The writer is a former professor of English, Delhi University
In a new translation of his early short fiction, the humanity of men is stripped and threatened in relation to animals as well as other men
The intricate web of caste inequality in India and the story of a Dalit life in all its misery and humiliation, and eventual triumph.
A brief exploration of the wide literary oeuvre of Ayyappa Paniker through a selection of his critical essays
In this rambling autobiography, Bhisham Sahni is at once engagingly self-deprecatory and evasive about giving out family secrets
Upendranath Ashk has been passed over by history in favour of his friend and rival Sa’adat Hasan Manto. Can a new translation of his Girti Divarein right the balance?
They are expansionist and vainglorious — and vulnerable to political satire.
An imaginative reading that seeks to reconcile the art and life of Tagore.
McGregor chronicled the emergence of Hindi as the great popular language of north India.
Queen Elizabeth II,ruling nothing in particular,is a fading Britains last living monument to grander times