Month: November 2015

  • Speaking Volumes: That growth and development thing

    Speaking Volumes: That growth and development thing

    In his “new history of the world”, The Silk Roads, Peter Frankopan writes of Baghdad in the time of Ibn Sina, a city with a hunger for all kinds of goods, an appetite for information. “There were materials brought from India, including texts on science, mathematics and astrology written in Sanskrit that were pored over […]

  • In Translation: Subimal Mishra, the anti-storyteller

    In Translation: Subimal Mishra, the anti-storyteller

    “I do not want my writing to be converted into a commodity, or be capable of being digested in the intestines of middle-class babudom,” Subimal Misra wrote in his 1982 work, Actually This Could Have Become Ramayan Chamar’s Tale. There is little chance of this happening. The two collections of his short stories that have […]