Literature

I saw Parashuram Kushal in a village in Guyana. The country was known as British Guyana before its independence. It was a piece of British Empire where the sun did not set. ...

Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the Six Day War of 1967, when her family's land was seized and Israel captured what remained of Palestine, including Jerusalem. Now, this Palestinian American writer and activist has come out with a powerful, furious, beautiful book on sex, power, persecution, violation, survival, and resistance....

The perfectionist that she is, Bijoya Sawian wishes she had not destroyed so many manuscripts in the past and whose just-published "Shallow Men", set in her native Shillong - actually a novella and two short stories - has been nominated for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for 2002, instituted to honour the Nobel laureate for his ...