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The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee review – Marxism and tradition in 1960s India

AS Byatt acclaims an ambitious tale of political and familial tension in West Bengal<p>Neel Mukherjee's very ambitious and very successful novel is set in Calcutta and the ricefields on the edge of the jungle in the west of West Bengal. It takes place in the second half of the 1960s and centres on the …

Harbhajan Kaur Dheer becomes first Asian elected mayor in UK

May 14, 2015No comments<p>Indian-origin councilor <b>Harbhajan Kaur Dheer</b> of Labour Party became the first Asian woman to be elected as mayor in United …

Labour Party

Not the Booker prize shortlist: a long look at Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Tartt is a wonderful writer, but her third novel is deeply flawed: cliched, absurd and far, far too long

Government Committed for Empowerment of Disabled: Mr Thaawar Chand Gahlot, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Government Committed for Empowerment of Disabled: Mr Thaawar Chand Gahlot, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment<p>Composite Regional Centre …

PM chairs high-level meeting on infrastructure sectors

The Prime Minister today chaired a high-level meeting on infrastructure. Besides a broad overview of the infrastructure scenario in the country, the …

India

‘The Umbrella Man’: Siddhartha Gigoo is the Asia winner of the Commonwealth Short Story prize

In partnership with Commonwealth Writers, we bring you the winning story for the region.<p><i>The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 has just announced</i> …