Pankaj Mishra

Never the twain shall meet

Pankaj Mishra. Photos: Jonathan Wong; David Wong; Felix Wong

When Pankaj Mishra picked holes in historian Niall Ferguson's ode to imperialism, the Indian author kicked off a feud that has seen both antagonists call Hong Kong to the witness stand. Joanna Chiu steps into the fray.

Saturday, 5 January, 2013, 10:54pm 3 comments

The day Japan became the rising sun for colonised East

The day Japan became the rising sun for colonised East

Pankaj Mishra was in the news last year over a literary spat with British historian Niall Ferguson that threatened, momentarily, to overshadow the feud between Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa - one that had featured a bloody punch.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:47pm

Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond

Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond

by Pankaj Mishra

Picador, $144

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Culture vulture

PANKAJ MISHRA has made a career of challenging received wisdom. His work, whether fiction, non-fiction or journalism, strives to depict the world, and especially its eastern hemisphere, in fresh and illuminating ways - most often to its other half, the west.

11 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond

Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond

by Pankaj Mishra

Picador, HK$195

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Romancing the tome

Stories of new writers and the publishing world are often romanticised.

23 Feb 2004 - 12:00am