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Shakespeare, Sappho risk ban under Hungary's anti-LGBT+ law

Shakespeares plays and the poems of Sappho could be banned from Hungarian classrooms and restricted in bookshops, publishers

The Hindu 20 Jun 2021 9:17 am

Its a Wonderful Life review: A sense of lifes diverse currents

In his customary prose and wry humour, Ruskin Bond observes the world and the pandemic

The Hindu 20 Jun 2021 7:26 am

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story review: Looking back at the origins

With his no-holds-barred indictment of the way America mismanaged the COVID-19 health crisis, Michael Lewis holds a mirror

The Hindu 20 Jun 2021 7:26 am

Redesign the World: A Global Call to Action review: A radical form of humanism

The telecom innovator offers new ideas to change the future, in which people and the planet are at the core of all ideologies

The Hindu 20 Jun 2021 7:26 am

Familiar but new: Review of Vivek Nath Mishras No One An Outsider: Varanasi

These powerful stories tackle heavy subjects with a remarkable absence of drama

The Hindu 20 Jun 2021 7:23 am

Airy nothings: Review of Riksundar Banerjees The Book of Indian Ghosts

Most of the stories here are penny dreadfuls of the kind broadcast on popular radio channels

The Hindu 20 Jun 2021 7:23 am

17 Yrs Of Lakshya: Where Are The Films About Clueless Women Who Find Themselves

Maybe a little representation on women who fuck around, women who make mistakes, are irresponsible, and unaware of their life

Women's Web 19 Jun 2021 8:10 pm

Hotstar Film Shaadisthan Strikes Down Hard The Idea Of Samaj Kya Kahega

This dialogue from the movie Shaadisthan says a lot, Women like us fight so that women like you dont have to fight in their

Women's Web 14 Jun 2021 4:07 pm

Anthem for doomed youth: Review of David Diop's At Night All Blood is Black

This years International Booker Prize winner is a brutal tale of war, told in sharp, spare prose

The Hindu 13 Jun 2021 12:41 pm

Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said review: In exile, rooted to Palestine

A new biography of Edward Said maps his Arab and American selves and illustrates how his writings on Palestine, music, public

The Hindu 13 Jun 2021 12:00 pm

Musical Excellence of Mridangam review: The science of a rhythm

In seven segments, three writers describe the mridangam, partly adapting ideas from C.V. Ramans seminal paper

The Hindu 13 Jun 2021 11:25 am

Impact of COVID-19, Reforms and Poor Governance on Labour Rights in India

An economist decodes the reforms and rues the absence of effective consultations with trade unions on issues concerning

The Hindu 13 Jun 2021 10:54 am

Bound, a Mumbai-based company, provides services including mentorship and

Mumbai-based company Bound, run entirely by young women, aims to demystify the publishing industry

The Hindu 13 Jun 2021 10:54 am

Titanic and the Waldorf pudding

A new book featuring the culinary adventures of time-travelling siblings is the perfect ride for a food writer in lockdown

The Hindu 9 Jun 2021 1:50 pm

Bengal and its Partition: An Untold Story review: Roots of a division

A writer argues that colonial Britains policies impoverished Bengal, impacting the whole country

The Hindu 7 Jun 2021 10:11 am

Djinn without tonic: Ranjana Sengupta reviews A.A. Jafris Of Smokeless Fire

The book ranges over an extended checklist of themes centred on Pakistan, with all of them jostling for attention

The Hindu 7 Jun 2021 10:09 am

Uncle Sam and the philosophers stone: Review of Sanjena Sathians Gold Diggers

You hear several characters echo the same question: what does it mean to be both Indian and American

The Hindu 7 Jun 2021 10:04 am

Shikari Shambu turns 38, gets vaccinated

Ahead of his 38th birthday, Tinkle celebrates the iconic hunter-turned-conservationist, Shikari Shambu, with a virtual party

