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Sunday, November 04, 2007
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The gendered reader
Old prejudices still persist and men don’t take women authors seriously. It’s time we appreciated a writer for what she is.
A house like no other
A visit to Mark Twain’s house gives one a fairly accurate portrait of the author.
FACE TO FACE
Points of return
Swiss writer Hugo Loetscher on what travel does to one’s vision of the world and the self.
Montaigne’s experiments with truth
Delhi is today a huge metropolis, shifting with time. Modern flyovers, cars zooming in to join the race to a 21st century. Buildings in steel and glass. This is the modern face of the capital. But tucked away in the remote corners of the city are ...
Storyteller of the sea
Southeast Asia left such a deep impact on Conrad that the material appeared in varying forms in many books
A very special store
The Lame Duck Bookstore is one of the most significant antiquarian shops in the world of books.
Rank of major proportions
There’s more to major than just a military rank.
At the frontline
Other Colours is about Pamuk’s location in the realm of imagination.
Bleak and beautiful
The Gathering is a quiet exploration of conflict and heartache.
Ways of forgetting
A Writer’s People is evidence that at 75, Naipaul understands nothing new and has forgotten everything he once understood.
Of detours in life
Brutally honest, Jameela’s narrative is devoid of self-pity or guilt.
A future in history
Ondaatje unweaves the unseen connections running through people and continents.
Sarang approaches the themes of disillusionment and exile in innovative ways.
Life and all that it entails
A set of heavyweights tell their tales
The burden of memory
A timely story about shared histories and differing truths.
Triptych of independent tales
Paul Theroux’s image of India is more in sync with a colonial-era perspective.
More than language
A valuable collection that raises perennial questions on translation.
A wistful look into the times the Dutt siblings shared with their famous parents.
The book is a key to a nuanced understanding of a chapter in 19th century Orissa’s social history.
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