Manu Bhagavan is associate professor in the Department of History at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. He is the author or (co-)editor of four other titles, including Heterotopias: Nationalism and the Possibility of History in South Asia and Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India.
Here is an extract from his new book, 'The Peacemakers,' published by Harper Collins India.
Chapter 2 India in New York
ENTER MADAME PANDIT...more
11:54 AM, Jun 01, 2012
After writing Corridor and The Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers, Sarnath Banerjee went through a period of silence, wondering about the point of it all. Having promised his editor never to write another graphic novel, he returned to her office three years later with a manuscript of 'loosely bound graphic commentaries.' He claimed to have moved away from the form of graphic novel and figured out a more imaginative way to...
07:54 PM, Feb 02, 2011
The much awaited book - 'Superpower? The Amazing Race Between China's Hare and India's Tortoise'- by Network18 founder Raghav Bahl was finally launched on August 17. ...
07:52 PM, Aug 22, 2010
WHY DON'T THEY GET INDIA?
A lot of Indians believe in rebirth and transmigration of the soul. While it is an intellectually rich philosophy, its quick and everyday version simply means that a person's second, third, fourth or nth life is influenced by his actions, or karma, in previous ones. By this simplistic yardstick, I must have been a foreign investor in at least a couple of my earlier births!...
12:31 PM, Aug 16, 2010
Feted for its electric chaos, the city of Bombay also accommodates pockets of calm. In one such enclave works Mohan, a contemplative man who has spent his life observing people from his seat as a letter-writer outside the main post office, but whose lack of engagement has caused a thawing of his marriage. At this delicate moment, Mohan and his wife Lakshmi are joined at their home in Saraswati Park...
04:13 PM, Aug 10, 2010
If you thought the Abhay-Sonam starrer is all urban, think again. The plot of the film dates back to the 19th century romance penned by Jane Austen. Here’s an extract… Volume I – Chapter 1
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very...
05:33 PM, Aug 04, 2010