Chandra, Vikram

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Datta, Sudipta. "A Look Back at Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games." The Hindu, 23 Jul. 2018

Gleick, James. "A Unified Theory." New York Times Book Review, 24 Aug. 2014

Mishra, Pankaj. "Bombay Noir." The New Yorker, vol. 82, no. 45, 15 Jan. 2007

Mars-Jones, Adams. "Mean Streets, Economics Miracles." The Guardian, 20 Aug. 2006



Chambers, Claire. "The Creation of an "Anti-Thriller": Vikram Chandra in Conversation." IUP Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 2, no. 2, 2010

Chambers, Claire. "An Interview with Vikram Chandra." Wasafiri, vol. 23, no. 1, 2008

Mukherjee, Oindrila. "'Ruthless Patience': A Conversation with Vikram Chandra." A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts, vol. 20, no. 2, 2008

Draga Alexandru, Maria-Sabina. "'Virtual Reality on Infinite Bandwidth': Vikram Chandra Interviewed by Maria-Sabina Alexandru." Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 40, no. 2, 2005

Teverson, Andrew. "Vikram Chandra in Conversation." Wasafiri, vol. 37, 2002

Levasseur, Jennifer, and Kevin Rabalais. "Vikram Chandra: An Interview". Glimmer Train Stories, vol. 40, 2001



Scott, Bede. "The Mysteries of Mumbai: Terrorism and Banality in Sacred Games." Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 65, no. 2, 2019

Martin, Theodore. Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present, 2017

King, Bruce. "From the Sublime to the Extraordinary: Geek and Bhakti." Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 51, no. 2, 2015

Daiya, Kavita. "Ecologies of Intimacy: Gender, Sexuality, and Environment in Indian Fiction". A History of the Indian Novel in English, Anjaria (ed.), 2015

Draga Alexandru, Maria-Sabina. Perfomance and Performativity in Contemporary Indian Fiction in English: Essays in English and American Language and Literature, 2015

Anwer, Megha. "Resisting the Event: Aesthetics of the Non-Event in the Contemporary South Asian Novel." ARIEL, vol. 45, no. 4, 2014

Shandilya, Krupa. "The Sacred and the Secular: Spirituality, Aesthetics, and Politics in Rudyard Kipling's Kim and Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games." Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 60, no. 2, 2014

Herbert, Caroline. "Spectrality and Secularism in Bombay Fiction: Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh and Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games". Textual Practice, vol. 26, no. 5, 2012

Draga Alexandru, Maria-Sabina. "Provincialising London in Vikram Chandra's Novel Red Earth and Pouring Rain." India and the Diasporic Imagination, Christian and Misrahi-Barak (eds.), 2011

Ganapathy-Doré, Geetha. The Postcolonial Indian Novel in English, 2011

Chambers, Claire. "Postcolonial Noir: Vikram Chandra's 'Kama'." Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World, Pearson and Singer (eds.), 2009

McClintock, Scott. "Images for a Godless World: Violence after the Sacred in the Millennial Indian Novel." South Asian Review, vol. 30, no. 2, 2009

Draga Alexandru, Maria-Sabina. "Alternatives to the Novel Form: Oral Storytelling and Internet Patterns in Vikram Chandra's Red Earth and Pouring Rain." Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 43, no. 3, 2008

Sharrad, Paul. Postcolonial Literary History and Indian English Fiction, 2008

Salvador, Dora Sales. "The Passing of Time and the Flowing of Self: In Conversation with Vikram Chandra." The Polemics of Ageing as Reflected in Literatures in English, Essays on Ageing in Literature and Interviews with Vikram Chandra, James Halperin, Doris Lessing, Zadie Smith and Terri-ann White, Worsfold et al. (eds.), 2004

Videl Grau, Maria, et al. The Polemics of Ageing as Reflected in Literatures in English: Essays on Ageing in Literature and Interviews with Vikram Chandra, James Halperin,Doris LessingZadie Smithand Terri-ann White, Worsfold et al. (eds.), 2004

Hawley, John C. "Can the Cosmopolitan Speak?: The Question of Indian Novelists' Authenticity". South Asian Review, vol. 24, no. 2, 2003

Sales Salvador, Dora. "Vikram Chandra's Constant Journey: Swallowing the World". Journal of English Studies, vol. 2, 2000



Autobiography/Life Writing

Mirrored Mind: My Life in Letters and Code (2013)



Geek Sublime (2013)

Sacred Games (2006)

Love and Longing in Bombay: Stories (1997)

Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software." New Statesman, vol. 143, no. 5200, 7 Mar. 2014

"Frequent Flyer." Scrivere Incontrare: Migrazione, multiculturalitá, scrittura, Baraldi and Gnocchi (eds.), 2001

"The Cult of Authenticity: India's Cultural Commissars Worship "Indianness" Instead of Art (illustrated)." Boston Review, vol. 25, no. 1, 2000

"Shakti." The New Yorker, vol. 70, no. 43, 1994-1995

"Dharma." Paris Review, 1994



Collins, Brian. "Sacred Games Season One. Directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. Based on the Novel by Vikram Chandra. Netflix, 2018." Wiley Online Library, 28 Mar. 2019

"Netflix Announces First Original Series From India in Partnership with Phantom Films Based on the Critically Acclaimed Novel Sacred Games." PR Newswire, 6 Jun. 2016

Ridda, Maria. "Love and Longing for Mumbai: Vikram Chandra's Fiction and Bollywood Cinema." Tracing the New Indian Diaspora, Dwivedi (ed.), 2014


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Vikram Chandra's Interview at IIT Global Leadership Conference 2015. YouTube, 15 Aug. 2015

Vikram Chandra on what Writers Can Learn from the Movies. YouTube, 2013