What the book and the author scores with is the simple, lucid writing, the presentation, and, above all, the ability to edit it perfectly without becoming plodding, pontificating or pompous
Debutant author Ananth, whose erotic novel Play With Me has hit shelves across the country, has chosen a genre that’s almost completely unexplored in India. In conversation with Jamie Mullick, Ananth talks about his book, the paucity of good Indian books on pleasure, how he ventured into writing, his love for photography, Ayn Rand, among other things.
The dynamic between matters of the heart and matters purely of pleasure is at the core of Ananth Padmanabhan’s debut novel, Play With Me
In the 1990’s, there were around 8,000 registered custodial disappearances in Kashmir.
After narrowly escaping death thrice, Pia Padukone decided to write a book drawn from her personal experiences
The news of Marvel Comics’ two superheroes —Thor and Captain America — all set to become female and African-American, respectively, in new spin-offs brought to mind superhero variations, which led to a quest to find Asian female superheroes. What followed was quite interesting.
Myths are the secret codes of cultures and societies, symbolic stories in which lost cultural histories are traced and multiple meanings discovered. The myth remains the same, but histories keep changing and different people lay claim to the same stories.
It’s hard to pigeon-hole Mira Jacob’s debut novel, A Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. You could say it’s a diaspora novel of the Jhumpa Lahiri type since it’s about a family of Syrian Christians, the Eapens, from Salem, Tamil Nadu, settled in America, with the mother dying to go back “home”, the father determined to forget the family he left behind him and the two kids growing up American but conscious of their Indian roots.
While graphic novels about the adventures of caped and masked crusaders from the West will always be popular, Indian superhero titles are finding their own fan following.