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  • March 18, 2019, Monday

    Journalism's advocate

    The New York Times deputy general counsel David E McCraw thoughtfully addresses this state of affairs as he takes us behind the ...

  • March 14, 2019, Thursday

    Spicy bard

    The influence of Shakespeare on Indian cinema has been so vast and has been written about so much that one would pick up the book ...

  • March 12, 2019, Tuesday

    Pioneer across the borders

    It was Begum Ra'ana who encouraged young, middle-class Muslim women to come out of purdah and train as nurses and teachers so ...

  • March 11, 2019, Monday

    Climate change and human history

    The book is marred by errors of fact and too often reads like a series of potted histories

  • March 08, 2019, Friday

    Aryan myths

    This book and the recent studies will dismay the Hindutva supporter who sees in India and its Vedic period as something pure

  • March 04, 2019, Monday

    How Asia ruled the world

    Much of this book turns on Mr Sharman's critique of what historians term the "military revolution thesis"

  • March 01, 2019, Friday

    The road to world power

    It focused on China as the key factor in this transition and its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as an instrumentality in ...

  • February 28, 2019, Thursday

    'An ingeniously Indian enterprise'

    One critical contribution in the book is the author's focus on the "compromised fourth estate"

  • February 27, 2019, Wednesday

    Contours of the 'Asian Century'

    The questions raised by the author's stimulating book highlight his deft weaving together of technology, geopolitics, economics, ...

  • February 25, 2019, Monday

    Mistakes that led to Trump

    Tomasky writes, "is the father of the modern political party, and therefore in some sense the man we might call the godfather of ...