S Prasannarajan

S Prasannarajan is the Editor of Open magazine

Articles by Author

The Evil Joke

Éric Vuillard, the 2017 winner of Prix Goncourt, returns to the pathologies of the past in what could be the smallest novel—and one of the most powerful-- ever written on the Nazi project

Among the Brahmins

It is the tension between cultural memory and current political anxieties about change that gives this riverside saga by Aatish Taseer the kind of literary urgency we hardly see in the writings on India

Holy Shame

The transactional power of the church in the secular politics of Kerala makes the loneliness of the nun starker