Sunday, April 24, 2005

Babu's back; New titles out in India

Babu at Kitabkhana is back posting, with a vengeance. Also, she's been outed: "Hurree Babu" is actually someone we had been mentioning in some recent posts for her non-pseudonymous work.

One of Kitabkhana's new features is going to be a monthly "Inbox," a listing of notable books released in India. This month features two new anthologies of Indian writing (neither of which have been released in the U.S.), a new novel by Siddartha Deb (recently reviewed in the Village Voice), as well as yet another book by Pankaj Mishra (India In Mind). Both the Deb novel and the Mishra book are available in the U.S.

Interesting on Mishra -- Amazon says his "Buddha" book was released in December 8, 2004, and India in Mind on January 4, 2005. That's two books out in a single month!


Anand said...

I made a conjecture that Nilanjana Roy blogs at Kitabkhana when I read the March 31 posts at Kitabkhana and The Akhond of Swat. (Both talked about recuperating after Malaria). Good to know that I was right!

In a nice coincidence, this outing came on a day when Ram Guha also wrote about anonymous/pseudonymous articles. Guha writes: "Speculating about the identity of an author who writes anonymously is an exercise composed equally of excitement and frustration." Very true!

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