This Divided Island

Stories from the Sri Lankan War

“Brutal majoritarians and ruthless insurgents have long monopolised our sense of Sri Lanka. Samanth Subramanian's sensitive account makes us aware of a missing human dimension. Exploring a war-ravaged landscape, he is bracingly alert to the role of ambiguity as well as ideology in human affairs. In This Divided Island, one of our finest young writers of non-fiction reveals the complicated lives lived in their shadow.”
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Pankaj Mishra

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Following Fish

Travels Around the Indian Coast

“This is a travel book like no other – inspired in its conception and marvelously skilled in its execution. Samanth Subramanian uses the production and consumption of fish to provide a series of arresting insights into the culture and ecology of the subcontinent. The prose is elegant but never lush, the tone warm and sometimes tender. A stunning debut by a hugely gifted writer.”
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Ramachandra Guha

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