Book Review - Why I Killed the Mahatma by Koenraad Elst

Why I Killed the Mahatma by Koenraad Elst

Why I killed the Mahatma by Koenraad Elst is a thorough analysis of the last speech by Nathuram Godse in the court. I had...
Banaras - City of Light

Banaras City of Light by Diana L Eck

Banaras City of Light by Diana L Eck is the most authoritative contemporary book on Varanasi. You look for books on Kashi and this...
Talking History – Romila Thapar With Ramin Jahanbegloo and Neeladri Bhattacharya

Talking History – Romila Thapar with Ramin Jahanbegloo, Neeladri Bhattacharya

Romila Thapar is the big name among historian in India. She has been responsible for the history we read in school. I have personally...
The Ocean of Churn by Sanjeev Sanyal

The Ocean of Churn by Sanjeev Sanyal

The Ocean of Churn by Sanjeev Sanyal attempts to expand the horizon of his earlier book 'The Land of Seven Rivers'. I had quite...
The Lost Generation by Nidhi Dugar Kundalia

The Lost Generation by Nidhi Dugar Kundalia

The Lost Generation by Nidhi Dugar Kundalia chronicles the professions that used to be mainstream. But are on the verge of dying. Some of...
Book Review - Where Stones Speak by Rana Safvi

Where Stones Speak by Rana Safvi

Mehrauli is the oldest living city, within the current city of Delhi. In my last stint in Delhi from 2009-11, I  used to walk...
Book Review - A History of the world in Twelve Maps by Jerry Brotton

A History of the World in Twelve Maps by Jerry Brotton

A History of the World in Twelve Maps is a difficult book to review. It is meant for the cartographers to understand the roots...
At home by Bill Bryson

At Home by Bill Bryson – Book Review

At Home by Bill Bryson is a mammoth book. It takes you around the world, across the eras without really stepping out of the...
The Last King in India - Wajid Ali Shah by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

The Last King in India – Wajid Ali Shah by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

Biographies of historical figures stitched together using the material available with a bit of imagination acting as a thread can be very interesting -...
The Case for India by Will Durant

The Case for India by Will Durant – Book Review

Written in 1930, at the peak of Indian freedom struggle, by a visiting American historian - this is book The Case for India, that...