Thursday, March 06, 2008

Kunal BASU and The Japanese Wife

Kunal Basu
(HarperCollins India, 2008)

“Kunal Basu has not only thrown away the safety net of the novel, but in his short stories, he has also taken the risk of choosing ordinariness over grandeur, the slow train of reflection and memory over the frenetic pace of events. [He] deserves to be thanked for bringing short stories back into reckoning.” Sreyashi Dastidar, in The Telegraph

“It’s an improbable and hauntingly beautiful love story, almost surreal in its innocence. And I immediately knew that this was the film I had to make.” Aparna Sen

“The distinctive feature of Basu’s fiction is his appetite for grand connections, for worlds set up almost from scratch. ... [O]ne of the best voices in Indian fiction ....” Chandrahas Choudhury, in Mint


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks to this post, i decided to buy this .. will let you know my review soon ;)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 9:54:00 PM  

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