The Price of Aid by David C. Engerman is a fascinating account of how the economic cold war shaped the first 25 years of independent India.
Her wonderful writing and Ishan Trivedi’s colourful illustrations make ‘Garuda & the Serpents’ come alive for children as well as adults.
Former US Secy of State sidesteps historically rooted definition and examination of fascism in her book, which doesn’t offer compelling arguments. In 1939, M...
Rupali Mishra’s new book describes how licencing, permits, rights etc. fetched gains for people close to power.
Sulmaan Wasif Khan’s ‘Haunted by Chaos’ tells the story of how China’s leaders shaped its destiny through their distinct ideologies, traumatic pasts and disparate visions.
The book is neither a memoir nor an insider’s account of the organisation. It's more of a primer, written by that rare intellectual among spies. India is a c...
In 'Muslim Women Speak: Of Dreams and Shackles', activist-scholar Jamil tries to find these women's real voices, instead of just presenting them as victims.
In his rather salacious memoir, the journalist doesn't offer a nuanced perspective about the personalities and events that shaped India.
‘Illiberal India’ is an eminently readable narrative, and is as close to a biography of Gauri as there is likely to be in English.
US-based professor Meena Arora Nayak’s take on the epic seems to push an agenda. Readers ought to rather read the original text.