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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pankaj Mishra

Articles by Pankaj Mishra

A Lakhnawi Flaneur

A Lakhnawi Flaneur

Mar 23, 2015 Pankaj Mishra ON Vinod Mehta

His firm but unpretentious belief that truthful journalism is its own reward saved Outlook from becoming yet...

Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises

Sep 23, 2013 Pankaj Mishra

To understand contemporary Asia as a whole, one has to understand China—now more so than ever.

A Poet Unwelcome

A Poet Unwelcome

Aug 13, 2012 Pankaj Mishra

On Tagore’s unkind reception in China, adapted exclusively for Outlook by the author from his forthcoming...

A Curzon Without An Empire

A Curzon Without An Empire

Jan 31, 2011 Pankaj Mishra

Patrick French's armchair exercise parrots the rosy Western view of India, shunning rigour and ignoring depth...

Pages To Turn To

Pages To Turn To

Dec 27, 2010 Pankaj Mishra

I found myself reading a great deal of short fiction this year, preferring its brisk epiphanies to the slow...

Pre-Fab Reporting

Pre-Fab Reporting

Nov 01, 2010 Pankaj Mishra

Globalisation and its belief systems have streamed into reporting in, and from, Asia

A Good Shelfful: The Best Books Of 2009

A Good Shelfful: The Best Books Of 2009

Dec 28, 2009 Khushwant Singh

Outlook asked an eminent panel of writers and critics to come up with their choice of the best books of 2009...

India: A Massacre Justified By Philanthropy?

India: A Massacre Justified By Philanthropy?

Oct 06, 2008 Pankaj Mishra

For all our denial and bluster on Kashmir, the Indian state's secular narcissism may not survive a Modi on...

Superman Never Returns

Superman Never Returns

Aug 20, 2007 Pankaj Mishra

India can go ape—or it can learn to talk to itself and the world

A Sattvic Nomad

A Sattvic Nomad

Jan 15, 2007 Pankaj Mishra

Thela, dhaba, chai shack...it's these dots on the map that give you the real Gastronomical Survey of India

In Bed With Celebrity

In Bed With Celebrity

Oct 17, 2005 Pankaj Mishra

Is there hope when Page 3 vacuity occupies our media space?

Reason, The Real Reason Why India Lives

Reason, The Real Reason Why India Lives

Jul 11, 2005 Pankaj Mishra

Sen sees the vitality of our civilisation in 'tarkvaad' but can it cure our social imbalances?

Brown's Sahib

Brown's Sahib

Oct 13, 2003 Pankaj Mishra

Fruitful criticism of Nehru, but a lost chance to relate BJP's India to his idea of India

When The Moon Landed In America

When The Moon Landed In America

Oct 01, 2001 Pankaj Mishra

It appears disingenuous now to be outraged by the moral nullity of America's leaders, the lynchmob rage they...

Is This Love?

Is This Love?

Apr 21, 2001 Pankaj Mishra

Extracts from Pankaj Mishra's Romantics, shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award

Other Side Of The Vale

Other Side Of The Vale

Nov 06, 2000 Pankaj Mishra

We must move on from vague liberal concerns about ‘Indian brutality in Kashmir' to a detailed study of the...

Paper Jehadis And The Lie Of The Land

Paper Jehadis And The Lie Of The Land

Oct 09, 2000 Pankaj Mishra

A reply to the charges levelled by Prem Shankar Jha in his last week's column

Little Inkling

Little Inkling

Nov 15, 1999 Pankaj Mishra

Writing in English, an Indian elite discovers nothing

Rebel With A Clause

Rebel With A Clause

Oct 25, 1999 Pankaj Mishra

Strangely, more a litany of victimhood than intellectual memoir

The Art Of Inquisition

The Art Of Inquisition

Aug 16, 1999 Pankaj Mishra ON Nirad C. Chaudhuri

A connoisseur of culture and civilisation, Nirad C. Chaudhuri refined the art of self-cultivation