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Shoma Chaudhury

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Articles by Shoma Chaudhury

V.S. Naipaul: Bounty Of Barbs

V.S. Naipaul: Bounty Of Barbs

Aug 16, 2018

The writer and the man were ­inextricably intertwined. Both not made for the faint-hearted.

'Inexpressibly Dismayed'

'Inexpressibly Dismayed'

Nov 27, 2013

'Despite my immediate and assertive actions in support of you, I stand wrongly defaced and accused of having abandoned the public values I uphold in my work. This leaves me inexpressibly dismayed.'

Soaporifically Inclined

Soaporifically Inclined

Mar 23, 2002

A desi equivalent of an American soap or an Asian-American Mills & Boon?

Alone With Solitude

Alone With Solitude

Mar 18, 2000

The Jnanpith award can do little to upset the silent, internal spaces for Nirmal Verma

Mirror Has Two Faces

Mirror Has Two Faces

Mar 11, 2000

Proof of a maturing oeuvre

Missing A Small Beat

Missing A Small Beat

Jan 08, 2000

A delicate, subtle debut that belies the hype which heralded it

Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa

Jan 08, 2000

The Parsi author on Earth, the film adaptation of her book Ice-Candy Man

Shrouds Of Shame

Shrouds Of Shame

Dec 04, 1999

Despite a worldwide ban on chiru hunting, shahtoosh shawls made from its wool continue to be a craze with high society

"Free Sexuality From Reproduction"

Nov 06, 1999

Acclaimed psychoanalyst and writer Sudhir Kakar talks to Shoma Chaudhury about the ambivalences and contradictions within India's sexual attitudes over the millennia

Divining The Devi

Divining The Devi

Oct 23, 1999

In reaction to the razzmatazz of recent years, a new traditionalist mood sets in over Durga Puja

No Fire In This Earth

No Fire In This Earth

Oct 02, 1999

It's come trailing clouds of hype, but Deepa Mehta's film 'Earth' fails to strike a raw chord

"I'm Not A Dirty Old Man"

Sep 25, 1999

Singh fends off questions about his sex life

Who Cares For Moby Dick?

Who Cares For Moby Dick?

Sep 25, 1999

As the world moves towards saving them, in India there is an upsurge in whale shark hunting

Royal Regalia

Royal Regalia

Sep 18, 1999

With a keen eye for detail, designer Ritu Kumar traces the fascinating history of Indian textiles in her book 'Costumes and Textiles of Royal India'

Cry, Beloved Country

Cry, Beloved Country

Sep 11, 1999

A powerful debut on Partition and two women's struggle for love

Fire In Her Belly

Fire In Her Belly

Aug 28, 1999

Two English translations bring Qurratulain Hyder, the legendary Urdu writer, into focus

Sushi, Masala Soaked

Sushi, Masala Soaked

Aug 07, 1999

In workaholic, stress-ridden Japan, Indian films take on the unlikely role of a spiritual balm

The Inside Story

The Inside Story

Jul 24, 1999

A lavish coffee table brings alive India's colourful whimsy

Great Balls Of Fire

Great Balls Of Fire

Jul 10, 1999

A lavish coffee table brings alive India's colourful whimsy

Walking On Thin Ice

Walking On Thin Ice

Jun 26, 1999

Santosh Yadav's season of triumph is clouded by her precipitate resignation from the ITBP

Just A Little Savoury?

Just A Little Savoury?

Jun 19, 1999

A poignant and tender tale, but one that belies its potential

Bacchus Among The Books

Bacchus Among The Books

May 01, 1999

As literary launches become glittering social extravaganzas, the lowly reader starts to drop out

A Gothic Patchwork

A Gothic Patchwork

Apr 17, 1999

Jha's self-conscious, collegiate tone fails his thematic intention

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