Love and Literature in the Time of Cholera

Ajay Kamalakaran

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

Winter in St. Petersburg

A visit to Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s House

Akbar Padamsee (1928-2020): Master of Metascapes

Unlike his peers, the artist drew from a wellspring of poetry, literature, mathematics and philosophy

Reading Because I Can

Books I loved - And how I found them

A Reader’s Manifesto

We may still live for the rustle of the pages

Books Redeem the Narcos City

If drugs gave Guadalajara a bad name, then books have done more than redeeming it

Many Men

Gautam Malkani gives us a psychodrama that is both domestic and existential

Romesh Gunesekera: An Island in Memory

In his new novel, Romesh Gunesekera writes of the ebb and flow of boyhood friendships. The novelist in conversation with Nandini Nair


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