WRITERS AND POLITICS, The Hindu [Sunday, November 25th, 2007]

I have been reading the correspondence of the American polymath Edmund Wilson. Wilson was the most influential literary critic of his day, whose essays and reviews could make or break a writer’s career. He was steeped in American and European literature, and taught himself Russian and Hebrew. His range was enormous; he read and wrote [...]

 
 
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  GHATAK AND THE GOVERNMENT, The Telegraph [Saturday, March 18th, 2006]

My interests, personal as well as professional, are in politics and society; in cultural terms I am more-or-less a philistine. I know a little about literature, a little less about music, and nothing at all about the greatest of modern art forms, the cinema. This column about a film director is being written by a [...]

 
 
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