Chandrahas Choudhury
<br />Print culture: A file photo of people visiting a book fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The trade book market (which comprises books published for the general reader, and not textbooks or grew threef<br />

The decade in literature

7 min read . 31 Jan 2011
<br />The fall: Ali says Obama has proven to be no different from other American presidents. Charles Dharapak/AP <br />

The false radicalism

3 min read . 16 Dec 2010
<br />Father figure: Gandhi differed from Ambedkar in his ideas for the development of Dalits. Hindustan Times<br />
<br />Memories of the Future: New York Review Books Classics,228 pages, $15.95 (around Rs745).<br />

The living box

2 min read . 21 Jul 2010
<br />Multi-chromed: The title’s inspired by Raphael’s Madonna painting. AFP<br />

The sleuth from Vile Parle

2 min read . 25 Jun 2010
<br />The Art of Choosing: Hachette, 330 pages, Rs499.<br />

Facing the choice conundrum

3 min read . 18 Jun 2010
<br />The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction 2: Blaft, 522 pages, Rs495.<br />

Wasted on paperback

3 min read . 04 Jun 2010
<br />Astute: Smith compares Tom McCarthy’s Remainder favourably with Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland.<br />

Stating the un-obvious

3 min read . 21 May 2010
<br />‘Desi’ fix: (clockwise from above) The anthology has chapters devoted to women’s love of gold; Indian general elections; and Bollywood. Photos: Satish Bate / Hindustan Times and Noah Seelam / AFP<br />

The importance of being Indian

3 min read . 25 Mar 2010
<br /> Page-turner: What’s your idea of a good summer holiday read? <br />

The summer reading guide

5 min read . 18 Mar 2010
<br />Happily ever after? Gilbert explores the challenges and joys of marriage.<br />

When the bell tolls

2 min read . 24 Feb 2010
<br />Wild call: Animal metaphors are used to stress human qualities. AFP<br />

The lives of others

2 min read . 29 Jan 2010
<br />Lit up: A flaming bar at the launch of Eunuch Park by Palash Krishna Mehrotra. Harikrishna Katragadda/Mint<br />

A welcome and new maturity

4 min read . 25 Dec 2009
<br />The Skating Rink: 182 pages, $21.95 (around Rs1,000). <br />

Distorted world

2 min read . 27 Nov 2009
<br />Roadie: One of the best stories in the collection, by Dilip Simeon, is about truck-driving and Naxalism. Vikas Khot / Hindustan Times<br />

Trucks and Marxists

2 min read . 26 Nov 2009
<br /> The Museum of Innocence: Faber &amp; Faber, 536 pages, £12.99 (around Rs1,000). <br />

Wings of time

3 min read . 13 Nov 2009
<br />Indianized: The book’s title story is about a married woman and her elderly neighbour in Allahabad. Kamal Kishor / Hindustan Times <br />

Loneliness and domesticity

2 min read . 06 Nov 2009
<br /> Holy song: Evening aarti, a Hindu ritual, on the ghats of Varanasi. Courtesy: ‘The Indians: Interesting Aspects, Extraordinary Facets’ by Sumant Batra <br />

Hinduism: what you didn&#8217;t know

3 min read . 23 Oct 2009
<br />Wanderers: Parts of Le Clézio’s Desert, about a warrior tribe, is set in Morocco. AFP <br />

A world writer&#8217;s canvas

3 min read . 16 Oct 2009
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