April 29, 2023

Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 Review

The tender moments of romance, the playful banter, the fierce battle scenes and intense confrontations set against beautiful locations and resplendent sets, beautiful people and their finery, great camera work, last but the crucial background score that can on its own become a lesson in history make Ponniyin Selvan delightful

Amitav Ghosh Revisits Opium Trade in New Nonfiction

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Smoke and Ashes is the story of how, under the aegis of the British Empire, India became the world’s largest producer of opium between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the different conditions under which opium was produced in various regions, with lasting effects for those areas