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The Hero’s Walk – Anita Rau Badami

The Hero’s Walk, explores the troubled life of Sripathi Rao, an unremarkable, middle-aged family man and advertising copywriter. As The Hero’s Walk opens, Sripathi’s life is already in a state of thorough disrepair. 134 more words


Celebrating Women Writers

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf writes that she would “venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” 401 more words


Postcolonial Tragedy: Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

I read Anita Rau Badami’s Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? for a course that I am TAing. I was not sure what to expect, but found myself blown away by Badami’s writing. 581 more words


The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami

As The Hero’s Walk opens, Sripathi’s life is already in a state of thorough disrepair. His mother, a domineering, half-senile octogenarian, sits like a tyrant at the top of his household, frightening off his sister’s suitors, chastising him for not having become a doctor, and brandishing her hypochondria and paranoia with sinister abandon. 605 more words

Book Review

Adiga, Amitav Ghosh's works in Dublin literary award longlist

(New Delhi, Nov 15, 2012) Novels by four Indian authors, including Aravind Adiga and Amitav Ghosh, are among 154 titles long listed for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin literary award. 299 more words


Tea + Reads

There’s nothing lovelier than sitting down with tea and a book… or four. One of the books I brought from Canada and the other three were loaned by my uncle. 378 more words

Hong Kong

Book: Tamarind Mem by Anita Rau Badami

Another Indian born author, another coming-of-age story. This is by the Indian Canadian author Anita Rau Badami. The story is told first in the words of Kamini, whose mother belongs to Mandya, a small town in South India. 405 more words