Nandini Nair

Books: Best of 2016
Books: Best of 2016

From the architecture of the gene to the oral histories of men and women in the former USSR, this year’s best books reveal what it is to be human

14 December 2016
Zadie Smith
Dancing with Zadie Smith

Family, friendship and identity—one of English fiction’s most celebrated young writers returns to familiar turf

30 November 2016
Anuk Arudpragasam
A War in Memory

A debut novelist from Sri Lanka returns to war-torn Jaffna in search of questions history has not resolved

09 November 2016
Ravana sends his army to wake Kumbhakarana from his sleep
An Epic Regained

Mewar Ramayana, the finest surviving illustrated manuscript

02 November 2016
Six amazing novelists are in the race for the most coveted prize for fiction written in English, to be announced on 25 October
Who Will Win the Booker?

With three men and three women on the list, and with ages ranging from 35 (Ottessa Moshfegh) to 57 (Deborah Levy) the Man Booker shortlist appears to be unusually balanced.

19 October 2016
Chetan Bhagat
‘They are elitist bullies, these feminists’: Chetan Bhagat

The sacred feminine according to Chetan Bhagat

12 October 2016
The Girl Without a Choice
The Girl Without a Choice

She is an alleged rape victim, thirteen years old and seven-month pregnant. In an Uttar Pradesh village, Nandini Nair meets the girl and her family caught between shame, stigma and injustice

28 September 2016
Suketu Mehta
Suketu Mehta: City Slicker

The chronicler of metropolises returns to fiction to tell the story of memory and displacement

07 September 2016
Deep Within
Deep Within

These stories reveal the fragility of the mind and the capacity of the heart

01 September 2016
Sabarimala temple
Importance of Being Impatient

#ReadytoWait is quite simply in opposition to #RightobeaWoman

01 September 2016


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

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

MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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