Vineet Gill

At the Mountain Echoes literature festival, whose ninth edition was hosted in Thimphu from 23-25 August.

When Dzongkha was made Bhutan’s national language

Bhutan’s national language, Dzongkha, was codified only recently. As a result, more Bhutanese are comfortable reading and writing English than...

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Remembering Naipaul: Public persona and the writing self

V.S. Naipaul did more to push the generic boundaries of fiction and travelogue than any other writer of his generation....

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When did the mainstream appropriate Philip Roth?

Novelist Philip Roth, who died at the age of 85 last week, was considered a giant of American letters. But...

Literature is not the sole preserve of the storyteller

Through most of literary history, great writers have either tended to look down upon the art of storytelling or have...

Amrita Sher-Gil’s paintings belong to that fellowship of great art she praised

European art, Indian art. The two terms are equally expansive, and equally meaningless. How many centuries of work, what magnitudes...