HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

Book Extracts

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

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.

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.

The flow of memory

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

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.

Sachin: A Definite Biography

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

Leadership in Indian Army

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

A Space of Her Own

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

Urdu Short Stories

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

Love In the Time of ...

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

Weirdos in the workplace

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

Professional Hairstyling

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

Handmade In India

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

Zadie Smith's On Beauty

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

Buying and drinking wine in India

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