Innocence Lost

Amitava Kumar’s book deals with one of the most complex problems of our time: crimes committed by the State in the garb of fighting a war on terror.

Scotland Bard

Crime fiction maestro Ian Rankin on why detectives never marry, coffee with neighbours JK Rowling and Alexander McCall Smith, and tea conversations with Sharmila Tagore.

Darwin’s Poetry

The first woman to hold the Oxford chair in Poetry and the great-great-great-grand daughter of Charles Darwin, Ruth Padel knows a thing or two about survival.

Lethal Language

In Madhulika Liddle’s ‘historical’ crime novel set in Shahjahanabad, the most brutal murder is that of the Urdu language.

Sweet World

If Hrishikesh Mukherjee had ever tired his hand at writing fiction, he would have read a lot like this Farahad Zama’s The Marriage Bureau for Rich People or its sequel, The Many Conditions of Love.

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