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Indian Literature

India's Debt to Khushwant Singh

Pranay Gupte | Posted 05.20.2014 | Books
Pranay Gupte

Khushwant Singh chronicled much of India's extraordinary story, and I think it would be fair to say that India owes him a lot for that.

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Zoë Triska | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books

"Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil Penguin Press, $25.95 Published on April 16, 2012 What is it about? The book begins in Bombay in the late 1970s. Th...

'Breathless In Bombay' Author Murzban Shroff Reflects On The Real Mumbai: Exclusive Interview

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Breathless in Bombay is the real deal, giving us a taste of the genuine Mumbai, as Shroff explores ancient vocations and newfangled professions with equal ease.

Are Indian Books Romanticizing Maoist Rebels?

The Washington Post | Shilpa Jamkhandikar and Rina Chandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

They have been called India's biggest enemy, but Maoist rebels are also the unlikely subjects of a recent rash of movies and books that some say are r...

Jaipur Literary Festival Reflects Growing Literary Scene In India

The New York Times | VIKAS BAJAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Our worlds are growing, and our markets are growing, but they are just beginning to grow," said Ms. Sarkar, who grew up in India but studied and work...