Van Goyen’s A View of The Hague
The Masters’ Gallery introduces selected art works of famous artists and a brief explanation on the context of the work.
Colonial India and Genealogy At Sea
Akhil Katyal explores how Amitav Ghosh plays with the concept of genealogy to give us an intricate history of colonialism in his 2008 novel ‘Sea of Poppies’.
Siddharth Sivakumar reviews Julie Taymor’s screen adaptation of The Tempest
My father was my hero. When he was ten, he went into the cigar factory. He sat on a long bench. His father sat on…
On the Morning He Was To Leave Mortalus
On the morning he was to leave Mortalus for the drive south to California, while walking to the library to return three DVD’s starring Theresa…
Alessa wakes to the sound of bickering and with no idea where she is. There’s a television on somewhere and the bickering is just two…
From the River Ravi
The river is hurt,
a toxic belly with bloated
dumped. I walk its cusp.
We were smithereens
into a lamellar
Dance my Tsifteteli
in the middle of the small floor
her costume revealing bare legs
belly, shoulders and arms
The Sport of Destiny by Friedrich Schiller
Every month, The Reading Room showcases a short story, or excerpts of a book, from some of the greatest writers the world has ever seen.