A TV journalist burnt his fingers in a Gupta brothers’ venture in Zuma’s South Africa. His pacy account is an indictment of a thoroughly corrupt regime.
A focal point of imperial contest, Kashmir has ever been in the West’s focus. This book busts popular narratives, scours history and offers a novel solution.
Maitreya Buddha’s birth leads to a fantasy-laden dive into the world of Buddhist myth, populated by yakshas and asurs
Mrcchakatikam, with its political satire, wit and delicious turns of plot and characterisation, is a great Sanskrit play. A new translation is to be welcomed.
In The Only Story, Barnes’s psychological realism is brutal, but subtle and restrained. In this story about love, his art uses a layered minimalism.
From the prodigiously bountiful store of Urdu stories comes a collection full of—for the English reader—unread gems and undiscovered authors