The Hindu 7 Jun 2021 8:08 am

Embedded in Ambedkars historiography

An ardent Indophiles poem on the life of Buddha stirred a rethink on conventional ideas of a philosophy

The Hindu 6 Jun 2021 11:28 pm

Keen on Latin-American literature? Check out the virtual World Literature

Hyderabad-based Surendra Singh Negi aims to familiarise enthusiasts with the literature of Latin-American countries with the

The Hindu 31 May 2021 1:51 pm

This was not designed to please you: Review of Jerry Pintos I Want a Poem and

Jerry Pinto converses with his selves and punctures a few romantic notions of love, leaving and poetry in the process

The Hindu 30 May 2021 5:45 pm

Intimations: Six Essays review: Work from home and other anxieties

Essays on the lockdown and how the virus has impacted lives

The Hindu 30 May 2021 6:36 am

All Roads Lead North: Nepals Turn to China review: Nepals links with China

A journalists scholarly research takes the long view on a small countrys foreign relations, even as it often finds itself

The Hindu 30 May 2021 6:35 am

I Drew My Strength In The Pandemic From WandaVision, Recent Winner MTV Movie &

Zapped of my own strength in this pandemic, I binge watched WandaVision, and felt a certain strength, drawn from Wandas

Women's Web 24 May 2021 6:18 pm

Leela Naidus 1st Film Anuradha (1960) Was All About A Homemaker Taken For

The 1960 classic Anuradha was way ahead of the times, showing the story of a talented woman taken for granted by her husband

Women's Web 23 May 2021 5:16 pm

The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer: Arthur Conan Doyle, George Edalji and the

A historian recalls how Arthur Conan Doyle helped a Parsi lawyer, George Edalji, clear his name after being convicted for the

The Hindu 23 May 2021 8:52 am

Making Excellence a Habit: The Secret to Building a World-Class Healthcare

In his memoir, Dr. V. Mohan underlines that the cornerstone of patient care is empathy

The Hindu 23 May 2021 8:39 am

India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present review: India in a changing

A former National Security Adviser and top diplomat traces the changes in Indias foreign policy, maps its present-day

The Hindu 23 May 2021 8:34 am

Im attracted to the ways in which the mysteries of water parallel the secrets

Chinese author An Yus debut novel about loneliness and redemption speaks eloquently to our pandemic-ravaged minds

The Hindu 23 May 2021 8:34 am

Blindness by Jos Saramago

At a traffic signal in an unnamed city, as the green light comes on, a car is unable to move. The driver frantically tries to

The Hindu 23 May 2021 8:31 am

Comparable To Drishyams George Kutty, We Now Have Anu In Crime Thriller

Tamil web series November Story is a drama masquerading as a crime thriller. It is a brilliant exploration of power dynamics

Women's Web 22 May 2021 11:26 am

Akash Verma lets his readers decide

The author talks about the premise of Only the Good Die Young, the sequel to his earlier book, You Never Know

The Hindu 21 May 2021 3:29 pm

Karnan: A Spectacular Take On Caste, But Where Does It Stand On Issues Of

This brilliant anti-caste epic Karnan starts and ends with the image of a woman, but it does not do its female characters

Women's Web 16 May 2021 5:50 pm

Shes leaving home: Review of Jhumpa Lahiris Whereabouts

Jhumpa Lahiris latest is a sharp, unapologetic novel, which makes no attempt to please

The Hindu 16 May 2021 6:42 am

Born a Muslim: Some Truths about Islam in India review: A sense of

Ghazala Wahab explains what it is to be a Muslim, a member of the largest religious minority in India today, and why the

The Hindu 16 May 2021 6:39 am

The Forts of Rajasthan review: Sonar Kella and other forts

A virtual tour of famous Rajasthan citadels and their back stories

The Hindu 16 May 2021 6:39 am

Republic of Hindutva: How the Sangh is Reshaping Indian Democracy review: Ways

A historian attempts to re-brand the RSS by foregrounding its humanitarian work while ring-fencing it from links with

