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Lethal Language

Fatima Alam

In Madhulika Liddle’s ‘historical’ crime novel set in Shahjahanabad, the most brutal murder is that of the Urdu language.

The Emperor’s New Portrait

A BBC journalist wades into Mughal history to paint a picture of the fifth emperor in miniature detail, up close and thrilling

A Brief History

From the humble langot to G strings, funky trunks, boxers with Superman prints... male underwear in India has come a long way.

Murder Most Foul

Was the gruesome killing of historian Papiya Ghosh linked to the book she was working on? We may never know, but we can now at least read her book

No Freedom from Shivaji

The thirteenth direct descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji leads a quaint life of forced elegance while what he really wants to do is race down the highways and party with friends

Half Way Indians

On the Caribbean islands, the immigrant Indian story is laced with shame and bitterness. They are neither Indian enough nor Caribbean enough to be accepted by either community

‘My Reputation Can Take Mudslinging’

Ramachandra Guha in conversation with Rahul Jayaram on the turf war over the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in Delhi, which he believes is going down the drain

Sunday, Busy Sunday

Belfast has shaken off its strife-torn image and wears the look of a boomtown these days

Madras, Madras

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

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