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Babur led a life of remorse and tragedy, claims new book

American historian Stephen Dale goes to great lengths to uncover Babur the man and ruler, the strategist, and the patron of arts.

Filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s new book confronts the shaky façade of global politics

‘Memory in the Age of Amnesia’ echoes Mirza’s own 1984 film Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho. It is a rant as much as it is an argument, and is often uncomfortable.

There’s a lot to Pakistan beyond coups and fundamentalists. Raza Rumi chronicles it

Raza Rumi’s book will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in the artistic and cultural landscape of Pakistan.

Trade across LoC is way to India-Pakistan peace, argues new book

In 'Conflict Management in Kashmir', scholar Mahapatra says initial trade momentum which was disrupted by political barriers can change. With Imran Khan assuming power in Pakistan...

Upamanyu Chatterjee’s novella turns the lynching narrative into one of cold-blooded murder

The contrast is obvious and the impact ruthless in his new novella ‘Revenge Of The Non-Vegetarian’.

Nandita Haksar’s ‘The Flavours of Nationalism’ binds politics, class & gender with food

What starts out as a personal recount becomes a sharp & honest commentary on India’s culture.

‘RSS: 360°’ attempts to demystify Sangh but only reiterates it as lynchpin of BJP

Author Ratan Sharda conveniently omits that the RSS was never at the forefront of the independence movement, and kowtowed to the British govt.

Rana Safvi’s new book is a great way to discover Delhi’s historical treasures

Rana Safvi’s Forgotten Cities of Delhi is a handy addition to the popular literature on the capital’s rich, 1,500 years old history.

Abhinav Chandrachud’s book reinforces the premise that neutrality is a myth in judiciary

Written by Abhinav Chandrachud, the book explores the trajectory of dissenting opinions in judicial pronouncements among other issues. From judicial appointments and judicial pronouncements to...

Journalist Ullekh’s book has a possible antidote for political violence in Kannur

With his book Kannur: Inside India’s Bloodiest Revenge Politics, Ullekh N.P. seeks to debunk the claims of victimhood made by the main players of the current spell of conflict, the BJP/RSS and the CPI(M).

On Camera

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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.