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How literary fiction makes one more empathetic and better at reading people

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12 Oct 2013

Lavanya Sankaran’s aptly named first novel The Hope Factory is the latest in formulaic fiction from the Subcontinent

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9 Sep 2013 | BY Devika Bakshi

After years of putting off a lifelong passion, Kishwar Desai finds she must shut herself off from the world in order to write—but the world still seeps into her writing

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5 Jun 2013 | BY Gunjeet Sra

A new crop of writers are adapting the the tried-and-tested spy thriller to an Indian context, for an Indian readership, with a familiar villain

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20 Apr 2013 | BY Arindam Mukherjee

Madeline Miller can write for 14 hours a day and still maintains she does not deserve to be called a writer.

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7 Feb 2013 | BY Devika Bakshi

Real life intrudes on fiction all the time. Kalpish Ratna indulge in some literary detection as they search for clues to the true character of Arthur Conan Doyle in Sherlock Holmes’ life and movements

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25 Mar 2012 | BY Kalpish Ratna

Readers who ignore historical silences in fiction by authors like Zadie Smith and Khalid Hosseini are just buying into the  feel-good myth of  multiculturalism

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9 Oct 2011 | BY Tabish Khair

When immersed in writing, Aatish Taseer often feels he can live without friends, family or lovers

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9 Sep 2011 | BY Shaikh Ayaz

Lost and Found by CP Surendran will lose the reader in its maze of characters and find him again.

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9 Dec 2010 | BY Akshay Sawai

Rejection slip after rejection slip almost led The Immortals of Meluha to an ignominious death before it rose to become an instant chartbuster.

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17 Sep 2010 | BY Amish Tripathi
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