Tag Archives: Criticism

Jai Bajrangbali

One can tell the BJP has got over its sulks. At the risk of being deluged with hate mail, may I point out that there is a pattern to be seen in the recent events in Orissa, the posturings that … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

This is based on a piece I wrote for a conference on the Muse in Indian literature, orgainsed by the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, who have very kindly agreed to let me put this version up here. ***** … Continue reading

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Stray Shopping Carts of the Indian Diaspora

Can anyone tell me what this is all about? This ad has been appearing in the Telegraph for some days now. It’s a promotional for Jhuma Lahiri’s latest book of short stories. In case you can’t read the fine print … Continue reading

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Notes Towards a New Poetics

These comments were originally part of my review of Sampurna Chattarji’s book, but I deicded it wasn’t fair to saddle her with them, so I hacked them out and saved them for a later post. This is that post, and … Continue reading

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Have been thinking about my next book, which will be hardcore techno sci fi, set at least 300 years in the future. Started some of the research for this. But since the Signal Red days, I’ve learned not to get … Continue reading

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