Meet Some Hindu Deities and Get To Know Them Better

In the Hindu universe, gods and goddesses play freely among human beings to help them, nudge them towards the right action and mete out justice. They may appear to us as avatars in human form or manifest themselves as forces of nature. The many myths of Hinduism become colourful and entertaining when Shiva, Vishnu and…

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Glorious Resistance: The similarity between African American and Dalit movements from The Radical in Ambedkar

This remarkable volume, edited and introduced by Anand Teltumbde and Suraj Yengde, seeks to unpack the radical in B.R. Ambedkar’s legacy by examining his life work from hitherto unexplored perspectives. Although revered by millions today primarily as a Dalit icon, Ambedkar was a serious scholar of India’s history, society and foreign policy. The Radical in…

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Fatima Bhutto on Her New Book, The Runaways!

Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul. She is the author of a book of poetry, two works of non-fiction, including her bestselling memoir Songs of Blood and Sword, and the highly acclaimed novel The Shadow Of The Crescent Moon, which was longlisted in 2014 for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. Read on to know…

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The Great Gatsby: A Rich Man in India – an excerpt from the ‘The Beautiful and the Damned’

The Beautiful and the Damned examines India’s many contradictions through various individual and extraordinary perspectives. Like no other writer, Siddhartha Deb humanizes the post-globalization experience in the book–its advantages, failures, and absurdities. India is a country where you take a nap and someone has stolen your job, where you buy a BMW but still have to idle…

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Things To Leave Behind- an Excerpt

Things to Leave Behind brings alive the romance of the mixed legacy of British-Indian past. A rich, panoramic historical novel that shows you Kumaon and the Raj as you have never seen them, the book is full of the fascinating backstory of Naineetal and its unwilling entry into Indian history, throwing a shining light on…

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Meet the Author of Vanara, Anand Neelakantan

Vanara by Anand Neelakantan is a classic tale of love, lust and betrayal. Baali and Sugreeva are orphaned brothers of the Vana Nara tribe who created a peaceful country for their people after having suffered the consequences of the continuous war between the Deva tribes in the north and the Asura tribes in the south.…

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In Times of Siege – an Excerpt

Staff meetings, lesson modules, a half-hearted little affair with a colleague-this is the bland but comfortable life of Shiv Murthy, a history teacher in an open university. But disruption and change are on their way-an outspoken young woman with a broken knee comes into his life and turns it upside-down. Read In Times of Siege…

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