Rajat Chaudhuri

  • Unexploded: Wars Within and Without 20-08-2014 01:15 PM

    There is a poignant scene midway through Alison Macleod's novel about wartime England. The setting is Brighton, it's October 1940, when `bombs dropped like the leaves of autumn'. In the midst of death and despair a concert has been organised at the local internment camp by Superintendent Geoffrey Beaumont. A...
  • Death is no Picnic: A review of Alex by Pierre Lemaitre 14-01-2014 01:33 PM

    The parallels with Lisbeth Salander's story are obvious. Let alone the bestseller status of both the books, the intrepid crime aficionado will not fail to notice the kinship between The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the story of Alex Prvost, the tough and stunning woman at the centre of...
  • Protiva Gupta's latest is a carefully researched book 01-11-2013 11:18 AM

    The Venetian merchant Niccol de' Conti who travelled to India in the 15th century refers to the Andamans as the `islands of gold'. Conti, whose travels accounts influenced Genoese map makers and explorers, tells the story of a lake in an island of the Andamans whose waters could turn iron...