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meena-kandasamy's picture
Feb.05.2014
Tamil Nadu, 1968. Village landlords rule over a feudal system that forces peasants to break their backs in the fields or suffer beatings as punishment. In the misery of their daily lives it is little wonder that the Communist Party begins to gain traction, a small spark of defiance spreading from...
vadassery-thaiparambil-rakesh's picture
Nov.13.2013
So much has been talked about to quell the great religious divide in India. But it pervades like a dust storm all across the society, politics, business, and intelligentsia. Here is an honest attempt to see the nation first, a nation that cannot afford to talk divisive after sweltering for hundreds...
chitra-banerjee-divakaruni's picture
Apr.11.2013
Beloved bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been hailed by Abraham Verghese as a “gifted storyteller” and by People magazine as a “skilled cartographer of the heart.” Now, Divakaruni returns with her most gripping novel yet, a sweeping, suspenseful coming-of-age tale about a young...
farzana-doctor's picture
Mar.12.2013
Ismail Boxwala made the worst mistake of his life one summer morning twenty years ago: he forgot his baby daughter in the back seat of his car. After his daughter's tragic death, he struggles to continue living. A divorce, years of heavy drinking, and sex with strangers only leave him more...
debashis-dey's picture
Sep.19.2012
Set in the timeless rhythm of life in the hills near Tibet this is a moving tale of life, love and hardship with the sights, sounds and smells that make the people and their hopes, dreams and fears come alive. After marriage Nisha comes to a remote village in the mountainous Tibetan Border to lead...
sunny-singh's picture
Jul.10.2012
Billy Wilder's work remains a masterful combination of incisive social commentary, skilled writing and directing, and unashamed entertainment value. One of Hollywood's foremost emigre filmmakers, Wilder holds a key position in film history via films that represent a complex reflection of his...
suchitra-shenoy's picture
Dec.14.2011
When a crippling disease shattered his lifelong ambition, Dr. Venkataswamy (better known as Dr. V) chose an impossible new dream: to cure the world of blindness. The tiny clinic he founded in India defied conventional business logic and is now the largest provider of eye care on the planet...
bharati-mukherjee's picture
Sep.25.2011
From the author: I grew up in Kolkata, India, in a large and loving, traditionally patriarchal Hindu family, headed by my father. Though my father was not the eldest male in the extended Mukherjee family, he had been co-opted as patriarch because he was the most educated, and had...
erin-reese's picture
Mar.26.2011
Erin Reese is a one-of-a-kind travel writer – a spiritual seeker and solo backpacker who dropped out of a successful career in corporate America, hit the road,and never looked back. Her memoir, 'Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India,' is a high-energy adventure travel tale, packed...
erin-reese's picture
Mar.26.2011
Erin Reese is a one-of-a-kind travel writer – a spiritual seeker and solo backpacker who dropped out of a successful career in corporate America, hit the road,and never looked back. Her memoir, 'Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India,' is a high-energy adventure travel tale, packed...