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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sunil Sethi

Articles by Sunil Sethi

Kashmir Diary

Kashmir Diary

Jun 09, 2016 Sunil Sethi

Pahalgam has always seemed to me the ­archetype of a one-horse town—a Hollywood studio of fake shop fronts...

Ink, Mortar And Canon

Ink, Mortar And Canon

Jan 12, 2015 Mukul Kesavan

A hundred essential books, chosen by our jury, and the reasons they should be read—and reread

‘1984 Made Me Think Of The Ways My Life Has Been Enmeshed In Riots’

‘1984 Made Me Think Of The Ways My Life Has Been Enmeshed In Riots’

Sep 30, 2013 Sunil Sethi INTERVIEWS Amitav Ghosh

The 57-year-old novelist talks about the movements in history and his life that shape his work.

When Babuji Went Too Fast

When Babuji Went Too Fast

Jul 30, 2012 Sunil Sethi

The book’s milieu is that murky labyrinth of lost files, ministry corridors reeking of urinals, bribes, and...

Ballad Of A Broken String

Ballad Of A Broken String

May 07, 2012 Sunil Sethi

A post-Partition torpor marks time for the sole occupants of a kotha and an akhara. A work of crisp magic.

On Making A Mind Map Of The Rough Art Of Murder

On Making A Mind Map Of The Rough Art Of Murder

Jan 16, 2012 Sunil Sethi

A light is shone on the lurid details of Neeraj Grover’s murder—an Indian foray into Capote-Ellroy...

Western Disturbances

Western Disturbances

Dec 12, 2011 Sunil Sethi

Jhabvala’s patient, conservative art takes in rich America, showbiz, India in ways sparkling and sedate

View From An Eyrie

View From An Eyrie

May 09, 2011 Sunil Sethi

A first novel’s portrayal of tribal life in Balochistan and NWFP, one of casual bloodshed and deprivation,...

Travels In Hyper Reality

Travels In Hyper Reality

Feb 14, 2011 Sunil Sethi

An exceptional first novel, which leaves the reader to decide where facts lie and the fiction rings true

Neapolitan Niceties

Neapolitan Niceties

Dec 27, 2010 Sunil Sethi

Diva's new attitude lies in a juice and smoothie bar and a well-priced deli—with fresh pasta, grilled...

Hoarding Secrets

Hoarding Secrets

Jul 12, 2010 Sunil Sethi

Pop, art, sociology...the film poster is B’wood’s abiding subplot

Wages Of Whimsy

Wages Of Whimsy

Jun 21, 2010 Sunil Sethi

The tributes of wealth and a luminous beauty couldn’t keep Leela Naidu from her steady courting of failure

Pakistan Diary

Pakistan Diary

Apr 26, 2010 Sunil Sethi

One accurate indicator of the current state of India-Pakistan relations is levels of cellphone connectivity....

Man At The Art Market

Man At The Art Market

Feb 01, 2010 Sunil Sethi

Colonial India’s pre-eminent image-maker led a chequered life and experimented ceaselessly

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...

The Idol Thief Of Khagaul

The Idol Thief Of Khagaul

Nov 02, 2009 Sunil Sethi

London’s toasting different avatars of Indian art this season

The Art Of Being Radiant

The Art Of Being Radiant

Aug 17, 2009 Sunil Sethi ON Gayatri Devi ,  Leela Naidu

Unlike Leela Naidu, Gayatri Devi’s appeal rests on more than mere pulchritude

A Book Of Life Through The Cracking Glass

A Book Of Life Through The Cracking Glass

Feb 23, 2009 Sunil Sethi

Piquant stories from feudalism's fading, twilight world and retainers who swirl about, for profit or loss

Fly On The Chandelier

Fly On The Chandelier

Aug 20, 2007 Sunil Sethi

The Indian drawing room has been caught between heirlooms and handlooms, cut glass and plate glass,...

Tilt The World

Tilt The World

Aug 13, 2007 Sunil Sethi