HarperCollins India presents Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism Is Changing India by Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen and Christophe Jaffrelot

is proud to present a collection of essays that trace the ascendance of Hindu nationalism MAJORITARIAN STATE How Hindu Nationalism Is Changing India Edited by Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen and Christophe Jaffrelot A trenchant assessment of Narendra Modi’s BJP government and its impact on India. Majoritarian State traces the ascendance of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India.… Continue reading HarperCollins India presents Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism Is Changing India by Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen and Christophe Jaffrelot

My Beta Does Computer Things by Sanjay Manaktala

HarperCollins India is pleased to announce the publication of the book My Beta Does Computer Things by Sanjay Manaktala. Your Guide to Love, Success and Rock-n-Roll in the IT Industry. Father: ‘Beta, what do you want to be when you grow up? Wonder Woman? Spiderman? Superman?’ Child: ‘Papa, when I grow up I want to… Continue reading My Beta Does Computer Things by Sanjay Manaktala

HarperCollins presents Leapfroggers by Ved Prakash Sandlas

HarperCollins Publishers India is delighted to announce the publication of Leapfroggers by Ved Prakash Sandlas, the book provides insights into the human story of ISRO’s and India’s technological advancement. An insider’s account with unique insights into one of India’s most iconic institutions. Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/2vED142 ‘We are convinced that if we are to play a meaningful role nationally, and in the community of nations, we must be second to… Continue reading HarperCollins presents Leapfroggers by Ved Prakash Sandlas

The Exhumation: An Excerpt from ‘The View from Kollam’

The sun beat mercilessly down on the assembled crowd which had surrounded a house and its grounds. Over 300 people had thronged the site. To one side were parked two police jeeps and a van, with my car carefully parked in a shaded spot that diligent Sreedharan Pillai had found. Half a dozen policemen kept… Continue reading The Exhumation: An Excerpt from ‘The View from Kollam’

Flag Hoisting at the DC’s Bungalow

One of the drawbacks of studying at a boarding school is that one is condemned to rising at the crack of dawn for the rest of one’s life, even on Sundays and other holidays. Having been hauled out of bed at an ungodly hour from the age of six to the sound of a braying… Continue reading Flag Hoisting at the DC’s Bungalow

Of Divorce and Income Certificates. An extract from ‘The View from Kollam’

‘We are not man and wife. We are divorced.’ This statement took me by surprise as the speaker was an ordinary middle-aged man, looking exactly like the college professor that he actually was. The prim, neatly attired woman sitting by his side looked what the headmistress of a high school should look like. Their pleasant… Continue reading Of Divorce and Income Certificates. An extract from ‘The View from Kollam’