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The Gandhi Purana

Makarand R Paranjape

The metaphysical boldness of Raja Rao’s portrait of the Mahatma

Who Exactly is the ‘Other’?

A swift tour of India’s memorable cultural trends in literature and movies

Bio Dictatorship

When the writer succumbs to the monumental

Reading and Seeing

Several high-profile adaptations of literary fiction prove that big books can make for fine viewing

Father and Son

A searing look at generational conflict and conservatism

The Drawing Room Writer

Diksha Basu’s new novel is irreverent and glamorous. She tells Urvashi Bahuguna there is more to literature than tortured stories

Literature in the time of Covid-19

One of the few unintended positives in the overwhelming gloom has been the space writers and thinkers have been granted to become enormously productive and focused

Love and Literature in the Time of Cholera

Alexander Pushkin used quarantine to write a few of his greatest works

An Idea Between the Covers

America was the New Jerusalem. It is still the Promised Land. That is not a complete picture but it is how the America we know began. From Henry James’ wilderness with ‘nothing’ in it, the US quickly grew to lead the world, economically, militarily and intellectually. A big country, a lot of things have happened in its brief timeline, and everything has mattered. Below is a list of 10 books, fiction and non-fiction, that span most of the country’s history as the ‘United’ States of America and explain how it was made—and continues to be remade

Rahul Sankrityayan: Our Kind of Seeker

Manuscript hunter Rahul Sankrityayan was a nationalist at home in the world

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