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#Review | What are the ideological underpinnings of the jihadist movement in South Asia? @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/WoHtnmKx74#bookclub | Whether you want to talk about Gun Island or perhaps Pride and Prejudice for the umpteenth time, there… https://t.co/AAAUeYbUkp
2/26
2020
#Review | A historian introduces the German philosopher and his critical thinking for the times, warts and all… https://t.co/VNtiT93P9P#Review | Usha K.R.’s usual attention to detail is a bit too much for 'Boys from Good Families' @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/E9BoYv2hox#Review | Mrs A’s Indian Gentlemen: A remarkable novel with its subtle balancing of humour and gravitas… https://t.co/1OolZy3s5F @the_hindu @tmkrishna Replug | The family of #mrdangam maestro Palghat T.S. Mani Iyer said they felt that T.M. Kri… https://t.co/PcHyk6B8S5 @the_hindu Replug | The #mrdangam maker is vital for the player, yet his key role is to make himself anonymous -… https://t.co/jx6KvWZ67WThe history, sociology and the techniques of making the #mrdangam is the central vein of #Carnatic musician Thodur… https://t.co/bfZRutWKKB
2/25
2020
There’s a peculiar delight when long forgotten or long ignored books are discovered and resurrected @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/gWMAp1O4jZ#Review | In replacing the colonial system of governance with a democratic model predicated on a written Constituti… https://t.co/TZvAydYTQf#Review | The shadow of loss overhangs the narrative. But instead of a human story what we have here is a charade o… https://t.co/kKEdCDqMvzIn conversation | #TheHinduPrize 2019 shortlisted Tamil writer Poomani, whose ‘Heat’ was recently made into a succe… https://t.co/Z990mz8Cjk
2/24
2020
It would seem that many shamans are beginning to sing the Northeast into existence for the rest of us who are seeki… https://t.co/1r3flDoG46
2/23
2020
‘No Rules Rules: #Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention’ details how company culture transformed Netflix from a U.… https://t.co/yFZIMcrkzJWhat do Mahatma Ayyankali and Amartya Sen have in common? Both professed an inextinguishable urge for bettering the… https://t.co/goGpwjXItt
2/20
2020
Book review: Why has Indian education failed to imbibe the teachings of Gandhi and Tagore and lead students towards… https://t.co/rNovuLdILbBook review: Mature insights and fresh perspectives on the World Cup and other games of 2019 https://t.co/iXdavNz7mX
2/19
2020
#Review | Mature insights and fresh perspectives on the World Cup and other games of 2019 @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/iFKUAcPwtb#Review | Why has Indian education failed to imbibe the teachings of Gandhi and Tagore and lead students towards a… https://t.co/ehYJrmbvli
2/18
2020
Agatha Christie’s ghost continues to haunt people who are continents away from her prim English countryside… https://t.co/5LV6J1ybQw#Review | The enactment of literary discourse in fiction might be an interesting exercise, but Roy is not quite abl… https://t.co/uknfUjFnBd#Review | Amid its dark comedy, Karunatilaka’s second novel, set in Sri Lanka in 1989, also asks profound questions… https://t.co/Fzc6ZEwEFHExcerpt | With #AntiCAA protests taking on dramatically different dimensions in the Northeast, Sanjib Baruah’s new… https://t.co/oOLfLOReewFear factor, a cumbersome tax regime and tax laws criminalising defaults have depressed private investments, says e… https://t.co/1VaLXyN6X7
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2/17
2020
The book is the story of charming sheroes that Dalits in contemporary times need to inspire. It serves as a good pr… https://t.co/wiFRfimntvSanjib Baruah’s new book, ‘In the Name of the Nation: India and Its Northeast’, looks at the fallout of Partition i… https://t.co/QS9pvJd3zYDo we know what it feels like to be part of a mob? Revati Laul’s The Anatomy of Hate, shortlisted for The Hindu Pri… https://t.co/KCceliEAvj
2/16
2020
Gender biases do exist in how women’s writing is viewed as compared to men’s writing, and perhaps dropping labels w… https://t.co/4y8G5Kypi7
2/15
2020
‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’ review | Deepa Anappara’s world of street #children, though filled with colour an… https://t.co/HkxfpPSfD2
2/11
2020
The award, carrying a cash prize of ₹1 lakh, was presented to the 85-year-old litterateur during the fourth edition… https://t.co/OS0Ptm1veLThere are striking similarities between India and Pakistan: the dissimilarities mostly weigh in favour of #Pakistan https://t.co/BoQtY0a86y
2/9
2020
The author Adriana Herrera had called the books, scheduled to be launched this week, “the #classics in blackface.”… https://t.co/rjqncxBIby
2/6
2020
Perumal Murugan pays tribute to his mother, Perumaayi, in a memoir which also gives a snapshot of rural #TamilNaduhttps://t.co/onDO2uAlJo
2/5
2020
