Arundhati Roy

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Relatives stand near the funeral pyre of their loved one who died due to Covid-19 at a cremation ground in Allahabad on May 5th. Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP via Getty Images

Balbir Singh gently places the last of the wood slabs over his 27-year-old son’s unlit pyre. He observes it for a moment and then walks around to the (...)

Covid-19 patients receive oxygen outside a gurdwara, a Sikh house of worship, in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Amit Sharma/AP Photo

Many religious organisations and social groups have surfaced across India to try to ease the medical and humanitarian calamity caused by its second Co(...)

A patient is taken into a coronavirus ward at a hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/ Getty Images

India’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after it became the second country to cross the grim milestone of 20(...)

Refugees eat  at a community relief camp on Friday at Chhajla village in Mendhar, on the Indian side of the Line of Control border with Pakistan. Hundreds in the area fled their homes when India and Pakistan fired barrages of shells at each other across the Kashmir frontier. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

On Friday morning, Mohammed Reyaz Khan, a farmer in the disputed region of Kashmir, crawled out of a bunker in his village and went to check on his sh(...)

Eileen Battersby with her horse Sophie in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eileen Battersby, the late Irish Times literary correspondent, who died on Sunday, December 23rd, after a car crash in Co Meath, was renowned for both(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

Arundhati Roy: “When I’m writing non-fiction, it’s a weapon, it’s an argument. It has an immediate and urgent purpose.”  Photograph: Mayank Austen Soofi

I once wrote a bad review of a novel in this newspaper and an eminent writer gave me a dressing down for it when we next met. “More people ended up re(...)

Sara Baume: ‘There’s no guarantee that you’ll ever finish a book or that you’ll even get a publisher – and even when you do, you panic about the reviews, or the second novel’

‘To some people it might look like I’ve just popped up really quickly, but it’s been five years since I finished the creative writing master’s in T(...)

The duchess of Cornwall speaks at the awards dinner for the 2014 Man Booker Prize at the Guildhall in London, on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

THE OPENING LINES 1. “He should have seen it coming.” 2. “Two former lovers of Molly Lane stood waiting outside the crematorium chapel with(...)

The first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1st, 1916. Photograph: The Art Archive / Imperial War Museum
Putting war into words
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  • April 10, 2014, 09:36

“You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, g(...)

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