Selected Posts

Latin American Literature

A Decade of Blogging Latin American Literature (Part I, Part II, Part III)

Roberto Bolano:

Cesar Aira

Mario Vargas Llosa

Tomas Eloy Martinez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Now, who will tell the tale? (Obituary)



Book Reviews

Short Essays


Anhey Ghorey da Daan (Alms for a Blind Horse)


Chandigarh’s Rock Star: Nek Chand
Half Slum, Half Paradise: Two Takes of the Indian City
Kanshiram by Badri Narayan
Bipan Chandra; The Historian of Modern India
The Known Turf by Annie Zaidi
Jangalnama: Travels through Maoist Guerrilla Zone by Satnam
Ayodhya 6 December 1992 by PV Narasimha Rao (Book Review)
The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen
Indian Nationalism: A Study in Evolution by Sitanshu Das
The Sena Story by Vaibhav Purandre
The Concerned Indian’s Guide to Communalism by KN Panikkar
Indian Modernity: Contradictions, Paradoxes and Possibilities by Avijit Pathak
Words Like Freedom: Memoirs of an impoverished Indian family by Siddharth Dube
Everyone Loves a Good Drought by P. Sainath


Writing as Resistance: The indomitable Art of Mahasweta Devi
Wrong Heaven by Rabindranath Tagore (a translation)
Under the Shadow of Kamakhya by Indira Goswami
The Shelter of the World by Salman Rushdie
The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh
Drizzle of Yesteryears by MK Ajay
The Famous Ghalib by Ralph Russel
The Ardent Pilgrim: An Introduction to the Life and Work of Mohammad Iqbal by Iqbal Singh
Khaki Shorts and Saffron Flags by edited Tapan Basu, Sumit Sarkar et et al
The Babri Masjid- Ramjanmabhumi Issue: Anatomy of a Confrontation edited by S. Gopal

Indian Politics

Delhi pollution Buoys Indian Industry
Ramar Sethu and the Narmada Bachao Andolan
New Twist to the Dera Controversy

Short Essays/ Critiques
The Agenda of the Gita
IT: The Future is here, almost
A Bicycle Diary

In the Heart of “the Monster”- 8 days in Mexico City (travelogue)

A Pilgrimage to Nagarjunakonda (travelogue)
Books of the Century
A Salute to Comrade Fidel
A Chinese Road for Rural India
The Sancho Panza of Hindi Cinema: Johnny Walker
Antonio Gramsci and India
On Bhagat Singh: jis marne te jag dare
Paul Robeson and India
Midnight’s Children: Jawaharlal Nehru and Mohammad Ali Jinnah


From One Wall to Another: Marx’s Specter Looms Large
Wall Street Crisis and Das Capitalism
Contradictions of Globalization: The Strange Case of India
Scavenging the Sticky Glue
An Alternative to Globalization
Food in the time of Crisis

Marxiana/ History

Karl Marx: A Biography by Francis Wheen
Lenin: A Biography by Robert Service
On Edge of the New Century by Eric Hobsbawm
Stalin by Eduard Radzinsky
Autopsy for an Empire: The Seven Leaders who Built the Soviet Empire by Dmitri Volkogonov
A People’s Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes
On History by Eric Hobsbawm
Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution by Richard Gott (Book Review)
Discovering Che: 40 Years On
Reading Capital with David Harvey
Das Kapital: A biography by Francis Wheen

Where did the Indians go? by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Urdu Poetry

And in such myraid ways your memories comes to me, as night falls (On Faiz)
On Mirza Ghalib
On Mir

Of Friends and Comrades

Tum mere paas raho- Shahid Anwar

The year gone by series (just completed 10 years!)

The year- and a decade gone by- 2015
The year gone by- 2014

The year gone by- 2013
The year gone by 2012
The year gone by: 2011
The year gone by: 2010
The year gone by: 2009
The year gone by: 2008
The year gone by: 2007
The year gone by: 2006
The year gone by: 2005

Guest Posts
Adivasis and the Environmentalism of the Rich by Ishwar Singh Dost
Imagining Punjab in the Age of Globalization


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