Shobhaa Dé: Queen of Why Nots

Prabha Chandran

Shobhaa Dé reminds us that age is not an abuse

Sujatha Gidla: Identity Crisis

Sujatha Gidla is a subway conductor in New York with an Indian backstory of caste and isolation, now captured in a critically acclaimed memoir

Ruskin Bond: The Solitary Reaper

Ruskin Bond relives his journey from the isolation of childhood to the home he found in the hills

Arundhati Roy: The Utmost Unhappiness of Being Indian

Arundhati Roy’s second novel in twenty years retains her original magic even as it becomes an overwrought political project

She’s Here to Stay

A writer emerges bruised but not broken from an abusive marriage

Hari Kunzru: ‘The border is not a nice place right now for anybody with brown skin’

A writer in a polarised world. Hari Kunzru talks about his art and politics in a conversation with Rahul Pandita

The Fall of Man in the Age of Anger

What makes this text an indispensible addition to the canon of intellectual histories is not just the urgency of its argument but the delightful march-past of writers

Jerry Pinto: Bombay Central

There are Indian writers in English and there are regional writers of the vernacular. Jerry Pinto is among the rare few who straddles both worlds.

Karan Mahajan: Explosive Imagination

There is a certain smartness to this Delhi-raised writer’s work that has made him the toast in literary circles.

Sunil Khilnani: Discovering India

He has once again established his credentials as a leading public intellectual with his book Incarnations: India in 50 Lives


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