Book Review

  • What good are think tanks?

    March 14, 2019

    A new book on the Think Tank Initiative in South Asia clarifies the role, challenges and contributions
    of think tanks in the region, perhaps showing a way that community involvement may help shape
    policy change

  • Review: The wild suffers in silence

    February 26, 2019

    In a book of essays, a Pakistani forest official looks back at the natural beauty that he has encountered through his work and travels

  • Review: The river rebels of the Mekong

    February 18, 2019

    In his compelling book, “Last Days of the Mighty Mekong”, Brian Eyler travels down the river, meeting the rebels trying to save it from destruction

  • Review: An opening in the mountains

    November 09, 2018

    An anthology of writing from the eastern Himalayan region, edited by Namita Gokhale, provides a unique and powerful perspective on a region that is increasingly interconnected and open to the world

  • Treasures in trash

    May 23, 2018

    In Jia Pingwa’s newly translated novel, ‘Happy Dreams’ the fragile existence of trashpickers in one of China’s biggest cities is revealed in heartbreaking, loving, and amusing detail

  • Book review: ‘Dawn of the solar age’

    May 02, 2018

    Three technologies can replace fossil fuels completely within half a century, argues distinguished Indian journalist Prem Shankar Jha in his new book