Nandini Nair

Roberto Calasso is an Italian writer and publisher who speaks seven languages. He taught himself Sanskrit (left); Amruta Patil’s recent graphic novel Adi Parva is based on the Mahabharata and the Puranas
JLF 2017: Wordscapes

We present the faces that launched a million stories from the JLF 2017's tenth edition. Photographs by Rohit Chawla

24 January 2017
Girls enjoying a day out at Caffé Palladio, Jaipur
Jaipur Cool: Pink Panache

Heritage meets swank to create a new Jaipur chic—and it’s not just about a literary festival

18 January 2017
Janhavi Prasada
The Man behind the Mahatma

A retelling of the Gandhi story for the young

18 January 2017
Pada Murmu teaches Santal children in Ghosaldanga
Santali: Talking Time

Two tribal villages in Bengal revive the Santali language

11 January 2017
Sexual Cleansing
Sexual Cleansing

An online community of the young declares war on pornography

04 January 2017
The Last Words of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius by Eugène Delacroix; the Roman emperor was a practitioner of Stoicism
New Year Double Issue
In Praise of Stoicism

Surviving the age of anxiety

21 December 2016
Books: Highlights of 2017
Books: Highlights of 2017

Adrian Levy & Cathrine Scott-Clark | Wendy Doniger | Michel Pastoureau | Pankaj Mishra | Arundhati Roy | Paula Hawkins | Paul Auster | Hari Kunzru | Amit Chaudhuri | George Saunders | JRR Tolkien

17 December 2016
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


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