Toddler walks by with a hammer. Me: What are you going to make? Toddler: Noise.
A gentle, empathetic story about acid-attack survivors becomes unnecessarily expository in its final stretch
Perumal Murugan is a Tamil author, scholar, literary chronicler and associate professor. He has several novels, short stories and anthologies of poetry to his credit. Seven of his novels have been translated into English and shortlisted for major awards—Seasons of the Palm, One Part Woman and Poonachi, among them
With the new law, India’s inclusive image, built up over decades, could now be sullied, fear former diplomats
Reader’s Digest in conversation with William Dalrymple, author of historical and narrative non-fiction and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival