• The End of the Day, ( a long poem of ONV Kurup in my translation). Kottayam: D C Books, 2011.
  • My Poems in Hindi translation: Aagaami Pal Ka Nirman, New Delhi, Yash Publications(2009)
  • Kesavan’s Lamentations, (translated from the Malayalam original Kesavante Vilapangal, novel by M. Mukundan) New Delhi: Rupa & Co, 2006(translated the entire book).
  • The Deluge, [(play translated from the Malayalam original Pralayam by Omchery) (New Delhi: Rupa & Co, 2005; translated the entire book)]
  • Ujjayini: A Novel in Verse by O.N.V. Kurup [translated from Malayalam] (New Delhi: Rupa& Co., 2002)
  • Germination, [(Collection of my poems) (Kolkata: Writers Workshop, 1989)].



  • “Fading”, “Rustic Vignettes”, “From Silence,” The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry, Sudeep Sen Ed. New Delhi: HarperCollins Publishers(India), 2012:34-37
  • “Why is this Man Sitting Out?” Poetic Heritage, Ashis Sanyal & Mrinal Basuchaudhuri, Eds.Calcutta: World Poetry Festival, 2008: 66-67
  • “Sat by a Poem”, “The Boy to the Kite”, “The Little Boy Bully”, “Trees”, “Body- Mind”, “You cannot Deal in Divinity”. Fifty Poets, Fifty Poems , Priya Sarukkai Chabria Ed. Mumbai,: Open Spaces: 2007
  • “Hunger” All Poetry is Protest, Priya Sarukkai Chabria Ed. Mumbai:Open Spaces. 2006.
  • “Trees” Our Voices, An Anthology of SAARC Poetry, Ajeet Cour & Nirupama Dutt, Eds. New Delhi: Foundation of SAARC Writers & Literature, 2004: 159.


  • “Visitor at Midnight”, short story published in the anthology “Why We Don’t Talk” , Shinie Antony Ed. Rupa & Co., New Delhi 2010: 146-158.


