Indian churches, the violent teen gangs of Naples and the dark side of Indian pharma all feature in HT’s list of interesting books this week
Radhika Govindrajan’s Animal Intimacies looks at the distinct fellowship between humans and animals in the mountain villages of Uttarakhand
This Could Have Become Ramayan Chamar’s Tale: Two Anti-Novels presents a collection of visions, diary entries, newspaper clippings, cinematic key frames and vignettes written by the anti-establishment activist Subimal Misra
Inderjeet Singh’s book aims to prove that Afghan Hindus and Sikhs are an indigenous people and not recent settlers
Women writers have uncovered surprising new details about India’s women who made history, but whom history forgot
Actor Divya Dutta, speaks about her best travel companion—books—and penning a book of short stories.
The 24th edition of the awards was recently hosted in Macao.
The stories behind the yogic postures, a secret Indian operation during the 1971 war, and a thoughtful book of essays on our list of good reads this week
A study of the Hungry Generation Poets, who took the Bengali literary establishment in Kolkata by storm in the early 1960s, The Hungryalists also presents a portrait of the city
Bombay Brides strings together the stories of some of the people who pass through a fictional Bene Israel enclave in Ahmedabad
The author of the genre-defying Bird Business talks about birds, illustration, and the influence of popular culture on his work
From bird-pulled contraptions to hot-air balloons, a look at the pseudoscience and wild imagination that populated lunar sci-fi until the mid-19th century.
Author Srishti Chaudhary’s Once Upon A Curfew is an engaging,light-hearted read packed with strong characters that keeps the reader hooked to the story.
Hailed by the late VS Naipaul as ‘a young writer to watch out for’, Aatish Taseer says that a country like India needs to be unambiguous. Only then, will it set an example for other countries to follow
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi reviews and recommends Lizzie Collingham’s The Hungry Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World.
Tiger Pataudi’s grit after his car accident fascinates Archer to this day and he fondly remembers the man whom he calls “last among old fashioned amateurs.”
Raj, who goes by the pen name of ‘Aaj Ka Abhimanyu’, has claimed four world records and various other awards.
Swami Vivekanand Death Anniversary 2019: Vivekanand’s voice has been silent for a long time now but his teachings still reverberate and inspires many around the world.
Many of my generation grew up with trees, and it pains me to note that today’s children have a similar affinity with mobiles and other gadgets.
An exclusive excerpt from the third book in Amish Tripathi’s Ram Chandra series ahead of its release on July 1
Ahead of the release of the third book in his Ram Chandra Series on July 1, Amish writes exclusively for Hindustan Times on the character of Raavan, who is often described as the quintessential villain
Kaifi Azmi: Poems/Nazms is a rich mix of academic, formal, tonal, poetic and representational translations into English of the eminent Urdu poet’s work
A book that maps the ecological and cultural histories of trees in cities and in our lives
A literary thriller that spans Punjab and New York, a satire set in an Indian university, and a book that tries to make sense of the Chennai floods – all that on HT Picks this week
Influenced by ancient and medieval texts, Hindi and Urdu writers drew on the magic of the rains to express themselves
Monsoon reads - romances, thrillers, sob stories
Children learn from what they observe around them, their family members, teachers and other influences, hence, inculcating a habit of reading from an early stage is imperative.
Journalist Sunanda Mehta traces late Sunanda Pushkar’s life through her early days in cantonment towns, her rise as a businesswoman, up until her sudden death shook the nation.
Known as the writer of movements of Punjab, such as Naxalbari (left), Muzara Lehar (Tenancy movement) and Khalistan movement, Kanwal has penned about 100 books.
The emerald isle, ghazals and Urdu poetry and a corporate battle all feature in this week’s list of good reads
The Bells of Shangri-la is a tribute to the intrepid and determined scholars, explorers, diplomats and spies who put Tibet on the world map
Reading this attempt to provide a critical analysis of majoritarian sentiment in India, and what it has done to the country’s institutions, social fabric and body politic, in the aftermath of the 2019 verdict is surreal and instructive
In Mirza Waheed’s new novel a physician grapples with dark memories and the guilt that overwhelms him
This World Refugee Day(June 20), Author Deep Halder of the book, Blood Island: An Oral History of the Marichjhapi Massacre, shares why it took almost five years to write this book, the challenges he had to undertake and the story that shook him the most.
On HT Picks this week, an exploration of Naga identity, a look at how neuroscience is changing our assumptions about ourselves, and a translation of a renowned Hindi writer’s short fiction,
R Gopalakrishnan’s Crash reveals that the yardsticks of assessing leadership performance are wholly unclear.
In Raj Kamal Jha’s new novel, a boy in search of his mother sets out on a journey where the borderline between the real and the imagined is tenuous and flimsy
A book on The Great Himalayan National Park that focusses on an especially rich part of the Western Himalayas brings alive lesser known aspects of the magnificent mountains
Bond has been selling well for 30 years - a million copies with one publisher alone!
Kapil Dev says his book, We The Sikhs is a product of his love for the religion; adds the research took him closer to his faith
Amitav Ghosh’s new novel, Gun Island, explores many of the writer’s recurring motifs: Irrawaddy dolphins; the Sunderbans; climate change. But at the heart of the novel is the theme of illegal migration and refugee crisis, displacement and renewal. Exclusive interview plus extract from the book
A study of a Sindhi community, a look at the beliefs of the Indian right wing and a book on a technique of emotional manipulation
Kajoli Khanna’s Destiny’s Flowers is about grappling with life’s challenges
Upamanyu Chatterjee’s first volume of short stories, that includes three pieces written in the 1980s, showcases the trajectory of his writing career
Read together, two books -- one, the journal of a poet, and the other, a fictional autobiography – reveal afresh the brilliance of both AK Ramanujan and Molly Daniels Ramanujan
The internet has upended how rare books are valued, bought and sold. But these antiquarian booksellers say they remain as relevant as ever.
Mihir Bose relates stories and points out major inflection points in a scholarly book on Indian cricket
Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her new novel, City of Girls
In her new book, Natasha Badhwar seeks simple answers to complex questions about living honestly and with purpose
The reading list this week includes a study of the cartoons on the chief architect of the Indian constitution, a new work from one of our foremost novelists, and a history of the first Indian cricket team