What is pleasure? When should you give up on a friend? And what does it take to be a good lover? This Diwali, Shanghvi shares illuminating insights with his nephews, Abhishek and Ishan.
Even a brief, temporal visit is enough to be seduced by the lyric physical beauty of Sri Lanka
Why did one of our acclaimed young writers trade big city life for a small forest town? Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi’s dispatches on the slow life – and lessons on loss.
He spent his formative years walking on the beach and reading books and at the age of 26, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi shocked the literary world by winning one of the UK’s most prestigious prizes for debut novels for The Last Song of Dusk
In Rome last autumn, I read the novel, Push by Sapphire, the story of a precociously ugly 16-year-old girl who is sexually abused by her father from age three and mothers two of his children. Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi writes.
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, the author of The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay has lots of reasons to say why voting is good for your health...
About half-way into the book I gave up looking for some redeeming qualities and concentrated on just getting through the damn thing. The purple prose marred it all, writes Seema Goswami.
In his new book based on the Jessica Lal murder, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi focuses on the urban middle class – people just like us. Kushalrani Gulab
chats with the author...
In 2007, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation invited him to contribute an essay to their anthology on Aids in India. Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
tells how writing on AIDS can change the way we look at the disease...
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi and Kavery Nambisan are the two authors, who have been shortlisted Asian literary prize.
The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay
by Mumbai-based author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi is among the titles shortlisted for the second Man Asian Literary Prize.
His first novel was likened to that of Salman Rushdie's. Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi in conversation with Shaikh Ayaz.
The reinvestigation in the Jessica Lall case is commendable but its conclusions might ultimately seduce our despair: what will come out of it? Asks Siddharth D Shanghvi.
Shyan Munshi's conduct stinks of the indiscretions of privilege that allow rich, drunk brats to run down the poor and get away because they have the bucks to buy freedom.
Those who believe the fate of the Indian novel lies with diasporic writers had better wake up, writes Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi.