September 19, 2020

P.A. Krishnan

  • Imperfect Korvai
    Imperfect Korvai

    This tribute to lower caste Mrdangam makers, who had an unequal relationship with Brahmin artistes, is an...

  • Justice Repaid In Bitter Dividends
    Justice Repaid In Bitter Dividends

    A Tamil classic doesn’t extol the central act of class violence; it speaks of life and futility

  • Pro Patria Mori Meets Fire-And-Brimstone
    Pro Patria Mori Meets Fire-And-Brimstone

    The winds are favourable...Savarkar is enveloped in a biographic embrace. Sampath is digressively elaborate;...

  • Periyar EV Ramasamy -- The Man Who Opposed Mahatma Gandhi's Idea Of India
    Periyar EV Ramasamy -- The Man Who Opposed Mahatma Gandhi's Idea Of India

    Not as famous like a Jinnah or Ambedkar, Periyar fervently criticised Mahatma Gandhi but his extraordinary...

  • Lengthening Shadow Of The Lifelong Quester
    Lengthening Shadow Of The Lifelong Quester

    Accessible, humane, unsparingly critical—this is a clear-headed account of the years that made the Mahatma,...

  • Swords And Chandeliers
    Swords And Chandeliers

    The Bahmanis, Vijayanagara, Shivaji...a fine history of the Deccan bristles with cruel and grand potentates,...

  • Between Avidya And Maya
    Between Avidya And Maya

    A lucid book on this greatest of Indian philosophers is to be lauded. But the attempt at a scientific...

  • Sectarian Fire Burns
    Sectarian Fire Burns

    Sangam-era violence was of tribal variety. Later it was between religions. Today, it’s caste riots that...

  • History’s Forgotten Nuts
    History’s Forgotten Nuts

    For a book set during the times of Rajendra Chola, Empire teems with the most ghastly anachronisms. Yet it...

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