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Rajni George

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Living
Handloom saris: From hand to hearth

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

03 June 2015
18716
Books
The Master of Tides

Amitav Ghosh's Ibis trilogy comes to a glorious finale with the publication of Flood of Fire. The novelist in conversation with Rajni George

01 June 2015
18670
Books
Amitav Ghosh's Flood of Fire: Requiem for a Dream

Amitav Ghosh’s epic Ibis trilogy sails home in ponderous, minutely detailed glory

27 May 2015
18562
World
Nitya Kallivayalil: The biographer of galaxies

Award winning astronomer Nitya Kallivayalil is on a space odyssey. What is it about near-field cosmology that keeps her going?

13 May 2015
18550
Books
Pilgrims’ Progress

The story of a sexually abused castaway ends in fiery yet unsatisfying confrontation in a temple town

13 May 2015
18510
Books
Books: The International List

The grand dame of American fiction returns; secret love in Algeria; a tragicomically crumbling marriage; and a charming set of Russian dolls

06 May 2015
18466
Art & Culture
THE TREE OF LIFE

The exquisite plant photography of Karl Blossfeldt illuminates life from stalk to tendril in a rare exhibition

29 April 2015
18440
Books
The Rococo of Afzal Ahmed Syed

The collected poems of Urdu’s most contemporary poet splices antiquity and the current moment—marking a modern poetry event in the subcontinent

29 April 2015
18402
Books
Kalidas, in the rain

A memorial to Hindi’s first modern play and theatre event, pitting poetry against patronage

23 April 2015
18398
Books
Eat or be eaten

This debut about omnisexual werewolves is a lyrical new member of the sparse Indian fantasy writers club

23 April 2015

Authors

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 an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

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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