Columnist

Chandrahas Choudhury

Chandrahas Choudhury is the author of the Mumbai novel Clouds, published in January 2018 by Simon & Schuster. His first novel, Arzee the Dwarf, was published by HarperCollins, shortlisted for the Commonwealth First Book Prize, translated into German and Spanish, and chosen by World Literature Today in 2010 as one of "60 Essential Works of Modern Indian Literature in English". He is also the editor of a short introduction to the pleasures of Indian literature called India: A Traveler's Literary Companion.  His book reviews appear in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He was formerly the Fiction & Poetry editor of The Caravan.

Latest published



Modi’s election conundrum

I happened to visit Bengaluru, the capital of the large southern state of Karnataka and India’s tech hub, in early February. I was there on business, but my visit was badly timed.

April 04, 2018

Why India should take the lead on universal basic income

Last year, India suddenly became a hotspot for the most radical economic idea of the 21st century.

March 14, 2018