How Chekhov’s works influenced 20th century Hindi literature

Ajay Kamalakaran

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

The Sword And The Stylus

The Baburnama, one of the greatest memoirs in any language and of any age, is a testament to humanity in which the personal becomes universal

Why Love What You Will Lose?

The new Nobel laureate Louise Glück’s poetry is infused with desire and trauma, the processes of ordeal and healing

Louise Glück: Austere Notes

The autobiographical voice of America’s leading poet wins her the Nobel Prize

The Gandhi Purana

The metaphysical boldness of Raja Rao’s portrait of the Mahatma

Who Exactly is the ‘Other’?

A swift tour of India’s memorable cultural trends in literature and movies

Bio Dictatorship

When the writer succumbs to the monumental

Reading and Seeing

Several high-profile adaptations of literary fiction prove that big books can make for fine viewing

Father and Son

A searing look at generational conflict and conservatism


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