Culture Matters

Living under Occupation
Adania Shibli
An excerpt from Minor Detail.
“She kept a diary to keep herself going…”
Nayantara Sahgal
On her mother’s journal "Prison Days".
A Discovery
Ashoke Mukhopadhyay, translated by Arunava Sinha
A Ballad of Remittent Fever is a story of four generations of doctors from West Bengal.
On the “Kalaignar”
Significant excerpts from Vaasanthi's 'Karunanidhi: The Definitive Biography'.
Music and Modernity
Tejaswini Niranjana
'Music, Modernity, and Publicness in India' is a collection of essays edited by Tejaswini Niranjana.
Joo, Joo, Where Do You Go?
Vijaydan Detha, Translated by Vishes Kothari
The book offers some of the oldest and most popular fables from the Thar Desert region.
Portrait of a scholar princess
Rumer Godden
A significant excerpt from Rumer Godden's book on the Mughal scholar princess, Gulbadan Begum.
The tale of the deceased Delhi
K.A. Nizami, Translated from Urdu by Ather Farouqui
"The end of a civilisation where the exalted values of Indian culture had been nurtured."