/Tag: RK Narayan

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BILINGUAL INTELLECTUAL


Economic and Political Weekly

This essay is inspired by an argument between the scholar-libarian B. S. Kesavan and his son Mukul that I was once privy to. I forget what they were fighting about. But I recall that the father, then past ninety years of age, was giving as good as he got. At periodic intervals he would turn to [...]

A SHORT NOTE ON A SHORT ESSAY ON THE SHORT STORY


The Telegraph

The first argument I had with my wife was about literature. We had known each other only a few weeks, but fortunately—in those pre-cable TV, pre-Internet, days—we knew already that boy and girl could find common ground in discussing books and authors. Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children had just appeared, and the lady who was not then [...]

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