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  • Poonachi: Or the Story of a Black Goat

    Book Review: Poonachi: Or the Story of a Black Goat

    Perumal Murugan's latest novel is not primarily allegorical, but accords animalkind the dignity and depth of feelings that they are rarely manifested with in literature.
  • Sumana Roy

    Missing

    Sumana Roy's debut novel Missing is a study of the modern marriage, played out against the awareness of the question: what happens when a wife goes missing? Read an excerpt from the book here.
  • Kuzhali Manickavel

    Book Review: Things We Found During the Autopsy

    In Kuzhali Manickavel's stories, readers are refused a comfortable distance from the narrative, and find themselves directly implicated.
  • A Murder on Malabar Hill

    Book Review: A Murder on Malabar Hill

    Sujata Massey's novel is best described by Dirk Gently’s maxim that to solve a crime, one must investigate the society in which it takes place.
  • I Am a Troll

    Book Review: I Am a Troll

    A worthy venture into the deep, dark world of Indian cyber-terrorism that should attract more detailed investigations and the placement of legal safeguards online.
  • Slow Startle

    Book Review: Slow Startle

    Rohan Chhetri does not make any bones about the fact that Slow Startle is a book about death.
  • We That Are Young

    Book Review: We That Are Young

    Preti Taneja's Delhi contains sustained subterranean anger, abundant misogyny, and the superficial glory of unimaginable wealth.
  • Manu Joseph

    The Value of Morality

    In conversation with the always outspoken Manu Joseph about journalism, being political, and his latest novel, Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous.
  • Tishani Doshi

    Bold As Roses

    In conversation with acclaimed poet, novelist, and dancer Tishani Doshi on Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, her new collection of poetry.
  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    Balli Kaur Jaswal’s third novel deals with honour killings, vigilante community policing, murder, forbidden love, and a lot more.
  • Leila by Prayaag Akbar

    Book Review: Leila

    Prayaag Akbar’s biggest triumph lies in his ability to adopt a female voice so completely, you forget this is a male author’s debut novel.
  • Greenlight

    Book Review: Greenlight

    The sixth book in Kalpana Swaminathan’s acclaimed Lalli detective series is not for the faint-hearted.

ACK #6

By Monsoon Company