Snake People

Ranjit Lal

A novel by a naturalist brings alive the Irular world

Words Apart

Does multimedia add to reading?

Vajpayee’s Balancing Act

Primary sources highlight the political and personal life of India’s first BJP prime minister

Whispers from the Walled City

A man reckons with his past in Lahore

Siddhartha Deb: Flying Mughals

He captures the real through the magical in his new novel

What’s in a Name?

Identities are interchangeable in Malayalam author Benyamin’s new short stories

Literary Baroque

Reading Martin Amis (1949-2023) between the novelist and the critic

People’s Minister

KK Shailaja’s memoir is an uplifting Kerala story

Sense and Sensuality

A feminist translation of an ancient Tamil text about love and longing

Parini Shroff: The Queen’s Gambit

Parini Shroff’s debut novel is packed with useless husbands and spunky women. The author speaks about bringing comedy and tragedy together in an Indian village


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