Reviews

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.

Film Review: Eeb Allay Ooo!

The sounds that make up the title of Prateek Vats’s Eeb Allay Ooo! resonate through its length.

Book Review: Along With the Sun

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

Is Love Enough? Sir

Film Review: Is Love Enough? Sir

In Rohena Gera’s Is Love Enough? Sir, the home, closed off from prying, judgemental eyes, is also an empathetic space, allowing conversations and the forging of a connection that could not have developed or existed outside of it.

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.

The Brown Anthology: Language

Words, Connections, Fences

The Brown Anthology: Language, the first release from artist-owned ૧૦:૧૦ Press, explores solidarities that are built on recognising that our roots and futures are tangled up in each other across disjunctions and continuities.

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Book Review: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

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.

The Cliffhangers

Book Review: The Cliffhangers

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.

A More Permanent Record

Achal Mishra’s Maithili-language film Gamak Ghar is pieced together from tangible and intangible relics from and of an earlier time and place.

Book Review: His Father’s Disease

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.