Those who were expecting that the Oxford-educated cricketer, Imran Khan, would bring about a paradigm shift in Pakistan’s politics are likely to be disappointed if they read his book Pakistan: A Personal History.
A book on masculinity rakes some of the basic anxieties of the ‘stronger sex’. Amitava Sanyal writes.
A novel that remembers and deals with a yearning for the future. Lalita Panicker writes.
Biography of a man who made coalition-building in Bihar an asset, not a handicap. Ashok Malik writes.
Two books to understand the financial crisis. Dipankar Bhattacharyya writes.
An old, lively book on the colourful characters from the Bombay high court.
Crime novelist Ian Rankin spoke to Anirudh Bhattacharyya about his new book, his visit to Mumbai and, of course, Rebus.
Short of the ideal, Matters of the law, heavens a lie
Review of Son of Hamas, How Apple Inc Changed the World and The Inner Circle.
If you wish to feel fashionably radical - that is, exude the aura of a misunderstood, untimely and hunted revolutionary only to be in absolute sync with our market-savvy times - Yann Kerninon's An Attempt to Assassinate My Inner Bourgeois is the book you should grab. Pothik Ghosh writes.
Michael Ondaatje's lyrical The Cat's Table is a 21-day journey, from Colombo to London in the 1950s, undertaken by the protagonist to meet his mother.
I f someone being detected with cancer is not tragic enough, registering the news that one is carrying the disease has its own physical and mental knock-out punch.
In India, books about parenthood tend to be written by mothers. They turn out to be either celebrations of motherhood, and the bond between mother and child; or they are wrung-out gripes about the (truly) tricky demands of managing home (which now includes the growing child) and the workplace. Soumya Bhattacharya reviews.
Different books cater to different tastes. This year, the six books shortlisted are very different from each other. Here we bring you the six possible winners according to six possible scenarios. So on Tuesday, when the winner is announced, you'll already know what kind of novel the jury liked the most.
A sprawling book in which 35 years of one man’s love for tigers unfolds.