Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte 26 October 2005: Although countless books with female leads now exist, there are few contenders to Jane Eyre – an individual whose rebellion is thought-out and profound not rash and superficial.

Untranslatable words: Kapkhana 11 August 2004: Herpreet Kaur Grewal explains the verbal brawling and lightning wit of Punjabi “kapkhana”.

The Silent Wounds of Gujarat 22 January 2004: A new report highlights a neglected aspect of the massacre of Muslims in India’s western state of Gujarat in 2002: brutal sexual violence against women.