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Books

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Pallavi Polanki

A new comic book shows how the Dongria Kondh tribe’s fight against Vedanta could have been one of many stories across the world

The Perils of Veggielit

VS Naipaul and Jonathan Franzen’s new writings lack meat. Blame their Brahminical standards of judging cultures different from their own

Why Read Llosa over Marquez

Writing about Peru, the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa, also writes about our reality

The Other ’stans of Asia

A history of everything you might have ever wanted to know about the countries of Central Asia

Lullaby of a New Father in Parliament

My son, apple of my scheming eyes, I have so many dreams for you...

My Wife’s an Actress

This book on the rebels of Hindi cinema, the women who crossed into a forbidden zone, probes their minds too sparsely.

The Emperor’s Holy Book

A copy of the Quran, parts of which were written by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, will soon be auctioned in Germany.

Self Realisation: Online

For unlawful carnal knowledge, or even real wisdom, you had better look elsewhere.

Found Intimacies

Microfiction by Rimli Sengupta

Murder He Wrote

Where there is Aniruddha Bahal, there is intrigue. An extract from his novel on treachery and deceit in Alexander’s Greece

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