Arshia Sattar

Arshia Sattar has recently published Maryada: Searching for Dharma in the Ramayana and The Mahabharata for Children

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
Missing the Plot

Kunal Basu’s talent as a novelist lies well hidden in the complex maze he wanders through in this new book

27 January 2012
Where the Gods Come to Die

Byatt’s retelling of Ragnarok, with its references to environmental destruction and cyclical violence, reminds us that a great myth is always relevant

24 November 2011
The F Word

At a time when many women are rejecting the ‘feminist’ label, those who led India’s first wave of feminism review the battles they fought

02 October 2011
Robust Yet Delicate

Poet Ruth Padel’s first novel is that rare, terrific feat. Grand in sweep and nuanced in detail.

01 July 2010
Loud Silence

Don DeLillo is perhaps at the height of his powers, using less and less to say more and more about life in contemporary America.

20 May 2010
Arts & Letters
A Feminist Till I Die

The wild hair may have taken on strands of silver and seats may be offered to her on the bus. But Arshia Sattar keeps her sword polished and shining because there’s many a battle to be fought still

24 November 2009


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is a member of Rajya Sabha and the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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