#Review | This English translation of Intizar Husain’s 1987 novel establishes his status as one of the best fiction… https://t.co/9lQBYCqWQo#Review | Mirza Athar Baig borrows elements from film and theatre to create a surreal air in 'Hassan’s State of Aff… https://t.co/EV6U8GS7ZS#Review | Mirza Athar Baig borrows elements from film and theatre to create a surreal air in 'Hassan’s State of Aff… https://t.co/pWbBP1nl5i#Review | All the characters walk into the sunset, philosophising, in this sequel to 'Call Me by Your Name'… https://t.co/bRXE0MkmMM“I’m quitting #Facebook. Not comfortable with the flood of false information that’s allowed in its political advert… https://t.co/FkCiZ19Q68
2/3
2020
"The Indian population, for example, is the result of four major migrations - Out-of-Africa migrants, a population… https://t.co/uxuxcOfQji"Even today in lit fests, publisher’s forums and conferences, Indian publishing is often merely an euphemism for In… https://t.co/zffo8CzgjcMathrubhumi Book of the Year award is given to the best fictional work https://t.co/kEOIl53PP8With twists and turns in the political system of Europe, and Napoleon’s defeat, Britain was worried about the Tsar’… https://t.co/Ccm8rgAtS5The stories in this book about animals throb with detail. Buffaloes, goats, sheep, dogs... all have roles in the bo… https://t.co/fILyeAbczJW.V. Raman is a throwback to a gentler past. It is no surprise that he has penned The Winning Sixer, thanks to the… https://t.co/qIBQLvZwunAn excerpt from the editorial of the inaugural issue, of Muknayak: "Hindu society is like a tower. The point worth… https://t.co/oHeLxBDnuj
2/2
2020
Nirupa Rao has also illustrated Amitav Ghosh’s new book Gun Island and Penguin has commissioned her to add botanica… https://t.co/Qvo35kvG5X
Retweeted by TheHinduBooksInto the fantastical world of plants: Botanical illustrator Nirupa Rao’s new book is a journey into the… https://t.co/MTYmOArP6eJeanine Cummins’ new #novel American Dirt about #immigration and #cartel #violence has sparked controversy https://t.co/rLUrjKRW0k
1/29
2020
"Becoming" follows #MichelleObama’s life growing up on the South Side of Chicago through her years as first lady of… https://t.co/WNDsJDBK7pFamous Indian #author #RuskinBond has said that he always visualises the plot and listens to the #characters conver… https://t.co/LSfP1gt6wJMadhuri Vijay’s 'The Far Field' and Meena Kandasamy’s 'Exquisite Cadavers' are among the 7 novels, 3 poetry books,… https://t.co/Ylsd9MuTnA
1/27
2020
Though her books fall under the genre of literary fiction. Nirmala Govindarajan’s subjects are usually serious and… https://t.co/u62qlSqIgd
Retweeted by TheHinduBooksGraphic designer Sneha Pamneja was awarded this year’s Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize at the ongoing Jaipur Lite… https://t.co/A4GknbueS5
1/25
2020
The research and the understanding of the culture of #flowers in India opened an entire new world for the author wh… https://t.co/ECWvHr29yK
Retweeted by TheHinduBooksS. Hareesh, one of the most-discussed Malayalam writers in recent times, sets his first novel, #Meesha, in the fecu… https://t.co/wwcvy07Ano
1/24
2020
“Where ever you look, the flower is not far to find” writes Alka Pande in her seminal book, 'Flower Shower' which t… https://t.co/XeFasn7h49The fellowship provides each recipient with a monthly stipend of ₹1.5 lakh for a duration of one year to aid and fo… https://t.co/R7RqPlbBncBooks on @Pvsindhu1 , @narendramodi and translated fiction titles from Manoranjan Byapari and Perumal Murugan are a… https://t.co/o6ULbU6EzA
1/23
2020
‘Reset – Regaining India’s Economic Legacy’ review: An appraisal of 150 years of India’s economic journey also pro… https://t.co/WAIxKycLwc
1/22
2020
A call to young Indian writers from Iowa City’s Summer Institute @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/V22CkwtkZ7#Review | A clarion call to Muslim women to seize control of their religion and belief systems @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/QFpcFg19oL#Review | An appraisal of 150 years of India’s economic journey also provides some radical measures to enable growt… https://t.co/YYTsyxHX2z
1/21
2020
#Review | A cautionary tale for planners as Assam’s history is viewed from midstream through an intimate biography… https://t.co/uKSX2s1QQ5#Review | The quest is complex and unpredictable, the hero worthy, the writing a feast @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/XKEAWIuO1N#Review | Benyamin’s shimmering depiction of a country under a despotic regime bears an uncanny resemblance to post… https://t.co/uE0j5gLmNfThe #IME Nepal Literature Festival, held in Pokhara last month, hopes to become a neutral forum where writers from… https://t.co/mJKocQQwkF#Books | Using sheer artistic flair, photographer and digital artist Shisir Basumatari tries to turn what might hav… https://t.co/jxg53igZ0d
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1/20
