Tag: Jhumpa Lahiri

  • Translations: Masud, Shanbhag, Valluvar, Lahiri

    Translations: Masud, Shanbhag, Valluvar, Lahiri

    (Published in the Business Standard in December 2015, January 2016 and February 2016) The Tirukkural: A New English Version Tiruvalluvar, translated by Gopalkrishna Gandhi Aleph Book Company One of my most cherished possessions was a T-shirt, hand-painted by a friend, that said simply: “Mirabai Lived.” It was a typo; she had meant “Mirabai Lives”, but […]

  • Booklove: The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

    Booklove: The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

    The children of revolution (Published in the Business Standard, September 10, 2013) It took ten days in the Lal Bazaar lock-up to end the life of Charu Mazumdar, back in July 1972. The police who had presided over either the asthma or the gentle inquiries that killed Mazumdar, one of the key thinkers behind West […]

  • Jhumpa’s world

    I know, someone who works as an editor in publishing shouldn’t comment on another publisher’s writers. But I took a private call on this–how likely is it that I’ll make a pitch for Jhumpa Lahiri? Answer: I don’t think she’ll shift from Picador for a while–and figured I could consider myself free to write about […]