Chandra, Vikram

About Vikram Chandra

Chandra's official homepage

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Detailed biography in German (Frühjahrsbuchwoche München, 2002)

List of secondary literature on author (Official Homepage)

O'Connell, Pamela Licalzi. Dear Author. Salon, 1998 (April 8th).


Red Earth and Pouring Rain

Fadem, Maureen. Vikram Chandra and the Sea of Stories: Red Earth and Pouring Rain. Monsoon Magazine, 2000.

Hiatt, Shobha. Red Earth and Pouring Rain. Indolink, no date given.

Player, Andy. Stealing Their Thunder. Socialist Review (Issue 189), 1995.

Rollason, Christopher. Vikram Chandra's Red Earth and Pouring Rain: Entwining Narratives and Intertextuality. IndiaStar, 1998.

Sadtler, BJ. Vikram Chandra's Red Earth and Pouring Rain. YogaChicago, 2004.

Love and Longing in Bombay


Rollason, Christopher. Translating a Transcultural Text - Problems and Strategies: On the Spanish Translation of Vikram Chandra's Love and Longing in Bombay. Seikilos, 2004.

Sethi, Robbie Clipper. Vikram Chandra's Love and Longing in Bombay. IndiaStar, 1997.

Sacred Games

Rushby, Kevin. Bollywood bust-up., 2006.

Saidullah, Ahmad. Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra. The Quarterly Conversation, no date given.



Ahmed, Tehmina. 'No ustad can hand you the keys to the kingdom'. Newsline, 2001 (June).

Behal, Suchitra. Violence and the city. The Hindu, 2006 (August 6th.).

Dushane, Tony. An interview with Vikram Chandra. Bookslut, 2007 (March).

Granzin, Katharina. Gewalt korrumpiert Menschen. TAZ, 2006 (September 18th).

Honawar, Vaishali. 'It's a privileged life'. Rediff, 1998.

Mahoney, Kevin Patrick. Vikram Chandra Interview. Authortrek, 1998.

Melwani, Lavina. Rear View Mirror. Little India, 1998.

Sharma, Sanjukta. Excerpts from an interview with Vikram Chandra., 2005 (December 22nd.).

Silverblatt, Michael. Interview. New Testament, 1997 (June 1st). - transcript from interview to be found in the middle of the page.

Wiehardt, Ginny. An Interview with Vikram Chandra: Author of Sacred Games.

Writings by Chandra



Yangry Star (Blog entry). Original or Virginal. Mauritius Vanity Press, 2005 (February 25th). - critical reply to Chandra’s article Cult of Authenticity

No author given. Shy Chandra Slams Criticism, Confirms Writer as Shoemaker. The Indian Express, 1998 (July 13th).

Rollason, Christopher. Traditional Narrative in the Information Age: Vikram Chandra's Entwining Narratives. Seikilos, 2002/2003.


Kerr, Euan. Vikram Chandra writes an Epic Tale. Minnesota Public Radio, 2007 (January 25th.) - audiostream of interview.

Literature Section at MIT. An Evening with Vikram Chandra. MIT World, 2007 (November 5th.) - about the author, Chandra reads three short sections from Sacred Games.

Patrick, Bethanne. Vikram Chandra talks about his novel Sacred Games and shares his thoughts about genre fiction.The Book Studio, April 2008 - video.

Silverblatt, Michael. Vikram Chandra. KCRW Radio, 1997 (May 29th). - audiostream of interview.




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