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Upamanyu Chatterjee: Oddball Savant

Nandini Nair

On the 30th anniversary of the book that launched him, Upamanyu Chatterjee seeks his own revenge by shooing away holy cows with a new novella

Songs of Snow

The agility and vulnerability of Tibetan verse

Rupi Kaur, Poet

Insta-Sensation

Life In Stanzas

Kabir is the new cool and lunch has become verse

Aimee Nezhukumatathil: The Alchemist

Aimee Nezhukumatathil turns the mundane into the magical. The Indian-American poet talks about her art and the idea of home

The Saint and the Sinner

Recent protests in Tamil Nadu against a lyricist’s ‘belittlement’ of the mystic poet Andal do little justice to the spirit of her verses

CP Surendran: ‘Poetry is the handle to the door of human experience’

The poet CP Surendran in his new book finds it difficult to separate politics from literature

Jeet Thayil: A Poet’s Fiction

Jeet Thayil’s new novel is inhabited by troubled storytellers. The novelist talks about his art and life in a conversation with Nandini Nair

The Air Perumal Murugan Breathes Is Still Venomous

The world after silence is full of stories. Perumal Murugan in conversation with V Shoba

Burning Embers

The girls are coming out of the woods, bearing revelatory words

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