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Prathap Nair

Kannada author Vasudhendra’s short stories about city and village life are rife with cynicism and social satire

Anees Salim: The Heirs of the King

Anees Salim’s multi-narrator novel tells of children discovering their lineage

Anindita Ghose: Waiting for the Light

The political adds a darker edge to Anindita Ghose’s first novel

The Wages of War

The Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam, whose new book portrays the island after the civil war, speaks to Nandini Nair about the spectatorship of violence and the persistence of grief

The Author between the Lines

Do we read too much biographical detail into novels?

‘All writers are outsiders,’ says Tahmima Anam

Tahmima Anam’s new novel moves away from her Bangladesh trilogy. She speaks to Antara Raghavan about chronicling the seductions and perils of the startup world

Celebrating Differences

Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic | Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line | Red Pill | Vesper Flights

Premchand’s Partner

On the writer’s 140th birth anniversary, why it’s important to celebrate his wife Shivrani Devi, herself an author and freedom fighter

The Drawing Room Writer

Diksha Basu’s new novel is irreverent and glamorous. She tells Urvashi Bahuguna there is more to literature than tortured stories

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