Of Exemplary Practitioners

Women Architects and Modernism in India by Routledge India is perhaps to date the most comprehensive compilation of notable female ...
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Following The Calendar

Bengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals is a reprint of Chitrita Banerji’s original work, Life and Food in Bengal, published in ...
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A Highlights Package

Books on cricket generally fall into one of two categories: those that focus on the field of play and those ...
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Of Mayhem And Serenity

Murray Laurence’s Subcontinental Drift begins with wide-eyed observations on his first journeys in India as a callow backpacker in the ...
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Speaking Of Poetic Connections

Mad Ireland hurt you into poetry’, wrote W.H. Auden in memorial for W.B. Yeats. The sentence herds the reader straight ...
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Life Beyond Human Perception?

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (b. 1950) created a sensation when she declared that she was a witch in 1986. Because of ...
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Lincoln’s Parental Grief

What is the place of grief in the pursuit of greatness? George Saunders explores this theme in his new book ...
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A Social Commentary

Ksemendra was a classical Sanskrit poet who flourished in the reign of Ananta ( 1028–63 CE) and his son Kalasa ...
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Unravelling A Complex Moral Universe

In a general, widespread opinion, the Rama story is old and ageless and its narration in Valmiki’s adi-kavya both original ...
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Formation And Decline Of Third Theatre

Sometimes in the mid-1980s, the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) had organized a street theatre festival at Pragati Maidan. I ...
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The Uneasy Life Of A Magnificent Singer

This book, on one of the most formidable musical talents of this century, shatters one’s reverie. Those of us who ...
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A Peep Into Two Music Families

The two books under review showcase the legacy of two music families in different ways. Quraishi’s book is rich in ...
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A Historical Sweep

The book is a product of collaboration between an unlikely duo: a history professor at Jadavpur University and a bio-statistical ...
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History From Below

May, 1974 in India was a time of fervent activity and excitement. The air was rife with talk of an ...
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Of Bahubalis Of Indian Politics

Of Bahubalis Of Indian Politics At a time when Bahubali of a cinematic kind has become the buzz word in ...
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