Anita Desai’s fiction both fulfils and challenges expectations about Indian novels in English
It is one thing to collect magazines, entirely another to lust after them
The sleeping giant has awoken but does it really come to life?
Kashmir’s new public intellectuals must work towards freedom, not just seek redress for murderous acts of state extremism
A personal, idiosyncratic and autobiographical answer
A stellar new biography captures the storm and stress of Gandhi’s operatic struggles, with himself and with India