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Bad Books List

Bad Books List

27 December, 2004

And the books they loathed? Unsurprisingly, not everyone was willing to risk their necks. But here is a short list of those who dared and bared:

The Diary Of Baby Haldar

The Diary Of Baby Haldar

24 February, 2003 Sheela Reddy

A push in the 'write' direction was all the prof offered his maid. It unlocked gritty, dark memories.

Jack and Jill...

It's all about Lowe, a Brit who married a Haryanvi taxi-driver

Copy Write, Unbound

Copy Write, Unbound

28 January, 2002 Ashis K. Biswas

Publishers scramble to cash in on Tagore's songs and lyrics

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Romila Thapar, Mukul Kesavan, Mani Shankar Aiyer, Gulzar, Shabana Azmi, Omar Abdullah, Manil Suri, Sushmita Sen, Shyam Benegal et al on what they read this year...

19 November, 2001

Frankness Don't Pay

Sheela Reddy

Maneka wins damages, an apology and a weapon to fire at Sonia

17 September, 2001

Deadlier Than A Khomeini Fatwa

Arun Venugopal

The verdict's out on Salman Rushdie's 'Fury'. And it's enough to hang the celebrated author.

13 August, 2001

The Write India

Sabita Majid

Canadian writers milk their experiences to churn out books on the country

23 July, 2001

Nesting Words, Words In Exile

Sheela Reddy

Borne along on the very personal voice of Urdu poetry, and now tossed about on a west wind

02 July, 2001

Unwritten Chapters

Sheela Reddy

Why does India resist honest biographies? Because the idea of an overarching public space is absent.

02 July, 2001

Snapshots From A Trashcan

Sheela Reddy

There are no dearth of ego-inflating and self-puff hagiographies in the Indian book bazaar


04 June, 2001

A Date With Mr TBA

Vibhuti Patel

New Yorker bash: Jhumpa shares the stage with ol' man Rushdie

09 April, 2001

A Little Too Frank

V. Sudarshan

Indira's biography rattles Sonia and loyalists, but they're hoping to kill the issue with neglect

26 March, 2001

The Printer Devils

Sujoy Dubey

Bengal's book trade is hit where it hurts by transborder piracy

22 January, 2001


Sheela Reddy

Death of Vishnu, John Simpson, Arjun Sengupta's New Book

26 June, 2000

Oriental Reversal

Sagarika Ghose

A Rajput prince's diary on the Raj will see the light of the day, thanks to Llyod I. Rudolph and wife Susanne Hoeber

01 May, 2000

A Native Return

Amita Malik

Amita Malik met Salman Rushdie during his emotional India trip


24 April, 2000

Salman For Dinner

Nilanjana S. Roy

J.M. Coetzee and Jeffrey Moore won the coveted awards but Rushdie hogged the limelight

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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