Category: Fiction

The Endgame: Two Indian women in war-torn Iraq

Editor | Fiction Saddam Hussein is dead, but there’s no end to war in Iraq. Armed with a reputation for daredevilry, reporter Tejaswini Ray arrives from New York to cover the conflict and is immediately enmeshed in a skirmish with Commander Luke of the US Marine Corps. Bound by Luke’s strict censorship rules, Tejaswini –

Arvind Adiga’s Amnesty, the novel to watch out for in New Year

Editor | Fiction Danny–Dhananjaya Rajaratnam–is an illegal immigrant in Sydney, denied refugee status after he has fled from his native Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he’s been trying to create a new identity for himself. And now, with his beloved vegan girlfriend, Sonja, with his

New fiction: When Sarojini goes in search of her mother

Editor | Fiction Sarojini—Saz—Campbell has come to India to search for her biological mother. Adopted and taken to England at an early age, she has a degree from Cambridge and a mathematician’s brain adept at solving puzzles. Handicapped by a missing shoebox that held her birth papers and the death of her English mother, she

Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line out on Feb 1

Editor | Fiction Nine-year-old Jai drools outside sweet shops, watches too many reality police shows and considers himself to be smarter than his friends Pari and Faiz. When a classmate goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He asks Pari and Faiz to be

Penguin to publish Tahmima Anam’s The Start Up Wife

By A Correspondent New Delhi: Penguin Random House India has acquired The Start Up Wife by award-winning writer Tahmima Anam. Canongate in the UK and Scribner in the US will publish the book simultaneously. In India, it will be published under the Hamish Hamilton imprint, home to some of the most distinguished titles in literary