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Podcast #17

The Brother by Joakim Zander—Book trailer

The Brother is the new thriller from bestselling Swedish author of The Swimmer, Joakim Zander.

Growing up poor, Yasmine vowed she would always protect her little brother from harm. She broke her promise on the day she left home, abandoning Fadi to his life in the Stockholm slums.

Now, five years later, Yasmine still carries the guilt of leaving him behind. Then she hears a rumour that he is dead, killed by a US drone in Syria. What happened to turn her sweet-natured brother into one of the CIA’s most wanted men?

The answer will shock her. It will shock you too.

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The Adivasi Will Not Dance by Hansda Sowendra Shekhar is on the shortlist for the The Hindu Prize 2016.

‘In my opinion, vegetarianism is one of India’s greatest gifts to the world. The existence of a rich, varied vegetarian cuisine in each and every part of the country is the most distinctive feature of Indian cuisine. Lentils play a central role (be it gravies, vegetables, breads, sweets or savouries) ensuring adequate protein in the Indian diet.’—says Colleen Taylor Sen, author of Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India in an exclusive interview with ‘The Hindu’.

“I believe in people. I believe that they would like to ‘only connect’. I believe they can find a way to sympathise. I believe in the power of human empathy,”. Jerry Pinto talks about his new book A Book of Light.


‘Empire of Tea is a long-term history of the beverage. Often, a broad span description is at the cost of details. Empire of Tea, however, regales in describing the Asian leaf’s influence on politics, manners, commerce, philosophy, literature, even therapy. It’s a welcome addition to the expanding oeuvre of commodity history.’ Book review of Empire of Tea by Markman Ellis, Riichard Coulton and Matthew Mauger

Garrisoned Minds: Women and Armed Conflict in South Asia, uses the work of local journalists who worked with mentors to produce chapters about women affected by militarisation in Kashmir and the Indian Northeast, Nepal, and the frontier tribal regions on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. Book review of Garrisoned Minds: Women and Armed Conflict in South Asia edited by Laxmi Murthy and Mitu Varma.

‘Belonging is about race, history, colonial relationships, war-time camaraderie, and its betrayals and love. But beneath all this is a history of violence and a reminder that not all ghosts can be exorcised.’Book review of Belonging by Umi Sinha.

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