Monthly archive April, 2016

Iconoclast With Humour – The “Debonair” review of “The Revised Kama Sutra”

Iconoclast With Humour – The “Debonair” review of “The Revised Kama Sutra” Sixty blind men describing an elephant–that’s how it’s sometimes been with reviews of The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel, and Debonair’s insightful review seems to cover aspects that India Today and Financial Express missed. This is the review of a Read More →

“So Politically Incorrect”–Asian Age Review of “Impressing the Whites”

“So Politically Incorrect”–Asian Age Review of “Impressing the Whites” Much appreciation for the courage and integrity of the reviewer of perhaps my boldest book, Impressing the Whites: The New International Slavery, which by June 2000 had set off alarm bells in the Indian literary establishment, so much so that Read More →

“An indictment of colonialism”–The Hindu Review of “The Revised Kama Sutra”

“An indictment of colonialism”–The Hindu Review of “The Revised Kama Sutra” “And I’ll never leave India …I’ll take India with me wherever I go.”–This quote from my own novel, which I just reread after a long time thanks to The Hindu review which I attach below, is the perfect answer to Read More →

“Zany Sense of Humour”–India Today Review of “The Revised Kama Sutra”

“Zany Sense of Humour”–India Today Review of “The Revised Kama Sutra” An introduction to these reviews: my novel was published in India without any of the Western fanfare, buzz, and big advances that accompanied a few other novels at that time. It was also: very, very different from anything ever written Read More →

“A Brilliant Writer”: Review of “The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel”

“A Brilliant Writer”: Review of “The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel” The Pioneer was edited by the legendary late Indian editor, Vinod Mehta. What strikes me about this review is how genuine and heartfelt it feels (not something you can say about many reviews). Not to mention descriptions such as “unputdownable” Read More →

Review of “The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel of Colonialism and Desire” in The Financial Express

Review of “The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel of Colonialism and Desire” in The Financial Express The Revised Kama Sutra is not a revision of the Kama Sutra, but a serious literary novel with an ironic title. I have now decided to publish a few of the over 40 reviews in my possession, including a few Read More →

Testimonials

The Revised Kama Sutra could be the story of your life . . . Its approach to sex is warm, sensitive and very, very funny.

- Business Standard

Indefatigable good humor transcends the personal to stand for the contradictions of India as a whole. Considerable charm.

- Publishers Weekly, USA

[Eaten by the Japanese is] a tale of unmitigated horror. A handsome tribute to a man of courage and rectitude.

- Khushwant Singh

I salute you as a full-fledged colleague. Yes, I am reading you and finding you very funny!

- Kurt Vonnegut

Absolutely spectacular . . .a hilarious novel, full of wit and glib language, with a whole lot of compassion thrown in.

- Afternoon Despatch & Courier