New translations introduce English language readers to the prolific Buddhadeva Bose, whose fiction drew deeply on literary Bengal
What underlies the popular genre of speculative fiction? Righteousness and redemption or brutality and truth?
How vice pays tribute to virtue in contemporary India
A book that delights in how jazz—both as music and worldview—once infiltrated the emerging, cosmopolitan metropolis of Bombay
Our world, in the imagination of postmodern novelists, is fragmented. Can writers of Hari Kunzru's calibre put it back together again?
A book that highlights what is not really news: the dominance of the upper caste male over Indian science in the first half of the 20th century
Yashpal’s monumental novel joins the conversation on partition
Much more than a tenet to live by, the Bhagavad Gita belongs to the playful and paradoxical domain of the poetic.
How did Agatha Christie, who considered “married woman” her occupation, become the world’s most popular novelist ever?
Anita Desai’s fiction both fulfils and challenges expectations about Indian novels in English