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#Review | A writer argues that with the help of a huge mandate, the BJP is recasting the republic in the mould of a… https://t.co/rAHrTbeLOw#Review | A forgotten revolt comes to life in this bottom-up retelling of history @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/95Mw9sashIThis year’s Booker shortlist, praised as the most diverse selection in the award’s history, includes new books by f… https://t.co/aGcwIKeIQZ
10/14
2019
Much of the book 'Wild Himalaya' is about entities that are the antithesis of the wild, at least theoretically — th… https://t.co/CQAIJdWJ1sIn India, as Zaidi reminds us, entitlement grows mostly out of two factors — caste and wealth. Book review: https://t.co/QmgVRVhoKZ
10/13
2019
Jeffrey Archer's new book comes with a tagline, ‘This is not a detective story, this is a story about a detective’… https://t.co/8iQmUGO6kdThe book discusses everything — from machismo to women’s standing in society, and eroticism in the mundane, albeit… https://t.co/pK3vyUdvx2
10/10
2019
The series features Detective Inspector William Warwick, who is a character written by author Harry Clifton in Arch… https://t.co/ZTk5iX2BmK
10/9
2019
Review | If there is beauty there is also the horror of the bombing of #Tokyo. As she describes it, the use of what… https://t.co/OMxcsn5XgWReview | As the author points out, Muslims have carried the triple burden of social discrimination, economic hardsh… https://t.co/PllbN9duE0Review | The case Lintner makes is that #China is purposefully making itself an “ #IndianOcean power”, and stealing… https://t.co/NkD9a8lOfrErika is the first to come out, dressed with jasmine in her hair, a red bindi on her forehead and henna painted del… https://t.co/tXNyjcsen6
10/6
2019
Writer-illustrator @OliverJeffers speaks to @sindhurin about his new book, ‘The Fate of Fausto’, juggling a busy sc… https://t.co/YfTe4JtXSH
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10/5
2019
#Review | A teacher who creates an environment where a child feels free to ask questions has already accomplished h… https://t.co/2WHWEC9FFu
10/1
2019
#Review | Salman Khurshid on the angst of a community that has endured many indignities in a seemingly secular stat… https://t.co/NoS6Ds81BVWhat does it mean, at a time like this, to take one’s eyes away from headlines and hashtags and whisper private sto… https://t.co/rgQiWAe7Ck
Retweeted by TheHinduBooks#Review | A riot of a novel whose critique of the contemporary is far more persuasive than all its literary pyrotec… https://t.co/dnop4BxKgj
Retweeted by TheHinduBooks#Review | Amanda Lee Koe’s debut novel about three yesteryear stars is shimmering but not an easy read… https://t.co/ivKpd6SSyY
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9/30
2019
What does it mean, at a time like this, to take one’s eyes away from headlines and hashtags and whisper private sto… https://t.co/2A859gSKhYTridip Suhrud interprets the moral ambiguities in the mutual devotion of #MahatmaGandhi and the 15-year-old Manu Ga… https://t.co/FpDkon4YL8#Quichotte review | A riot of a novel whose critique of the contemporary is far more persuasive than all its litera… https://t.co/VdzidfuQMjReview | Amanda Lee Koe’s debut novel about three yesteryear stars is shimmering but not an easy read… https://t.co/zIIEQkWrNBReview | Salman Khurshid on the angst of a community that has endured many indignities in a seemingly secular state https://t.co/PXaHdgAjkg
9/29
2019
Replug | On the 112th birth anniversary of #BhagatSingh , remembering the politics and thoughts of a freedom fighte… https://t.co/6ItqIyxBuQ
9/28
2019
Perumal Murugan, Rajkamal Jha and Fatima Bhutto among the 15 authors in the longlist of the $25,000 DSC Prize for S… https://t.co/En3ZNLcM5s
9/27
2019
#Review | A collection of essays chronicles the palpable change in the country’s sporting ecosystem @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/jRQqg36WIO
9/25
2019
#Review | Each of these eight crime stories has a distinct cultural flavour @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag @rushatim https://t.co/FRT5sp5cfJ#Review | Each of these eight crime stories has a distinct cultural flavour @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag @rushatim https://t.co/FRT5soNAR9#Review | A novel that can serve as a handbook on environmental issues @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/QnLebro392#Film Non-fiction, regional language #books popular at MAMI’s #WordtoScreen market | reports @kennithrosario https://t.co/UwOxvm4A6K
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9/24
2019
#Review | This Booker shortlisted novel interweaves post-modern Nigeria, its chequered past and its traditional bel… https://t.co/TFZvGnffbZIn conversation | 'The Dutch House’ is Ann Patchett’s eighth novel, and she says her works are far more nuanced tha… https://t.co/rfAPcMDIjK#Review | Ahead of his 112th birthday, remembering the politics and thoughts of a freedom fighter who died young, t… https://t.co/RRP70Lk5NC
