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No one can resist a good read. At the Racecourse, Bombay, 1974.(Jagdish Agarwal/Getty Images)

HT reviewers pick the best books they’ve read in 2019

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2019 06:30 AM IST
The list includes short stories, novellas, science writing, memoirs, and fiction that examines feudalism, patriarchy, fanaticism, marriage, and identity
Nagarkar hoped he’d write a different ending to his 2017 book Jasodha.(Prodip Guha/ Hindustan Times)
Nagarkar hoped he’d write a different ending to his 2017 book Jasodha.(Prodip Guha/ Hindustan Times)

Veteran author Kiran Nagarkar dies in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:44 AM IST
In literary circles, Nagarkar was a powerhouse, known for his playful use of language, for cinematic storytelling, for his criticisms of the establishment and for bringing alive the chawls and everyday street life in Mumbai.
Kabir (1440-1518) working as a weaver at his loom. From the Mughal School, 18th century.(Culture Club/Getty Images)
Kabir (1440-1518) working as a weaver at his loom. From the Mughal School, 18th century.(Culture Club/Getty Images)

Excerpt: The Arsonist by Kiran Nagarkar

Hindustan Times | By Kiran Nagarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 10:35 AM IST
In this profound telling of the mystic saint-poet’s life, Kabir is a speaker of Truth in a world full of conflict that could be ancient, medieval, or contemporary. This excerpt includes the introduction and Chapter 2
MJ Akbar or Tarun Tejpal — and whoever comes next — cannot and must not be mythologised as brooding men of intensity with great achievements and a few minor chinks in their armour.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
MJ Akbar or Tarun Tejpal — and whoever comes next — cannot and must not be mythologised as brooding men of intensity with great achievements and a few minor chinks in their armour.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

MJ Akbar is accused of rape. Can we stop talking about his ‘legacy’?

UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 06:48 PM IST
Rape is a criminal offence and one of which the State can take suo motu cognisance
Kiran Nagarkar’s novel Cuckold was published the same year as The God of Small Things in 1997.(Anushree Fadnavis / HT Photo)
Kiran Nagarkar’s novel Cuckold was published the same year as The God of Small Things in 1997.(Anushree Fadnavis / HT Photo)

My Meerabai isn’t a cluster of cliches says Kiran Nagarkar of his Cuckold heroine on the book’s 21st anniversary

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 08:40 AM IST
Author Kiran Nagarkar’s novel Cuckold missed the Booker but won the Sahitya Akademi award
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