literature

The ‘note’ economy

A brief history of English-literature exams in contemporary India.

| Aug 03, 2020

Rain in Prague

A short story.

| Oct 25, 2019

A novel of thresholds

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

| May 22, 2019

Holes

A short story

| Mar 15, 2019

What has Southasia been reading: 2018 Edition

Book recommendations from our contributors and Southasia’s prominent writers, intellectuals and journalists.

| Jan 04, 2019

From Darjeeling to Aracataca

A novelist on literary homelessness.

| Jul 09, 2018

An education in the male species

Scenes from the chronicles of midlife romance.

| Jun 11, 2018

The art of translating Indra Bahadur Rai

Interview with Nepali author and translator Prawin Adhikari.

| May 10, 2018

Looking back at the 2018 Galle Literary Festival

Why couldn’t the organisers of Galle Lit Fest tap into the vibrant civil society of academics, writers, and journalists in Sri Lanka?

| Feb 05, 2018

Galle Literary Festival begins: All dressed up but no one to see?

Chhetria Patrakar reports from the famed Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka.

| Jan 26, 2018

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