The Poet Patriot

Keshava Guha

The moral and political life of Jagat Narain Lal

Truth in Numbers

Data tells us who we are

The Endearing Paradoxes of Vajpayee

Sagarika Ghose brings out the qualities and contradictions of India’s most indulged prime minister in a new biography

Pankaj Mishra : Polemist as Novelist

After two decades, Pankaj Mishra returns with a novel that chronicles rapid urbanisation in an unequal India. He speaks to Nandini Nair about today’s hollow men and class wars

City Watching

Tales of aspirations and losses

The Magic of Mermaids

Sharanya Manivannan uses fantastical elements to talk about Sri Lanka’s trauma

Theatre of the Everyday

S Hareesh’s short stories highlight his ability to work in the epic and mundane mode at the same time

The Making of India

Sandeep Bamzai provides a balanced perspective of Jawaharlal Nehru’s role in envisaging a united and unified India

Salad Days of a Natural Leader

Himanta Biswa Sarma's political acumen was evident quite early in his life and career

KR Meera: The Verdict

KR Meera’s novella weaves magic realism through religious and gender strife


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