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In this file photo Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holds her baby son Archie.(AFP)

Meghan Markle to release children's book inspired by Prince Harry, son Archie

AP | , Los Angeles
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:31 PM IST
  • It is illustrated by award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson and Meghan will narrate the audiobook edition. The book features a diverse group of fathers and sons and moments they share, according to a statement announcing the release.
An election meeting in New Delhi, 1957. (Express/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
An election meeting in New Delhi, 1957. (Express/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Review: The Politician by Devesh Verma

By Lamat R Hasan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:56 PM IST
Author Jeet Thayil (Courtesy the publisher)
Author Jeet Thayil (Courtesy the publisher)

Interview: Jeet Thayil, author, Names of the Women

By Simar Bhasin
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:55 PM IST
The author’s new book tells the stories of fifteen women whose lives overlapped with the life of Christ. Here, he talks about how the marginalized are always left out because the story itself is usually told by majoritarian storytellers. Thayil believes this is true of the New Testament too and says he reread it to look for the women in the story
The grieving parents of Moinal Mollah of Kakdhowa in Bahari village, Assam, who is now in Goalpara Detention Camp. Moinal's parents are Indian but he has been declared a foreigner. (Subhendu Ghosh/Hindustan Times)
The grieving parents of Moinal Mollah of Kakdhowa in Bahari village, Assam, who is now in Goalpara Detention Camp. Moinal's parents are Indian but he has been declared a foreigner. (Subhendu Ghosh/Hindustan Times)

Review: No Land’s People: The Untold Story of Assam’s NRC Crisis by Abhishek Saha

By Thangkhanlal Ngaihte
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:54 PM IST
No Land’s People shines a light on the sheer arbitrariness of the NRC judgments in Assam and the great suffering caused as a result
The reading list this week includes a book on a musical legend, a tale of possession, and Tiananmen Square in 1989 (HT Team)
The reading list this week includes a book on a musical legend, a tale of possession, and Tiananmen Square in 1989 (HT Team)

HT Picks; New Reads

By HT Team
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 05:57 PM IST
This week’s list of interesting reads includes a document of the life of a musical legend, a novel that plays on the comic possibilities of possession, and a book that recounts what happened in Tiananmen Square in 1989
The shrine in Karbala, Iraq, of Imam Hussain and his faithful companions martyred in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD (Shutterstock)
The shrine in Karbala, Iraq, of Imam Hussain and his faithful companions martyred in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD (Shutterstock)

Review: One Drop of Blood: The Story of Karbala by Ismat Chughtai

By Lamat R Hasan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:10 PM IST
Ismat Chughtai’s last novel, a retelling of the legendary Battle of Karbala, fought in 680 AD, can also be read as a political allegory about the suppression of dissent
On the reading list this week is a volume of poetry, a book on a wildly popular movie star, and another on one of India’s mightiest rivers. (HT Team)
On the reading list this week is a volume of poetry, a book on a wildly popular movie star, and another on one of India’s mightiest rivers. (HT Team)

HT Picks; New Reads

By HT Team
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 04:39 PM IST
This week’s list of good reads includes a new volume of poetry, a book on a southern super star, and one on a mighty river
An illustration published in the Journal Universel, Paris, 1857, of the Rumi Darwaza gateway in Lucknow, the city where Mir spent his last years. (Shutterstock)
An illustration published in the Journal Universel, Paris, 1857, of the Rumi Darwaza gateway in Lucknow, the city where Mir spent his last years. (Shutterstock)

Review: The Hidden Garden - Mir Taqi Mir by Gopi Chand Narang

By Shafey Kidwai
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 04:37 PM IST
The Hidden Garden, a new book on Mir Taqi Mir, looks at the Urdu poet’s thematic variations and affirms the multisensory appeal of his ghazals
Autdhor Ashok Ferrey (Courtesy the publisher)
Autdhor Ashok Ferrey (Courtesy the publisher)

Interview: Ashok Ferrey, author, The Unmarriageable Man

By Nawaid Anjum
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Ashok Ferrey’s new book is an exploration of the nature and meaning of love, loss, grief, and of time and memory
Thane’s Jain community celebrates Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the 24th Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan Mahavir, in April 2019. (Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Thane’s Jain community celebrates Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the 24th Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan Mahavir, in April 2019. (Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Review: Mahavir: Conqueror of the Self by Arvind Bhandari

