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A is for A line
Exclusive excerpts from Irwin Allan Sealy's latest novel Red.
FACE TO FACE
Ode to beauty
Ramakant Rath, the Oriya poet, on his oeuvre and the courage needed to take up poetry as a vocation.
`Writing is a technique in concealment'
Mamang Dai's poems reflect her bond with her land and her people.
The world in 17 syllables
Can modern haiku move away from the climate and season to express today's issues?
A RE-CREATION of Sophocles' "Oedipus the King", 2500 years after it won its first award at the Athens drama festival, by an unlikely crew from India has received a series of prestigious awards in the United States, from the American Association ...
FROM THE BLURB
Santa: A Life; Jeremy Seal, Picador, £9.35
Homelands and imaginary lands
Exploring the fictional world of Romesh Gunesekera.
Life on the edge of a cliff
All My Sons, Arthur Miller, first published in 1947, published in Penguin Books, 1961, £3.99. Other Books Consulted: Collected Plays, Arthur Miller, Cresset Press, 1958; Timebends, Arthur Miller, Metheun, 2005; The Crucible in History and Other Essays, Arthur Miller, Metheun, 2000.
FOR Maya Subramaniam, life was all about school, her disgusting brother and Rahul Dravid. Things that a `normal' would-be teenager would do. But unknown to Maya, her life is about to change and that too through a dream. As she tosses and turns ...
The house of Nehru
A book that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is readable and scholarly.
A mirror to our times
It's like coming face-to-face with the daily news.
Of roses and poets
Shiraz, in Iran, has a mystique all its own.
An elegy for a lost friend
A tribute to Shanul Haq, Urdu scholar and linguist.
Literature of failure
Why do novelists and filmmakers seem reluctant to explore failure and its attendant emotions?
Freedom without choice
Inequity in the Global Village is a call for active opposition to the overwhelming and negative force that globalisation begets.
Memories of Akhtar
The narrative does not follow a chronology and relies on a free association of recollections.
An extraordinary life
This is a fascinating story, elegantly told, of the development of a gifted young painter.
Evaluating an enigma
This special issue of the South Asian Review represents a cross-section of the global Naipaulian scholarship.
Routes of conflict
There are complex literary and political debates surrounding Bhyrappa's works.
Kamba Ramayanam is rendered in English verse in contemporary idiom.
Light and witty, this is a travelogue like no other.
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