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Books

A Bible on Hinduism

Hartosh Singh Bal

Hinduism as we know it was a British creation. DN Jha reveals a few home truths

Wielding the Kitchen Knife and a Pen

A domestic help in Delhi, 35-year-old Halder stands a class apart from most Indian bestselling writers

A State Gone to Seed

A collection of essays fails to shed new light on an old topic. The focus is on Pakistan, not on the great divide

Don Quixote Gallops to Bengal

A professor tilts his pen at libraries here and abroad to put back on the shelf a contemporary version of a Spanish classic in Bengali

Tiger Terrain

Prabhakaran was terrified of peace. He lived off terror. But how did the LTTE fund its campaigns of sustained violence? This riveting account explains how

Madras, Madras

A brilliant debut novel captures in fine detail the experiences of a Tamil Brahmin family on and off trains

Stare at it like Chuck Norris

A political thriller that drives you to death by drinking. But desperately dull writing demands desperately dire counter measures

In Conversation with Meghnad Desai

Economist Meghnad Desai on the fun he had—despite the many challenges—while writing his first work of fiction titled ‘Dead on Time’

‘Yes, I Don’t Like Pakistan’

Salman Rushdie speaks of a failure called Pakistan, and why his lawyer told him proving Indira Gandhi was not of good character was the only way to save his skin

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