The author accords a voice to the hustle and bustle of daily life in the city, as well as to distinctive personalities that reside in it, such as politicians, bureaucrats, labourers, builders, the rich and the poor.
It is clear that Karunatilaka is a fearless writer, perhaps the most important quality in a writer. It also helps that he is astonishingly funny. Together, these qualities make Chats with the Dead a fascinating read.
Peru-born Chilean writer Isabel Allende, 77, who describes herself as a ‘novelist, feminist, and philanthropist’ on carrying her family name with pride, immersing herself in poetry before a new work and her latest novel.
Put together by World Comics India, a collective that promotes comics as a communication and empowerment tool for the marginalised, the book is an outcome of a workshop conducted by the organisation with around 50-60 Rohingya refugees in Kalindi Kunj and Nuh, Mewat.
Gokhale’s portrait of Shivaji Park restores the neighbourhood’s heterogeneous character, starting with some of the earliest historical evidence of the people who migrated here when Mumbai was still a cluster of islands and the only “natives” were fisherfolk and Adivasis.
Writer-columnist Anoothi Vishal, who, as a journalist, had documented the start of the so-called boom at the beginning of the new millennium, has examined what makes a few restaurants work where so many others fail in her new book Business on a Platter (2019).
In her debut novel, titled Girl in White Cotton, Doshi looks at familial bonds and how they damn us and unravel us. She sets the tone with her opening sentence: "I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure."
An original thinker, George Steiner’s mark on our intellectual scene is indelible.
A valuable contribution to our understanding of the complex historiography of the Himalayas and the role of Tibet, India and China in this strategic zone.
Nandita Das on Manto & I, and how the book and her 2018 movie Manto, are deeply connected but not the same.
An empathetic novel about the feminine experience in a world of inequality.
China — like other powers that have dominated the international system — seeks hegemony and the Indian Ocean is an increasingly crucial area of operations for it to achieve this end.
Shortly after the lynching of Pehlu Khan, Tavleen Singh was granted an audience with the Prime Minister, and found him somewhat changed.
What bound three of India’s eminent medievalists together? Friendship and a respect for scholarship and diversity, says TCA Raghavan in his new book.
Chorey's poems are recited at numerous NRC-CAA protests and public meetings across the country. His anthology of poems titled Kohra Ghana Hai released recently.
Dalip Kaur Tiwana had received the Padma Shri in 2004 for Literature and Education, as well as the Sahitya Akademi Award.
A widow with five children in her late 30s, she became a perennial best-seller over the second half of her life, writing or co-writing "A Stranger Is Watching," "Daddy's Little Girl" and more than 50 other favourites.
In his first book, veteran publisher acquaints us with EV Rieu, who set up OUP in India and later initiated the Penguin Classics Series.
Manoranjan Byapari, who was shortlisted for the DSC Prize, tells The Indian Express what the NRC means, and why he would rather go to jail than to a detention camp
Australian writer Ken Spillman on forging a relationship with India, writing for children, and the power of imagination.