Books

A Unique Lit Fest In Mussoorie

By Ashali Varma · July 31, 2019

When I was invited to participate at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration on April 13 and 14, I felt really upbeat about meeting the young people who had passed one of the toughest exams in India and would be the administrators of 21st century India. In just two days, over several books…

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Naipaul & His World

By Abhijit Nag · July 31, 2019

Naipaul was “the greatest prose writer in the English language of the last 60 years”, wrote Amit Chaudhuri in the Guardian when Naipaul died at the age of 85 on August 11. Others were more measured in their praise. They could not overlook his flaws and prejudices. Naipaul himself provoked criticism by what he said…

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