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Book Review: ‘The Temple Tiger and more man-eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett

Book Review: ‘The Temple Tiger and more man-eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett

Publisher: Rupa Publications Language: English ISBN: 9788129141859 Price: 140 INR Pages: 128 Where ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon‘ ended, started the journey of ‘The Temple Tiger and more man-eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett. If ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon‘ made Jim Corbett the most well-known wildlife specialist, naturalist and author in the country, ‘The Temple Tiger and more...
Book Review: ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett

Book Review: ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett

Publisher: Rupa Publications Language: English ISBN: 9788129140364 Price: 140 INR Pages: 170 ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon‘ is undoubtedly the best book written by the revered tracker-turned-environmentalist, author and naturalist Jim Corbett. Jim Corbett is famous for his hunting of man-eating tigers and leopards in different places in the mountainous terrains of North India. In 1957, the...
Book Review: ‘The Company of Women’ by Khushwant Singh

Book Review: ‘The Company of Women’ by Khushwant Singh

Publisher: Penguin India Language: English ISBN: 9780140290479 Price: 399 INR Pages: 232 ‘The Company of Women‘ by Khushwant Singh might be one of the reasons the critics used to mockingly call him the ‘dirty old man‘ of Indian journalism. The other novel which might help the naysayers to stay firm on their logic is his...
Book Review: ‘Subhas and Sarat’ by Sisir Kumar Bose

Book Review: ‘Subhas and Sarat’ by Sisir Kumar Bose

Publisher: Aleph Language: English ISBN: 9789383064144 Price: 599 INR Pages: 278 “Uncle Subhas’s habit of working till very late was known to all, including the police. We incorporated this into our plan for his escape from Calcutta (and India) in January, 1941. He instructed by cousin Ila that the lights in his first-floor bedroom in...
Book Review: 'Don't Let Him Know' by Sandip Roy

Book Review: ‘Don’t Let Him Know’ by Sandip Roy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Language: English ISBN: 9789384052416 Price: INR 499 Pages: 244 No, not ‘Ray’ – if you are Bengali enough to be inquisitive and have visited the link to this review just because of the surname, let me give you a gentle reminder – as you should not judge a book by its cover, you...
Book Review: 'Anatomy of Life' by Devdan Chaudhuri

Book Review: ‘Anatomy of Life’ by Devdan Chaudhuri

Publisher: Pan Macmillan India Language: English ISBN: 9789382616306 Price: INR 350 Pages: 276 Narratives are rare. Rarer are good narratives. ‘Anatomy of life’, the debut novel of Devdan Chaudhuri, was nominated for Tibor Jones South Asia Prize 2013. That certainly speaks a lot about it. Apprehensive as always, this book made my decision to take...
Book News: 'Murder of Sonia Raikkonen' by Salil Desai will chill you to the bone!

Book News: ‘Murder of Sonia Raikkonen’ by Salil Desai will chill you to the bone!

~ ‘Murder of Sonia Raikkonen’ has launched in India in February, 2015 ~   About The Book: Late one November night, the mutilated corpse of a young Finnish tourist is found in a public garden in Pune. It looks like a case of brutal rape and murder, but Senior Inspector Saralkar and PSI Motkar find...
Book News: A modern story of an ancient Mad Nation - 'Autobiograhy of a Mad Nation' by Sriram Karri

Book News: A modern story of an ancient Mad Nation – ‘Autobiograhy of a Mad Nation’ by Sriram Karri

~ ‘Mad Nation’ has launched in India in February, 2015 ~ About The Book: If I had to choose between letting down A friend or my country, God, give me the strength to betray my nation. ‘I was born in a mentally retarded country.’ Thus begins this provocative, stylish, and racy literary rant against India...
2014 - Annual Report

2014 – Annual Report

If 2013 was a good year, 2014 have been at least twice better for Between The Lines! We are turning three in first week of January, 2015. Also, time to look into how BTL performed in 2014! In 2014, Number of reviews/interviews published: 121 (~65% up from 73 in 2013) Number of visitors (including unique...
Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 announced

Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 announced

Alike last year, come again January, and Hyderabad Literary Festival is again going to happen! Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 has been announced. This time, much bigger, better and in a different venue. Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 starts from January 23rd and will last till Jan 26th, 2015. This year it will be held at the...
Interview: Rashmi Kumar, author of 'Hooked, Lined & Single'

Interview: Rashmi Kumar, author of ‘Hooked, Lined & Single’

We reviewed Rashmi Kumar’s debut novel ‘Stilettos in the Newsroom’ back in 2011, and at the same time had a chat with her. She is now back with her second novel ‘Hooked, Lined & Single’. We just could not stop ourself from catching up once again. Q. ‘Hooked, Lined & Single’ is your second novel...
Book News: Rashmi Kumar is back with her second novel 'Hooked, Lined & Single'

Book News: Rashmi Kumar is back with her second novel ‘Hooked, Lined & Single’

~ ‘Hooked, Lined & Single’ has launched in India on November 1, 2014 ~ About the Book: Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask god, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night…’ So you’re a woman, you’re 30-something and living...