The signature handloom sari survives with the help of the much debated Handloom Reservation Act. Open visits the famous weavers’ hub of Chanderi to get a glimpse of the making of a masterpiece—and the woes of the weavers
Amitav Ghosh's Ibis trilogy comes to a glorious finale with the publication of Flood of Fire. The novelist in conversation with Rajni George
Amitav Ghosh’s epic Ibis trilogy sails home in ponderous, minutely detailed glory
Award winning astronomer Nitya Kallivayalil is on a space odyssey. What is it about near-field cosmology that keeps her going?
The story of a sexually abused castaway ends in fiery yet unsatisfying confrontation in a temple town
The grand dame of American fiction returns; secret love in Algeria; a tragicomically crumbling marriage; and a charming set of Russian dolls
The exquisite plant photography of Karl Blossfeldt illuminates life from stalk to tendril in a rare exhibition
The collected poems of Urdu’s most contemporary poet splices antiquity and the current moment—marking a modern poetry event in the subcontinent
A memorial to Hindi’s first modern play and theatre event, pitting poetry against patronage
This debut about omnisexual werewolves is a lyrical new member of the sparse Indian fantasy writers club
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
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 is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile
Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.
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