The Hindu 16 May 2021 6:38 am

When the sky poured acid: Review of How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

Both a powerful polemic and a nuanced exploration of human nature

The Hindu 16 May 2021 6:38 am

The anxiety pandemic

Amrita Tripathi and Kamna Chhibber, co-authors of Age of Anxiety, discuss mental health in the context of the second wave of

The Hindu 13 May 2021 7:33 am

Reviews of Beyond Pan-Asianism: Connecting China and India, 1840s-1960s, and

With research and anecdotes, two books steer clear of a reductive framing of relations between old neighbours and embrace the

The Hindu 9 May 2021 8:03 am

Buddha in Gandhara review: Journeys on the Silk Road

A writer travels through erstwhile Buddhist domains looking for Indian philosophical influences

The Hindu 9 May 2021 8:02 am

A Pandemic and the Politics of Life review: A raging virus and its impact on

Why logistical steps to fight COVID-19 must be accompanied by the state taking responsibility for migrant workers and the

The Hindu 9 May 2021 8:02 am

Hopeless in hovels: Janhavi Acharekar reviews Lindsay Pereiras Gods and Ends

With an insiders familiarity, Lindsay Pereira presents brutally honest vignettes of Mumbais Roman Catholic community

The Hindu 9 May 2021 7:59 am

Dream about me: Review of Kazuo Ishiguros Klara and the Sun

In this centenary year of the invention of the term robot, Kazuo Ishiguro presents in his latest novel an Artificial Friend,

The Hindu 9 May 2021 7:59 am

Reading for life

You can keep kids engaged with this illustrative, activity-filled book on life-centered learnings

The Hindu 7 May 2021 3:25 pm

AltBalajis His Storyy Promises A Fresh Take On Homosexuality Does It Deliver

Financially successful, socially respected, and seemingly contentedly married for 20 years, they are surrounded by friends as

Women's Web 1 May 2021 8:45 pm

We are the hashtag gen: Percy Bharucha reviews No One Is Talking About This by

This Womens Prize longlisted novel is fragmented, incisive, and designed to go viral

The Hindu 25 Apr 2021 8:23 am

The Orders Were to Rape You: Tigresses in the Tamil Eelam Struggle review:

Meena Kandasamy records the gruesome first-person experiences of two women of the Tamil Eelam struggle

The Hindu 25 Apr 2021 8:23 am

The Population Myth review: Not a demographic battle

With logic, and data from unimpeachable sources, former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishis book debunks the myth

The Hindu 25 Apr 2021 8:22 am

The Tale of the Horse: A History of India on Horseback review: Reimagining the

A writer explains the role of a fascinating animal in making communities, economies, identities, sport, and in challenging

The Hindu 25 Apr 2021 8:21 am

Searching For Sheela: How The World Is Unable To Understand Unapologetic Women

Unable to digest an unapologetic woman who wont fit herself into neat boxes, were so conditioned to the trope of the

Women's Web 23 Apr 2021 10:58 am

People of the book: Review of Siddharth Chowdhurys The Time of the Peacock

This insiders take on the publishing world becomes a venue to air broader questions

The Hindu 21 Apr 2021 8:36 am

Till We Win: Indias Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic review: How to fight a

Health experts on Indias COVID-19 battle and lessons for the future

The Hindu 21 Apr 2021 8:33 am

Madhav Hadas Meera Vs. Meera explores the real Meera

A book that looks at Meera as a complex person grounded in the socio-political milieu of 16th century Rajasthan

The Hindu 21 Apr 2021 8:33 am

Over 11,000 books in poor mans library destroyed in Mysuru

His dream of spreading knowledge reduced to ashes

The Hindu 20 Apr 2021 12:06 pm

The Chennai girl who is now a priest in a village in Wales

Shirley Murphy grew up in Chennai but now lives and works in Wales as a priest

The Hindu 19 Apr 2021 9:56 am

Put your coat and tie on: Can the postcolonial reader read in English

In a deeply stratified, postcolonial society such as ours, an aura of aspiration permanently colours the act of reading in

