Salil Tripathi

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Review | Mohammed Hanif’s Red Birds brims with anger at the absurdity, ugliness and human cost of war

Pakistani writer’s third novel paints the familiar sight of a land bombed out of recognition, in a profoundly sad lament for innocent lives lost

1 Nov 2018 - 5:06PM

Pakistani writer’s third novel paints the familiar sight of a land bombed out of recognition, in a profoundly sad lament for innocent lives lost

Mohammed Hanif’s Red Birds brims with anger at the absurdity, ugliness and human cost of war
Review | Appealing but safe account of Singapore’s past and present ducks some hard questions

The BBC’s Nicholas Walton takes a walk across Singapore that allows him to paint an engaging picture of the city state’s past and its achievements since independence, but when it comes to politics he pulls his punches.

5 Oct 2018 - 8:01AM

The BBC’s Nicholas Walton takes a walk across Singapore that allows him to paint an engaging picture of the city state’s past and its achievements since independence, but when it comes to politics he pulls his punches.

Appealing but safe account of Singapore’s past and present ducks some hard questions
Review | Finding freedom in colonial india – novel explores the meanings of liberation

All the Lives We Never Lived paints rich characters with sparse prose as it explores the meanings and misunderstandings of freedom

29 Jun 2018 - 8:02AM

All the Lives We Never Lived paints rich characters with sparse prose as it explores the meanings and misunderstandings of freedom

Finding freedom in colonial india – novel explores the meanings of liberation
Review | Former Hong Kong student Jeet Thayil’s novel dissects the dissolute lives of India’s bohemian poet laureates

Part fiction, part cultural history, ambitious The Book of Chocolate Saints inspired by the vibrant Bombay literary scene of the 1970s and 80s

12 Jan 2018 - 9:32AM

Part fiction, part cultural history, ambitious The Book of Chocolate Saints inspired by the vibrant Bombay literary scene of the 1970s and 80s

Former Hong Kong student Jeet Thayil’s novel dissects the dissolute lives of India’s bohemian poet laureates
Review | Book review – Blood & Silk: Power & Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia offers a bleak prognosis for region’s future

Author Michael Vatikiotis’ love of the region shines through in his examination of its leaders and long-oppressed people, but he is unsure whether those in power are able to take the necessary steps to prevent further spilling of blood

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Author Michael Vatikiotis’ love of the region shines through in his examination of its leaders and long-oppressed people, but he is unsure whether those in power are able to take the necessary steps to prevent further spilling of blood

Book review – Blood & Silk: Power & Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia offers a bleak prognosis for region’s future
Review | Review: Once We Were There – debut novel breaks every taboo in the book for Malaysians

Race, religion, politics, corruption, sex – nothing is off limits for Bernice Chauly in Once We Were There, a daring page-turner, framed by events of Reformasi movement, about a mother in Kuala Lumpur caught up in rapid social change

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Race, religion, politics, corruption, sex – nothing is off limits for Bernice Chauly in Once We Were There, a daring page-turner, framed by events of Reformasi movement, about a mother in Kuala Lumpur caught up in rapid social change

Review: Once We Were There – debut novel breaks every taboo in the book for Malaysians