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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

A literary journey from Delhi to Afghanistan

Much has been written about Delhi, yet there is much to be written about. A book explores birds, animals and plant species adding a fresh perspective to the Indian capital, whereas another book examines the changing trajectory of Indian policy towards Afghanistan. Take a look.

Mamata to counter Saradha slur with book

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has picked up the pen to combat what she regularly describes as a ‘slur campaign’ against herself and her party. She is penning a book where she will present her arguments against the ‘conspiracy’ hatched by opposition parties, and even a section of the media, for tarnishing the image of the ruling party and government.

Book review: Voices Beyond Bondage

Editors Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis combed through thousands of black newspapers and pamphlets to find 150 poems written by black slaves and black freedmen and freedwomen to help flesh out what they call a gap in the history of the black literary movement.

Katju to write tell-all book about Indian judiciary

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju said on Wednesday that he is writing a tell-all book about the Indian judiciary which will offer solutions to the problems of corruption, pendency and delayed justice plaguing the country’s legal system.

Book Review: People I Want to Punch in the Throat

It's not easy to endear yourself to readers when you write a book called "People I Want to Punch in the Throat," yet somehow author Jen Mann manages to do just that in her new hilarious memoir. It's a collection of short essays on Mann's life as a married mom of two.

Book Review: The Golem of Hollywood

"The Golem of Hollywood"- the first collaboration by father-and-son Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman- tries to showcase the best that each author brings to his individual novels, but, ultimately, is overwritten. A shorter, more focused story would have been stronger.

7 classics of Hindi literature you must read right now

To mark Hindi Diwas, celebrated on Septmber 14, we dig into the vast reservoir of Hindi literature to give you a taste of what you've possibly ignored forever. Here's a list of 10 classics in Hindi that will make you fall in love with the language. 

How to pretend to be a lit pro for Facebook’s 10-book challenge

Because, you know, as long as you sound like you're well-read, nobody will be able to tell the difference.

Book review: The Dollar Trap

Reverence is best kept for the 400 and more pages between the covers each packed with solid knowledge — expressed in a brisk style that does full justice to the subtitle: How the US Dollar Tightened its Grip on Global Finance.

Book review: The Political Imagination

Artistic freedom, the politics of narration, Nabokov, the Indian freedom struggle, the Emergency, and militant Hinduism, all feature in this wide-ranging collection of Nayantara Sahgal’s non-fiction writing.
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