Rajni George

Return to the Magic Mountain
Return to the Magic Mountain

Tired of re-reading Camus’ The Plague and closed-room murder mysteries, or of obsessing over the novel coronavirus? These ten novels about quarantine and isolation may help get you through the lockdown—whether you are ill, retreating from the world or just brooding

03 April 2020
Runs in the Family
Runs in the Family

A collaborative photo book looks at an immigrant scientist’s images through his son’s eyes

11 December 2019
Margaret Atwood: The New Testament
Margaret Atwood: The New Testament

Margaret Atwood’s sequel to her cult novel is marked by the same urgency of cultural zeitgeist and prophetic resonance that made the publication of the original a literary event 34 years ago

20 September 2019
Elif Shafak: ‘I defend a pluralistic, liberal democracy’

Turkish author Elif Shafak tackles difficult subjects, often to the ire of the ruling regime. She tells Rajni George how storytelling can create empathy

05 July 2019
On the Run

A classic tale of oppression provides a visceral understanding of caste violence

21 June 2019
Scientist as Storyteller

Last conversations with Oliver Sacks

07 June 2019
Leïla Slimani
Smashing Stereotypes

The rise of the anti-everywoman

13 March 2019
Nayantara Sahgal
Nayantara Sahgal: Dissenting Note

Nayantara Sahgal tells Rajni George about a world where cruelty has become casual

06 March 2019
Anita Desai
Anita Desai: Insider Outsider

The Mexico of Anita Desai has an Indian core that remains resonant to this day

18 October 2018
Amitabha Bagchi
An Inspired Flight

Ambitious and earnest, Amitabha Bagchi’s new novel faces up to our times

11 July 2018


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, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.


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