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ART & CULTURE

 |  11-minute read
Kim sang, Pyongyang, North Korea, UR Ananthamurthy

When UR Ananthamurthy visited North Korea: 'Our great leader Kim is creating his age. He has gone beyond Buddha, Marx, and Lenin'

[Book excerpt] Ambition had turned it into a disturbed nation.

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Book Extract, UR Ananthamurthy, Mahatma Gandhi, Hindutva

How Gandhi's Hind Swaraj played a role in making Modi's India

[Book extract] The Mahatma respected moderates, but was extreme in his own way.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
RK Narayan, Chinua Achebe, Samskara, UR Ananthamurthy

Insiders, outsiders and UR Ananthamurthy

It’s another beauty and irony of literature that storytellers from the same geographies and histories can differ and how.

ART & CULTURE

 |  BLIP (Books and Literature, Ideas and People)  |  4-minute read
Literature, UR Ananthamurthy

UR Ananthamurthy was central to Indian literature

He was the conscience of a generation who wrote with conviction in their mother tongues but recognised a larger identity as Indian writers.