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Jhumpa Lahiri

The Quiet Gems

Nandini Nair

The majority of this year’s list of bests comprises quieter books, those which arrived with less fanfare and left a lasting impression

Open Minds 2021: Soft Power

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

‘Writing is Diving into the Chaos’

Jhumpa Lahiri discusses words and the world with Nandini Nair

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

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

Bharati Mukherjee: A Sense of Belonging

Bharati Mukherjee is at home in America—a place without hyphens

Dressing up the Book

We are never alone together, the text and I

Get Back Jo

The Pulitzer-winning author finds a new but unstable address in her latest non-fiction work

Best of 2016 Books

From the fifth instalment of Knausgaard to a new novel by Julian Barnes, from Jhumpa Lahiri to Thomas Piketty — book your year now

In Search of the Next Literary Bestseller

Who will be the next superstar in fiction? Rajni George reports from the publishing world

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