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Book Reviews

  • On Naked in the Wind by Brinda Charry (Penguin India), Outlook, 3 December 2007
  • A Jubilantly Reversed outsider’s Voice, on An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma (Viking Penguin India) in The Book Review, Vo. XXIV No. 9, September 2000, p.36-37.
  • Live to Tell, on The Mansion: Mayyadas ki Marhi by Bhisham Sahni (Harper Collins India) in Indian Review of Books, 16 June-15 July 1998, p. 6-7.
  • Writing a Nation, profile of Israeli writer A.B. Yehoshua, in The Pioneer, 4 March 1998, p. 17.
  • A Spiritual Journey, on Faith & Fire: a way within by Madhu Tandan (Harper Collins India), in The Indian Express Magazine, 22 June 1997, p. 4.
  • Time Travel, on The Street Singers of Lucknow by Qurratulain Hyder (Streling Publishers, India), in India Today magazine, 30 November 1996, p. 177.
  • Painterly Eye, on The Best Short Stories of Flora Annie Steel (9Ed), Saros Cowasjee Indus, in India Today, 15 September 1995
  • Echoes from the Past, on Fear and Desire: An Anthology of Urdu Stories, Edited by Muhammad Umar Memon (Oxford University Press) in the Indian Review of Books, Oct-Dec 1994, p. 55-57.
  • Penetrating the Purdah World, on Two Novellas by Ismat Chugtai (Kali for Women, India) in The Indian Express, 15 May 1993.
  • On Exploring Real India—An Indian Idyll and Other Stories by Ranga Rao, The Hindu, 8 July 1990


  • Connotations to Partition, on The Other Side of Silence by Urvashi Butalia (Viking Penguin India), in The Indian Express, date unknown.
  • Intrepid, not Enlightening, on Seven Sisters by Anees Jung (Penguin India) in The Indian Express, date unknown.
  • Travelling in Time, on The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee (Viking Penguin India), in Indian Review of Books, date unknown, p. 24-25.
  • Jesting Pilate, on Inspector Matadeen on the Moon: Selected Satires by Hari Shankar Parsai, translated by C.M. Naim (Manas, India) in Telegraph, date unknown.
  • So much with So Little, on Tara Lane, by Shama Futehally (Ravi Dayal Publishers, India), in The Sunday Times of India Review, p. 6, date unknown.
  • Better at Simple Tales, on The Art of Dying by Githa Hariharan (Penguin India) in Times of India, date unknown.
  • Inner Soup, on Inner Space: New Writing by Women from Kerala, Edited by K.M. George et al, (Kali for Women,  India), in Times of India, date unknown.
  • Sad Recall, on Basti by Intezar Hussain, translated by Frances W. Pritchett (Harper Collins) in Times of India, date unknown.
  • Tribute, on More than a Woman by Ismat Chugtai in Network Magazine, p. 76-77, date unknown.
  • Of Moving Times, on Tales from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry, (Rupa with Faber) in The Hindu, date unknown.
  • Profiling a Landscape, on Ladakh Crossroads of High Asia by Janet Rizvi (Oxford University Press), in The Book Review, date unknown.
  • Touch of Philosophy, on Bhaskar Pattelar and other Stories by Paul Zacharia (Manas, affiliated East West Press), in Times of India, date unknown.
  • Me Bharat, You Rajee, on The Truth (Almost) About Bharat by Kavery Bhatt (Penguin India) in The Sunday Times of India Review, p.7, date unknown.