Beyond East meets West

The Babu was goofing off when the new Hindu Literary Review came out–go visit.

Their lead story this month is by Tabish Khair, commenting on the bits of Indian immigrant history that don’t make it to fiction often enough: “There are so many Indian English novels now in which the love angle is always with someone from France or the U.S. and not with someone from Nepal or Japan. There are too many novels in which the protagonist emigrates to England or Canada and not to Dubai or Cape Town. True, these “Indo-West” stories have to be told — and all of us writing in English probably need to get a novel or two along those lines out of our systems — but surely there are other stories waiting to be told too?”





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