Book Extracts

  • 99: Unforgettable Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry & Humour
    Aug 02, 2014 00:46 IST

    Appetite for scandal

    This definitive Khushwant Singh anthology will coincide with his 99th birth anniversary on August 15. An excerpt from David Davidar’s introduction

  • Bal Thackeray
    Jul 19, 2014 01:02 IST

    How the Shiv Sena, Bal Thackeray changed Mumbai forever

    Sujata Anandan's book Hindu Hriday Samrat examines how the Shiv Sena changed the character of Mumbai forever. Read the chapter on the riots of January 1993 which shows how Bal Thackeray engineered the violence and how he got away.

  • Tiananmen Square
    Jun 21, 2014 11:37 IST

    The Dragon next door: Chinese perceptions of India

    The Chinese government shows it is unwilling to respect and understand the nature of a free press though its newspapers have increased from 69 in 1979 to over 2,000 today – compared to over 85,000 in India. An excerpt from Reshma Patil's latest book.

  • Helium
    Dec 13, 2013 23:50 IST

    The flow of memory

    Jaspreet Singh’s new novel, which revisits the pogrom of 1984, is a confluence of literature and science.

  • Gaysia
    Dec 13, 2013 23:47 IST

    Babaji’s Booty

    The recriminalisation of Sec 377 has made Benjamin Law’s witty book on gay life in Asia especially relevant. This excerpt features an interview with a famous Babaji who insists he can ‘cure’ homosexuality.

  • Mar 23, 2005 16:23 IST

    Sachin: A Definite Biography

    A close up of the great cricketer in an in-depth and comprehensive biography.

  • Mar 28, 2005 19:28 IST

    Leadership in Indian Army

    An extract from Leadership in the Indian Army describes the greatness of Field Marshal KM Cariappa.

  • Apr 07, 2005 00:00 IST

    A Space of Her Own

    An extract from A Space of Her Own talks about the position of women in patriarchal society.

  • Jun 17, 2005 19:38 IST

    Urdu Short Stories

    Harper Collins presents an English version of a collection of beautiful tales written first in Urdu.

  • Jul 22, 2005 17:52 IST

    Love In the Time of ...

    Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya weaves a love story around the Indo-Japan war.

  • Aug 04, 2005 19:46 IST

    Weirdos in the workplace

    This book gives about workplace and of course the weirdoes there. Read on to know more about them.

  • Aug 25, 2005 19:00 IST

    Professional Hairstyling

    This book is equipped with knowledge on hairstyling techniques and other tips on hair care.

  • Sep 14, 2005 14:10 IST

    Handmade In India

    Olivia Fraser's colourful travelogue describes her experiences in India.

  • Sep 21, 2005 19:23 IST

    Zadie Smith's On Beauty

    Zadie Smith weaves a tale about ambition, love and betrayal.

  • Jan 06, 2006 18:36 IST

    Buying and drinking wine in India

    Quirky anecdotes, essential facts and figures and invaluable advice, this book packs it all.