When Krystal Sital’s grandfather Shiva Singh suffers a cerebral hemorrhage, her grandmother Rebecca, after 53 years of marriage, reacts with calm indifference. Sital, who reveres her tall, strong and generous grandfather, with his white hair and “skin the color of a sapphire sky,” spends much of her suspenseful memoir, “Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad,” elucidating this response.
Five authors of Indian origin are in the running for a one-off special Golden Man Booker Prize to mark the literary award’s 50th anniversary this year: V.S. Naipaul for his 1971 winner “In a Free State”; Salman Rushdie for “Midnight’s Children” (1981); Arundhati Roy for “The God of Small Thi…
A number of the men depicted in Emily Chang’s “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley” seem to be making up for lost experience, using their newfound wealth and power to get whatever it is they had previously been denied — mainly stuff, status and sex.
In a dramatic changing of the guard, Radhika Jones, the editorial director of the books department at The New York Times and a former top editor at Time magazine, is expected to be named the next editor of Vanity Fair, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.
President Trump’s delay in reaching out to the families of four American soldiers killed in Niger earlier this month, and the ensuing discussion among Gold Star families about his actions, recalls an earlier controversy involving Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen soldier, who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
On Oct. 2, about 1,000 people, most of them young women, lined up at a New York City theater for a poetry reading by Rupi Kaur. Giant fake sunflowers outside made a safe space for guests to pose for Instagram in their hijabs, baseball caps, pantsuits, combat boots and cocktail dresses.
Larry Pressler, the former United States senator whose long service in Congress was dominated by his untiring efforts to curb a nuclear arms race in South Asia, looks back in anger and disillusionment in a new book describing in rich detail how successive administrations in Washington failed to fend off an army of corporate and military lobbyists.
When you hit "Refresh" in a web browser by clicking the little arrow — or press the "F5" function key — it quickly updates the web page, without wiping out anything but opening the page afresh.
On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States and on the very same day "an enigmatic billionaire from Bombay" and his three sons settle in New York's Greenwich village.
A few weeks ago, Reshma Saujani went surfing. Saujani is afraid of water. “Especially cold water,” she confesses. To someone who can’t swim, balancing your body deftly on a thin board over rapid waves looks terrifying.
Hillary Clinton’s just released political memoir “What Happened” is likely to animate the political world for weeks and months ahead. As with any high-profile memoir, the media’s main preoccupation would be to see who is in and who is out. So we checked out who are the South Asians who made the cut in “What Happened.”
New York-based Indian-American journalist, who has just published a book on satire in Indian Literature, particularly in post-independent India, says her book has “discernible bearing on life in today’s times when freedom to express one’s opinion is under threat.”
Dalit literature is on an upswing with several new authors highlighting the plight of Dalits in India and pointing out solutions to the many grave problems they face — but the genre, by and large, is still thirsting for readers.
Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s publicity bid for his new book by having a picture with White House staffers Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka may have backfired.
In this unsentimental, deeply poignant book, Sujatha Gidla gives us stories of her family and friends in India — stories she had thought of as “just life,” until she moved to America at the age of 26 and realized that the “terrible reality of caste” did not determine one’s identity in other countries.
A novel detailing the story of an Indian-American Muslim family in California is the first manuscript chosen by actress Sarah Jessica Parker for her foray into the literary world.
Although the characters in Diksha Basu’s debut novel, “The Windfall,” may not be one-tenth as rich or half as crazy as Kevin Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” they’re certainly loaded and extravagantly bananas in their own ways.
Written by Aslam Parvez, a poet himself, "The Life and Poetry of Bahadur Shah Zafar" focuses upon various known anecdotes from the life of the late Mughal ruler and succeeds in maintaining an admirable balance between the political, personal and literary aspects of Zafar.
In Rakesh Satyal’s “No One Can Pronounce My Name,” his second novel after the well-received “Blue Boy,” we are given a portrait of the Indian-American experience filtered through the lens of three intersecting characters.
As she took the stage inside the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Arundhati Roy was transformed from writer to rock star. The crowd who had come to the launch and reading of her new book, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” had found their own utmost happiness just being in the audience: They went wild, erupting into thunderous applause.
Standing in a long, winding line to get my copy of Arundhati Roy’s “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” signed, I couldn’t help but notice the diversity of people at the Brooklyn Academy of Music June 19.
Roy’s first and only other novel, “The God of Small Things,” was a commercial and critical sensation. The gorgeous story of a doomed South Indian family, it sold six million copies and won the Booker Prize.
Summer reading programs help students address the issue of learning loss, which often occurs during the summer break as a result of being kept away from a learning environment for an extended period of time.
Arundhati Roy's eagerly-awaited second novel went on sale Tuesday, two decades after her prize-winning debut "The God of Small Things" propelled her to global fame and launched her career as an outspoken critic of injustice in her native India.
Few Indian classical dancers have risen to such fame and glory as the widely-adored Sonal Mansingh. A recent biography attempts to capture the life and times of this classical dancer and lives to tell the many known tales of her illustrious life.