Tag: Indian writing

  • Writers, September: Mulk Raj Anand

    Mulk Raj reads from Untouchable, for the South Asian Literary Recordings Project http://lcweb2.loc.gov/mbrs/master/salrp/02001.mp3 (Amardeep Singh (@Electrostani on Twitter) on why he thinks Untouchable is a copout: http://www.electrostani.com/2010/09/why-i-dont-like-mulk-raj-anands.html)       “Presumably, therefore, the fate of the English language in Asia is either to fade out or to survive as a pidgin language useful for business and […]

  • Column: A perforated history

    (Published in the Business Standard, September 2012) “I was born in the city of Bombay…once upon a time. No, that won’t do, there’s no getting away from the date.” And so Saleem Sinai tumbled into our lives, 32 years ago, bearing with him the excess of “intertwined lives events miracles places rumours” that made up […]

  • The Bhagat Brandwagon

    (Published in the Business Standard, August 21, 2012; this is a slightly longer version) It took the much-praised (and occasionally maligned) Chetan Bhagat just one bestseller to become a character in his own stories. He is already famous in One Night @ the Call Centre, returning from a talk at IIT Kanpur about his book. […]