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Books

The Good Doctors

Suhit Kelkar

A riveting account of three generations of physicians in colonial Bengal who performed ordinary miracles in their daily lives

Premchand’s Partner

On the writer’s 140th birth anniversary, why it’s important to celebrate his wife Shivrani Devi, herself an author and freedom fighter

The Hopeful Historian

Rutger C Bregman’s new book questions our shared assumptions about humanity. The bestselling historian tells Bhavya Dore why he remains optimistic

A Broken System

Can private players plug the public failure gaps?

Losing Faith

A Malayalam novel delves into the dangers of organised religion

Nobody’s Novelist

Ottessa Moshfegh’s new book establishes her prowess at excavating the minds of characters on the margins of society

Father and Son

A searing look at generational conflict and conservatism

A Nationalist before Nationalism

The political evolution of Dadabhai Naoroji

The Drawing Room Writer

Diksha Basu’s new novel is irreverent and glamorous. She tells Urvashi Bahuguna there is more to literature than tortured stories

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