Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicAutobiography

Topic: Autobiography

From cotton trader’s dream to empire, new book chronicles the rise of Ambuja Cement

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘The Ambuja Story’ by Narotam Sekhsaria will be released on 29 January on SoftCover, ThePrint’s venture to launch select non-fiction books.

In JP’s latest biography, a key question is missing—did he mainstream Jana Sangh?

At a discussion on a recently launched biography of Jayaprakash Narayan, panelists were of the view that the iconic leader’s dream of revolution remains alive.

Kausalya Baisantri, an early Dalit woman autobiographer, fought a ‘double curse’

Kausalya Baisantri was an educator and activist who reached the voice of Dalit women to then Indian President Giani Zail Singh.

New Dalit women autobiographies are opening up private, intimate spaces, rewriting history

From Yashica Dutt to Sumitra Mehrol, autobiographies & memoirs by Dalit-Bahujan women have a unique position in centering their experiences.

New book traces Hari Khemka’s journey from 19-yr-old novice to formidable businessman

'On the Move: My Journey as a Relentless Entrepreneur', written by Hari Khemka & published by HarperCollins India, will be released on 1 November on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Columbia University teaches Ambedkar’s biography, but few in India have even read it

A casteist and ideological bias has ensured that Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography is a celebrated work while Ambedkar's memoir is hardly known.

A Brahmin doctor’s house first revealed the ugly side of Hindu faith to me

Manoranjan Byapari writes about his life and observations as a servant to a Brahmin doctor.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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