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The Rise of Modi: Historical Knowledge in Popular Memory

<b>Mukesh Kumar</b><p><i>Past and Present: Inherent Contradictions in Psycho-Historical-Political Philosophy in India</i><p><i>History repeats itself, first as tragedy,</i> …

14 Award-Winning Poetry Collections That Deserve Your Attention

As much as we poetry lovers might not like to admit it, poetry does tend to garner far less fanfare than its literary cousin: prose. The …

13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

Looking for quick read? Here are some of our favourite short stories

There’s a big world enclosed within the confines of a short story. For most of us, it’s our first brush with serious writing from serious authors, …

Bilkis Bano verdict steers away from taking responsibility about sexual violence committed in conflicts

A few years before the Godhra incident and the allied communal riots in Gujarat, the establishments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the …

Bombay High Court

The woman who lost 25 members of her family in the 2002 riots and went on to help other widows

15 years after the communal carnage in Gujarat, Harsh Mander narrates a tale of exceptional courage.<p>I have engaged for many years with survivors of …

India

Modi Wants to Give Muslim Women Their Rights. So Why Did He Abandon Bilkis in Her Hour of Need?

In a speech last month, Narendra Modi said he wants Muslim women to get the rights promised to them by the constitution. Bilkis Bano is a reminder …

India

‘Preplanned inhuman collective violent act of terrorism’: What Modi got away with in the Godhra case

On the 15th anniversary of the Godhra train burning, a recap of little-known anomalies in the case that changed the course of India’s history.<p>It was …

India

The Daily Fix: Bilkis Bano verdict is a reminder of state complicity in the 2002 Gujarat riots

Everything you need to know for the day (and a little more).<p>The Big Story: A rare case<p>One of the many horrors that came into public view after the …

India

Statement Condemning Minority Minister’s Statement In Parliament That Alwar Killing Did Not Happen

We are writing this statement to strongly condemn minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s comment in Parliament that Alwar killing did not happen. In spite …

Despite columnist's gaffe, Kamal Haasan wasn't born Muslim – his original name was Parthasaraty

Should it really matter?<p>Is Kamal Haasan a Muslim? No, by all accounts. But on Sunday, a column in <i>The Financial Express</i> accusedthe legendary actor of …

As the BJP starts preparations for the Gujarat polls, is Pravin Togadia the new Yogi Adityanath?

A day after communal clashes in the state, the VHP leader spoke of Hindu grievances and Muslim appeasement.<p>Commentators reprimanding liberals for …

India

Atheists too have a right to live in this world, say kin of murdered Coimbatore man

H Farook, who was hacked to death last week, had received threatening calls over his Facebook posts about his views on religion, said his family …

Religion

Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister: What happens to the cases against him?

The BJP leader and his Hindu Yuva Vahini face multiple cases for creating communal tension in the state.<p>Eighteen years ago, on February 10, 1999, …

A leaf from the illustrious life of the CM designate of Uttar Pradesh

<i>Account of a ten year old story : Helps you understand the CM designate of UP</i><p><i>What happened in the eastern Uttar Pradesh town was not a conflict but</i> …

Books that you wont be able to put down.In the process I came across some excellent books that were out this year. And I am happy to share my top five picks fro

This year I found myself a lot more addicted to my phone. Majorly because I bought a new phone, I was really into it. Whenever I found free time, I …

The books that mattered to India’s independent publishers in 2016

Never mind the corporate publishing houses and their profit-and-loss accounts.<p>For the past two years, both inspired by and perhaps as a counter to <i>The</i> …

The 8 Best YA Novels For People Who Don't Like YA Novels

Think YA novels aren't for you? Meet Maggie Stiefvater, Rainbowl Rowell, or Neal Shusterman<p>Although the market for Young Adult novels has never been …

See the 10 books longlisted for the National Book Award in fiction

The 10 books in the running for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction were announced by the National Book Foundation Thursday. The longlists for young people's literature, poetry and nonfiction have already been announced. All the longlists will be narrowed to five finalists in October, and the …

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10 Indian Holidays So Good That You Might Want To Rethink Your International Vacation Plans

What makes holiday experiences memorable for travellers around the world?<p>For the free-spirited travellers, who are hungry for something new, perfect …

Travel

Ten books you should read this September

A new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, a new Kafka translation and a panoramic history of time travel all feature in this month’s round-up of books to look out for.

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13 New Books to Read This Fall

<i>A look at fall’s most anticipated books, from blockbuster novels to must-read biographies.</i><p><b>Girls, Interrupted</b><br>The friendship epic continues its reign, from Jacqueline Woodson’s Bushwick-in-the-’70s-set <i>Another Brooklyn</i> (Amistad) to Brit Bennett’s debut, <i>The Mothers</i> (Riverhead), which explores a love …

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From Godhra to Una: The face of the Gujarat riots has attached his name to the Dalit cause

Harsh Mander recollects a meeting with Ashok Mochi, whose photograph had come to symbolise the terror of the 2002 carnage.<p>A middle-aged man who …

India

Interior Design Ideas For Sleeping Six People In A Room

Sleepovers, extended family, and unexpected guests all make having extra sleeping space necessary. But why stop at just one extra bed when you could …

It’s Lit: Books We Read In School That Changed Our Lives

Required reading<p><i>If we could, we would spend the majority of our time here on earth skimming through our favorite bookshops and running through libraries. But even if we could, there sadly wouldn't be enough time to read every book in existence—that's why we rely on recommendations from friends,</i> …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

The books that critics say you should read this summer

There’s a new wave of books coming out now in time for summer reading for those of us in the northern hemisphere, with a mix of familiar names and debut authors who are worth paying attention to. Annie Proulx, Stephen King, and Dave Eggers are among the veterans releasing new works. And Emma Cline …

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Interview with a Bookstore: Kramerbooks & Afterwords, a Washington DC staple

Kramerbooks & Afterwords first opened its doors amid the bicentennial celebrations of 1976, and at the time was the first bookstore/cafe in Washington D.C. Over the years, through expansions, subpoenas, and innumerable neighborhood changes, business has remained constant, thanks largely to an …

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Best new crime and thriller novels

This is our repository of crime and thriller novel reviews<p>THE FORCE by Don Winslow<p>490pp, HarperCollins, £18.99, ebook £9.9<p><b>There's a glut of novels about New York cops</b>– <b>but this stands out by a mile, says Jake Kerridge​</b><p>Perhaps none of us felt we were in desperate need of another novel about what it …

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