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Books

The Normality of Evil

Nandini Nair

Upamanyu Chatterjee’s seventh novel opens with the discovery of a dead body in a park. He speaks to Nandini Nair about creating crafty characters and the villainy principle

Home Alone in Kerala

Lockdown satire by an insider outsider

An Imprisoned Mind

A fractured memoir that is as much about madness as it is about writing

The Spectator’s Star

The making of Salman Khan, the icon

Isabel Allende: The Reckoning

Isabel Allende’s new novel is about a woman steeped in history

Life Is Everything

A storyteller objectifies human nature

Pet Intimacy

Two anthologies by pet parents pay tribute to beloved dogs and cats

The Hoot and Call of Books

The 15th Jaipur Literature Festival was more intimate in scale and more Indian in content

Power and Religion

The complex evolution of cultures and societies in the Deccan

Dream Verse

Avinab Datta-Areng’s debut poetry collection confronts family, loss and death. Aditya Mani Jha speaks to the poet

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