Indian Preview: Our Top New Releases from May

The Spy Chronicles by A.S. Dulat, Aditya Sinha and Asad Durrani   The Spy Chronicles is the first-of-its-kind book anywhere in the world that brings together former chiefs of the intelligence agencies of rival nations. A.S. Dulat headed India's RAW in 1999-2000, while General Asad Durrani helmed Pakistan's ISI in 1990-91. Off the field, though,… Continue reading Indian Preview: Our Top New Releases from May

The Assassination of Indira Gandhi: An Excerpt from ‘India: The Crucial Years’

On the morning of 31 October 1984, I left for Along in Siang district by helicopter. After landing there an hour later, I proceeded to Basar by road. Basar had an agricultural research centre, where there was a function requiring my presence. A little before 1 p.m., I returned to the rest house after the… Continue reading The Assassination of Indira Gandhi: An Excerpt from ‘India: The Crucial Years’

A Barbarous Situation: Excerpts from Nayantara Sahgal’s letters to the Authors’ Guild of India in 1975

Excerpts from Nayantara Sahgal’s letters to the Authors’ Guild of India in 1975, protesting against the censorship and suspension of civil liberties. She resigned membership of the Executive Commiittee of the Guild when the guild refused to put on record a protest against checks on freedom of expression. Since 26 June we have an ‘Emergency’ in this country… Continue reading A Barbarous Situation: Excerpts from Nayantara Sahgal’s letters to the Authors’ Guild of India in 1975