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Reviews

On Sheri Fink's Five Days at Memorial
The Independent, February 7, 2014

American Enemy
On Lore Segal's Half the Kingdom
The Times Literary Supplement
, December 13, 2013

On Jean-Claude Izzo's Garlic, Mint, and Sweet Basil: Essays
The Times Literary Supplement
, August 2, 2013

Caught in the Net
On Nuruddin Farah's Crossbones
The New York Times Book Review, Se
ptember 11, 2011

Fiction Chronicle
New books by Banana Yoshimoto, Marcelo Figueras, Helon Habila, & Johanna Skibsrud
The New York Times Book Review, July 1, 2011

The Deity with a Pen
On
Alice Albinia's Leela's Book
The
Guardian, July 1, 2011

Lost Boys
A
review of Mirza Waheed's The Collaborator
The Times Literary Supplement, Ma
rch 2010

Voice of the South Asian Frontier
On Q
urratulain Hyder
Brooklyn Rail, January 2011

All Material
A re
view of Hanif Kureishi's Collected Stories
The Time
s Literary Supplement, March 2010

The Smack Wars
A re
view-essay on Narco-trafficking and the 'War on Terror'
The Brooklyn Rail, February 2010

On Tash Aw's Map of the Invisible World
Time
Out New York, January 18, 2010

East is East
On W
illiam Dalrymple's Nine Lives
The Guardian Review, Octobe
r 24, 2009

On Victor Lavalle's Big Machine
Time
Out New York, August 19, 2009

Down and out in Delhi
Hirs
h Sawnhey takes a trip through India's chaotic megalopolis
The Guardian, July 25, 2009

A master servant thing
On D
aniyal Mueenudin's In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
TLS, April 17, 2009

An Idiot's Guide to India
On S
lumdog Millionaire's real failing
The Guardian, February 21, 2009

Dope nexus
On A
mitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies
New York Observer, October 23, 2008

Delhi underbelly
On V
ikas Swarup's Six Suspects
The Guardian, Octobe
r 18, 2008

Off course
On N
am Le's The Boat
The Times Literary Supplement, October 10, 2008

Between rage and despair
On J
ean-Claude Izzo's A Sun for the Dying
The Daily Telegraph, Septem
ber 20, 2008

Old insurgencies
On Q
urratulain Hyder's Fireflies in the Mist
The Times Literary Supplement, July 1
8, 2008

No place like home
On J
humpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth
The Guardian, June 7
, 2008

India pageant
On M
anil Suri's Age of Shiva
The Times Literary Supplement, April
11, 2008

On Leif Borthen's The Road to San Vicente
The
Times Literary Supplement, February 29, 2008

In times of love and war
On E
lina Hirvonen's When I Forgot
The Times Literary Supplement, Februa
ry 15, 2008

Fiction goes back to the future
Sinc
e 9/11, novels speculating about doomsdays on the way have made a striking return
The Guardian, November 16, 2007

A novelist who speaks through music
On t
he border-crossing soundtracks of Jean-Claude Izzo
The Guardian, September 27, 2007

On Manchan Magan's Manchan's Travels
The
Times Literary Supplement, September 21, 2007

Indian literature, not in English
The
Guardian, August 14, 2007

A burnt out world
On J
ean-Claude Izzo's Solea
The Times Literary Supplement, July 12, 2007

The beautiful sweeper
On M
azhar ul Islam's The Season of Love, Bitter Almonds and Delayed Rains
The Times Literary Supplement, Decemb
er 15, 2006

In the wide world
On K
iran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss
The Times Literary Supplement, Septem
ber 22, 2006

Prose culture
On H
eather McGowan's Duchess of Nothing
The Brooklyn Rail, Februa
ry 2006

The end to Mishra
On P
ankaj Mishra's An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World
The Brooklyn Rail, Februa
ry 2005

Pedro confronts the ghost of Franco
On B
ad Education and the cinema of Pedro Almodovar
The Brooklyn Rail, January 2005

The media and the message
A re
view of Anthony Lappé and Stephen Marshall's True Lies
The Brooklyn Rail, Octobe
r 2004

A view from Queens
On Y
ongsoo Park's Las Cucarachas
The Brooklyn Rail, July-Au
gust 2004

Legacy of the Cold War
On M
ahmood Mamdani's Good Muslim, Bad Muslim
The Brooklyn Rail, June 2
004

Kareem's got other skills
On I
mad Rahman's I Dream of Microwaves
The Brooklyn Rail, May 20
04

From Buddha to Adam
On H
anif Kureishi's The Body
The Brooklyn Rail, March 2004

The Ganguli Bunch
On J
humpa Lahiri's The Namesake
The Brooklyn Rail, Novemb
er 2003

What's in a name?
On c
ollective identity and the fiction of Jhumpa Lahiri
Little Magazine, Volume IV, Issue 3