Musk Mystique

Madhavankutty Pillai

A new biography of the world’s richest man portrays a genius who is also a deeply flawed human being

‘I have written on Ambedkar in good faith’

Shashi Tharoor’s latest book, Ambedkar: A Life, dwells on the scholar-politician’s trials and tribulations, achievements and associations, and his differences with leaders of the stature of Gandhi and Nehru

The Author between the Lines

Do we read too much biographical detail into novels?

Roth Unbound

Remembering an American master on the anniversary of his death—and the biography that boomeranged


Cancel culture strikes again with Philip Roth’s biography being pulled out by the publisher

The Last Scriptwriter

An empathetic portrait of Karunanidhi

A Tale of Two Menons

Comparing VK and VP is odious. They made the best of what destiny offered them

Biography as Fiction

Devi S Laskar’s debut novel navigates present-day US with its police brutality, racial tension and immigrant angst

The Sound of Music

A fan tells the AR Rahman story

The Lives of Others

Sanjay Dutt’s biographer Yasser Usman on the ennui of hagiographies and the challenge of writing unauthorised biographies


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