Jeet Thayil

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Dev Patel | Jhumpa Lahiri | Virat Kohli | Jeet Thayil | Megha Majumdar | Mohanlal | Sonia Faleiro | Bose Krishnamachari | Manoj Bajpayee | Kangana Ranaut | Dhanush | Ajinkya Rahane | Jehan Daruvala | PS Vinothraj | Abhishek Poddar | Keerthik Sasidharan | Fahadh Faasil | Sumana Roy | Avni Doshi | Masaba Gupta

The Testament of a Poet

Jeet Thayil’s new novel chronicles the women whose roles were deleted from the gospels. The author speaks to Nandini Nair about the need to write these erasures

Masters and Subversives

From Orhan Pamuk’s plague novel to Kazuo Ishiguro’s love story, from Jhumpa Lahiri’s first Italian novel to Jeet Thayil’s feminist testament

The Art of Loss

A widower’s weekend of highs and lows in Bombay

Jeet Thayil: A Poet’s Fiction

Jeet Thayil’s new novel is inhabited by troubled storytellers. The novelist talks about his art and life in a conversation with Nandini Nair

The Poet and the Pause

Jeet Thayil’s collected poems chart the evolution of a man and his art in all its splendidness

Rhythm and Blues

Jeet Thayil is a fine poet, and you see his talent in Narcopolis. But this is performance poetry masquerading as a novel


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