The Caravan

India's first long-form journalism magazine.


Here are recent essays from the Books' Pages, which I edit:


"Let Poetry be a Sword": DR Nagaraj's Collected Writings (Ananya Vajpeyi, January 2011)


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You Say You Want a Revolution: Dilip Simeon's Revolution Highway (Anjum Hasan, January 2011)


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Mario Vargas Llosa and the Literature of Sedition (Arul Mani, December 2010)

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Two Lives: Fali Nariman's Before Memory Fades and Ashish Bose's Headcount (TJS George, December 2010)


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"Your Missing Person": Clearing House and the Bombay Poets (Anjum Hasan, November 2010)

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Naifs at Home: Granta Pakistan (Faiza Sultan, November 2010)

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Exasperating But Necessary: Ayn Rand (Philip Bounds, November 2010)

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Will Blaft Pan Out? Will Blaft Peter Out (Vijay Nambisan, October 2010)

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The Enduring Myth Of Ravi Varma (Niharika Dinkar, October 2010)


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A Different Imagination: Two books about the Maoist Worldview (Ashley Tellis, September 2010)

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The American Dream 0.0: Three recent New York novels (Anjum Hasan, September 2010)

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Fighting for Air: Two novellas on football by Moti Nandy (Sumana Roy, August 2010)

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Reasoning with Faith: A Landmark Account of Sikhism (Samhita Arni, August 2010)

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How to Live Your Life Without Self-help Books (Vijay Nambisan, July 2010)

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A Cabinet of Curiosities: The Literature of Collecting  (Pradeep Sebastian, July 2010)


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The Outsider: Upamanyu Chatterjee (Anjum Hasan, June 2010)

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On Zadie (Nakul Krishna, June 2010)

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On Slavoj Zizek's First as Tragedy, Then as Farce (Philip Bounds, May 2010)


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Paperback Messiah: Reader's Reports on Chetan Bhagat (Srinath Perur, May 2010)


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Love and Longing in Ludhiana: Poetry from Sahir's City (Nirupama Dutt, May 2010)


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On Eunice de Souza's Collected Poems (Anjum Hasan, April 2010)


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On Book History in India (Pradeep Sebastian, April 2010)


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On Enid Blyton's hold on the children of the Commonwealth (Amy Rosenberg, March 2010)


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On The Best of Civil Lines (Nakul Krishna, February 2010)


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On the Sterility of Recent Indian English fiction (Hartosh Singh Bal, February 2010)