The book on Leaders and Icons from Jinnah to Modi published posthumously is a collection of short essays interspersed with anecdote on various personalities on various personalities who have shaped the Indian subcontinent’s destiny. Kuldip Nayar is, without doubt one of the guiding lights of Indian journalism. Nayar authored fifteen books, including Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography. Book review On Leaders and Icons from Jinnah to Modi
The short chapters are not filled with self-pity but speak about things Ananya felt and observed. Her language is simple and lets you feel the myraid emotions that come with the battle. It is her humour and matter-of-fact voice that makes you look at cancer patients and survivors in a different way. Ananya may have lost her life, but she lives in this book. Book review Tales from the Tail End: My Cancer Dairy
Through the stories of Purnima, Khalida, Ribini and 13 others in her book She Goes To War, author Rashmi Saksena attempts to fathom what goes into the making of a woman militant. Book review of She Goes to War: Women Militants of India.
Side Effects of Living presents the words and verses of survivors, writers, poets and artists, who are struggling with mental health… Book review of Side Effects of Living.
There are fresh discoveries on every page of Out of Syllabus, Sumana Roy’s debut collection of poetry.’Book review of Out of Syllabus by Sumana Roy.
‘A woman’s body has many claimants—the man, the society and the cosmetic industry. Rarely does a woman claim her body, warts and all. Shanta Gokhale’s autobiography, On Foot on the Ground-A Life Told through the Body – does that with all honesty.’Book review of On Foot on the Ground: A Life Told through the Body by Shanta Gokhale.
‘In this collection of short stories written over three-and-a-half decades, Upamanyu Chatterjee brings a distinctive and powerful narrative voice that had marked his debut novel English, August. The humour is subtle, dark and hard-hitting.’
Book review of The Assassination of Indira Gandhi by Upamanyu Chatterjee.
Sukanya Rahman’s new book, Dancing in the Family, is an inter-generational memoir about the dancing careers of her mother and grandmother, and her own education in classical dance.’
The Sunday Guardian carries an excerpt from Dancing in the Family by Sukanya Rahman.
‘The Fate of Butterflies’: A quietly told novel that is full of menace because it can happen to us. Click here to read the book review.
A new biography examines Freda Bedi’s many roles—Indian nationalist, Buddhist nun, ‘mummy’ to all.
Book review of The Lives of Freda: The Political, Spiritual and Personal Journeys of Freda Bedi by Andrew Whitehead.