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Books

A quest to belong

In the course of writing, people inspire him. The desire to connect with other humans.

22 Aug 2018 12:08 AM

A perfect bhel-puri of desire, betrayal, sex

Domestic violence, acid attack, purdah system witch hunting, environmental issues are presented in a drama form in the last story, “The End of Ages”.

19 Aug 2018 12:31 AM

A brilliant concept ruined by poor execution

It’s hard to place a book like this. On the one hand, the point of the story is awesome.

19 Aug 2018 12:30 AM

Kipling’s Panchayat of the Gods

The lines certainly smack of racism along with Kipling’s advice to the then American president that America had a ‘moral duty’ in the Philippines.

17 Aug 2018 12:23 AM

‘Nobel’ Naipaul: The enigma of departure

The iconic writer’s career was also marked with controversies and skirmishes with his counterparts.

17 Aug 2018 12:22 AM

A twisted love story

The book was in fact titled Minority X, later renamed to Forbidden, and then to The Kafir’s Love.

15 Aug 2018 12:21 AM

Explorations of a diaspora

The angst of ordinary lives has taken this debutant writer towards narratives that are diverse and inherently Indian.

15 Aug 2018 12:21 AM

It’s racy, interesting, revealing a wonderful new world to readers

If the story was told only from Zarin’s point of view, the chances of monotony creeping in were high.

12 Aug 2018 12:51 AM

A slickly produced work of non-fiction

The impact of his work over Tamil literature and culture has been huge, the author notes and shows how.

12 Aug 2018 12:47 AM

Trials of women in a society dominated by men

It was something you were born to, if you were a woman, and embedded in you from girlhood.

12 Aug 2018 12:44 AM