Book review: History, process and pious hope

Book review: History, process and pious hope

Navin Chawla flanked by VS Sampath (left) and SY Quraishi after assuming office in April 2009. (Express Archive) For long, the holding of elections in India was a somewhat neglected topic until TN Seshan happened. Since his advent, the Election Commission of…
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The History of Italics In Type

The History of Italics In Type

I don’t know the author or typographer behind The Temporary State. There’s a contact address that reads “B. Tulskaya ul. 2-571, Moscow, Russia, 115191.” But Mx. Tulskaya (if that’s indeed the author) has made an outstanding pocket history of the use of italic…
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Book review: The cities he loved and lost

Book review: The cities he loved and lost

In the City a Mirror Wandering (Shahar Mein Ghoomta Aaina)Upendranath AshkTranslated by Daisy RockwellPenguin Random House504 pagesRs 599 The multi-volume novel cycle of Upendranath Ashk is, perhaps, the most voluminous Indian fiction of the 20th century. It…
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