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Sunday, January 03, 2010
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The decade in books
A poem by Mukul Kesavan
Tradition and the IWE writer
To which tradition does an Indian writing in English belong? Will we have a thriving tradition if writers write only for today and not for the future? SHASHI DESHPANDE
The Mutiny: The word and the image
A look at how the Mutiny has figured in certain films and fiction down the years…
FACE TO FACE
Negotiating change with memory
Mamang Dai, poet and novelist from the north-east, chats with Subash N. Jeyan about her writing and attempt to record the disappearing traditions of her land.
A lone female voice
2009 was the birth centenary year of Lalithambika Antharajanam, an influential author whose writings portrayed a turbulent time in Kerala's social history.
LIT BY BOOKS
Bonding with books
An occasional column on books, writers and other literary matters.
The columns not written
Of half-read books and the unspoken promise that they might be written about
Bibliomania gone wrong
How the rare books thief John Gilkey got away with books worth $200,000 and was finally caught.
Ages of innocence
Istanbul of the 1970s is delightful in Pamuk's sumptuous, most enjoyable work yet: An utterly romantic love letter to that belle époque…
Too many parallels
A well-written story, but lacks a fresh perspective of crime in pre-Independence India.
This savagely dark anthology on Delhi throws up some sparkling new talent.
Tale of disenchantment
On the life and fortunes of a Mohajir family during the times of General Zia.
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