2020
#Books | Using sheer artistic flair, photographer and digital artist Shisir Basumatari tries to turn what might hav… https://t.co/pqLeEM1RhS
Retweeted by TheHinduBooksLiterary Review | 'I’ve often wondered if privacy is a condition of privilege. What does it take for life outside t… https://t.co/fHhXqR2elR
1/19
2020
In its 10th year, the Hyderabad Literary Festival courts a new venue and promises a vibrant tapestry of literature… https://t.co/KYrspTOfN2
1/18
2020
Milind Soman's 'Made in India', co-written by author Roopa Pai and published by Penguin Random House, delves into h… https://t.co/45cBJgvbL9
1/16
2020
Leather Bound | Cicero is the first martyr to free speech, preferring to die rather than permanently capitulate… https://t.co/4kIRga0Zp3
1/15
2020
#Review | A former bureaucrat recalls the life and journey of a pet and his enriching presence @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/WsYf0w8rZf#Review | Are these really the greatest Odia stories ever told? @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/gYCw7xuLTt#Review | Lurches from ideas to incidents, without ever embracing the people involved @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/OEMLrMKz74
1/14
2020
#Review | Where does former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri stand in contemporary history? What is his legacy?… https://t.co/4GEJO8RSpy#Review | In a book of interviews, U.R. Ananthamurthy holds forth on politics, Dalit movements, religion, and two s… https://t.co/vaNbU9PU5z#Review | Mahfouz’s tales lie like little glowing embers in a warm hearth; we pick them up and blow on them and the… https://t.co/hE3QQyxHMqThe three-day Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, which begins on January 17, will focus on themes of nationalism an… https://t.co/1jSnXsh7MO
Retweeted by TheHinduBooksBeyond the reach of divisive politics, poetry has united the people of India and Pakistan @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/x3daFB2pQX
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1/13
2020
The actual title of #FaizAhmadFaiz’s poem is not ‘Hum Dekhenge’: it is rather the Arabic, ‘Wa yubqa wajho rabboka’.… https://t.co/h4sN1O5z1s'Here is how you can be a star on television news without ever doing a single half-decent investigative report or u… https://t.co/MTkDCugEXs
1/12
2020
Shobana Ravi’s debut novel 'The Auspicious' revolves around an idol mafia that has taken posession of certain antiq… https://t.co/E0YbPMrZNL
1/10
2020
The much-awaited shortlists for The Hindu Prize 2019 #Fiction and #NonFiction are out https://t.co/a0cTJaQUZL
1/9
2020
#Review | To expand its geopolitical interests, Pakistan’s most dangerous outfit is the Lashkar, points out a write… https://t.co/XZ63D25eoC
1/7
2020
Reprise | ‘Mottled Dawn’ by Saadat Hasan Manto: The absurdity of violence @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/VujwblRg16#Review | Toni Morrison, supreme witness to the ‘light and shade of the world we live in’, examines race, slavery,… https://t.co/5eAzblVgmk#Review | Keshava Guha’s analysis of the culture of fandom is meaty, but his characters lack body @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/rjjJRGHihcThe first book Jungle-nama is a verse adaptation of an episode from the epic of the #Sundarbans, the legend of Bon… https://t.co/uNecKA0TOlAnuradha Uberoi's 'Chennai Brew' tells stories of people from other parts of India, who found warmth and love in th… https://t.co/bdbT1hp0c4
1/6
2020
“Languages are immortal but they are sentenced to death,” observes GN Devy in 'The Question of Silence' https://t.co/tDfFfoPV93‘Storm Still’ book review: https://t.co/QNbV4XAY1sI was visiting a lot of Communist reading rooms in and around Kochi and it was interesting to see how they were dom… https://t.co/Zq7DzXYDb8#LiteraryReview #SundayMagazine Madhavan K. Palat, editor of the ‘Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru’, talks about… https://t.co/fi4tvcrK9l
Retweeted by TheHinduBooksMagazine | Madhavan K. Palat, editor of the ‘Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru’, talks about his eight-year journe… https://t.co/Yxzg8Okmgu
1/5
2020
The audacity of East India Company was to conquer India with Indian finance and Indian manpower, says author and hi… https://t.co/3Vjc57JsfU
1/3
2020
Why Safdar Hashmi turned to street theatre. https://t.co/75CptckPBD
Retweeted by TheHinduBooks#SafdarHashmi | The life and times of an artist who tried to link ideology and real-life struggle through his work… https://t.co/aug2u0SLFWThis book has 12 chapters, which address everything from traffic management from the perspective of law enforcers t… https://t.co/toOdtYlTOt
1/2
2020
“How can #Bangladesh deny its Hindu heritage? We were originally Hindus. Islam came later,” Bangladeshi author and… https://t.co/V4cmermKBQ
1/1
2020

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