BOOKS & IDEAS

‘The Boy Who Wrote the Constitution’

How can we acquaint children better with the life of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar? How about a play on his

Why do we celebrate the Navaratri festival?

Hindus are celebrating the Navaratri festival these days. Known also as Navarātra, Mahānavamī, Durgā Pūjā an

Vishwanath, cricketers’ cricketer, is “human being first, cricketer next”

Wrist Assured: An Autobiography By Gundappa Vishwanath with R. Kaushik Rupa, 280 pages, Rs 595 Before there were masters, there was Gundappa Vishwanath. Most elegant batsman (batter was

Teen Choto Chamuch

Nautanki Saala and Other Stories By Mohua Chinappa OakBridge Publishing

On Women’s Day, reading for a more equal world

A World of Equals: A Textbook on Gender Edited by Susie Tharu, A. Suneetha and Uma Maheswari Bhrugubanda Orient BlackSwan, 170 pages, Rs

‘Do you know that India’s largest biopharma company was founded because of a gender bias?`

Rising: 30 Women Who Changed India By Kiran Manral Rupa Public

Who will win UP polls, why: This book can help you figure it out

From Lucknow to Lutyens: The Power and Plight of Uttar Pradesh By Abhigyan Prakash

Bangladesh at fifty: An anthology for scholars and readers alike

Bangladesh: Writings on 1971, Across Borders Edited by Rakhshanda Jalil and Debjani Sengupta Orient BlackSwan, Rs. 875.00, 292 pages

How the 99 percent live – and die

Faces of Inequality Stories of the Poor and underprivileged from India’s grassroots By Pradeep Baisakh Notion Press, Rs 350, 310 pages [

Reading Kalidasa in the time of climate change

Being a diplomat is a fulltime job, in which Abhay K., an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, spends most of his working hours. Like all diplomats and indeed the rest of us, he manages to make time for something that he finds as important as the

A collection of stories to savour, for daughters of all ages

When Mommy was a Little Girl Edited by Pranav Kumar Singh Illustrated delectably by Abhilasha Khatri Ponytale Books, 152 pages, Rs 299 When Sasha was growing up in Russia, she would of

The first user-friendly pictorial field guide to the trees of Arunachal Pradesh

‘Trees of Arunachal Pradesh: A Field Guide’ is a first-of-its kind pictorial guide for a wide audience. A visually rich book that will help you to efficiently and easily identify trees of this region. Biologists from the Nature Conserv

Covid conundrum: Where exactly does all the government money go?

COUNTDOWN Can India Rebound from the Meltdown of the Century? By Anshuman Tiwari and Anindya Sengupta Bloomsbury, 268 pages, Rs. 799

‘Classified’, a scintillating expose of the ISRO spy story

Classified: Hidden Truths in the ISRO Spy Story By J. Rajasekharan Nair Srishti Publishers, 280 pages, Rs 350 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was rocked by a spy case in 1994, taking dow

“But for Nehru’s non-alignment, India would’ve been where China is today”

Dark Secrets: Politics, Intrigue and Proxy Wars in Kashmir By Iqbal Chand Malhotra Bloomsbury, 277 pages With his latest work, ‘Dark Secrets’, scholar and media personality Iqb

Bill Gates, charity and the dilemma of already successful people

Mantra and the meaning of Success By Rajesh Talwar Bridging Borders, 288 pages Rajesh Talwar, who works as Deputy Legal Adviser to the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan, has written 31

An inquisitive reader’s guide to Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas

Essence of the Fifth Veda By Gaurang Damani Divine Destination, 234 pages, Rs 350

Humility: Going beyond binaries to deliver justice to tribals

Being Adivasi: Existence, Entitlements, Exclusion [Part of ‘Rethinking India’ series] Edited by Abhay Flavian Xaxa and G.N. Devy Penguin, xxvi+182 pages, Rs 699 ‘Being Adivasi: Existenc

How to raise a gender-sensitive generation

Awakening the Rainmaker: A Guide to Gender Equality By Nishtha Anand Bloomsbu

Ashis Nandy: A celebration and a guide to the perplexed

Modernity, its Pathologies and Reenchantments Edited by Shail Mayaram Orient BlackSwan,

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now



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