The Meaning of Lakshmi

Devdutt Pattnaik

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.

The Man Who Never Slept

Stieg Larsson’s biographer reveals the formidable journalist behind the man who wrote the crime thriller of the millennium, and the children’s book character which inspired the sketch of the girl with the dragon tattoo.

A Book of Ideas

A novel about the Holocaust that says a lot without even seeming to.

The Question

An extract from Martel’s novel, within which is incorporated a play about a donkey (Beatrice) and a monkey (Virgil).

Fallen Apart

Journalist Kingshuk Nag has wasted little time in putting together an account of Ramalinga Raju’s dubious deeds.


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