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Jul 15, 2020 18:27
A powerful work of narrative non-fiction that examines the civil war in Bastar, The Death Script combines literary skill with sharp reportage. This excerpt recalls the kidnapping of Alex Paul Menon, the collector of Sukma by Maoists in 2012 read more
Jun 26, 2020 16:39
This exclusive first excerpt from a much-awaited anthology features the work of three very different poets read more
Jun 19, 2020 23:42
The tale of a magnificent 11th century king, who united different Indians against the onslaught of invaders, is the first in a stream of stories from Amish’s Writers’ Centre. An exclusive first excerpt from the foreword to the book read more
May 19, 2020 14:29
Today is Ruskin Bond’s 86th birthday. In celebration, here is an excerpt from a story featured in his new book for children read more
Apr 29, 2020 11:36
This chapter on the benefits of the marvellous mango tells you why you should treat yourself to this king of fruits. Like you need an excuse! read more
Apr 22, 2020 16:59
Exclusive to Hindustan Times, Chocolates at Midnight, is from Ruskin Bond’s new collection of stories for children read more
Apr 13, 2020 11:49
Told from multiple points of view, Siddhartha Gigoo’s new book, which is being launched online today, clocks 30 days and nights in the lives of two lovers and a homeless family during a nation’s lockdown read more
Apr 02, 2020 20:32
Kavita Devgan’s book, that suggests 50 traditional habits to improve your fitness, provides much food for thought during Covid season. This excerpt features 10 inexpensive immunity boosting foods read more
Apr 01, 2020 19:22
Sports broadcaster and trained doctor, Dominic Franks rode from Bengaluru to Delhi on his cycle, Nautanki. His book Nautanki Diaries is about that journey. This excerpt, which highlights the Indian tendency to leave things to fate and also the alarming state of our healthcare system, is especially pertinent at a time when thousands of the urban poor are fleeing the cities on foot and on bicycle read more
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