Memories and musings

With his book, Manindra Ranjan Baral has done a commendable job of writing an autobiography that--besides unravelling his life’s work--also encapsulates the state of affairs in Nepal.

An anatomy of ‘New India’

‘The Great Unraveling: India after 2014’ traces in detail deep-rooted complexities in Narendra Modi’s government with a historical perspective.

Becoming oneself

Sumit Sharma Sameer’s Prawas is a book about life choices and how they help give meaning to ideas of happiness and forgiveness.

The legend of the Gurkhas

To know about the past, present and way forward for the Gurkhas, Tim I Gurung’s Ayo Gorkhali: A History of Gurkhas is an essential read.

Love, loss and longing in Tehran

In contemporary times, when the meaning of love is reduced to a quick fix of sexual satisfaction and entitlement, Marjan Kamali brings forth a kind of love that stands the trials and tribulations of time and fate.

Kanchha Maharani: Gained in translation

Saguna Shah’s elegant translation of The Other Queen, written by Sheeba Shah, not only renders the novel an authentic quality but also makes the otherwise jittery read of the original text a pleasant one.

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