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Immortal Frenzy

Ranjit Hoskote

A calligrapher’s vivid account of the friendship between the great mystic Rumi and an itinerant dervish is spun into a masterful novel

The Master and the Neighbour

The best cricket book you will read this year, from Pakistan, outscores a passionate commemoration of the Tendulkar legacy

Pretty Little Liars

A tender, compelling novel-in-stories with a big secret at its heart

Back Together

The biggest bromance in contemporary literary history comes full circle at JLF, as VS Naipaul and Paul Theroux drive out together

“I did not create hot scenes between Sonia Gandhi and the Dalai Lama”

Author Javier Moro on the release of his controversial book, The Red Sari, and why the life of Sonia Gandhi fascinates him

Political Islam is afraid of sex, says Hanif Kureishi

Talking about women's writing and talking about sex may soon be passé, two of today’s sessions suggest

Farewell Exotica

Granta’s second India issue brings together a new crop of writers who don’t quite up the ante

Bright Lights, Every City

A spunky collection of essays takes an acclaimed novelist through India and the world in search of her many homes

In Praise of Mrs G

In the first of a trilogy which is part history and part memoir, Pranab Mukherjee misses the big picture of history

Poseidon’s Lovers

A slow-burning novel vivifies the life and loves of young gay men, moving between the Northeast, Delhi and London

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