Two Indias

Clinton celebrates India’s high-tech achievements, but is he overlooking the 75 percent of the nation that still lives in the countryside? An op-ed piece from The Boston Globe

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Sentimental Education

Review of The Romantics, by Pankaj Mishra, The New York Times Book Review

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Only Disconnect

The unedited transcript of an interview with VS Naipaul that ran in Harper’s.

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Between Father and Son

Review of Between Father and Son, by V.S. Naipaul, published in Salon.com

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Humane Development

Interview with Amartya Sen at his Cambridge residence, published in Atlantic Unbound

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A Third Way for the Third World

A review of Development as Freedom, by Amartya Sen, published in The Atlantic Monthly.
Ultimately, this is the significance of Sen’s synthesis: in pairing the orthodoxy with its critique, in using the language of the establishment to challenge the establishment, Sen has stretched the boundaries of development far wider than development’s critics have themselves managed to do.

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The Street

An report on street children in Bucharest, published in Transition
The first time I saw them, they were begging outside Gara de Nord, Bucharest’s central train station. I barely noticed: it was my first day in Romania, and the children melded almost indistinguishably into the gloom. Bucharest is an urban nightmare, and the physical horror flattens into a kind of psychological numbness.

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A Million Neuroses

Is the generous author of A Million Mutinies Now the same acerbic author of Beyond Belief? An essay on V.S. Naipaul, Taliban Afghanistan, Hindu India, and the new South Asian politics. Originally published in Transition, reprinted in The Humour and the Pity, edited by Amitava Kumar

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The Seth Variations

Interview with Vikram Seth, published in Atlantic Unbound

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An Equal Music

Review of An Equal Music, by Vikram Seth, published in Salon.com

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