Book Reviews

CIVILISATION’S YARDSTICK

Two new books reveal searing first person accounts of time spent in two notorious jails in India
Mahtab Alam Bengaluru 

THE CONNECTED WORLD

Timothy Brook weaves a fascinating account of the world through three seemingly disparate historical events
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

Nehru: Maker of Modern India

Our first PM’s vision for India remains significant in neo-communalist times
Harish Khare Delhi 

The Techie Terrorist

Exclusive excerpts from the book, Kafkaland: Prejudice, Law and Counterterrorism in India by Manisha Sethi

CRIME CAPER CAPITAL

Patrick Bryson has a long and intimate relationship with India. His stories unfurl in unexpected landscapes and unexplored issues of Indian society
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

The Legends of Buddha

Charu Singh reflects on the inspiration, research and the landscape that inspired her best-selling first novel
Souzeina S Mushtaq Delhi 

ODE TO THE AGE OF AQUARIUS

A definitive guide to the rock musicscape of India in the 1960s and ’70s, Sidharth Bhatia’s India Psychedelic is an essential read for any music junkie
Shone Satheesh Babu Delhi

Concern from the Clouds

Nevertheless, the book, despite its limitations, is a welcome addition in the ever-increasing literature on Indian Muslims
Mahtab Alam Delhi 

Global Sex in The Arab World Through Shereen’s Lens

In keeping with that spirit, Sex and the Citadel does not leave out any subject that would have been thought to be “too bold”
Ranjita Biswas Kolkata 

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