  • My poems in English have appeared in The Journal of the Poetry Society of India, Indian Literature, The Little Magazine, Continuum, Haritam (Journal of School of Letters, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam) etc: (Literary Journal of the School of Letters, Mahatma Gandhi University) and in Hindi and Malayalam translations, in a few magazines of those languages and others and a number of websites:
  • “Demographics”, A Hudson View, South Africa, Volume NO.5, No.3,Autumn 2010.
  • Terror Sequence: “ New Delhi, 13 September 2008, 6.21 pm,” “28 and Counting,” “The Terrorist’s Mind,” “Sunday, 27 September 2008, Delhi,” “My Heart is Hardened Like a Criminal’s”, “I Wanna Go Home” in The Little Magazine, Vol. VIII, Issue Nos4&5(combined), January 2010. pp140-143
  • “Concentration,” “Expectantly,” “The Little Girlie Doll,” “Sunset Over the Sahara,” “Strength in Solitude,” “Rebirth-20th June 2007 Afternoon,” “The Miracle of the Flies” in Indian Literature, No.252, July-August 2009.
    “Fading,” “Rustic Vignettes,” “A Season of Love.” The Literary Review, USA: Spring 2009:17-20.
  • “Why Is This Man Sitting Out?” in The Little Magazine, New Delhi, Vol.VII, Issue 3&4, 2007: 185
  • “I Make the Next Moment,” “The Mountain Path”, in The Little Magazine, New Delhi, Vol. VI, Issue 1 &2, 2005:134,135
    “Living Others’ Lives”, in The Little Magazine, New Delhi, Vol. V, Issue 2&3, 2004:164
  • ‘The River,” “Peace Returned to Earth” in Haritam: Journal of the School of Letters, M.G. University, Kottayam, No.15, 2003:60-61, 62
  • “ The Great Soul,” “The Haunted House,” in Indian Literature No.164, Nov-Dec 1994: 41, 42
  • Aalok,  Sahitya Akademi’s Official Language(Hindi) Journal, New Delhi.
  • My English poems in Hindi translation have appeared in the following issues:
  • “Suraksha Kavach,” “Bodh,” (Hindi translations of my poems, “Who is he?” and ”Perception” by Devendra Kumar Devesh), No.1, September 2002: 15.
  • “ Hum Aisee Hai,” (Hindi translations of my poem “We are Like This…” Devendra Kumar Devesh), No.2, September 2003:24.
  • [“Isvar ko Nahi Baant Sakte Aap,”(“You Cannot deal in Divinity,” ) “Doosaron ka Jeevan Jeete Huay“(Living Others Lives,” )”Kavita ke Saaath,” (Sat by a Poem,”) Hindi translations of my poems by Devendra Kumar Devesh], No.3, September 2004: 30
  • [“Gubbare,” (“Balloons,”) “Havaa Mahal,” (“Castle in the Air,”) “Aagamii Pal Kaa Nirmaan, (“I Make the Next Moment,”) “Sooryodayappoorv Gaav ke Kuay Par” (“Predawn Moments at the Village Well,”), Hindi translations of my poems by Devendra Kumar Devesh], No.4, Sept.2005: 16
  • [“Jeevan Pravaah,” (“The Flow of Life,”) “Langadii Gaurayya,” (“Coping,”) “Swayambhoo,” (“Swayambhoo,”) Hindi translations of my poems by Devendra Kumar Devesh ], 20 No.5, Sept.2006: 16
  • [“Wo Patang” (The Kite), “Jeevan Dhara mein Tirte Huay,” (In the Life’s Midst.), Hindi translations of my poems by Devendra Kumar Devesh)], No.6, March 2007:12
    [ “Bhook,” (Hunger,”) “Shareer-Mun “(Body-Mind), Hindi translations of my poems by Anita Pandit], No.7, Sept.2007:16
  • [ “Yah Aadmi Baahar Kyon Baithaa Hai?” (Why is this Man Sitting Out?”), Hindi translation of my poems by Krishna Kimbahune and Devendra Kumar Devesh], No.8, March 2008.: 11
  • [“Ekaki Shakti” (Strength in Solitude), Hindi translation of my poem by Devendra Kumar Devesh] No.9, September 2008.

Edited Works

  • Best of Indian Literature, selected and edited along with Nirmalkanti Bhattacharjee.[1500 pages (double demi size) of the best of poetry short fiction, non-fiction prose and plays published in Indian Literature*, the 200-page bi-monthly English journal of Sahitya Akademi over the 50 years-1957-2007]. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi,2012.
  • An Immortal Story, novel by M. Sreekumar in English translation, Edited by me, with a detailed Introduction, New Delhi: Rupa &Co, 2009
  • “Being a Writer in India,” by U.R. Anantha Murthy in Modern Indian Thought, Anand Prakash, Ed. [(I have edited and annotated the text, with an Introduction, as part of a text-book for postgraduate students in Delhi University (Delhi: Worldview Books, 2006): “Introductory Note”(pp53-58) “Notes”(76-91).]
  • “Editor’s Note,” This Ancient Lyre, collection of poems by ONV Kurup,(I compiled and edited the book, translating many poems), New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2005:(xxiii-xLiii)
  • “Penkathakal(Women’s Stories),” Zachariayude Penkathakal, (compiled and edited with an Editor’s Note, a collection of Paul Zacharia’s Malayalam short stories on women,) Kottayam: D.C. Books, (2002 ):5
  • “Editor’s Note,” Literature & Culture, a book of literary and culture criticism by U.R.Anantha Murthy, Calcutta: Papyrus (2002): 7-8

Academic Essays
In books

  • Extraordinary Poems around an Immortal Theme, Preface to “Immortal Story”, collection of poems by Radha Gomaty. Cochin: Gowli Books,2010. Pp 11-26
  • Introduction to the English Translation, “An Immortal Story”, novel by M. Sreekumar in English translation, edited by me, New Delhi: Rupa &Co, 2009.

