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A Different Way of Seeing

Urvashi Bahuguna

Janice Pariat’s new novel motivates us to question our turbulent relationship with the planet

‘Intuition is very smart, smarter than analyses or mere intellect,’ says George Saunders

George Saunders has a cult status in contemporary fiction. In his new short story collection, the American author explores power and ethics, love and morality. He speaks to Open about creating characters with tenderness

Valour Undimmed

The history of Punjab through art and objects

Green Dreams

The memoir of a Muslim girl in Kerala seeking her identity

‘Often when love is gained, it can start to feel unheroic,’ says Mansi Choksi

Mansi Choksi’s book chronicles the lives of three young couples who chose love over all else. She speaks about what they gained and what they lost

Truth Be Told

An archaeologist speaks out against ideological extremism

The Many Tongues of the Forest

Sheela Tomy’s novel tells the stories of the land and its people. She speaks to Open about bringing the Western Ghats alive in fiction

Catch Them Young

Children’s fiction in India dares to echo the cultural arguments of the times

Letting the Dead Speak

Shehan Karunatilaka brings the Booker Prize to the haunted 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

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