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Bound by the Need for Breath

Arshia Sattar

The discrete and distinct joys of reading poets Jerry Pinto and Ranjit Hoskote

Amit Chaudhuri: ‘I place our music in our experience of distraction and listening’

Author and musician Amit Chaudhuri speaks to V Shoba about his new book on modernism in Hindustani classical music and ways to renew the art form

‘There was no telling where a new bud might sprout’

In his memoir, translated for the first time into English, Girish Karnad writes that his artistic evolution began the instant he set foot in college

The First Draft

An account of the modern world through the history of written constitutions

Jhumpa Lahiri: The Author of Anywhere

Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, written in Italian and translated into English, refreshes her themes of solitude and belonging with renewed vigour

Edge of the Abyss

A middle-class American family confront uncomfortable truths in a time of crisis

A Historical Ride

A cultural portrait of the horse

Unbooked

Cancel culture strikes again with Philip Roth’s biography being pulled out by the publisher

Living With China

New Delhi has a chance to build coalitions of the willing to shape Beijing’s behaviour

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