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The Indian Empire At War; by George Morton-Jack; Little, Brown Book Group; Pages 582; Rs 699

World War I was a long and brutal military confrontation between the major  powers  of the early 20th century fought across the trenches of Europe and in large swathes of Asia and Africa  resulting in the death of  millions of hapless soldiers and civilians who became unwitting pawns in the great global ‘game’.

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Sino-Indian war over water? Novelist conjures apocalyptic scenarios

A recent novel "Radius 200" by author Veena Nagpal has two facts at the centre of the fictional narrative that she weaves. "Impending water scarcity and the very real danger of an Sino-Indian conflict over this precious resource," says Nagpal in the context of her book that was launched to much fanfare at the Jaipur Literature Festival in January.

The Making of Early Kashmir: Landscape and Identity in the Rajatarangini by Shonaleeka Kaul

What is history? How does a land become a homeland? How are cultural identities formed? The Making of Early Kashmir explores these questions in relation to the birth of Kashmir and the discursive and material practices that shaped it up to the 12th century CE.

You can't go home again

A group of teenagers in a Karachi high school puts on a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible— and one goes missing. The incident sets off ripples through their already fraught education in lust and witches, and over the years the young men and women grow up together and apart, haunted by both home and djinns in these lyrical, linked stories.

The other Pakistan: a people beyond media and popular perceptions

Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599

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Cyclonic storm Gaja batters South India

A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the coast of the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu on Friday, leaving at least 15 people dead and causing widespread destruction.

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Iran, India discuss trade cooperation under US sanctions

India and Iran discussed ways of continuing biliateral trade under reimposed US sanctions, Eghtesad Online news website reported.

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