Mishra, Pankaj

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Goodheart, Adam. "Philosopher King." The New York Times, 6 Feb. 2005 (.pdf file)

Grimes, William. "In an Age of Strife, What Would Buddha Do?" The New York Times, 27 Dec. 2004 (.pdf file)

Brown, Andrew. "Searching for a Better Way." The Guardian, 6 Nov. 2004 (.pdf file)

Wintle, Justin. "Karma Flattens Dogma on the Road to Nirvana." Independent, 5 Nov. 2004 (.pdf file)

Kakutani, Michiko. "Shedding Illusions of Youth by the Ganges." The New York Times, 21 Mar. 2000 (.pdf file)

Kapur, Akash. "Sentimental Education." The New York Times, 27 Feb. 2000 (.pdf file)

Hussein, Aamer. "How Flaubert Can Change Your Life." Independent, 22 Jan. 2000 (.pdf file)


Wade, Francis. "'The Liberal Order Is the Incubator for Authoritarianism.'" Los Angeles Review of Books, 15 Nov. 2018

Zakaria, Rafia. "'We Committed Intellectual Suicide After 9/11.'" Literary Hub, 20 Mar. 2017

Sawhney, Hirsh. "An Interview with Pankaj Mishra." Wasafiri, no. 51, 2007




Autobiography/Life Writing

An End to Suffering (2004)

Butter Chicken in Ludhiana (1995)



The Romantics (2000)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"England's Last Roar." The Guardian, 7 Dec. 2019

"The West’s Self-Proclaimed Custodians of Democracy Failed to Notice It Rotting Away." The Guardian, 20 Sep. 2019

"The Crisis in Modern Masculinity." The Guardian, 17 Mar. 2018

Age of Anger (2017)

"Welcome to the Age of Anger." The Guardian, 8 Dec. 2016

A Great Clamour (2013)

From the Ruins of Empire (2012)

Temptations of the West (2006)

"The Barbarian Invasion". The Guardian, 11 Sep. 2004 (.pdf file)

"One Man's Beef". The Guardian, 13 Jul. 2002 (.pdf file)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Pankaj Mishra Interview. YouTube, 20 Feb. 2019

Pankaj Mishra Discusses the Poisoning of Civil Society and Undermining of Political Liberty. YouTube, 6 Nov. 2017

Pankaj Mishra's Keynote Lecture Age of Anger at Economia Festival. Vimeo, 2017