Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s Memoir: Dialogue is Destiny

Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s magisterial memoir further underlines the truth that the consolidation of India’s own nationhood depends crucially on our being able to look on Pakistan as a friend and neighbour, not as a threat and an enemy

A New Chronicler of 1947

The author of Partition’s latest retelling retrieves the details and lesser-known stories of the Subcontinent’s big divide

High altitude drama

An intimate political history of India’s 22nd state that makes one reassess the scarcely questioned project of nation building

Kabul Calling

A classic literary travelogue takes a Bengali to 1920s Afghanistan and into its darkest and truest hours


Wicked stories from the Booker queen, a tortuous new bestseller, a neo-feminist manifesto and a master’s odd experiment

Bleak House

A collection of translated short stories by the late Sunil Gangopadhyay reveals his preoccupation with man’s inhumanity

The Meaning of Lakshmi

The Goddess shows how wealth can be liberation

Where’s the Great Indian Novel?

A novel written in English can never really become a ‘Great Indian Novel’. Such a book in English can only be a translation of an Indian novel, rather than one originally written even in His Salmanness’ sparkling prose

The MBA Writer

Rejection slip after rejection slip almost led The Immortals of Meluha to an ignominious death before it rose to become an instant chartbuster. Amish Tripathi on being the author of an unexpected bestseller.


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