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‘People like us’ and our right books: the politics of good prose

August 29, 2010


To me, the ideal book is an effortless blend of story and quality prose and I truly think that majority of the contemporary Indian English Fiction is very high up there in that regard. While it is admittedly writing itself into a larger clichéd South Asian identity narrative as seen through anglicized eyes trope, there is unquestionable richness to these stories that are told.

A Strange Domesticity

March 2, 2010


Hypothesis: There is an affinity to belonging to the South Asian sub-continent. That unmistakable ‘it’ that brings us together like a weak thread of commonality that runs through different countries. After all, one surely cannot feel utterly foreign in a place that appears, smells and where everybody acts much like home. It’s really the same […]