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The Wages of War

Nandini Nair

The Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam, whose new book portrays the island after the civil war, speaks to Nandini Nair about the spectatorship of violence and the persistence of grief

Being Alive

Surviving the Sri Lankan war

Beirut of the Mind

An iconic city retrieves its romance from the wreckage of war

On the Road to Damascus

The war may not be over yet but Syria begins to rebuild from the ruins. What’s there for India as China monopolises the reconstruction contracts? Anchal Vohra reports from Damascus

The Living and the Dead

Abraham Lincoln mourns the death of his son in this first novel of an American master

An Endless Spiral

Two women writers turn an unflinching eye to the lasting fallout of Sri Lanka’s civil conflict

The Assignment

For Anjan Sundaram, mathematics was a spiritual pursuit. But then he was consumed by the desire to collide with reality. And, he went to Congo as a journalist. There, amid the rubble of a country torn by civil war and in the company of its wretched children, he experienced life at its most exuberant

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