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An Arab Spring version of Aladdin?

An Arab Spring version of Aladdin?

By Vikas Datta, (IANS) : Title: A Whole New World – A Twisted Tale; Author: Liz Braswell; Publisher: Paragon Publishing; Pages: 384; Price: Rs 395 A youth in “China” (actually medieval Middle East) is convinced by a magician, claiming to ...

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Pakistan and South Asia: A dark, intertwined history

Pakistan and South Asia: A dark, intertwined history

By Vikas Datta, (IANS) : Title: Faith, Unity, Discipline – The Inter-Service Intelligence of Pakistan; Author: Hein G. Kiessling; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 320; Price: Rs 599 Commonly known by its three-letter acronym, this organisation is held by its ...

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Modi-fication of India’s foreign policy

Modi-fication of India’s foreign policy

By M.R. Narayan Swamy, (IANS) : Title: Modi Doctrine: The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister; Author: Sreeram Chaulia; Publisher: Bloomsbury; Pages: 251; Price: Rs 599 This is a path-breaking work on India’s foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the ...

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The life and times of women who influenced Tagore

The life and times of women who influenced Tagore

By Aparajita Gupta, (IANS) : (Title: Daughters of Jorasanko; Author: Aruna Chakravarti; Publisher: HarperCollins India; Pages: 327; Price: Rs 399) Based on the life of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and his extended family and friends, this semi-fictional book tries to ...

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The reluctant, misunderstood creator of ‘Superman’

The reluctant, misunderstood creator of ‘Superman’

By Vikas Datta, (IANS) : Humankind’s capacity to comprehend pales before its ability to misinterpret or misappropriate — and neither prophet nor philosopher is immune. For the latter, none can beat this lonely, tragic but most misunderstood philosopher, sought to ...

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Love in the shadow of the ‘Nirbhaya’ episode

Love in the shadow of the ‘Nirbhaya’ episode

By Vikas Datta, (IANS) : Title: Mornings After; Author: Tharun James Jimani; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 350 Love, the most mysterious of human emotions, can be immensely uplifting or devastatingly destructive, but never static. As times change, ...

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