‘Character means everything to me in my writing,’ says Monica Ali

Nandini Nair

Monica Ali’s new novel deals with love and betrayal, race and gender. She speaks to Nandini Nair about interrogating stereotypes

Isabel Allende: The Reckoning

Isabel Allende’s new novel is about a woman steeped in history

Pankaj Mishra : Polemist as Novelist

After two decades, Pankaj Mishra returns with a novel that chronicles rapid urbanisation in an unequal India. He speaks to Nandini Nair about today’s hollow men and class wars

The Door Closes

When you marry a narcissist

The Haunting of History

Mario Vargas Llosa’s new novel, set in 1950s Guatemala, is a warning for our times

Set in Stone

A Delhi saga spanning two hundred years foregrounds the masons and labourers

Remorse and Reconciliation

A queer-themed novel about immigrants, spanning Chennai to San Francisco

The Earthspinner

An excerpt from award-winning author Anuradha Roy’s forthcoming novel

Missed Connections

Anjali Joseph’s new novel explores the nature of long-distance relationships and the long-lasting links between people and places

Curfewed Lives

An archive of trauma and psychic wounds from Kashmir


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