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And the winner is… And the winner is...
The works of all the three recent Indian Booker Prize winners have been received with considerable antagonism in India. Is it because they hold a mirror to realities we refuse to acknowledge?
IN FIRST PERSON
At my age and of my age
Poetry is my survival kit in an uncertain and hazardous journey through life.
Meena Alexander and Salma talk about poetry, feminism and the balancing act between their lives and their poetic identity.
Eyes wide open
Poet Michael Creighton on how his work as a teacher impacts his poetry.
From the Blurb
(Un)settled: Notes from a Shifting Life; Kamini Karlekar, Tranquebar, Rs. 295.As a young Indian woman, Kamini Karlekar travelled between the worlds of Africans and the worlds of Eurpeans and Americans – she had a passport to ...
FACE TO FACE
Pakistani author Uzma Aslam Khan on her writing, creativity and the emergence of Pakistani writers on the global stage.
Music of the spoken word
Philosophical and self-introspective just like his poems, that’s Anand Thakore. A conversation
Mahmoud Darwish: Romantic Exile
Poignant and powerful evocation of the images of exile.
The True History of Paradise; Margaret Cezair-Thompson; Review; £6.99.At first glance it could well pass for another novella that spans generations and their romances. But a closer reading forces one to take another look. This ...
The work of Roberto Bolano is strangely inspiring and moving
Last month’s Wordspeak was meant to be about purple, a colour that took its name from a fabric. Purple apparently took the readers’ fancy in a way that warranted a sequel. There were questions whether purple was same as violet ...
Memories of what Bengaluru once was and a picture of what it is and what it is becoming.
Search for paradise
A salty anthology where seasoned travellers cast a far-from-jaded eye at places on and off the map.
On the wings of change
Nilekani’s book looks at the changing landscape of entrepreneurship in India and ways of leveraging ideas as growth engines for the future.
Five women narrators look back at lives in a small town from the vantage point of late adulthood…
A well-researched work of fiction that explores Jesus’ life in Kerala and Kashmir.
A Dutchman’s toil
Revoking the contributions of Europe and the Raj in heritage conservation.
Marriage on the rocks
It’s never impossible to capture an alien culture with honesty and intimacy, as this book proves.
Insider and Outsider
A unique combination of revelation and self-doubt mark the plays of contemporary Marathi theatre.
A completely satisfying journey into God’s Own Country.
For your muse
Connoisseurs will relish this collection for its combination of rigour and excitement.
Mixing murder with love
Though peppered with humour, it’s a book whose judgements remain unconvincing
At the core of empowerment
Space for the articulation of women’s voices in a journal that’s one of a kind.
A great book to read even if there is no time to either prepare or enjoy these elaborate dishes.
For fans of non-stop action
A typical Patterson thriller: fast paced and a fun read.
Subtle yet profound
A translation that opens up a window to a new generation of reader while keeping the original ethos alive.
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