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Insider Perspectives: Joining the Pursuit of Textualizing the Naga Condition

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Insider Perspectives: Joining the Pursuit of Textualizing the Naga Condition

By Dzüvinguno Dorothy Chasie Book: Insider Perspectives: Critical Essays on Literature from Nagaland Author: Vizovono Elizabeth and SentinaroTsuren Norway: Barkweaver Publications 2017, 1-210 Price: Rs. 300/- (Available online at www.ilandlo.com) Overview Insider Perspectives is a collection of critical essays composed and compiled by the two authors, Vizovono Elizabeth and SentinaroTsuren, and aims to stand as a […]

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Different Shades of Genius: the Insufferable Variety Across Literature

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Different Shades of Genius: the Insufferable Variety Across Literature

By Vikas Datta | IANS They can have a fair claim to be the most misunderstood minority, despite all their contributions — solving mysteries, helping all sorts of people out of tight spots and otherwise enhancing human knowledge in myriad ways. As Jonathan Swift put it, “… when a great genius appears in the world, the […]

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Five Books to Look Forward to in July 2018

By   /  July 1, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Five Books to Look Forward to in July 2018

By Saket Suman | IANS Though summer is at its peak in most parts of India and literary events almost at a standstill, the coming month will bring cheer to many readers as it will mark the release of some riveting offerings. Here are the five books yearning for prospective readers in the coming month: 1. […]

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Characters From the Past: Historic Figures in Fiction and Those Left Out

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Characters From the Past: Historic Figures in Fiction and Those Left Out

By Vikas Datta | IANS “The whole Earth is the sepulchre of famous men..” observed ancient Greek statesman Pericles in a memorial ceremony, noting that their story doesn’t only survive on their gravestones, but “lives on far away…” Nobody knows this better than the writers who focus on or otherwise bring in historical personages into their […]

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New Book on Environment Shows the Way Forward

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on New Book on Environment Shows the Way Forward

By Kushagra Dixit | IANS Book: The Climate Solution; Author: Mridula Ramesh; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 295; Price: Rs 550 Mridula Ramesh’s new book “The Climate Solution” presents a plethora of information, facts, figures and data on climate change in the context of India and provides a roadmap for the way forward. However, for anybody who […]

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“Things That Can Go Wrong on Your Wedding”: A Review from the Reader’s Perspective

By   /  June 3, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on “Things That Can Go Wrong on Your Wedding”: A Review from the Reader’s Perspective

By Meripeni Zares Penthrill publication house puts up a picture of the Author, Dr. Kezhakielie Whiso on Facebook. Here is a man with a serious demeanor donning a suit and a spectacle and it read that he is into rocks and fossils. “Things that can go wrong on your wedding” I gasped unbelievably when I learned […]

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Indian Novel at its Best, Reflection and Not Protest

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Indian Novel at its Best, Reflection and Not Protest

By Saket Suman | IANS Book: All The Lives We Never Lived; Author: Anuradha Roy; Publisher: Hachette; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 335 In a shattered world of lovelorn characters, Anuradha Roy’s recent novel yearns for “all the lives” it “never lived”, gently unfolding a narrative whose heroes share traits of villains and villains of heroes — […]

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A Book Long Due: Jim W Kasom’s Homecoming and Other Stories

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on A Book Long Due: Jim W Kasom’s Homecoming and Other Stories

By Shelmi Sankhil Jim Wungramyao Kasom’s Homecoming and Other Stories, published by Bibliophile South Asia and Promilla & Co., and released in Delhi on the 12th of May is one more addition to the growing body of literary work coming from the northeast of India. Literature produced by the inhabitants of India’s northeast needs further segregation […]

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What We Owe to Literature: A Global Odyssey Across the Centuries

By   /  May 13, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on What We Owe to Literature: A Global Odyssey Across the Centuries

By Vikas Datta | IANS In that splendid comedy “Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines”, set in the age when humans had just began to take to the skies, a Prussian Colonel tells a wary subordinate tasked to fly a plane that he should follow the procedure for learning everything they do “from the book […]

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Adherence, Denunciation and Inspiration: Freud and His Legacy

By   /  May 6, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Adherence, Denunciation and Inspiration: Freud and His Legacy

By Vikas Dutta | IANS It is the great, not necessarily correct, but disruptive ideas about human nature and the world that evoke the most fervent reactions, both for and against. Some of the quite famous of these stem from a quartet of European thinkers, all born within seven decades in the 19th century, and […]

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