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The Drawing Room Writer

Urvashi Bahuguna

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

JK Rowling: Woke Target

The Harry Potter author is being accused of transphobia for not being sufficiently gender neutral

Ritual and Catharsis

Two novels shortlisted for the 2020 Man Booker International Prize, by millennial writers, reveal how trauma can become bogeyman

Being Cyrus

Cyrus Mistry moves away from the Parsi settings of his earlier works to a quiet cardamom farm in Kerala for his new novel

Toni Morrison (1931-2019): The Beloved

She gave voice to African Americans figuratively, and literally by recreating their language

Facing up to the Forbidden

The novelist Nemat Sadat tells Bhavya Dore about the travails of coming out as a gay man in Afghanistan

Subversive Truth

A Bengali novelist reimagines dissent

The Politics of Desire

A seductive narrative of sex and religion

The Eternity of Return

Tishani Doshi’s new novel bristles with an edgy restlessness

Mirza Waheed: The Writer of Small Things

Mirza Waheed in his new novel excavates the grey area between complicity and consent while exploring the banality of evil

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