Aravind Adiga

  • Indians who have won the Man Booker in the past 26-07-2012 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: Indian author and poet Jeet Thayil features among 12 authors long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his book Narcopolis. The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary...
  • What the Adigas and the Khairs read in 2011! 28-12-2011 07:37 PM

    New Delhi: The year 2011 saw a lot on the writing front but prominent writers like Aravind Adiga, Tabish Khair and Manu Joseph, who were also reading a lot. "I've enjoyed "The Essential Tagore," an anthology published by the Harvard University Press, which has selections from Tagore's essays, poems, and...
  • It needs more than love to write about India 18-08-2011 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: Stepping into the soul of India is not easy for a foreign writer; the journey needs more than mere love for the country. The process requires an identification with history, facts at fingertips and an uncanny nose for immediate socio-political contexts, show landmark books written over the years....
  • 'Last Man in Tower' a dark tale of stereotypes 14-07-2011 06:37 PM

    Vishram Society is a middle class building. Once pink, now a rainwater-stained, fungus-licked grey, surrounded by mangroves and malarial clouds in Vakola - a cluster of ambiguous dots that cling polyp-like to the underside of the domestic airport. It is home to respectable middle class people - a retired accountant,...
  • Which book will you prefer to read, Amitav Ghosh's 'River of Smoke', or Aravind Adiga's 'Last Man in Tower'?

    Which book will you prefer to read out of this summer's awesome twosome? Amitav Ghosh's 'River of Smoke', the second novel in the Ibis Trilogy...
  • Summer solstice: new novels from Ghosh, Adiga 11-05-2011 08:12 PM

    June will be a big bang month for English fiction from Indian writers with global reputations. If you're compiling your summer reading list, make sure you include what promises to be an awesome twosome: Amitav Ghosh's 'River of Smoke', the second novel in the Ibis Trilogy. And Aravind Adiga's 'Last...