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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Harish Trivedi

The writer is a former professor of English, Delhi University

The Play of Dolls stories show how Hindi poet Kunwar Narain explored the human through the inhuman
Sat, Aug 29, 2020

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

Weapon of Choice
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

The intricate web of caste inequality in India and the story of a Dalit life in all its misery and humiliation, and eventual triumph.

Man of the Word
Sun, Mar 04, 2018

A brief exploration of the wide literary oeuvre of Ayyappa Paniker through a selection of his critical essays

Today’s Pasts book review: A Million Little Pieces
Sat, Feb 27, 2016

In this rambling autobiography, Bhisham Sahni is at once engagingly self-deprecatory and evasive about giving out family secrets

Book Review: Falling Walls
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

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?

Anthems And Ironies
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

They are expansionist and vainglorious — and vulnerable to political satire.

The Man Behind
Sat, Sep 21, 2013

An imaginative reading that seeks to reconcile the art and life of Tagore.

The storyteller of Hindi
Sat, Aug 31, 2013

McGregor chronicled the emergence of Hindi as the great popular language of north India.

After the sun set on Empire
Thu, Jun 14, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II,ruling nothing in particular,is a fading Britain’s last living monument to grander times