Fiction Parrot and the Merchant is an ancient fable by Rumi, retold for the modern reader with exquisitely patterned illustrations by acclaimed Iranian artist Marjan Vafaian. A touching exploration of love and freedom. Mah Jahan, a rich merchant woman, collects birds in cages. But when she brings back a gift for one
By A Correspondent New Delhi: Bestselling author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu’s latest novel CUT has been chosen this year as the final year performance text at the National School of Drama to be performed as a series of shows, commencing on January 25 at 6.30 pm. CUT will be directed by acclaimed theatre director Abhilash Pillai.