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The canonisation of writers like Rushdie and Naipaul in the West enables it to think of itself as radical without really being inconvenienced. The real Other remains outside its gaze…
Exile as a choice
Sentimentality and nostalgia have ruined the rich possibilities afforded by the ‘migrant’ novel, feels Neel Mukherjee, recipient of the 2008 Vodafone Crossword Book Award for his novel Past Continuous. Excerpts from an email interview… ADITYA SUDARSHAN
Into a private world
In the times of Love and Longing: Amrita and Imroz, translated by Arvinder, edited by Uma Trilok, Full Circle, Rs. 295.In the days of instant messaging and breathless communication over social networking sites, this collection of ...
Chiaroscuro of insights
Luminous stories that question the validity of status quo.
A fine press for Chennai
In Tara Books, a book is not just another book; it is a work of art.
Power of the story
Unconventional in format and subject, The Storyteller’s Tale is a celebration of tales.
A stereotypical tale of Westerners ‘finding’ themselves in India.
Religion of the heart
Sufism, often considered exotic and esoteric, belongs to ordinary people of faith.
The inaccessible laid bare
Poems, stories and biographies rich in imagery and lyrics reveal trends in regional literature.
There are times when words cannot quite capture the eloquence of silence that underlies companionship.
There’s more to Pakistan than meets the mind of the not-too-well-informed reader.
Wages of freedom
A literary and social milestone that needs a place in the thinking connoisseur’s library.
A book that works more as an ebullient attack on New Literary Criticism, and not as a novel.
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