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9/23
2019
Based on a real Florida institution, Whitehead’s novel is his first since the acclaimed historical fantasy "The Und… https://t.co/XhbNtD2CcRAhead of his 112th birthday, remembering the politics and thoughts of a freedom fighter who died young, through his… https://t.co/6Ko727Qkbp
9/22
2019
#Review | A collection of essays offers valuable insights into the agriculture economy and how it is affecting the… https://t.co/YcvoQuIO2y
9/18
2019
Odysseus’ epic story has birthed many more down the ages @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag @aakar_amnesty https://t.co/sTYVFUzJBv#Review | Even if the poetry sounds strained in places, the stories are a delight @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/qq3QiXdemV#Review | A moving ode to life, with all its delicious little ironies @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag @JulieMerin123 https://t.co/2zRfpyWoRm
9/17
2019
#Review | William Dalrymple tears apart the Empire’s colonial project saying the subcontinent was conquered by viol… https://t.co/6uYcmT2oxi#Review | It looks delicious and it makes you want more. What else can you ask for from a collection of stories and… https://t.co/EO8srUpCo1Kiran Nagarkar, the enfant terrible of the 70s chipped away at charmed family life, pristine feminine purity, exoti… https://t.co/GZAjERS86O
9/16
2019
'F-Rated: Being a Woman Filmmaker in India' review | You will find here shared tales of discrimination and sexism o… https://t.co/qCyooVVaWLWarren Hastings was the wrong man to impeach, but the case at least proved the sheer ignorance of the British about… https://t.co/nSTiT6QKyd
9/15
2019
#Review | How ecological damage is altering the topography of Kerala and the Western Ghats @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/BX4KoWnzcUReprise | 'The General of the Dead Army' by Ismail Kadare @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/BOynaDTWEhCanadian author #MargaretAtwood said moves to limit women’s reproductive rights, particularly in the United States,… https://t.co/jmvyfqWgux#MeToo | The information included giving the reporters an internal memo in which a movie studio employee described… https://t.co/HtRWh6xYXq
9/10
2019
Welcome to Veranda, a teashop in a Kerala village, where ideas flow as liberally as the tea, run by school dropout-… https://t.co/5i3G4bUyMkNothing encapsulates the transformation of the town Nagercoil like Sundara Ramaswamy's novel 'Oru Puliamarathin Kat… https://t.co/aWEPbYDSoqThis strikingly contemporary reworking of ‘Don Quixote’ is a satire. And Salman Rushdie suggests in this interview… https://t.co/S1gqCXsTNu
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9/9
2019
Review | This novel is Sajidah’s story: she is a woman of dignity and courage who achieves some happiness, but whos… https://t.co/IcjNBw98qc‘The Far Field’ review: An unexpectedly nuanced look at Kashmir from down South https://t.co/hRnWPYr52uReview | Arundhati Roy's inflamed prose, gritty distrust of power and moral commitment to the oppressed make these… https://t.co/uo8WUfo61XThis strikingly contemporary reworking of 'Don Quixote’ is a #satire . And @SalmanRushdie suggests in this intervie… https://t.co/0jswxuhBOo
9/8
2019
Satire might be all that’s left for writers in today’s world of crumbling structures, suggests Salman Rushdie on hi… https://t.co/A92TphutGf
9/7
2019
The ancient connection between nursery rhymes and food @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/jwaq4TsilzThe selected books include four debut novels: Ib’s Endless Search for Satisfaction by Roshan Ali ; Milk Teeth by Am… https://t.co/XFpkWiDr1gCopies of Margaret Atwood's long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale were mistakenly sent to readers early, sendi… https://t.co/a3jxswnq0x
9/5
2019
#Review | Stunning visuals give us a sense of geography and life along the Silk Road @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/FNBa5zH6zH#Review | More than a detective story, this is a slow unpeeling of banal suburbia @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/nFxN3QMZI4#Review | A sensitive intergenerational story that stitches together the traumatic events in Punjab’s history… https://t.co/lHzEoou3qy
9/4
2019
This collection of rare books can change the way you view history. And it is up for grabs at a forthcoming online a… https://t.co/zEnJFLZw06
9/3
2019
#Excerpt from Antigod’s Own Country | A Short #History of #Brahminical #Colonisation of #Kerala https://t.co/XQEg9WpzPn‘Assam – The Accord, The Discord’ review | Tracing the current #NRC saga to its genesis, the #Assam Accord of 1985… https://t.co/4jrfk0dnpWReview of @UnamPillai "The Courtesan, The Mahatma and The Italian Brahmin" : A peek into the multicultural nature o… https://t.co/NhveqS4FE2
