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Their World is Shrouded in Silence: Author of Book on Bar Dancers [Quint]

At thirteen, Munia has just had her first period when her so-called father sells her off to Babulal Dadua, headman of their bedia community – and a pimp. Without...

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Beyond ‘Futbol’ & ‘Mishti’, a ‘Complete’ Book on Bengalis [Quint]

“The Bengali is at once an existentialist delight and nightmare, cast in perpetual drama,” says Sudeep Chakravarti about his people in the introduction of his latest...

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How to Travel ‘Light’: An Author Pens a Journey Through Depression [Quint]

July 2007, a young man opens his eyes to find himself tied to a hospital bed. “You are bipolar,” he is told a little later –...

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Jayaraman’s ‘Who Me, Poor?’ Tells Stories of the Broke Millennial [Quint]

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine suggested that we go out for lunch to Barbeque Nation – not the first time she asked...

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Books Beyond Borders: Why Do Pakistani Writers Fare So Well Here? [Quint]

With acclaimed Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie’s novel, Home Fire, earning a place on the Man Booker Longlist this year, the focus is once again on Pakistani...

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