Damon Galgut’s biographical novel prises from EM Forster’s writings and relationships a portrait of a writer whose work was defined by his fraught sexuality
At the inaugural Jodhpur Flamenco & Gypsy Festival
Kamila Shamsie’s new novel animates history with textures of fruit, blood and stone
Amy Chua’s controversial new book suggests ‘outsiders’ can and do succeed in unequal America—but at what cost?
Reading into the Jaipur Literature Festival
Negotiating the minefield
In his new book, Husain Haqqani attempts to bridge the gap of understanding between the US and Pakistan
Would Gandhi still be interesting if he’d never made it to India in 1914? Ramachandra Guha answers: ‘absolutely.’
Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel The Lowland is oddly compelling; tiring, yet insisting on meaning
Lavanya Sankaran’s aptly named first novel The Hope Factory is the latest in formulaic fiction from the Subcontinent
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground
MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile
Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.
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