Literature

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ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Literature, Books, Writing

Write on: Letters to young writers

There's much less advice on the craft than one would have liked but there are certainly nuggets worth heeding.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read
Into The Water, Literature, Women

Two new books explore troublesome women with pasts they want to forget

'Domina' and 'Into the Water' are dark tales of loss and betrayal, with the worst of human behaviour on display.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Literature, Sex workers, Saadat Hasan Manto, Manto

Why it's hard for an actor to play Saadat Hasan Manto

With all the nuances of his compassion and eccentricities.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Literature, First Folio, William Shakespeare

Why Shakespeare's First Folio coming to Mumbai is momentous

The Folio doesn't just record the works that didn't make it to print; it also corrects and restores those that had appeared in corrupt or careless versions.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Angiography  |   Long-form
Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Literature

Can Rushdie and Roy save the novel in the age of Trump and Modi?

The two have a stake in renewing the fountains of both language and history, while once again reminding us that borders are meant to be crossed.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Literature, Writing, Elena Ferrante

Why writers like Elena Ferrante choose to hide behind the veil

That she did it in today's byte and click-hungry age is astounding. But, she is not the first.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Shake Chilli  |  5-minute read
Books, Literature, Reading

This is how we're losing the joy of reading

Literature has never been only about getting to your destination.