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.
In Kuzhali Manickavel’s stories, readers are refused a comfortable distance from the narrative, and find themselves directly implicated.
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.
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.
Rohan Chhetri does not make any bones about the fact that Slow Startle is a book about death.
Preti Taneja’s Delhi contains sustained subterranean anger, abundant misogyny, and the superficial glory of unimaginable wealth.
Balli Kaur Jaswal’s third novel deals with honour killings, vigilante community policing, murder, forbidden love, and a lot more.
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.
The sixth book in Kalpana Swaminathan’s acclaimed Lalli detective series is not for the faint-hearted.
The book explores chauvinism, patriarchy, and the male psyche in an interesting and honest manner.
A book that forces us to confront our own biases, look our carefully crafted ignorance in the eye, and come out of the bubble of privilege we inhabit.
A sense of nostalgia and loss pervades Laksmi Pamuntjak’s ambitious debut novel Amba.