Literary Essays

“So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information.”
― George Orwell, Why I Write

Indranil Banerjee‘s essay: Eknath Solkar, the unforgettable doyen of Indian fielding history

The recent crop of excellent fielders in the Indian cricket contingent includes very famous names. There was a time though when the Indian team’s fielding prowess was considered much less in comparison to the likes of South Africans, Australians or English cricketers. There were though some shining names, gracing the cricket field in whites and […]

Cherilynn Fiver‘s essay: You’re Only as Sick as Your Most Shameful Secret

It was the early 80s, so I must have been seven or eight, making my brother five or six. Our mother seemed to always be in her room, preoccupied with the college classes she’d never completed. My little brother’s dad worked full time as a pharmacist. Our mom used to work at the same pharmacy, […]

Yaaminey Mubayi’s essay: Hussainiwala Bridge: A Spectator of History

The land lies, dry and dusty, witness to the rise and fall of empires, the making and breaking of nations. They say past events, if sufficiently intense, leave behind impressions as deep as footprints on the fabric of time. Ferozepur has witnessed some of the most evocative scenes in the recent history of the subcontinent. […]

Sanil M. Neelakandan‘s essay: Republic of Barriers

Colonial and postcolonial questions have been haunting India over a long period of time. Diaspora of academic communities are articulating the question of colonialism and they are creating the field of postcolonial critiques. At the same time, there are majority of high priests of post-colonialism and minimum supporters of colonialism. Majoritarianism and minorities in the context […]


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