Excerpt: A brand new translation of Tagore’s Noukadubi (The Boat-wreck)

None of the facilities that poetry prepares for lovers is available in Calcutta. Where is the row of flowering trees, where the bower of vines beneath the full moon, where the honey-throated cuckoo’s songs? But still the magic of love is not thwarted in this harsh and arid metropolis devoid of beauty. Hundreds of times… Continue reading Excerpt: A brand new translation of Tagore’s Noukadubi (The Boat-wreck)

October Picks: Five Indian New Releases for Your Bookshelf

1. The Harper Movie Triumvirate For lovers of all things Bollywood, these three books are an absolute must buy. The movies, DDLJ and QSQT, of course need no introduction; they are legendary films that catapulted Aamir, SRK, Kajol and Juhi to fame and created an everlasting impact on the Indian psyche. Music, Masti, Modernity is… Continue reading October Picks: Five Indian New Releases for Your Bookshelf