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Mehr: Love Across the Border

Mehr: Love Across the Border

Mehr, a cross-border love story by Siddhartha Gigoo, is a work of realistic fiction. This novel is set in the territories of India and Pakistan. It reveals the catastrophic collapse of the situation, futility of violence, pain and restlessness of the people residing in the conflict zone and the intricacies of the relationship between the two countries.

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Kala Ramesh: Beyond Infinity

Kala Ramesh: Beyond Infinity

Kala Ramesh’s first book of haiku and haibun, Beyond the Horizon Beyond, is a piece of cosmos ripped off to give us a glimpse of the vastness that lies beyond infinity

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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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