‘This white metal box is my home. And it will be my coffin, too’

Rejimon Kuttappan

He migrated to Oman, struggled as an undocumented worker for twenty-two years and returned to a family that did not want him

The Loss of Inheritance

One of the world’s last matrilineal systems is changing in Meghalaya but no one is sure if that is a good thing

Feast of the Dead

Blurring the boundaries between the real and the surreal in Meghalaya

The Final Six

The 2021 Booker Prize shortlist tells of the persistence of grief, the deceptions of online prattle, the call of the wild, racial inequality and the triumph of the human spirit

Ancient Wisdom on Sexuality

Neo-Victorians as exemplars of tradition are misfits in society

Forbidden Intimacies

A debut short story collection from Pakistan lays bare power and desire

A Portrait of the Indian

A new survey reveals a deeply conservative country

The Spoken Word Order

Migration, both external and internal, has shaped the languages that we speak

Reading that Gives on

The unquantifiable value of a gifted book

Ashok Ferrey: Our Fathers in Heaven

Ashok Ferrey’s new book captures Sri Lankans at home and abroad. The author tells Antara Raghavan about the persistence of grief and the art of construction


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