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Oct 04, 2019 18:50
Fatima Bhutto’s new book looks at how eastern pop culture including Bollywood, Turkish dizi and K-pop is seducing the world. In this exclusive first excerpt from the book, Shah Rukh Khan talks to her about the nature of his stardom read more
Aug 16, 2019 18:54
In this profound telling of the mystic saint-poet’s life, Kabir is a speaker of Truth in a world full of conflict that could be ancient, medieval, or contemporary. This excerpt includes the introduction and Chapter 2 read more
Aug 02, 2019 19:28
In Sita Under the Crescent Moon, Annie Ali Khan travels with women pilgrims to Sufi shrines across Pakistan to see how they worship Sita. In this particularly powerful excerpt, the author ponders on the pain of womanhood read more
Jul 26, 2019 19:03
Dhruv Bogra’s inspirational account of cycling from the Arctic to the Andes combines acute observation of the societies he encounters with a deep introspection of his own life. This excerpt from Chapter 8, Pedaling Amidst Icefields, details his journey... read more
Jul 26, 2019 18:10
Ruskin Bond’s new book, A Gallery of Rascals, includes new stories that feature delightful rogues. Reproduced exclusively in HT, here’s Sher Singh and the Hot-Water Bottle read more
Jun 28, 2019 18:14
An exclusive excerpt from the third book in Amish Tripathi’s Ram Chandra series ahead of its release on July 1 read more
May 24, 2019 21:51
15-year-old Chidambaram kills a powerful landlord to avenge the murder of his elder brother. Told in vivid flashes as the boy and his father wander through the hinterland avoiding capture, Heat presents at a family transformed by grief. This excerpt... read more
Feb 01, 2019 19:08
Union minister of state for housing and urban affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri’s book, Delusional Politics, covers a range of issues like Brexit, the election of Trump, terrorism and trade. These excerpts from the chapter entitled The India Story look at... read more
Jan 18, 2019 20:51
Some of the most famous political and literary figures of the 20th century maintained an affectionate correspondence with K Natwar Singh. The letters collected in this volume recreate a vanished world. An excerpt read more
Nov 30, 2018 19:10
In 2010, Alpa Shah, dressed as a man in military fatigues set out on a seven-night march with a naxal platoon. While her book looks at dispossession and the conflict at the heart of India, this excerpt also reveals how upper caste leaders police the... read more
Nov 23, 2018 19:45
While Invisible Men looks with empathy at the many issues that female-to-male transgenders face, the author does not shy away from calling out the sexism of some Indian transmen read more
Nov 16, 2018 15:36
A moving excerpt from a book featuring four translations of Urdu narratives of what happened in Delhi after the events of 1857 read more
Nov 09, 2018 17:51
A new book suggests that a combination of high pressure on young students accompanied by long term family support in a multicultural environment makes the adult Indian manager adept at rocking the boat without sinking it read more
Oct 19, 2018 16:57
Gang-raped as a teenager, Sohaila Abdulali first wrote about her experience in Manushi magazine in 1983. Her new book examines what we think about rape. In this exclusive excerpt she writes of how every survivor imagines she has suffered less than other... read more
Oct 11, 2018 14:13
Mappillai—‘son-in-law’ in Tamil—is the rollicking story of journalist Carlo Pizzati, a European living with his in-laws in urban Chennai and with his wife (writer Tishani Doshi) in rural Paramankeni. Here’s an excerpt from the book about how the affair... read more