books

Siddhartha Deb

Fever Dreams and Buried Truths

In conversation with Siddhartha Deb about his novel The Light at the End of the World, the ethics of fictionalising real-world incidents, and how the fantastic can illuminate the real.

Praveena Shivram

Fertile Ground in Grey Spaces

In conversation with Praveena Shivram about fluidity in worldbuilding, reimagining mythology, and transcending binaries in her debut novel Karuppu.

Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

The Abstraction of Desire

In conversation with Tejaswini Apte-Rahm about historical fiction and her debut novel, The Secret of More.

What Would It Mean If Women Were Allowed to Dream?

Salma’s Women, Dreaming is a feminist text; a generational tale of women bound to each other by blood, marriage, and proximity.

Book Review: The Anger of Saintly Men

Anubha Yadav’s debut novel calls out toxic masculinity within Indian families and society at large through its nuanced and unafraid take on what it means to be a “man” in India.

Book Review: The Black Anthology: Language

The Black Anthology: Language from ૧૦:૧૦ Press wields the power of language to reclaim Black identity and culture.

Book Review: No Straight Thing Was Ever Made

This collection of essays by Urvashi Bahuguna is likely to be a source of comfort, awareness, and reassurance for anyone who has struggled with their own—or a loved one’s—mental illness.

Book Review: Along With the Sun

Water, scarcity, and poetic description tussle for attention in this anthology of Tamil Karisal literature from the 1980s.

Anushka Jasraj

Telling It Slant

In conversation with two-time Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner Anushka Jasraj about her stories and characters, surrealism, and her writing process.

Nisha Susan

Pavlovian Patches of Writing

In conversation with Nisha Susan about writing her new book The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories, romance, endings, flawed protagonists, and much more.

The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories by Nisha Susan

The Triangle

An excerpt from The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories by Nisha Susan.

A Burning Megha Majumdar

Book Review: A Burning

An achingly real take on the affairs of 21st century India, A Burning traces three lives struggling against communal politics and fighting for social and economic mobility.