A classic from Kashmir: Pran Kishore’s ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’

Gul Gulshan Gulfam is the story of a man, his houseboats and the siege of Kashmir When my first novel Sheen Ta Vatapod (Snow and the Bridle Path) was published in 1987, many of my friends and associates were skeptical, for how could I, who had dedicated my life to theatre and spent much of… Continue reading A classic from Kashmir: Pran Kishore’s ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’

‘A writer’s ability to create literature is a gift that he is born with’

It’s 1510. The Portuguese arrive in Goa armed with guns, swords and crucifixes to the agricultural village of Adolshi, where Hindus have been living peacefully. A sense of foreboding fills them as tigers prowl, cow bones appear in wells, chariot wheels break on festival day. The Portuguese king has licensed Jesuits to take over and… Continue reading ‘A writer’s ability to create literature is a gift that he is born with’