literary

A novel of thresholds

‘Basanti’ and writing the New Woman in Odia literary culture

| May 22, 2019

Shangri-la, continued

Thimphu bookshops, language choice and the most recent clutch of fiction from Bhutan.

| Jun 24, 2016

Surrealist Pakistan

'Hasan Ki Surat-e-Haal' marks an important formal departure from Pakistan’s Urdu literature.

| Jul 15, 2015

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