Siddhartha Deb, who teaches at the New School, is the author of The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India.
Why India’s boom years have been a bust.
Esther studied botany and biochemistry, and ended up serving Cokes to arms dealers in Delhi’s Hotel Shangri-La. She is a station holder, occupied and rootless. Welcome to India Shining.
In the Falling Snow suggests that Caryl Phillips’s considerable talents have further calcified into a mannered style.
Nearly twenty years ago, in a village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, a young woman called Roop Kanwar was burned to death at her husband’s funeral pyre.