9/1
2019
.@devduttmyth says #mythology is a map of the human mind. It helps you understand the world, life and culture. It i… https://t.co/vwT5VnWJ3u
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8/30
2019
#Review | A portrait of close to two dozen people who witnessed the bloodshed and moved to Britain @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/Uj4qgyXnAr#Review | Why the home, the role of parents, and reading are more important than other influences on a child… https://t.co/NcH6JO2qizHow to be a professional reader @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag @mini_kapoor https://t.co/h5Nw3nkyX3
8/27
2019
Looking back at ‘The Autumn of the Patriarch’ by Gabriel García Márquez @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/TnEbJTsCc3#Review | A beautifully produced anthology which explores the human-animal relationship while offering a sharp comm… https://t.co/tNGnN3QnGA#Review | A brilliant new translation does justice to Chirakkarode’s 1962 Malayalam classic about the low-caste Pul… https://t.co/glHMtYLkDD
8/26
2019
Amit Chaudhuri talks about his 1993 novel, ‘Afternoon Raag’, which now has a 25th anniversary edition with an intro… https://t.co/XLT62y6B9tIn 2012, a cartoon on B.R. Ambedkar — depicting Jawaharlal Nehru with a whip in his hand, next to Ambedkar, seated… https://t.co/S6OOjSwknFHow a search for satisfaction while living alone, broke, purposeless and struggling with the monumental task of wri… https://t.co/Yll3YdlKVqHow a search for satisfaction while living alone, broke, purposeless and struggling with the monumental task of wri… https://t.co/XGWwEDdKhS
Retweeted by TheHinduBooksRoshan Ali on writing his first novel: "The truth, which terrifies me when I think of it now, is that I wanted to w… https://t.co/nNF2l1VRI6
8/25
2019
William Dalrymple’s new book 'The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire… https://t.co/9PrijgR8dL
8/23
2019
Thought for Food | Not all the secrets exchanged at the IIC are political @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/89JuWxY1yAV.R. Ferose, the man from Bengaluru, who has turned book collecting into a warm and collaborative project… https://t.co/cwcbBmYee2
8/21
2019
#Review | Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s exploration of the moral and existential dilemmas of the urban intellectual has an au… https://t.co/beH1bx7Bes#Review | A history of poet Hoshang Merchant and the gay movement in India @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/8hLuwp8bqz#Review | Why reporting from the Northeast is like walking a tightrope @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/tMU5yRJREQ
8/20
2019
#Review | Two writers, through their doubts, affirm Gandhi as a serious philosopher for our times and beyond… https://t.co/mT50rgNnX9#Review | This exploration of two different approaches to faith and their failure to meet is sincere, but in trying… https://t.co/zmH0oreLW7In Conversation | ‘If Muzaffarnagar were a person, it would be someone who is in your face, on the brink of violenc… https://t.co/740J4t9FeUAs we celebrate the 72nd year of independence, reading literature centred on the traumatic experience of Partition… https://t.co/3goYAhzQH1
8/19
2019
“Every day I sat down to write and even if I had a good day... I’d feel terrible because I’d be thinking: ‘My God,… https://t.co/plJTGotI2G
8/18
2019
Three new books for young readers bring alive the experience of growing up in an #Defence family. @vangmayi_ https://t.co/7mLMLXF7wb#Review | A confusing mix of melodrama and realism @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag @mihir_b https://t.co/b0Tgcr06T2
8/14
2019
#Review | A look into Gandhi’s possible influence on the belief system of the archetypal Hindi film hero… https://t.co/swNFw7g0U5#Review | Despite some gaffes, the first part of Banker’s Mahabharata spin-off packs a punch @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/khhxY8HrXI#Review | Despite some gaffes, the first part of Banker’s Mahabharata spin-off packs a punch @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/HnY9mGCXFb#Review | The novel based on the screenplay of the Academy Award-winner cannot hold its own: it fails to impress ev… https://t.co/ot2piiFkjs
8/13
2019
Profiling a novel: On the 70th anniversary of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag @mini_kapoor https://t.co/I6uwqJPhSZ#Review | Understanding the reasons that stand in the way of a solution to the #Kashmir crisis @TheHinduBookshttps://t.co/RnguFjM4sJ
8/12
2019
#Review | How #Nehru formed his views on the nation and her culture @TheHinduBooks @TheHinduMag https://t.co/GWA3AF4BBr
8/11
2019

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