Announcing the release of Bombay Brides: Stories of Love and Loss in a Transit Flat by Sahitya Akademi Award winning author Esther David

‘EstherDavid’s novels are about the Indian Jewish people; they are full of colour andremind one of Isaac Bashevis Singer and his Polish spirit’ Marie-FranceCalle, Le Figaro When Juliet Abraham, who is Jewish, has a runaway marriage with Rahul Abhiram, a Hindu, their families are initially furious but soon relent. They buy the couple an apartment in… Continue reading Announcing the release of Bombay Brides: Stories of Love and Loss in a Transit Flat by Sahitya Akademi Award winning author Esther David

HarperCollins India to publish Half Gods, a critically acclaimed debut collection of short stories by Akil Kumarasamy, this October in India

  “Like a family around a dinner table, the tales in [Half Gods] support, contradict, and argue with one another. They provide a rich disorder.” – The New Yorker   “These are wonderful stories, finely poised, beautifully written, and brimming with a rare wisdom.” – Kanishk Tharoor         HarperCollins India is delighted… Continue reading HarperCollins India to publish Half Gods, a critically acclaimed debut collection of short stories by Akil Kumarasamy, this October in India

Independence day in Pakistan: An Excerpt from ‘Karachi Raj’

Jashn-e-Azadi came around soon after she concluded the census. Six decades on, the wonder of Independence remained fresh, a miracle that by rights ought never to have happened in the first place. National songs blared constantly on the radio: ‘Ay watan, pyare watan’, ‘Main bhi Pakistan hoon’, ‘Jeevay, jeevay Pakistan’. A mela, held in what… Continue reading Independence day in Pakistan: An Excerpt from ‘Karachi Raj’

When dreams become a refuge from a loveless marriage

The Magic Within, by Manal Shakir The scene before Adnan was familiar. Childhood memories flooded his mind as he stared at the tent’s bright red-and-yellow-striped tarp. Long ago he had visited a circus with his father and the magic that had ensued within the great tent was now returning mysteriously, in a manner as bizarre… Continue reading When dreams become a refuge from a loveless marriage