Best of 2020 Books: My Choice


Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Sunil Khilnani | William Dalrymple | Jeet Thayil | Shashi Tharoor | TCA Raghavan | David Davidar | Aatish Taseer | Ira Mukhoty | Mahesh Rao | Dipankar Gupta | Srinath Raghavan | Tabish Khair | Tishani Doshi | Anita Nair

The World Is What It Is

Surviving God and other delights

Sultans & Psychedelics

Novelist Bill Clinton and a new Rachel Cusk in the next couple of months

Drawn Eloquent

Comics gets serious in a collection of narrative essays

I Know What You Will Read This Summer

An American master on mortality, a Nobel laureate on New Russia and more. Bibliotherapy for the summer

Non-fiction is Dead: Long Live Belles-lettres

What’s so ‘non’ about literary work that is based on reportage and commentary? Let’s stop subordinating this genre with the term ‘non-fiction’

The New York Lessons

Siddhartha Deb on how the city refined his ‘inbuilt shit detector’ and made him a more honest writer

The True India Book

Non-fiction in the country comes of age with Aman Sethi’s book about life on the margins of society


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