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...

India after Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha

This book India after Gandhi is probably first of its kind and I expect a lot of its kind to follow. This is a...
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...

The Buddha and Dr. Fuhrer by Charles Allen

I have often been intrigued by how the excavations are done? How are the records of various finds reconciled? And how the archeologists and...
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...

Indian Mansions by Sarah Tillotson

During my walks around Delhi, the Havelis or the Indian Mansions in the narrow lanes that we call Galis, have always intrigued me. I...
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...
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...
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...
Merchants of Tamilakam by Kanakalatha Mukund

Merchants of Tamilakam by Kanakalatha Mukund

Merchants of Tamilakam is the second book in the series ‘The Story of Indian Business’. Talks about the maritime trade in the southern coastal...