By Chintan Girish Modi
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 04:32 PM IST
A book that provides insights into the difficult choices Vardhamaan Mahavir had to make as a man, son, husband, father, prince, and as a seeker of liberation from karmic entanglements
Former Punjab director general of police GS Aujla with his book book, In And Out Of Step. (HT Photo)
Former Punjab director general of police GS Aujla with his book book, In And Out Of Step. (HT Photo)

Book review: In and out of step, down memory lane

By Aishwarya Khosla
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Former Punjab DGP GS Aujla comes out with a witty collection of anecdotes – personal and professional – on vignettes of Punjab’s history and heritage
Tahira Kashyap has penned three books so far.
Tahira Kashyap has penned three books so far.

World Book and Copyright Day 2021: Tahira Kashyap says the lockdown situation has made her write more than before

By Juhi Chakraborty
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Talking about the relevance of World Book and Copyright Day, Tahira Kashyap says that this is a very special one for her and one that she cherishes and celebrates.
Wanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India through its Languages(Penguin)
Wanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India through its Languages(Penguin)

Linguist Peggy Mohan's new book tells the story of India through its languages

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 06:12 PM IST
"Wanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India through its Languages", published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI), is written by noted linguist Peggy Mohan.
"Exposure to architectural ancestry is best through storytelling because they engross the old and the young," she says.(Amazon)
"Exposure to architectural ancestry is best through storytelling because they engross the old and the young," she says.(Amazon)

Heritage important part of storytelling: Author Sutapa Basu

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Storytelling and literature play an important role in preservation of human heritage, culture and diversity and author Sutapa Basu, who is just out with her mystery novel "The Cursed Inheritance" says it is important for writers to contribute more towards conservation of heritage through their stories.
Murder lurks in the idyllic English countryside (Shutterstock)
Murder lurks in the idyllic English countryside (Shutterstock)

Review: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

By Ananya Borgohain
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 03:30 PM IST
How one man changed Indian badminton, a celebrity memoir, and a book that looks at food and traditon of a particular community - all that on the list of must reads this week. (HT Team)
How one man changed Indian badminton, a celebrity memoir, and a book that looks at food and traditon of a particular community - all that on the list of must reads this week. (HT Team)

HT Picks: New Reads

By HT Team
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 10:40 PM IST
On this week’s reading list are books on the man who changed badminton in the country, a celebrity memoir, and one on the food and customs of a community that’s dwindling in numbers in India
Christophe Jaffrelot (Miriam Perier / Sciences Po)
Christophe Jaffrelot (Miriam Perier / Sciences Po)

Interview with Christophe Jaffrelot, co-author, India’s First Dictatorship: The Emergency, 1975-1977

By Chintan Girish Modi
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 10:23 PM IST
On the political scientist’s new book which tells the story of India’s experience with authoritarian rule under Indira Gandhi
All the work and no glory: Women in rural India. (NurPhoto via Getty Images)
All the work and no glory: Women in rural India. (NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Review: Patriarchy and the Pangolin by Aditi Patil

By Sonali Mujumdar
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 10:13 PM IST
An unapologetically droll account of an agroforestry field research project involving trees, sundry creatures, and the Indian male
Kobad Ghandy being taken for a medical check up in New Delhi on 30September, 2009 during his incarceration. (Sonu Mehta/HT)
Kobad Ghandy being taken for a medical check up in New Delhi on 30September, 2009 during his incarceration. (Sonu Mehta/HT)

Review: Fractured Freedom - A Prison Memoir by Kobad Ghandy

By Mahmood Farooqui
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 09:33 PM IST
A moral lesson for modern India, this is a book that shows us that jail need not be the end of activism or the struggle for truth and justice
Drawing deep: Indian English writing draws much from the texture of the vernacular literatures of India. (Shutterstock)
Drawing deep: Indian English writing draws much from the texture of the vernacular literatures of India. (Shutterstock)

Essay: On the influence of Bhasha literature on Indian English writing

By Saikat Majumdar
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 06:37 PM IST
For the Indian English writer, growth as a reader and a writer is often a simultaneous quest for the shape and texture of the Indian vernacular
Srinath Raghavan (Courtesy the New India Foundation)
Srinath Raghavan (Courtesy the New India Foundation)

