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Home Alone in Kerala

Geeta Doctor

Lockdown satire by an insider outsider

An Imprisoned Mind

A fractured memoir that is as much about madness as it is about writing

Isabel Allende: The Reckoning

Isabel Allende’s new novel is about a woman steeped in history

The Hoot and Call of Books

The 15th Jaipur Literature Festival was more intimate in scale and more Indian in content

Power and Religion

The complex evolution of cultures and societies in the Deccan

The Right Rebels

Pramod Kapoor restores the Royal Indian Navy Mutiny to its proper place in the history of the freedom struggle

A Nicer Holocaust?

The ban on Art Spiegelman’s book is a case of conservative ignorance meeting woke cancel culture

We Were Bereft. As Daughters. And As Citizens

A journalist’s personal, yet universal, grief during the pandemic

The Poet Patriot

The moral and political life of Jagat Narain Lal

The Endearing Paradoxes of Vajpayee

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

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