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.
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.
A review of In Their Lives, published by Penguin Random House. This review appeared on the Punch Magazine, May 2017 Issue.
A review of Dani Shapiro’s fourth memoir Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage. Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2017.
A review of Sumana Roy’s How I Became a Tree. Published by Aleph, 2017.