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Colonial Hauntings

Aditi Sen

Reading ghost stories by British women writers

Sabyn Javeri: Inside the Veil

The Pakistani author Sabyn Javeri talks about the politics of the hijab and the role of writers in divided societies in a conversation with Shikha Kumar

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

Masculine Feminine

An investigation of how modern male writers depict women in short stories

Where the Mind Is Without Fear

To be a witness, if not a channel for others’ voices

The Big Picture

A graphic statement of life and art

Rahman Abbas: ‘English writers enjoy more freedom than us’

Urdu writer Rahman Abbas on the challenges of being defiant

Deborah Levy: ‘A book without desire is a depressed book’

Deborah Levy, author of ‘living autobiographies’, feels happiest by the ocean and in a room of her own

The Politburo of Piety

And the dictatorship of diversity

Spotting Chatwin and Other Delights in Jaipur

Tishani Doshi keeps an ear out at the world’s biggest literary carnival

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