The Bright Spark

Megha Majumdar’s debut novel, about a terrorist attack, deals with the big questions of contemporary India with a light hand

Gibberish Galore

The enduring pleasures of nonsense stories and verse

JK Rowling: Woke Target

The Harry Potter author is being accused of transphobia for not being sufficiently gender neutral

Capital Noir

Delhi stories where the boundaries between pleasure and violence are disturbingly blurred

The Future is Now

Samit Basu’s dystopian novel cleverly blurs the line between fact and fiction

Searching For Home

Jahnavi Barua’s novel delves into the complexities of familial bonds in strife-ridden Assam

Ritual and Catharsis

Two novels shortlisted for the 2020 Man Booker International Prize, by millennial writers, reveal how trauma can become bogeyman

Knives Out

Mysteries for pandemic times—from a virus which is the weapon of mass destruction to a US Congressional intern caught in political intrigue

On the Beach

A bittersweet tale of four young men and growing religious faultlines in Kerala


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