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  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

    Book Review: The Lowland

    Jhumpa Lahiri understands the immigrant instinct and its compulsions only too well.
  • Kaurava by Krishna Udayasankar

    Book Review: Kaurava

    As an author, Krishna Udayasankar’s strength lies in demonstrating characters and ideas, not describing them in paragraph after droll paragraph.
  • Homesick by Roshi Fernando

    Book Review: Homesick

    In her debut novel, Roshi Fernando beautifully captures the guilt and loneliness of a tightly knit Sri Lankan famiy in South London.
  • Happy Birthday and other stories

    Book Review: Happy Birthday! and Other Stories

    With her second book, Meghna Pant offers an emotional, compelling insight into the lives of people around us.
  • Karthika Nair

    Seeking Movement

    In conversation with Karthika Nair about her poetry, scripting dances, and escaping labels.
  • Cough Syrup Surrealism

    Book Review: Cough Syrup Surrealism

    In Tharun James Jimani’s debut novel, the personification of the 1990s, while never quite made obvious, is apparent in every page.
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

    Jhumpa Lahiri’s Latest Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize

    The Lowland has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize this year along with five other nominees. Details inside.
  • Cover: Nitoo Das

    The Outsider

    Teacher, poet, and photographer: Nitoo Das speaks to us in an exclusive interview about writing and performing poetry, and her love of birds.
  • A Matter of Rats

    Book Review: A Matter of Rats

    Despite the emotions that bind this collection of stories, Kumar’s prose is never elegiac. There is always humour, love, and the possibility of redemption.
  • Jobless Clueless Reckless

    Book Review: Jobless Clueless Reckless

    Revathi Suresh's debut effort is a coming-of-age novel and it takes that trope head on, without cloaking it in something else.
  • Facebook Phantom

    Book Review: Facebook Phantom

    The representation of young adults and their issues in 17-year-old Suzanne Sangi's debut novel is surprisingly competent.
  • Sophie Says by Judy Balan

    Book Review: Sophie Says

    Judy Balan's second book ends up being an echo of what might have been, in an alternate universe, an incisive, fun novel.

The Tap #32

By Ramya Sriram