The Hindu 18 Apr 2021 5:47 pm

The Code Breaker review: The quest to rewrite DNA

Walter Isaacson profiles Chemistry Nobel winner Jennifer Doudna and other scientists for their revolutionary gene-editing

The Hindu 18 Apr 2021 5:22 pm

Ajeeb Dastaans: Somewhere In This Intricate Web Of Stories, Youre Sure To Spot

Ajeeb Dastaans reaffirms the complex state of being human at the intersection of multiple identities, and treats it with the

Women's Web 17 Apr 2021 6:10 pm

Does The Chudail From Roohi Give Us A Feminist Fix For Our Bad, Unsanskaari

So much of patriarchy is about controlling women, their behaviour, their bodies, their choices. A Chudail, or as in Roohi, a

Women's Web 12 Apr 2021 7:16 pm

Artists Weakness Is Tamizh Directors Excuse For Straying; Will Men Accept The

Women are expected to forgive a man who slips up because he had a moment of weakness, but can a woman do the same in our

Women's Web 12 Apr 2021 12:29 pm

Indias Power Elite: Class, Caste and a Cultural Revolution review: The

Sanjaya Baru captures the churn brought about by the 2014 general election, the rise of the BJP and its impact on the social

The Hindu 11 Apr 2021 3:30 pm

Jallianwala Bagh review: Fresh light on Jallianwala

Historian V.N. Dattas wide-angle book on the massacre, treating it as a clash between nationalist aspirations and imperial

The Hindu 11 Apr 2021 12:44 pm

The man without a badge: Geeta Doctor reviews The Unmarriageable Man by Ashok

We are all immigrants at some point or the other, says this story of post-colonial turmoil

The Hindu 11 Apr 2021 12:44 pm

Enemy of modernity: Gandhis Hind Swaraj

The early work Hind Swaraj contains some of Gandhis more eccentric thoughts

The Hindu 11 Apr 2021 12:44 pm

Detective Ghalib investigates: Ranjana Sengupta reviews Murder at the Mushaira

The book is filled with period detail, with the sights, sounds and smells of Shahjahanabad spilling out of every page of this

The Hindu 11 Apr 2021 12:43 pm

Why The Ending Of Irul That Played On The Final Girl Trope Was Disappointing

By this point, the film has already established that Archana is not a stereotypically perfect woman. The question is whether

Women's Web 6 Apr 2021 6:45 pm

LGBTQI+ books for young readers

Early reader recommendations that could teach children and remind parents about the importance of acceptance

The Hindu 5 Apr 2021 11:12 am

The Inheritance of Words: Writings from Arunachal Pradesh review: Fading voices

Women of Arunachal Pradesh provide a glimpse of their culture and traditions, past and present

The Hindu 4 Apr 2021 8:34 am

Under a White Sky review: Marching towards extinction

Critical of technological interventions to bring nature back, an environment writer says human actions have brought

The Hindu 4 Apr 2021 8:32 am

So far so fluent: Latha Anantharaman reviews Sylvia: Distant Avuncular Ends by

Begins with concrete clarity but ends in a blur

The Hindu 4 Apr 2021 8:30 am

The Great Unravelling: India after 2014 review: Rahul Gandhi and the loneliness

A former Congress spokesperson elaborates on the lack of an internal forum in the party to discuss leadership and other

The Hindu 4 Apr 2021 8:30 am

Modern literature has become completely logocentric: Amitav Ghosh

Ecological concerns echo from Jungle Nama, Amitav Ghoshs verse adaptation of the medieval Bengali tale about the forest

