Posts Tagged ‘excerpt’

In this extract from How The BJP Wins, Prashant Jha paints a picture of what happened in Allahbad, Uttar Pradesh on the morning of 23 February 2017, the election day. On 23 February 2017, at 9 a.m., a hotel manager in Allahabad proudly showed the ink on his finger. ‘I have voted and cycle will win.’ Cycle is the...

An Indian empire at the peak of its power. Everyone wants a share of the riches of Nagapattinam. When a Greek pirate ship sails in to loot the wealth of the Cholas, it is brutally defeated by the navy and forced to pay a compensation. A payment that includes a twelve-year-old girl, Aremis. Here is an excerpt from the...

THE ADIVASI WILL NOT DANCE is an intensely political collection of stories, set in the fecund, mineral-rich hinterland and the ever-expanding, squalid towns of Jharkhand. The book was banned by the Jharkhand government in August 2017, and the author accused of denigrating the Adivasi culture. This is an excerpt from...

When the idea for a book on Baba Ramdev and his company came up, it seemed promising. I had followed Ramdev’s rise ten years ago when I was at Mint, meeting him on multiple occasions, covering his Ganga campaign in Kanpur, hanging around his kutir while he asked questions about swadeshi economics to Rajeev Dixit,...

Read an excerpt from When I Hit You, Meena Kandasamy's powerful novel about an abusive marriage

What do gau rakshaks share on Whatsapp? And how do they think? A peek into India's one of India's largest cow-protection volunteer organization

An excerpt from The Other Man, Shashank Kela's debut novel, 'a startlingly original' work of fiction that takes off from an encounter killing

The revolutionary Bhagat Singh on why he turned to atheism, and why it's necessary to criticise every tenet of old belief

At lunch with Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBI's first woman-chair, and one of India's top bankers

It cannot be a coincidence that the protests come at this critical juncture in Tamil politics