We don't see them on TV, in textbooks or in newspapers, and most of us wouldn't be able to name a single one. But there are dozens of women scientists in India who are hunched over experiments in laboratories, peering through powerful telescopes and camping out in harsh and extreme conditions this v..
After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and the strangest place on earth. He draws on readings, reflections and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, a..
Munir Khan, a recently widowed Indian Canadian writer, meets the charming Mohini Singh, a college teacher, in the high-brow Delhi Recreational Club in the heart of the city next to Sikandar Gardens. An enigma surrounds the gentle, non-believing Munir, tempting Mohini to rock the boat of her steady m..
Heaven is a thirty-year-old slum hidden between brand-new, high-rise apartment buildings and technology incubators in contemporary Bangalore. In this tight-knit community, five girls on the cusp of womanhood-a politically driven graffiti artist; a transgender Christian convert; a blind girl who love..
In the wake of the Partition, a new country is born. Millions of refugees pour into Pakistan, torn from the lives they have left behind and reeling from the horrors they have witnessed on their hazardous journey. In this welter of chaos and deprivation, Sajidah and her father find their way to the W..
The most comprehensive introduction to the life of the Mahatma
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is among the most enigmatic, charismatic, deeply revered and equally reviled figures of the twentieth century. His Autobiography, one of the most widely read and translated Indian books of all time, is a classi..
When they drink a cup of 'magic' coffee, Rahul and Neha are entrusted with a quest that promises to lead to great treasure. As they race from the plantations of Coorg to Japanese graveyards, they are trailed by the Yamamoto brothersbearing grudges and carrying swords.
Accompanied by a friendly ghost..
The Assam Accord, which sought to end a six-year-long agitation against illegal immigrants in Assam, was signed between members of the All Assam Students Union (AASU), and state and central governments just a few hours before Rajiv Gandhi was to deliver the Independence Day address in 1985. Immediat..
Renowned journalist Jyotirmoy Dey-fondly known as J Dey-was murdered by members of the Chhota Rajan gang in 2011. A few months later, a fellow journalist and crime reporter Jigna Vora was arrested in connection with the murder. Seven years later, some of which were spent in prison, Jigna was acquitt..
City of Gold', 'Urbs Prima in Indis', 'Maximum City': no Indian metropolis has captivated the public imagination quite like Mumbai. The past decade has seen an explosion of historical writing on the city that was once Bombay. This book, featuring new essays by its finest historians, presents a rich ..
Do you feel like you never have enough time or energy to get things done?
Are you stressed and exhausted just thinking about work?
Are you getting to the point where you dread Monday mornings?
These are the telltale signs of burnout, which, if not addressed, can wreck careers and families. Senior ..
Caste -- the core identity and even a badge of honour for many -- is a matter of daily humiliation and violence for others. As a first-generation Dalit to break out of the stranglehold of poverty and be educated across continents, Suraj Yengde reveals how India's caste system is disturbingly similar..