The book seeks to ambitiously chronicle the life of a country as diverse and multi-layered as India.
Mohsin Hamid's book projects the cultural conflicts that educated Muslim youths are faced with in the United States.
Although a twist was awaited, the last piece to the Harry Potter is worth a place on the book shelf, writes Samit Basu.
Author Rishi Reddi's Karma and Other Stories is a perceptive new voice on that oh-so-familiar subject: diaspora angst, writes Sanjay Sipahimalani.
Journalist Kaveree Bamzai casts an uncritical eye on the current crop of actors and producers of the tinsel town in her book Bollywood Today and Mushtaq Shiekh 's natty narrative on Om Shanti Om, The Making of Om Shanti Om.
This is a somewhat patchy anthology of women's writing from Bangladesh, in which stories of a gem-like brilliance are laid in close proximity to fairly mawkish and garrulous bits of writing.
Fidel Castro's recollections demolish stereotypical renderings of his role as a builder of something as complex and endurable as the Cuban revolution, writes Suhit Sen.
Forty-one years after his journey through the Soviet Union, Dominique Lapierre still presents a lopsided view of his youth, writes Paramita Ghosh.
Benazir Bhutto's posthumous book Reconciliation
presents her world as black and white. Which could explain why reading it is a colourless exercise.
Anatomy of an Abuction is a cracker of a book about the capture and release of three Indians in Iraq in 2004, writes Yashwant Raj.
An investigation of one's roots that sheds light on Anglo-Indian history, writes Shonali Ganguly.
At last a complete unabridged English translation of the rollicking 16th century Urdu text ofthe Hamzanama, writes Mahmood Farooqui
The book, that captures the history of Hindi film songs, could be a reference point for casual music lovers but not 'hardcore' music fans.
An 'idea' novel that fails to engage beyond the predictable, writes Kathakali Jana
Contemporary writings from Bangladesh are being translated and are 'happening', writes Sudeep Sen.