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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Indian Ink

Reversing William Dalrymple's theory, Kathleen McCaul writes that India's writers -- by whom she means those who live and work in India -- are set to redefine the literary landscape. (Yes, that's a cliche, but one is too lazy/rushed/incorrigible -- pick one -- to change it). She quotes, among others, the New York-returned poet and writer Jeet Thayil: "There is no difference between non-resident and resident writers now. I see it as one body of work. If you are a 21-year-old writer living in some little town in India and you read everything you can get your hands on and really learn your craft you have every chance of being published in New York."


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