The stories in Women of Prey were first published in 1955 (coincidentally the year he died at the age of forty-two) in a collection with a titillating title, Shikari Auratein. Sharply witty, these stories border on the lines of pulp fiction. Moving round the cities of Lahore and Bombay, the stories show a raunchier and darkly funny side of Manto.
While Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora is a critical study on impunity, The Mothers of Manipur is a chronicle of twelve women who staged a historic protest against the armed forces in Manipur on 15 July, 2004.
A little bit of wisdom on love and relationships from bell hooks
Fresh new experience of listening to an audiobook.
An interview with Sarvat Hasin, author of This Wide Night and You Can’t Go Home Again.
A review of cartoonist Sumit Kumar’s graphic novel Amar Bari Tomar Bari Naxalbari. Published by Horizon Books, 2015.
A review of Eleven Way to Love, an anthology of 11 essays on love, romance, et al. published by Penguin India, 2018.
A review of Sarvat Hasin’s collection of short stories, You Can’t Go Home Again. Published by Penguin India, February 2018.
A review of Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent’s Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains. Published by Simon Schuster, 2017.
A review of Kavitha Rao’s The Librarian, published by Kitaab, 2017.
A review of Scaachi Koul’s One Day We’ll Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, a collection of personal essays published by Penguin. This review originally appeared in The Punch Magazine.
Book dedications. One odd lil one. Another heartening, yet sad. I wonder what they would say to each other.