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Dissent: New Writing Vol. 6

Available Now: ‘Dissent’, Vol. 6 of Our New Writing Anthology

Vol. 6 of our New Writing anthology is our third one in print and features original writing handpicked by Meena Kandasamy and Eunice de Souza. Get your copy now!

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.

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.