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Author of The Wildings; The Hundred Names of Darkness; The Girl Who Ate Books. Columnist, @FTLifeArts.

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+ Now that you know the depth of research and thought that goes into Collof's work, read Blood Will Tell:
One last link, and I'm off: Pamela Colloff's The Innocent Man, annotated:
"I have done many things for the Sangh, some of which I can’t even tell you."
+ Just two media houses (from West Bengal) - out of a bunch of mainstream English-language media and big regional media - held the line. Only twohttps://t.co/U56TeRpR6z.
"A vision quest in which her sentences rose up like feral hallucinations as I groped at their meaning"... Katrina Dodson on translating Clarice Lispector.
Big Indian media houses silent on @cobrapost's thorough expose of big Indian media houses. Not surprised, but the wholesale, long-term manufacturing of public opinion and the willingness to push the Hindutva agenda should worry everyone. https://t.co/Nr5cyV0QTN
"The highway goes through
the Amazon’s brain
like an ice-pick through an eye-socket . . ."

On @pascalepoet's astonishing Mama Amazonica, winner of the Ondaatje Prize, and Fauverie: my column for @FTLifeArts this week. https://t.co/oZCTy4rVLQ
"The house felt more like a night zoo, with moles and jackdaws and shambling beasts who happened to be chess players, a gardener, a possible greyhound thief, a slow-moving opera singer.”
Michael Ondaatje's Warlight: my review for @FTLifeArts.
From@BBCWorld, 100 stories that shaped the world. (I wrote about the ancient viral meme of the Panchatantra: https://t.co/eNG9ZDrPzt) https://t.co/hosmwyAkMm
"You need a different dictionary of words for colours." Anuradha Roy on potter's glazes.
Total(1) => 0.094990968704224 f_f_QM(2) => 0.0868079662323 indS(2) => 0.06571888923645 indM(2) => 0.019346952438354 indM_1(2) => 0.0036289691925049 indM_2(2) => 0.0012960433959961 indM_4(2) => 0.0023219585418701 indM_5(2) => 0.006561279296875 indM_6(2) => 0.0024189949035645 indM_7(2) => 0.0018150806427002 indM_8(2) => 0.0008699893951416 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.00655198097229 f_f_dT(20) => 0.0062639713287354