Mini review of television adaptation of Henry Farrell's book on FX. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZFub5LgB8K/?taken-by=popcorn_digest
A mish-mash of key turning points in Indian history put together under the guise of "A Brief History of India's Geography" Sanjeev Sanyal's book starts off with an interesting premise, mapping Indian history through it's unique geographical features. India is, perhaps, the only country which has a long coastline, high mountains, deep plateaus, & dry... Continue Reading →
A classic read on teenage angst and more. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTp7hOuA7eB/?taken-by=popcorn_digest
A comprehensive account of history behind the Kohinoor diamond If there’s one diamond that has captured the imagination of generations- it is the Koh-i-noor. Dalrymple and Anand’s book takes the reader through the presumed journey of this famed diamond right from the alleged theft from the ancient Syamantaka temple in India,... Continue Reading →
A well researched account of known & unknown women in Indian history and mythology. Ira Mukhoty’s Heroines is a well researched book on lives of six prominent women in Indian history and mythology, women who have dared break away from shackles of patriarchy. She does a remarkable job in chronically the lives of these women... Continue Reading →
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A definitive biography on one of the most celebrated artists of all time. A Lust for Life is a beautifully written biography that brings alive the life of, perhaps, one of the greatest artist in history- Vincent Van Gogh. He traces the life of the artist from his early days as a priest at Borinage... Continue Reading →
A very basic introduction to the vast and complex world of Hindu Mythology The book is a compilation of subjects that featured on EPIC channel's tv show by the same name. It breaks down various stories, symbols and rituals that form the basis of Hindu culture. The selection of subjects is varied and broadly... Continue Reading →