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Patrick French (1966-2023): A Very Indian Englishman

He made the weightiest subjects come alive with a light touch

Homeland Reveries

Tibetan writer Tsering Yangzom Lama’s debut novel is an ode to desire

Vikas Khanna: Feasting on Life

Chef, filmmaker and author, Vikas Khanna now tells the story of an extraordinary old woman through a new documentary and book

Hilary Mantel (1952-2022): Past Perfectionist

Hilary Mantel (1952-2022) humanised characters from history, as she was interested in where politics met psychology, where the private met the public

‘Grief takes many shapes In the novel,’ says Jokha Alharthi

Omani author Jokha Alharthi’s new book chronicles a young woman’s attempts to understand home and belonging. The author in conversation with Open

Aanchal Malhotra: The Memory Keeper

Aanchal Malhotra maps the legacy of Partition through oral histories. The author in conversation with Aditya Mani Jha

‘Writing Is Somewhat a Masochistic Activity’

M Mukundan’s award-winning biography of a city reveals Delhi’s underbelly with compassion. The author tells Antara Raghavan why a river of sorrow runs beneath his stories

From Bellary and Bangalore

Kannada author Vasudhendra’s short stories about city and village life are rife with cynicism and social satire

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