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When the Loon Leaps O’er the Mount Anes

The following are just a few of the singers who gave voice to my pain and cheered me up during my darkest days: Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, assorted blues singers including Muddy Waters (from a CD called Atlantic Piano Blues, Read More →

Why I Reneged on My Suicide Pact

Time and life wait for no man or woman, and I feel it now more than ever, so it’s time to say a few things–even though it must necessarily be subjective, limited, and utterly one-sided, with not enough time for Read More →

“Freedom is the Greater God” – Mark David Ledbetter’s Astonishing New Book on Modern History

How does one even begin to describe a big book packed with a cornucopia of intellectual and historical riches, one that is from a lively writer, historian, and linguist? Though the title, Dancing on the Edge of the Widening Gyre: Read More →

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 →

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