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

Climate action needs to come from the people

The world’s climate — as all but the most deluded climate change deniers know — is changing rapidly because of mankind’s impacts on nature. Thankfully, the atmosphere of humanity’s climate action is also transforming for the better.

October 16, 2019

Food for thought: how each of us can help to change the world

For nearly a decade, I have been inviting friends and acquaintances in Delhi over for dinner once a week. I find that people are often their best selves over food — or while cooking for others.

August 07, 2019

Modi, Gandhi have taken Indian democracy hostage

The long-awaited results of India’s six-week-long general election, which are due to be announced on Thursday, will give us a picture of what kind of state, society and nation the Indian voter has chosen for the next five years.

May 22, 2019