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Arshia Sattar

Arshia Sattar is an author and a translator. Her latest book is Garuda and the Serpents: Stories of Friends and Foes from Hindu Mythology

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Medieval Alchemy

A war adventure where disparate elements are held together by clever plotting

29 October 2015
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Forever Manto

What is it that makes him an enduring literary icon of compassion and empathy?

16 September 2015
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Liberty Lost

Wendy Doniger’s book on the Kamasutra reminds us of the dignities once afforded to women in our culture

19 August 2015
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At the court of the foolish king

This tale of Karan Vaghela’s reign brings alive the prejudices of 13th century Gujarat

17 June 2015
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A village runs through it

A genre-defying Kannada masterpiece ventures joyously between folklore, poetry and theatre

20 May 2015
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God is in the Details

An Indologist from Italy reflects on the rapture that religion offers as an experience

25 February 2015
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A Life Less Extraordinary

This biography of trail-blazing Princess Sophia Duleep Singh offers a parallel narrative of 20th century feminism

14 January 2015
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Flight of Fancy

Yet another Delhi book revives the glorious near past—but fails to soar

17 December 2014
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Love, Sex and Satraps

A courtesan-turned-spy frolics in Pataliputra, revealing Mauryan mischief

26 November 2014
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A Rotten but Not Entirely Unlikeable Man

A corrupt underling is as crooked as the system he works in, but Bagchi’s quiet, masterly prose leaves you with sympathy for his morally bankrupt protagonist

17 June 2012

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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