Pankaj Mishra

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Summer reading: the 30 best holiday reads – chosen by authors and critics
Novelists including Johny Pitts, Monica Ali and Nina Stibbe – plus Observer critics – on their essential holiday books

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘It felt horrific to be in Britain as a Muslim after 9/11’: Pankaj Mishra and Kamila Shamsie in conversation
The writers discuss problems of representation, class, the culture wars and how fiction is a great way to ask difficult questions

Alex Clark

19, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Run and Hide by Pankaj Mishra review – new India, old ideas
An admirable attempt to tackle class, bourgeois greed and nationalism is undone by cartoon characters and a fictional landscape that lacks credibility

Abhrajyoti Chakraborty

14, Feb, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Top 10 books about the aftermath of empire | Madeleine Bunting
From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to John le Carré, the novelist recommends reading about a vast, anguished legacy

Madeleine Bunting

14, Jul, 2021 @10:35 AM

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‘If publishers become afraid, we’re in trouble’: publishing’s cancel culture debate boils over
Publishing staff, in rows over authors from Mike Pence to Woody Allen, are voicing their reluctance to work on books they deem hateful. But is this really ‘younger refuseniks’, or a much older debate?

Alison Flood

03, Jun, 2021 @12:12 PM

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Indian authors speak out over plan to reissue Narendra Modi exam book
Pankaj Mishra and Arundhati Roy attack Penguin Random House India for putting out book by a prime minister they say has mishandled Covid and persecuted writers

Alison Flood

20, May, 2021 @12:53 PM

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The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen review – challenging colonialism
Journeying into the Parisian underworld, this powerful follow-up to The Sympathizer is a political novel that masquerades as a thriller

Aminatta Forna

04, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Bland Fanatics by Pankaj Mishra review – 'Anglo-American delusions'
Versus Niall Ferguson and Jordan Peterson ... a set of essays from a writer who excels at calling out intellectual vapidities but now needs to ask new questions

Abhrajyoti Chakraborty

17, Dec, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Amnesty specialises in hard truths. No wonder Modi froze it out of India
Forced shutdown of the human rights group will only increase international scrutiny of systemic mis-governance

Simon Tisdall

04, Oct, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Bland Fanatics by Pankaj Mishra review – both obscures and illuminates
Pankaj Mishra’s insights are often valuable, but these essays on the arrogance of the west omit some key arguments

Kenan Malik

04, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'Free speech has never been freer': Pankaj Mishra and Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation
Are we living through a moment of lasting change? Two authors discuss Black Lives Matter, the Harper’s letter and where we go from here

Pankaj Mishra and Viet Thanh Nguyen

24, Jul, 2020 @11:00 AM

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