Posts Tagged ‘India’

In this extract from How India Sees the World, India’s foremost China expert Shyam Saran decodes the secrets behind how the Chinese think and presents a sweeping history of the relationship – and border dispute – between India and China. Take a look: Deception as an instrument of statecraft is common to several...

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...

We know you haven’t had an affair with your History books after your board exams, eons ago, but dust them off and take a quiz to test your knowledge. Revisit with us the glory and shine of ancient India with its kings, kingdoms, and war.

If you’ve ever taken the Metro in New Delhi, you probably know that to make your commute smooth, you need a distraction. While most people prefer to use their smartphones, a Delhi-based couple is attempting to change that. Writer Shruti Sharma and her husband Tarun Chauhan are leaving book all over the city’s...

We all have that one person in our life. The Quintessentially Annoying Aunty. Perhaps he’s an uncle in your case? An (over) involved neighbor or a benevolent relative? You can spot them from a mile away. The bling, the love handles and the crystal encrusted saree. Any attempt to blend into the scenery or the...

A lot has been written about Chhatrapati Shivaji’s battles and military successes, viz. the slaying of the giant Afzal Khan, the night raid on Shaista Khan, the defeat of Kartalab Khan in Umbarkhind and many such battles. A lot too has been written about his escape from Agra and his coronation. These are the...

Have you ever been to an Indian thana, say in Pipli or Nidadavolu? Go on. Step inside. Be brave. You will be raped in twenty-seven languages and a million dialects. You will be spat on. You will drink urine. And if you are lucky, you will die. But if you are reading this there’s a good chance you are not among the...

This spellbinding biographical portrait of Indira Gandhi excavates both the iron lady and the flesh-and-blood woman. Sagarika Ghose looks for answers to lingering questions: from Indira’s religious politics to Sanjay Gandhi’s strange grip over her. This is the only book you need to read on Indira. Order your copy...

From Mohammad Akhlaq to Junaid Khan, India has changed irrevocably. It's time to take a stand.

Today, read these books to find out why climate change is real, why global warming is happening as we speak, and why we cannot take nature for granted