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Gulzar: Prophet of Pain

Gulzar: Prophet of Pain

Gulzar’s first novel Two is not just his search for a catharsis from the Partition and its wounds; it is a bell sounding out the possibility of other Partitions that could be brewing in the darkness of human minds

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Upamanyu Chatterjee: Meat of the Matter

Upamanyu Chatterjee: Meat of the Matter

The Revenge of the Non-Vegetarian is tightly conceived and though slim, packs quite a punch, dissecting India’s descent into atavistic madness over meat and its hopelessly flawed judicial system

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Suspended Bodies of Transit

Suspended Bodies of Transit

Sam Wallman’s Poignant Graphic Journalism in “At Work Inside Our Detention Centers: A Guard’s Story”

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The Big, Blue Drawer of Memory

The Big, Blue Drawer of Memory

Available Light, CP Surendran’s book of poems, is luminous

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The Life of a Woman

The Life of a Woman

In One Day We’LL All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, the crux of Scaachi Koul's essays deals with growing up and living in Canada, a country known to be an ideal refuge for immigrants barred by a belligerent neighbouring country

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Journey of a star who held her own, milestone by milestone

Journey of a star who held her own, milestone by milestone

The colourful and eventful life of yesteryear actress Asha Parekh

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On Song: 29 luminaries on Beatles

On Song: 29 luminaries on Beatles

In Their Lives is an anthology of essays from 29 luminaries singing praises of their favourite Beatles songs

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To the Middle of Love: A collection that crackles with energy

To the Middle of Love: A collection that crackles with energy

Omar Sabbagh’s fourth collection of poems opens with a birth, ends with lament and a meditation on suicide, and in between, offers inventive twists on the age-old stories of identity, love and grief

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Shazia Omar's Dark Diamond: A riotous ride on a time machine

Shazia Omar's Dark Diamond: A riotous ride on a time machine

Shazia Omar's Dark Diamond transports the reader into a magical world, beyond past, present or future, the world of the writer’s imagination.

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