Mishra, Pankaj

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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)

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


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, 7 Nov. 2017

Pankaj Mishra's Keynote Lecture Age of Anger at Economia Festival. Vimeo, 23 May 2017