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On the popularity of "The Vegetarian."
Just finished "The Vegetarian" by Han Kang. It's a Booker-winner and has got rave reviews in the West. It's about a schizophrenic woman (Yeong-hye) who stops eating meat and begins to think that she is a tree. Her life is of course pitiable and sad, and Han...

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Arundhati Roy's The ministry of Utmost Happiness: Five reactions
First reaction Reaction 2 Reaction 3 Reaction 4 Final reaction

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Arundhati Roy's The ministry of Utmost Happiness: Five reactions
First reaction Reaction 2 Reaction 3 Reaction 4 Final reaction

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Where are you heading to, Soumitrababu?
If you still read a Bengali daily, you may have already a variation of this image on the first page: Soumitra Chaterjee, the veteran thespian taking Bangabibhusan (a silly award introduced by the Mamata Government) from the chief minister. Given the circums...

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The Real World is emerging now
It's a real relief that globalization is out, and while what replaces this is nothing better, we can now at least see the world in its true and actual form.  Just think how the world was transformed by globalization. The proponents of the late capitalism we...

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Shadowland is out in Kolkata Book Fair
Publisher: Gangchil, Kolkata, India. Length:335 pages. Literary fiction.                                                 me with my editor, V Ramaswamy(right).

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Serendipity in new avatar! Is it a kind of plagiarism?
How do you feel when you see some chapters of your yet-to-be completed novel  published as a book on a foreign website without your permission? I got really surprised when I came across twenty chapters of my novel "Serendipity and After" as a book with a ne...

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SHADOWLAND: Publishing Notes
Done with final proof read. Adhir will come this week to take back proof. So I had another read of my upcoming novel "Shadowland" - after about sixteen years. Still readable and relevant. .... Reading Don Delillo's Mao II. It's about a reclusive author who ...

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Im publishing a novel on Medium - anew chaptre every single day. It's my Last day.
Serendipity and After/71 and Last Installment
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