Tag Archives: book review
  • Vienna Blues: Love In Times Of Turmoil And Totalitarianism (Book Review)

    Title: The Tobacconist; Author: Robert Seethaler/Charlotte Collins (translator); Publisher: Picador/Pan Macmillan; Pages: 234; Price: Rs 399 Vienna, the city of melodious music, baroque art and architecture, intellectual ferment, and exuberant -- and even decadent -- entertainment, seems an easy ..

  • A Muslim Man’s Vedic Romance Continues (Book Review)

    Title: The Journey Continues: A Sequel to Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master; Author: Sri M; Publisher: Magenta Press: Pages: 194; Price: Rs 390 This is the continuing, amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounters with a Hindu myst..

  • Literary Tourism: Visiting Places That Inspired Iconic Literature (Book Review)

    Title: The New York Times - Footsteps; Author: Various; Publisher: Three Rivers Press/Penguin Random House LLC; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 499 The unsettling story of an evil Transylvanian aristocrat's depredations was brought home -- in all senses -- to the readers by a British coastal resort, Gabr..

  • Dostum: Afghanistan’s Brave Liberator Or Violent Warlord? (Book Review)

    Title: The Last Warlord; Author: Brian Glyn Williams; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 372; Price: Rs 599 History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get -- or are given -- a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their ima..

  • Plumbing Lethal Palace Intrigues In Princely India (Book Review)

    Title: A Necessary Evil; Author: Abir Mukherjee; Publisher: Harvill Secker/Penguin Random House; Pages: 380; Price: Rs 599 If a crime fiction series is set in the Raj era, one installment will invariably be in a Princely state, where there is usually an uneasy pact between tradition and modernity..

  • The Key Aide Who Ensures A US President’s Success Or Failure (Book Review)

    Title: The Gatekeepers; Author: Chris Whipple; Publisher: Crown/Penguin Random House LLC; Pages: 384; Price: Rs 799 The floundering that marks the Donald Trump presidency so far may be due to his ignoring a crucial -- and tested -- tenet of US Presidential politics since the last half-century: Ap..

  • ‘Bol Ke Labh Azad Hain Tere’: Faiz Beyond Revolution And Romance (Book Review)

    Title: The Colours of My Heart - Selected Poems; Author: Faiz Ahmed Faiz & Baran Farooqi (translator); Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 499 "Maqam, Faiz, koi raah mein jacha hi nahi/Jo kuu-e-yaar se nikle to suye-e-daar chale (No other stage on the way was suitable, Faiz/Eme..

  • Case Against A President: Trapping Trump In The Net Of Impeachment (Book Review)
    The Case for Impeachment;

    (Book: The Case for Impeachment; Author: Allan J. Lichtman; Publisher: WilliamCollins; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 290) Even as people in the United States seem to have come to terms with the presidency of Donald Trump -- protests over, sloganeering subdued and hostility forgotten -- this book by a rep..

  • A Global Tour Of Expressive Words English Needs (Book Review)

    Title: The Greeks Had a Word For It - Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without; Author: Andrew Taylor; Publisher: Corgi Books/Penguin Random House; Pages: 202; Price: Rs 399 Marmalade, bikini, shampoo, garage, robot, honcho, banjo, and so on may seem English but have actually gathered from all o..

  • Exploring Kumaon Through Its Art, Craftsmanship and woodwork (Book Review)

    Book: In the Shadow of the Devi: Kumaon; Author: Manju Kak; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 255; Price: Rs 1995 It is not just an abode of natural beauty, snow-capped peaks and tourist destinations but the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand has got much more to it. And writer Manju Kak's latest book ex..