Readers often come to a great writer’s more famous and mature work first, and are then inspired to methodically go through the backlist. This entails reading early, not-so-great work after the great books, and this can be a complicated exercise. At the same time, it can throw up unexpected delights. It can also offer a wonderful glimpse of a great writer’s style being formed, a chance to see how his voice becoming more and more his own, and how he is appropriating certain concerns and themes for himself. Read more

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In the current issue of London’s New Statesman magazine, William Dalrymple takes a critical look at the spluttering growth and widening inequalities in India.

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Okay, let me offer you a poem of the day. Read more

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