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Monday, Jun 17, 2019
Manjula Narayan

Manjula Narayan


Manula Narayan is National Books Editor at Hindustan Times. She writes on literature and popular culture.

articles by Manjula Narayan (148 results)
May 24, 2019 21:54
Poomani’s Vekkai is one of the great Tamil novels of the 20th century. Heat, the English translation of this extraordinary work has just been released. In a telephonic conversation facilitated by translator N Kalyan Raman, the author spoke about the... read more
Apr 19, 2019 21:26
A book that combines history, photography, culture and travel writing, reportage, and political analysis to present a picture of China and the challenges to its rise read more
Mar 22, 2019 20:30
Rich in data backed by lucid explanatory text, The Verdict by Prannoy Roy and Dorab R Sopariwala decodes India’s elections and provides some pointers on who could win the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 read more
Feb 01, 2019 20:07
As always, this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival was where Established India came to rub shoulders with Nobel laureates, Pulitzer prize winners and an adoring reading public read more
Dec 14, 2018 21:24
An excellent book that treats the Hindi film song with the seriousness and respect it deserves read more
Dec 07, 2018 20:48
A short story collection that contemplates the inevitable with an unwavering gaze read more
Nov 02, 2018 21:27
Though Aatish Taseer’s book appears to be about the Brahmins of Benaras, it is actually a look at the continuing aftershocks of colonialism, about India and Bharat, and about the persistence of caste read more
Oct 12, 2018 23:32
A story that examines the nature of love, life, friendship and the quest for happiness in a difficult world read more
Sep 14, 2018 21:04
Erudite and thought-provoking, Chinmay Tumbe’s India Moving shows that the ongoing Great Indian Migration Wave is the world’s largest and longest voluntary migration episode in migration history read more
Aug 10, 2018 21:24
Shot over the last four years on Ritesh Uttamchandani’s iPhone, this photobook features 98 images that reveal Mumbai’s pounding, generous heart read more
Jul 21, 2018 02:04
A nuanced collection of essays on the history, culture and politics of Pakista read more
Jul 21, 2018 02:04
A nuanced collection of essays on the history, culture and politics of Pakistan read more
Jul 13, 2018 20:30
Ramchandra Singh’s prison diary captures the ideological and physical struggles of a young man of the Naxalbari generation read more
Jul 06, 2018 22:27
A fascinating look at objects, relations, acts and places and, through them, the history of desire in India read more
Apr 27, 2018 18:29
Widows of Vidarbha is a powerful book on the wives of farmers who kill themselves after they lose their crop read more