Showing 1 - 10 results of 14 for "Chandrahas Choudhury"
Latest in a string of history-obsessed Arabic novels
Roving freely across a thousand years of Arab history, Gamal al-Ghitani's latest novel presents, like his previous works, a collage of the multifarious roots of Egyptian identity, writes Chandrahas Choudhury
June 8, 2013
Book review: Manto's daring short stories written during subcontinent partition
Saadat Manto's newly translated short stories exploring life in the cosmopolitan, laissez-faire Bombay of the 1930s and 1940s have enduring appeal, writes Chandrahas Choudhury
March 2, 2013
Mumbai Noir: dark, eclectic tales about the city's thriving underworld
The stories in this noir anthology are as raw and diverse as the city of Mumbai itself, humming with the feel for the city's pulse and patter.
July 28, 2012
This Is Not That Dawn: India and Pakistan in the time of Partition
Yashpal's 1,100-page novel presents a searing narrative on a wound that has never quite healed.
April 20, 2012
Becoming Dickens: 'from sketch writer to novelist'
In Robert Douglas-Fairhurst's latest book, one of a raft of new releases that mark this week's bicentenial of the birth of Charles Dickens, the author focuses on the literary giant's early career.
February 3, 2012
The Kashmiri resistance movement comes of age
In his new book, Sanjay Kak examines the Kashmiri resistance movement, a widespread, centreless struggle for the right of self-determination that he believes has finally come of age.
December 8, 2011
Beautiful Thing: The dark world of a Mumbai dance bar
Sonia Faleiro's non-fiction narrative unravels a society blighted in equal measures by decadence and poverty swirling around a teenaged Indian dancer.
August 19, 2011
Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age: take a deep breath
Told in one meandering sentence that offers readers no pause, stories and characters come sailing out of nowhere in Bohumil Hrabal's early and experimental work.
July 22, 2011
Saints and Sinners: Ornate without being mannered
The Irish writer Edna O'Brien's new collection of short stories may be a late arrival in terms of the writer's age, but there has been no diminution in her sensibility.
May 20, 2011
Portraits of a Marriage: One man, two wives, nine perspectives
The fifth novel by the late Sandor Marai to be translated into English in the past decade confirms his status as one of the great authors of the last century.
April 22, 2011