Shireen Quadri,

Shireen Quadri

New Delhi, DL, India

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Past articles by Shireen:

‘I was unconsciously recording the seething intolerance and incipient rise of saffron in Bengal’

An interview with Saikat Majumdar, author of ‘The Scent of God’, a novel that has proved prescient in more ways than one. → Read More

‘I wanted to broaden and complicate the way one understands life in Afghanistan’: Jamil Jan Kochai

The writer’s debut novel, ‘99 Nights in Logar’, was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. → Read More

Insights from the DSC Prize jurors into how a literary prize jury picks its winners

The longlist comprised three works of translation, seven women authors and seven debut novelists. → Read More

‘I wanted to understand how women live with misogynistic values’: Sadia Abbas on ‘The Empty Room’

The Pakistani author’s debut novel was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019 → Read More

‘I conceived the book as a cosmological novel’: Chigozie Obioma on ‘An Orchestra of Minorities’

Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2019 for his second novel. → Read More

‘This House of Clay and Water’ by Faiqa Mansab is a story of invisibles looking for love in Pakistan

Faiqa Mansab’s ‘This House of Clay and Water’ follows the struggle of two women and a transgender. → Read More

This novel reminds us we have chosen to ignore the darkness beneath the dazzle of modern India

An unlikely friendship between two women is a framework for a story of exploitative and abusive traditions that are still followed. → Read More

This intriguing, edgy collection of stories could well have been called ‘Humans of Sri Lanka’

People who represent passion, obsession, shame, neglect, greed, compassion, and, of course selfless love. → Read More

This instagram account shows why books are also beautiful objects

#bookstagram is a one of the most popular hashtags on instagram. → Read More

The stories may be erotic, but this novel tells frightening truths about Punjabi lives in Southall

Balli Kaur Jaswal’s diaspora fiction is ruthlessly real under the gentle guise of sex, romance and crime. → Read More

This fantastical book shows us an Akbar and a Fatehpur Sikri never seen before

I Allan Sealy’s new book is a wildly imaginative blend of verse, prose and history. → Read More

A book asks whether would human beings be happier if they became trees

This genre-bending book blends literature, philosophy and botany – and the art of selflessness. → Read More