22 July 2011
1.In September 2009, an Indian guru popularly known as Baba Ramdev acquired a small Scottish island. His followers had...
07 March 2005
The past, filtered through memory, has always played odd tricks in Kazuo Ishiguro's fiction. It is a place full of...
Colonial psychosis. V S Naipaul's prejudices - once kept in check by his gift for social observation - have now expanded to devour everything appealing about his fiction, writes Siddhartha Deb
06 September 2004
V S Naipaul's return to fiction three years ago was an oddly muted effort, giving the impression that the doubts he had...
31 May 2004
Although globalisation is universally acknowledged as one of the most pressing issues of our time, it has usually...
The autumn of the patriarch. Siddhartha Deb reads a book of poetic meditations from the war-whooping leader of India
22 July 2002
In the late 1980s, when I was a college student and the Bharatiya Janata Party just a vestigial appendage of the Indian...
01 July 2002
Most outstanding novels have something to say about how they were written; many forgettable novels do nothing but talk...