Water, scarcity, and poetic description tussle for attention in this anthology of Tamil Karisal literature from the 1980s.
In conversation with two-time Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner Anushka Jasraj about her stories and characters, surrealism, and her writing process.
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.
An excerpt from The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories by Nisha Susan.
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.
Watching The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix takes an author back to reading the series of books while growing up in early-2000s Calcutta.
Deepa Anappara’s debut novel is vivid and deeply moving, plunging you into the distraught lives inhabiting a slum in a smog-heavy, unnamed Indian city.
A coming-of-age tale, Sabin Iqbal’s debut novel is a nuanced blend of the personal and the political, set against the dreamy backdrop of a picturesque coastal village in Kerala.
In conversation with Varun Thomas Mathew about his debut novel, the nostalgia of city life, and the relationship between magic realism and memory.
In conversation with Annie Zaidi about her new book Prelude to a Riot, inequalities within South Asia, and why we can never escape home.
Aruni Kashyap’s stories call for greater humility, acceptance of difference, and keeping our strongly held (maybe even ill-formed) opinions about others to ourselves.
In conversation with Nandita Dutta, whose book F-Rated examines Indian filmmaking through the eyes of eleven women directors who have been central to the industry across decades.