Books

  • Jonathan A. Knee |July 16, 2018

    Review: ‘The Billionaire Raj’ Offers Reasons for Optimism in India’s Gilded Age

    The title of the new book by James Crabtree, “The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age,” suggests that India has now come under the grip of a new but no less troublesome regime.

  • Mihir Zaveri |July 10, 2018

    Anne Frank’s Family Was Thwarted by U.S. Immigration Rules, New Research Shows

    The research, conducted jointly by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, details the challenges faced by the Frank family and others as Nazi Germany gained strength.

  • Mihir Sharma |June 22, 2018

    A Tiny Newspaper Ad May Be India’s Declaration Of Independence

    We can begin to believe that, one day, positions in New Delhi's corridors of power -- positions with real responsibility -- will be given to people with demonstrated ability in the fields they are supposed to supervise.

  • Patrick Farrell |June 21, 2018

    Last of The Newsies

    Ram Badan Singh, a sidewalk newspaper hawker, has been working at the same spot in New York for 36 years.

  • Treena Mukherjee |June 18, 2018

    A Dream Come True

    Ricardo Alexanders' book Bollywood Invasion is a unique blend of Beatles' music, Bollywood and time-travel.

  • Treena Mukherjee |June 13, 2018

    A Forgotten Force of South Africa

    Johannesburg-based writer Suzanne Franco’s novel, Soul Force, chronicles the contribution of Valliamma Munuswamy Mudaliar to the satyagraha movement in South Africa.

  • Little India Features |June 10, 2018

    Hindi In America

    Despite the growing Indian American population, formal language instruction in Hindi has been lagging in the United States.