Arshia Sattar

Arshia Sattar is an author and translator. Her most recent translation is Tales from the Kathasaritsagara

Mad with Love

An ancient romance as a spiritual allegory

12 April 2024
Writing in the Dark

Raj Kamal Jha’s fiction transforms the news from something that fades into the past into a hologram of the present

25 January 2024
Mayhem in the Metropolis

An elegy to a Mumbai destroyed by greed and cynicism

01 September 2023
Cover Stories
Mapping Women’s Anger

The importance of righteous rage, from the ancient epics to the revolutions of today

23 December 2022
Can God Die?
Can God Die?

War and morality in the Mahabharata

23 September 2022
Thresholds of Time and Space

A finely delineated and sharply observed story of a middle-class Delhi family during Partition, by Geetanjali Shree and translated by Daisy Rockwell, wins the International Booker Prize. A first for a translation from India

22 April 2022
Draupadi’s Rage

Her story has been repeatedly retold by women writers because the epic heroine challenges patriarchy

03 September 2021
Arshia Sattar
Resistance and Resilience

Women characters in the Mahabharata push back against patriarchy in a new interpretation of the epic

20 August 2021
Wisdom of the East
Wisdom of the East

Jairam Ramesh chronicles the life of Edwin Arnold who took Buddha’s ideas to the West via a narrative poem

25 June 2021
Bound by the Need for Breath
Bound by the Need for Breath

The discrete and distinct joys of reading poets Jerry Pinto and Ranjit Hoskote

07 May 2021


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