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The Golden Glass and other poems

The Golden Glass and other poems

Thirteen poems by the author of And What Remains in the End: The Memoirs of an Unrepentant Civil Servant, whose collection of poems, The 70th Milestone, has been published by Speaking Tiger Books

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The Sculptor’s Guide To A Goddess and other poems

The Sculptor’s Guide To A Goddess and other poems

Five poems by the Pondicherry-based poet whose first collection of poetry, A Tinge of Turmeric (2009), examines ideas of colour, bitterness and healing using the central conceit of turmeric

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Lucy Ellmann: Republic of Consciousness

Lucy Ellmann: Republic of Consciousness

The Booker Prize shortlisted author on making the narrator of Ducks, Newburyport a representative for all consciousnesses, and encapsulating in the novel the whole of the world that the middle-age Ohio housewife has to contend with —a world that depresses, delights, offends and mystifies her

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Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte: A Hall of Mirrors

Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte: A Hall of Mirrors

Cervantes classic Don Quixote makes a reverberating Rushdian comeback. Quichotte is a testament of the modern man’s invincible courage and unwavering hope: a much needed reiteration of faith in a greener earth and a brighter future for our children

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Tishani Doshi: Heart and Home

Tishani Doshi: Heart and Home

The author of Small Days and Nights on the landscape in her novel, both of the beach as well as of the protagonist’s solitude, how she writes to find out the story, and her impulse to stare in the eye of the everyday violence that hums through human existence

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The Ballad of the Literary Cafe

The Ballad of the Literary Cafe

Literary cafés act as a useful heuristic device to find out how writers make sense of the unique social and cultural phenomenon of the café. Viennese cafés, for instance, have been an indispensable part of the literary and cultural history of Austria

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Manreet Sodhi Someshwar: The Labyrinth of History

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar: The Labyrinth of History

The New-York based author on her fifth and latest novel, The Radiance of a Thousand Suns, and why past is never past

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And The Thunder Rolls: My Bob Dylan Story

And The Thunder Rolls: My Bob Dylan Story

Where there is Dylan there is legend, greatness and fecundity. There is also present, lurking behind the shades, a glint of profound mischief. The Rolling Thunder tour film is a shining example.

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Reflections of Self in a Writers' Residency

Down the Rabbit Hole: Reflections of Self in a Writers' Residency

When I was accepted into the International Writers Residency at the University of Iowa, I entered into a crucible. Was it now time to come out of the closet, own my place as a writer and confidently spend this Residency surrounded by what I believed were ‘real writers?’

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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: The Doyen

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: The Doyen

Veteran Urdu critic, writer, poet and theorist looks back on his life and times, and literature in a two-part interview

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Kashmir: An Unending Story of Tragedy and Trauma

Kashmir: An Unending Story of Tragedy and Trauma

Article 370 strips Jammu & Kashmir of its special status, but the story of tragedy and trauma in the world’s most militarised zone continues unabated

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Uzma Aslam  Khan: What The Body Remembers

Uzma Aslam Khan: What The Body Remembers

An interview the Pakistani writer who is out with her fifth novel, The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali

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