Saturday, April 20, 2024

Bookshelf

Book Review: Family Life by Akhil Sharma

Have you ever wondered about the lives of families who have a loved one chronically ill or the families who have loved ones who can't do anything themselves and...

‘I Saw Ramallah’: Homecoming of a Palestinian Poet

While writing this review, the war that started on October 7 in Gaza has already taken the lives...

Book review: My People Shall Live by Leila Khaled

‘My People Shall Live’ is the autobiography of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) revolutionary Leila Khaled who attempted two plane hijacks- TWA Flight 840 and El-Al Flight 219 in 1969 and 1970 in order to free her people who were being held as prisoners in Israel, as well as bring the Palestinian cause to the forefront. The book, originally published in 1973, was edited by George Hajjar. 

Book Review: Please Look After Mother 

“There are moments one revisits after something happens, especially after something bad happens. Moments in which one thinks,...

Book review: Popping up the ‘H’ question

If we go through the history of Right-wing propaganda in India, we can find mentions of stories like...

Book review: A Constitution To Keep: Sedition And Free Speech In Modern India

On 11 August 2023,  the Government of India proposed a new draft of the criminal code of India.  Since coming into the public domain, the said draft has sparked...

On Devanura’s ‘RSS: The Long and Short of it’

Devanura pins down the ideology that has remained constant in the long history of RSS and calls for action on the part of those who want to save secular...
- Advertisement -

Reading ‘Republic of Hindutva: How the Sangh is Reshaping Indian Democracy’

Badri Narayan is a distinguished historian and anthropologist who has received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award. He has been widely recognized for his interventions in mainstream media and his...

Yogesh Maitreya wins NISSIM PRIZE for English Prose 2023

Author Yogesh Maitreya has won the NISSIM PRIZE for English Prose 2023 (Special Mention) for his book "B R Ambedkar- A Life in Books.”
- Advertisement -

Book review: RSS The Long and Short of It (2022)

Devanura Mahadeva, a leading political activist and a famed literary figure, in his latest book RSS The Long and Short of It has taken the RSS to the task.

Book review: “A Dismantled State” chronicles, deconstructs, and questions state propaganda surrounding Naya Kashmir

On 05 August 2019, the parliament stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status by reading down Article 370 and 35A, thus dividing the erstwhile state into two union...
- Advertisement -

Prince Harry says he killed 25 ‘fighters’ in Afghanistan

Prince Harry of British monarchy says he killed 25 "Taliban fighters" during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, according to reports based his memoir. Spare, which is due to be...

Bookshelf | The Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy by Dr. Kafeel Khan

'The Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy, A Doctor’s Memoir of a Deadly Medical Crisis' is a book by Dr. Kafeel Khan who has spent nearly 500 days in prison in the last three years and targeted several times by BJP government.
- Advertisement -

Rumours of Spring: Farah Bashir’s memoir is resistance in itself

Erstwhile Reuters photojournalist, Farah Bashir’s memoir is a timely and crucial intervention in South-Asian studies. As the title of the book suggests, it is the true story of a...

M Mukundan’s ‘Delhi: A Soliloquy’ wins JCB Prize for Literature 2021

'Delhi: A Soliloquy' by Malayalam writer M Mukundan has won the 2021 JCB Prize for literature.
- Advertisement -

13 books on Gujarat genocide 2002

This week marks the 19th anniversary of Muslim genocide in Gujarat.

Sarbpreet Singh’s new book talks about ordinary lives disfigured and disrupted by 1984 Sikh Massacre

Sarbpreet Singh's new publication Night of the restless spirits: Stories from 1984 becomes yet another witness of the horrors faced by the Sikh community of India. The author has captured the essence of the jeopardized Sikh identity in the Indian context and traced it back to the nightmarish events in history.
- Advertisement -