Tag Archives: The Hindu Literary Review

Notes from the Bookshop 5: Select Book Shop

Great news! I am now a newly minted patron of Select Book Shop, a charmingly claustrophobic conclave of used books off Brigade Road, Bangalore (ahem! Bengaluru). I had heard and read (here and here) about it; friends urged me to visit … Continue reading

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Links and Quotes: Reading and Rereading

My tastes as a reader have largely been shaped by The Hindu Literary Review, a monthly literary supplement of The Hindu. Of its many perceptive voices over the years, Pradeep Sebastian’s has been the one that has consistently conveyed, with … Continue reading

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Book Review / Notes on Literature: When We Were Orphans

Over ten years ago a reviewer wrote, in an article on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel When We Were Orphans, which had then just been shortlisted for the Booker, that it was never easy to pin down an Ishiguro novel. After having … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature, Movies, Writing, and Blogging: The Romance of Unfinished Blog Posts and Suchlike Paraphernalia

The time is just ripe to abandon all semblances of modesty and humility and talk about a subject that has, over the almost two years that I’ve been blogging and the cumulative half a year I’ve been down with—what I … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: A ‘Planned Novel’ and its Critic

My thoughts on Latha Anantharaman’s review of Ashwin Sanghi’s novel, Chanakya’s Chant, as jotted down in my notebook on 3rd April 2011, the day I read the review. I’m posting it here almost verbatim and hasten to add that I haven’t … Continue reading

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