• Fiction: End overend0

    By Daniel Bosley* 20 July 2018 A short story Illustration: Arati Kumar-Rao The sun eased itself into the Indian Ocean, quickening the flat horizon with crimson before leaving only shades of pink. The guests looked on from the cocktail bar in hushed silence, like visitors on a seven-star wildlife safari. Satisfied, they turned their seats

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  • From Darjeeling to Aracataca0

    By Manjushree Thapa*   20 July 2018 A novelist on literary homelessness. A mural of Gabriel García Márquez in Getsemani, Colombia. Photo: Manjushree Thapa Their imaginations were fed by exile, a nourishment drawn not through roots but through rootlessness. My imagination, however, requires that I stay in the same city, on the same street, in the

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  • Postrevolutionary Iran; A Political Handbook Hardcover0

      Mehrzad Boroujerdi and Kourosh Rahimkhani,’s new book, Postrevolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook (Syracuse University Press, 2017), traces the political events that mark almost four decades of revolutionary rule and includes biographies of the 2,300 most important political players in the Islamic republic. The book is certain to be a must have reference for anyone

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  • Behind the Scenes of India’s Response to the East Pakistan Crisis of 19710

    An extract from ‘Intertwined Lives: P.N. Haksar and Indira Gandhi’ by Jairam Ramesh. Indira Gandhi and P.N. Haksar. Courtesy: Nehru Memorial Library Jairam Ramesh BOOKS DIPLOMACY HISTORY POLITICS 18/JUN/2018 Within a few days of taking over, Indira Gandhi faced a crisis of epic proportions on India’s eastern border with Pakistan. From the midnight of 25

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  • Defending Kashmir: Book Review0

    “History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” This remark made by Napoleon Bonaparte is quite right in the context of India-Pakistan wars. Both the countries since partition defend their respective versions of past and continue to do so until today. Numerous accounts have been written on Kashmir war

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  • Book review: Left, Right and Centre: The Idea of India0

    by Aejaz Ahmad Wani      11/6/2018 There has been much fuss about nationalism in India in the past few years. Catchphrases such as national/anti-national, anti-Hindu, anti-State, Sickularity, and intolerance have kept coming up in public sphere. This is nothing but a contestation on the Idea of India, whether the idea of India is reducible

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  • Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War0

    Book Review by Adnan Qaiser, May 2018   Adnan Qaiser, a Research Associate at the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, Canada, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, reviews Myra MacDonald’s book on Indo-Pakistan relations. The author can be reached at a.qaiser1@yahoo.com   Rarely is history narrated in whole truth; it stays the

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