Land of the Seven Rivers by Sanjeev Sanyal

Land of the Seven Rivers by Sanjeev Sanyal

Land of the Seven Rivers or Sapta-Sindhu, that is how India has always been known. Despite its ever-changing political borders. Despite rulers who came...
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...

The Ajanta Caves by Benoy K Behl

I read this book The Ajanta Caves as part of my readings for the Indian Art and Culture course that I am currently pursuing...
Letters for a Nation Jawaharlal Nehru

Letters for a Nation from Jawaharlal Nehru by Madhav Khosla

From 1947 to 1963, Jawaharlal Nehru was the prime minister of India. He had a tough task to lay the ground for a new...
Legendotes of Hyderabad by Narendra Luther

Legendotes of Hyderabad by Narendra Luther

Narendra Luther is a leading authority on Hyderabad. Having authored many books on the city and its various aspects like rocks etc. In this...
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...
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...
Arthashastra - The Science of Wealth by Thomas R Trautmann

Arthashastra – The Science of Wealth by Thomas R Trautmann

This small book tries to bring the mighty Arthashastra to you and does so very effectively. It does not take you through the academic...
Finding Forgotten Cities by Nayanjot Lahiri

Finding Forgotten Cities by Nayanjot Lahiri

Historian Nayanjot Lahiri traces the history of the discovery of Indus Valley Civilization. Most of us only know in one sentence that John Marshall...
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...