A Relic by the Sea by Urmi Chakravorty

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The sea gives back all it takes, you had told me once, as we stood on a large boulder, looking out into the twilight sea. It was our favourite spot, our boulder – a slate grey, oval piece of ancient rocks, smoothed to perfection by centuries of weathering. The sun was a fiery ball of […]

Rudyard Kipling’s Masterpiece: Without Benefit of Clergy

Rudyard Kipling

Zoeb Matin reviews Without Benefit of Clergy by Rudyard Kipling from the collection Phantom Rickshaw and Other Eerie Tales. There are six stories in the collection titled (for the most part, rather astutely) The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Eerie Tales and it is something of a testament to Rudyard Kipling’s versatility, at least, that the […]

Why I Don’t Agree With the Booker…: Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung Review

Cursed Bunny

Rahul Vishnoi reviews Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung, translated from Korean by Anton Hur (Hachette India, 2023). Cursed Bunny is a surprise runaway superhit of the year 2022 when it was longlisted and then shortlisted for the International Booker Prize. It lost to our very own Geetanjali Shree’s Tomb of Sand, translated by Daisy Rockwell. […]

7 Japanese Mystery Novels to Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat

Japanese literature has gained immense popularity in the past few years. Thanks to translators working tirelessly, we have a cache of Japanese novels to choose from, both literary and popular. In the popular fiction category, there has been a boom in the field of mysteries and thrillers. The honkaku and shin honkaku schools of Japanese […]