Reviews

February 24, 2020

Shanta Gokhale’s in her new book ‘Shivaji Park – Dadar 28: History, Places, People’, “ portrait of Shivaji Park restores the neighbourhood’s heterogeneous character, starting with some of the earliest historical evidence of the people who migrated here when Mumbai was still a cluster of islands and the only “natives” were fisherfolk and Adivasis”. Review of Shivaji Park

February 19, 2020

Paper Lions is an epic multi-generational saga of Punjab. Koonar draws on a vast canvas to present a picture in pre- and post-independent India. Book review of Paper Lions

February 17, 2020

Off the Shelf: On Books, Book People and Places Drawing upon years of reading and a long career in publishing, Sridhar Balan gives us stories and facts about some extraordinary people and places related to books. Book review of Off the Shelf: On Books, Book People and Places

February 17, 2020

Black November: Writings on the Sikh Massacres of 1984 and the Aftermath:, edited by Ishmeet Kaur Chaudhry, blatantly reveals the fact that the days of State-sponsored violence are not over. Book review of Black November

February 12, 2020

God is Dead, There is No God: The Vachanas of Allama Prabhu Translated with great skill and fluidity by Manu Devadevan, God Is Dead, There Is No God is a treat for modern-day seekers as well as poetry lovers. Book review of God is Dead, There is No God

February 12, 2020

Shadow MenThe tense and dramatic undercurrents that emerge in continue in the stories that follow. Book review of Shadow Men

February 7, 2020

Boys from Good Families
No country stands still and India is no exception. Usha KR’s latest novel Boys from Good Families is the story of a boy, of a home, of a city, of a country. Book review of Boys from Good Families

February 5, 2020

The Legend of Himal and Nagrai: Greatest Kashmiri Folk Tales
“These stories have been a part of the nightlife in Kashmir, especially when the nights are long and cold. They are traditionally the oldest form of entertainment. I have many memories of them being told over and over again,” says Drabu. Book review of The Legend of Himal and Nagrai: Greatest Kashmiri Folk Tales

February 3, 2020

In a Pure Muslim Land Simon Wolfgang Fuchs offers the first in-depth ethnographic history of Shi‘is and their religious competitors in the region.
Book review

February 3, 2020

The Legend of Himal and Nagrai
As Kashmiri voices continue to be brutally silenced, this book is a vibrant tapestry celebrating the spirit and imagination of Kashmir, in the words of its own people. Book review

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