The book, a winner of the 2016 Numinous Orisons Luminous Origin Literary Award, recreates the Left-ruled Calcutta of the eighties and nineties of the last century
Statues and wall graphiti depicting its saints (Marx, Engels, Lenin, Mao, and sometimes, even Stalin) are ubiquitous and red flags and the hammer and sickle sprout everywhere like weeds
In Michael's book, some of his fellow residents make appearances
Bibek Debroy somehow manages to balance his commitment to both this world and that of poetry with alarming ease
Naturally, poets writing in English in different parts of the country have very different concerns
The past year was a sort of watershed for poets writing in English in India, with arguably the largest number of publications in recent times
There are very few Indian writers who make a living out of their writing
Surat-based Hindu Yuva Vahini had raised a hue and cry over hoardings in the city that displayed advertisements featuring Sunny Leone in condom ad
The book is framed by two poems - 'Contract' and 'When I Was Still a Poet'
Is the rasogollas really worth the fight?
The conditions under which Murugan has produced this book, with 210 short poems, provide a hint to his preoccupations
In his youth, Mr Ishiguro wanted to be a songwriter and singer - becoming a writer, which he did by studying creative writing at the University of East Anglia
Representation in Bengali cinema of West Bengal has been woefully insufficient
At least 16 countries have legalised the scientific or medical use of cannabis in recent time
Themes of generational, class conflict are common in A State of Freedom as in its predecessor