The Hindu 4 Apr 2021 8:20 am

Sanyas Sandhya Giri Taught Us That True Grief Is Honest, Hitting In Unexpected

Sanya Malhotra slips into the character of Sandhya like second skin, essaying it with beautiful precision, the love, the pain

Women's Web 31 Mar 2021 6:11 pm

Why We Readily Applaud The Sacrificing, Good Bahu In Pagglait

The self-sacrificing, exceptionally generous, and dutiful DIL in Pagglait shows us that women are allowed to rebel only

Women's Web 30 Mar 2021 5:07 pm

Undercover: My Journey into the Darkness of Hindutva review: From Gujarat to

A journalist gathers all his undercover investigations in the Gujarat riots case, which are now a part of court evidence,

The Hindu 28 Mar 2021 4:12 pm

Tony Kakkars Booty Shake Shows How Bollywood Still Objectifies Women

Bollywood songs and objectification go hand in hand. Tony Kakkar's new song proves once again that some things might just not

Women's Web 27 Mar 2021 3:45 pm

Pagglait: Be Ready To Be Blown Away At Every Turn Of This Remarkable Story Of A

Pagglait takes a commonplace tragedy and, through the power of its storytelling, elevates it into anything but common. Lets

Women's Web 27 Mar 2021 11:44 am

Law taught me that each word has an impact: Abigail Dean

Abigail Deans bestselling debut is not about the who and how of a crime, but about its aftermath

The Hindu 21 Mar 2021 8:57 am

The Cracks That Let the Light In: What I Learned from my Disabled Son review: A

Jessica Moxhams memoir is about parenting a special needs child in a society which doesnt quite understand the language of

The Hindu 21 Mar 2021 8:57 am

Indians: A Brief History of a Civilization review: Modern day journeys into the

Namit Arora explores how Indians lived, ate, loved, built, fought and made sense of the material, rational and spiritual

The Hindu 20 Mar 2021 9:16 pm

8 Hush Hush Realities Of Womens Lives Bombay Begums Examines With Splendid

On this International Womens Day, Netflix released an Indian series called Bombay Begums, a show in which women were crafting

Women's Web 15 Mar 2021 10:35 pm

A reformers childhood: Review of Shyamchi Aai by Sane Guruji, trs Shanta

How does Sane Gurujis Marathi classic, now available in a new translation by Shanta Gokhale, fare in todays context

The Hindu 14 Mar 2021 6:04 pm

Conversations across cultures: The politics of translation and Seagull Books

In a scenario where U.K. or U.S. publishers almost exclusively decide which translated books the Third World gets to read,

The Hindu 14 Mar 2021 6:04 pm

By Many a Happy Accident: Recollections of a Life review: Reflections of a

In his autobiography, Hamid Ansari, Vice-President for two terms, brings to the fore the predicament of Indian Muslims, who

The Hindu 13 Mar 2021 9:40 pm

Watching Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na As An Adult Showed Me How Wrong We Were About

I watched Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na as an adult and I realised Meghna was a broken woman, seeking empathy and love. Should we have

Women's Web 10 Mar 2021 11:45 pm

A cosmos of folklore and myth

Poet-playwright-novelist Chandrashekhar Kambar will release his new collection of poems on Sunday in Bangalore. This writer

The Hindu 8 Mar 2021 4:25 pm

Laxman Rao, novelist and playwright, sold chai from his stall in Delhi until

The author of 25 Hindi books, hes received awards from NGOs and literary associations and been covered more than 100 times in

The Hindu 7 Mar 2021 8:07 am

Midnights Borders: A Peoples History of Modern India review: A museum of

Travelling 9000 miles over seven years, Suchitra Vijayan tries to understand India through her boundaries with Bangladesh,

The Hindu 7 Mar 2021 8:05 am

Ghalib: A Wilderness at my Doorstep: Fresh insight into Ghalibs world

A biography of the Urdu poet and writer also signposts the literary culture of the age

The Hindu 7 Mar 2021 8:04 am