A Selection of Essays and Reviews

Staring into the Voice: On India's Partition and its Literature

The TLS. August 8, 2017

Arundhati Roy's Passionate Masterpiece

The TLS. May 31, 2017

Liberalism on the Rocks

The TLS. February 2, 2017

Aravind Adiga's Indictment

The TLS. September 21, 2016 

Remaking the Homeland. On Neel Mukherjee's The Lives of Others

The New York Times Book Review. December 26, 201

On Meena Kandasamy's The Gypsy Goddess

The Guardian. May 31, 2014

A Distaste for Dogmas. On the writing of Saadat Hasan Manto

The TLS. March 14, 2014

A View from the East: In Conversation with Pankaj Mishra

The Brooklyn Rail. January, 2013

Caught in the Net. On Nuruddin Farah's Crossbones 

The New York Times Book Review. September 9, 2011

Fiction Chronicle

The New York Times Book Review. July 1, 2011

An Idiot's Guide to India. On Slumdog Millionaire

The Guardian. February 21, 2009

No Place Like Home. On Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth

The Guardian. June 6, 2008

Reading Around Calcutta. On the City's Legendary Book Fair

The Guardian. February 27, 2008

Moveable Feast. On Visiting New Haven 

The Financial Times. August 2007

Eventual Highs in Old New England

The Financial Times. August 2006

In Conversation: Hirsh Sawhney with Hanif Kureishi 

The Brooklyn Rail. July, 2006

Blair's House of Cards: In Conversation with Clare Short, MP

The Brooklyn Rail. June, 2006

Travelling through Malaysia in a Convoy

Outlook Traveller. May 2006

Happy Valley. On travelling to Himachal's Thirtan Valley 

Outlook Traveller. September 2005