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Sunday, September 05, 2010
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Such a long journey
Crossing the threshold
Sarah Joseph's Othappu has just won this year's Crossword Award for translation. An appreciation of her work...
From the Blurb
In the years between adolescence and adulthood, the Shokeen Nivas boys are concerned with elections, girls and examinations. Hriday, who hopes to be a writer someday, is drawn, like moth to flame, irresistibly, to the material they provide. ...
Voice for visibility
A.Revathi opens up to Nithin Mayanth on the struggles of hijras, the role of art in connecting people, and more…
Mountain of a man
Remembering Mexican author and journalist Carlos Montemayor, as the country celebrates the bicentenary of its independence.
The long way home
In From Heaven Lake, Seth mingles historical fact with poetic description and telling anecdote to take the reader along effortlessly.
Journey through Buddhist tradition
Stephen Batchelor's new book on Buddhism provokes and challenges even as it stirs up an old debate.
We are like this only
A collection of delightful essays on India, and Indian-ness.
The story of a bond that became an obsession between a man and his best friend…
A down to earth and humorous take on the changing nature, and expectations we have, of the institution of marriage.
Imaginative answer to colonialism
Not too well known, this masterpiece from the 1950s celebrates the silences in language and other ways of knowing things.
Sensuous and stirring
Lush prose buoys up a tale of love for the land…
Culled from Nature
A collection of articles that will excite both the amateur and the professional…
Layered with meaning
Jayanta Mahapatra's poetry unfolds into the landscape of Indian writing…
Glimpses of hidden lives
A much needed introduction to hijras' lives and their community.
Mirrors to history
Outsiders' perspectives make for interesting contrasts...
Genteel to the core
Endearing characters and an unconventional plot make for an enjoyable read …
Money all the way
A family saga, sometimes entertaining, sometimes flagging in energy...
Too many animals
Ruth Padel may be a good zoologist and poet but her debut novel fails to hold your attention.
Revisionism at its best
The book sheds new light on one of Indian history's most important events: the 1857 rebellion.
Unfinished love story
Sri Lankan novelist Nihal de Silva died before he could finish his last novel, Arathi.
Words hold centrestage
Bhutan's first ever literary festival Mountain Echoes was eloquent testimony to literature's ability to cross borders.
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