Category: Reading Corner

April-May 2019 | New Release

This April we bring forth some interesting titles for our readers: Socioliterary Cultures in South Asia presents seventeen studies on authors, texts, and issues under three sections that represent different…
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LAUNCH OF PICTURESQUE INDIA: A JOURNEY IN EARLY PICTURE POSTCARDS (1896 – 1947)

Niyogi Books have brought forth an attractive collection of vintage Indian picture postcards, curated along the travel routes of that time, with their newly published title Picturesque India: A Journey…
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Rabindranath Tagore’s Returning of Knighthood

Theodore Adorno, in his 1949 essay, “Cultural Criticism and Society”, said: ‘There can be no poetry after Auschwitz’. Perhaps in the Indian context, one could say that there cannot be…
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Other Words, Other Worlds… An Interview with Geetanjali Shree, Author of ‘Mai’

    We approached celebrated writer Geetanjali Shree with certain questions in mind: How is a well-recognized Hindi writer faring in International languages? Do the translations enhance her readership in…
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The Legend of Krishna: Author’s Encounters on His Voyage

        "At Mundra, it took long persuasion to take pictures in Devshi Sarang’s house. It was sold to a local Jain merchant who, initially, was reluctant to…
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EXCERPTS: KRISHNA IN MURALS

          Krishna, the dark god, enacting his leelas, and evoking bhakti rasa in his devotees, is the most popular and perhaps among all Hindu gods closest…
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Maharajas of Jodhpur and Mysore launch: The Story of the Jodhpur Lancers

  The Teen Murti statue in New Delhi commemorates the courage and sacrifice of the Jodhpur Lancers the Mysore Lancers and the Hyderabad Lancers, who served as the Imperial Service…
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EXCERPTS: BIBHUTIBHUSHAN BANDYOPADHYAY STORIES

  Bibhutibhushan has a unique style of speaking, homely and laid-back. Listening to his voice, one thinks of things like an informal gathering of friends, lazy afternoons, rainy spells, story-telling sessions and hookahs...The rambling,…
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Without Prejudice – the making of the story

The issues related to Mumbai dance bars are multifaceted and very deep-rooted. They have layered nuances, primarily socio-economic and carry legacies of our colonial past. The core problem is a…
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