Vernacular

To put it simply, Dakhani is the language of the Deccan—a version of Urdu/Hindi spoken across a swathe of peninsular India.

When a northern tongue moved south...

5 min read . 02 Dec 2017
Indian audiences, of books, literary commentaries or films, are no strangers to the throbbing impulses of Hindi pulp fiction even though the genre is called the stepchild of Indian regional literature. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

Minority report | Pulp friction

3 min read . 21 Aug 2014