‘It Should at Least Be Read’

Mini Kapoor

The literary legacy of a bookshop-library

‘Writing is Diving into the Chaos’

Jhumpa Lahiri discusses words and the world with Nandini Nair

Staying Alive

With all the challenges living, survival is an unrivalled measure of success

Larry McMurtry (1936-2021): Book Rancher

The novelist and screenwriter explored the myths and legacies of the American West

How Chingiz Aitmatov found solace, inspiration in India

The legendary author from Kyrgyzstan wrote both in Russian and his local language

The Future of Love

The undiminished solar power of Kazuo Ishiguro’s imagination

Browsing Alert

Memory and instinct in a bookshop

A Telugu ‘Mahakavi’ and his second motherland

Sri Sri (Srirangam Srinivasa Rao) loved the Russia of Lenin and Mayakovsky. The Telugu poet’s work also found its to way to prestigious Soviet publications

How Chekhov’s works influenced 20th century Hindi literature

Giants of Hindi literature such as Munshi Premchand, Rajendra Yadav and Banarasidas Chaturvedi were enamoured of the works of the Russian playwright and short-story writer

Unfree Verse

What a $1 million grant for social justice poetry says about the dangers to creativity today


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