Nandini Nair

Letting the Dead Speak

Shehan Karunatilaka brings the Booker Prize to the haunted island

20 October 2022
From the Spectral Island
Booker prize 2022 winner: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Karunatilaka’s novel, though set during the civil war of the 1990s, seems oddly resonant today

20 October 2022
Booker prize 2022: The Final Six

The novels shortlisted for the Booker prize 2022 use humour, horror and heart as strategy

14 October 2022
Kamila Shamsie: The Anatomy of a Friendship

In her new novel, Kamila Shamsie moves between Karachi of the late 1980s and London of today. She speaks to Open about how childhood bonds can fray and strengthen over time

07 October 2022
Annie Ernaux: The Master Memoirist

For Annie Enraux, the new Nobel laureate in literature, the family narrative carries the biggest social story

06 October 2022
In Memoriam: Hilary Mantel (1952-2022)
Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel dies at 70

Often described as one of the finest writers of the 21st century, she is the first woman and only the fourth person to win two Booker prizes

23 September 2022
Strokes of Freedom
Art & Culture
Strokes of Freedom

Acts of resistance and resilience by five generations of women artists

23 September 2022
Jerry Pinto: Mumbai on His Mind
Jerry Pinto: Mumbai on His Mind

Jerry Pinto’s new novel is about urban adolescence in the eighties. He speaks to Open about the humiliations of college and the joys of language

16 September 2022
‘Grief takes many shapes In the novel,’ says Jokha Alharthi

Omani author Jokha Alharthi’s new book chronicles a young woman’s attempts to understand home and belonging. The author in conversation with Open

26 August 2022
‘I write more with my ears than my eyes,’ says Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid’s new book upends the idea of racial categories. He speaks about why his novels are love stories

19 August 2022


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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