An exclusive interview with George ‘Appupen’ Mathen about his shuddh desi superhero Rashtraman and the function of an artist in the world today.
The sea figures prominently in Adil Jussawalla’s I Dreamt a Horse Fell From the Sky, sweeping its way into poem after poem, calmly and ineluctably.
Despite the six centuries separating the composition of these poems and their readership, they are accessible, relatable, and compelling.
Vivek Shanbhag’s novel looks hard at the nouveau rich in India and the consequences of wealth on relationships with the community, in-laws, work ethic, and morality.
In conversation with author Nilanjana Roy about her latest book The Girl Who Ate Books, traditions, final drafts, and the tragic side of plagiarism.
Walking Towards Ourselves, Catriona Mitchell’s compilation of stories about and by Indian women, does not see the struggles of women in the country as being too privileged, specific, or personal.
In conversation with Akhil Katyal, a bilingual poet and translator, whose book Night Charge Extra was recently published by Writers Workshop.
In Zubaan Books’ Drawing the Line anthology, the hero is the everywoman and her contained, quiet rage against the system.
In her latest novel, Meera Syal grapples with an eye-wideningly long list of capital-I Issues.
Jokes aside, there is something to be said about this novel’s failure to work as a murder mystery.
The author makes a virginal entry at Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Literary Festival, and comes away with a few unexpected revelations.
In conversation with Tanuja Desai Hidier, singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Born Confused and Bombay Blues.