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Book Reviews

Robert Macfarlane: The Life Below

Prerna Singh Bindra

Robert Macfarlane descends into dark depths to tell a compelling story of the present

Underland: A Deep Time Journey
Robert Macfarlane
This Land is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto /
This Land is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto
Suketu Mehta
Suketu Mehta: From America with Love and Anger

Suketu Mehta’s new book provides a corrective narrative about the world’s migrants. He tells why the debate around immigration is a contest of storytelling

Air: Pollution, Climate Change and India’s Choice Between Policy and Pretence  /
Air: Pollution, Climate Change and India’s Choice Between Policy and Pretence
Dean Spears
When Breath Becomes Fatal

Author and researcher Dean Spears asserts that India’s air pollution does not merely kill children, it also impacts each generation of survivors

Babu Bangladesh /
Babu Bangladesh
Numair Atif Choudhury
Epic Leaps

A mystic’s journey through the labyrinth of time

Arsonist: Poet, Weaver, Seer, Blashemer /
Arsonist: Poet, Weaver, Seer, Blashemer
Kiran Nagarkar
Moral Overdose

Kiran Nagarkar’s novel about Kabir collapses under its didactic weight

Everest: Reflections on the Solukhumbu /
Everest: Reflections on the Solukhumbu
Lisa Choegyal and Sujoy Das
People and Peaks

Two writers romance the Everest

Visible Muslim, Invisible Citizen: Understanding Islam in Indian Democracy /
Visible Muslim, Invisible Citizen: Understanding Islam in Indian Democracy
Salman Khurshid
Divided We Fall

What’s it like being a Muslim in today’s India? Salman Khurshid takes a personal journey with a political message

The Carpet Weaver /
The Carpet Weaver
Nemat Sadat
Facing up to the Forbidden

The novelist Nemat Sadat tells Bhavya Dore about the travails of coming out as a gay man in Afghanistan

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