13 October 2020

A Dominant Character

The Radical Science and Restless Politics of JBS Haldane

Beautifully written and richly detailed, "A Dominant Character" unpacks Haldane's boisterous life, and it examines the questions he raised about the intersections of genetics and politics—questions that resonate even more urgently today.

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25 February 2016

Following Fish

Travels Around the Indian Coast

“This is a travel book like no other – inspired in its conception and marvelously skilled in its execution. Samanth Subramanian uses the production and consumption of fish to provide a series of arresting insights into the culture and ecology of the subcontinent. The prose is elegant but never lush, the tone warm and sometimes tender. A stunning debut by a hugely gifted writer.”
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Ramachandra Guha

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25 February 2016

This Divided Island

Stories from the Sri Lankan War

“Brutal majoritarians and ruthless insurgents have long monopolised our sense of Sri Lanka. Samanth Subramanian's sensitive account makes us aware of a missing human dimension. Exploring a war-ravaged landscape, he is bracingly alert to the role of ambiguity as well as ideology in human affairs. In This Divided Island, one of our finest young writers of non-fiction reveals the complicated lives lived in their shadow.”
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Pankaj Mishra

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