Arshia Sattar

Arshia Sattar is an author and a translator. Her latest book is Garuda and the Serpents: Stories of Friends and Foes from Hindu Mythology

Missing the Plot

Kunal Basu’s talent as a novelist lies well hidden in the complex maze he wanders through in this new book

27 January 2012
Where the Gods Come to Die

Byatt’s retelling of Ragnarok, with its references to environmental destruction and cyclical violence, reminds us that a great myth is always relevant

24 November 2011
The F Word

At a time when many women are rejecting the ‘feminist’ label, those who led India’s first wave of feminism review the battles they fought

02 October 2011
Robust Yet Delicate

Poet Ruth Padel’s first novel is that rare, terrific feat. Grand in sweep and nuanced in detail.

01 July 2010
Loud Silence

Don DeLillo is perhaps at the height of his powers, using less and less to say more and more about life in contemporary America.

20 May 2010
Arts & Letters
A Feminist Till I Die

The wild hair may have taken on strands of silver and seats may be offered to her on the bus. But Arshia Sattar keeps her sword polished and shining because there’s many a battle to be fought still

24 November 2009


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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