Interview: Historian Srinath Raghavan on the NIF fellowships 2021

By Simar Bhasin
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 05:05 PM IST
The New India Foundation announced the recipients of its fellowship this week. This year, the NIF granted the highest number of fellowships for a given year so far: from over 900 applications, the jury selected 11 recipients, who will each be awarded a stipend of 18 lakhs for a period of one year. Srinath Raghavan, who is on the jury panel, talks about the fellowship
Throughout the book, Iwata outlines his vision for Nintendo Co., which was to offer entertainment that everyone in the family could enjoy, regardless of age, gender and game playing skills.(Amazon)
Throughout the book, Iwata outlines his vision for Nintendo Co., which was to offer entertainment that everyone in the family could enjoy, regardless of age, gender and game playing skills.(Amazon)

Late president's book outlines vision for Japan's Nintendo

AP | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 07:29 PM IST
'Ask Iwata' was published after his death from cancer in 2015 at age 55. This month, VIZ Media is publishing the English translation of the book, which came out in Japanese in 2019.
Novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie, author of Midnight’s Children. (AFP)
Novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie, author of Midnight’s Children. (AFP)

How Midnight’s Children shaped Indian writing in English

UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 07:13 AM IST
In Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie’s Sinai used language in wonderful and, to the Indian, in familiar ways. At last, the wretched alien language we had struggled with in deference to old Macaulay was finally our own
Vivan Ramdeo, 12, has recently published his first book.
Vivan Ramdeo, 12, has recently published his first book.

Many wonder how can a kid write a book for other kids: Vivan Ramdeo

By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 08:00 PM IST
The 12-year-old has come up with his debut book, which is based on a fictional tale inspired from his visit to the historical monument of Moth Ki Masjid, in Delhi’s South Extension.
John Naisbitt, author of bestseller 'Megatrends,' dies at 92(Instagram/hangzhoufeel and Google)
John Naisbitt, author of bestseller 'Megatrends,' dies at 92(Instagram/hangzhoufeel and Google)

John Naisbitt, author of Megatrends, dies at 92 in Austria

AP | , Berlin
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 09:16 AM IST
  • John Naisbitt, author of the famous 1982 book Megatrends breathed his last on Saturday at his second home near Lake Woerthersee in Austria. He was 92.
His wife, Anna Avellar, told the Cape Cod Times that Manso most likely died of a heart attack. He died Wednesday.(Twitter)
His wife, Anna Avellar, told the Cape Cod Times that Manso most likely died of a heart attack. He died Wednesday.(Twitter)

Peter Manso, biographer of Mailer and Brando, dies at 80

AP | , Truro, Mass.
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 06:39 PM IST
Peter Manso, a writer and longtime Cape Cod resident known for his exhaustively researched books and articles, including biographies on the likes of Norman Mailer and Marlon Brando, has died.
"Makers of Modern Dalit History", published by Penguin Random House India, is written by author Sudarshan Ramabadran and Guru Prakash Paswan. It will hit the stands on April 12.(Amazon)
"Makers of Modern Dalit History", published by Penguin Random House India, is written by author Sudarshan Ramabadran and Guru Prakash Paswan. It will hit the stands on April 12.(Amazon)

Book documents social reformers from Dalit community

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 06:08 PM IST
A new book gives readers a peek into the life and times of foremost Dalit thinkers, who tirelessly battled divisive forces all their lives and today act as a source of inspiration, not only to the subaltern community, but the society at large.
Ranjit Hoskote (Nancy Adajania)
Ranjit Hoskote (Nancy Adajania)

Interview with Ranjit Hoskote, author, Hunchprose

By Chintan Girish Modi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 06:52 AM IST
Ranjit Hoskote’s new poetry collection, Hunchprose, is strewn with references to literature, ornithology, music, archaeology, cinema and history and engages with contemporary political questions as well as matters of the heart
Nepal, the north east and the Mahabharata all feature on the reading list. (HT Team)
Nepal, the north east and the Mahabharata all feature on the reading list. (HT Team)

HT Picks; New Reads

By HT Team
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 06:51 AM IST
This week’s pick of interesting reads includes a nuanced account of the complicated story of India’s northeast region, the long view on Nepal’s foreign relations and on China’s emergence as a global power, and a collection of lesser known stories from a great epic
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