In other publications

  • Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Educational Reform 2012
  • “Peace Education and Multiculturalism: The Indian Story.” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on educational Reform 2012, 22-23rd March, 2012, organized by Mahasarakham University, at Pattaya, Thailand.100-111.
  • In the eBook of the Proceedings of the 14th Asia-Pacific Biennial International Symposium, University of Western Australia, Perth 2011: My essay, “Indian Writings in the Age of the Digital Revolution”, presented in the Biennial International Symposium of Writings from the Asia-Pacific, organized by Westerly Centre, University of Western Australia 5-8 December,2011


  • “Silent Cats” play by Omchery, “Hijack” short story by Paul Zacharia and “Countryside” short story by M.Mukundan, in the anthology Kerala, Kerala, Quite Contrary, edited by Shinie Antony, (New Delhi:Rupa&Co, 2009)
  • “Eternal Sculptures,” “Jihad,” “Green,” “Fifty Years of Solitude,” “Like Dented Platter,” “”Third-world Thoughts,” “A Certain Noontime,” “A Yaksha in Aryavarta,” “In Memory of an Anarchist Traveller,” “When Organ’s are severed,” “An Evening,” “What He Told Her,” “The Song of Songs,” poems of Anvar Ali in the collection, Eternal Sculptures (Calicut: Monsoon Editions, 2007): 12-13, 14, 15-17, 24-33,38,41-43, 51, 52-58, 59, 62-65,68-69, 70-72, 73-74 “Playing Around With Meghadootam,” study by R.Narendraprasad:79-83
  • “This Ancient Lyre,” “We are Ancients,” “A Hymn to the Sun,” “A Ode to Solomon,” “Spasiba,” “This Tulip, My Heart,” “To Yevtushenko,” “”Yasnaya Polyana,” “The Lord of the Pigeons, “”The Last Bird,” “A Hymn,” “Cold,” “Momentary, though,” “Salt and Sweet,” “The Lagoon,” “Excerpts from Swayamvaram” in This Ancient Lyre, (ONV Kurup’s collection of poems in English translation), New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2005: 3-6, 10-13,33-38, 50-51, 58-59, 60-63, 64-65, 66-67, 68-69, 70-73, 77-78, 121-122, 123, 134-137, 143-144, 170-173
  • “Sea-Bathing,” “Seasons,” “To Those Who Eulogise the Seventies,” “The Meeting,” “The Monologue of a Silverfish,” “The Last Words of an Orator,” “Good Poet,” “A Child Is Born,” “ The Tower and the Fly,” “Evanescence,” “Ashokam,” “Bhubaneswar-Cuttack,” “Perturbed,” in Stammer, collection of poems by K. Satchidanandan (New Delhi; Konark, 2005):100-101,102-103,104-105,106-107,108-109,110-111,112,113-114,115,116, 117, 117-119, 120-128.
  • “Hell Writes a Love Poem,” poem by D. Vinayachandran, in theanthology, Indian Love Poems edited by Meena Alexander (Everyman’s Library, London: Random House, 2005): 113-114
  • “The Death of Makhan Singh,” short story by T. Padmanabhan, in Wind Flowers: Anthology of Malayalam Short Stories Ed.R.E.Asher & V.Abdulla (New Delhi, Penguin India, 2004: 61-75
  • “Let’s Ask the Psychologist,” short story by Paul Zacharia, in Gendered Space: [(Anthology of short stories with women as subjects) (New Delhi; Srishti Publishers, 2004)]. 107-118
  • “I Met Walt Whitman Yesterday: An Interview,” poem by K.Ayyappa paniker, “Boiled Eggs,” poem by Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan, “A Labourer’s laughter,” poem by Balachandran Chullikkad, in Signatures–One Hundred Indian Poets edited by K. Satchidanandan (New Delhi: National Book Trust, India, 2003): 194-196, 255-257,415-418
  • “The Garden of the Ant-lions,” short story by Paul Zacharia in the anthology, “Where the Rain is Born: Writings about Kerala. Ed. Anita Nair (New Delhi: Penguin India, 2002): 185-193
  • “Dimensions,” short story in the collection Twilight Encounters by Anand (New Delhi: Rupa & Co., 2002): 145-163
  • “Derrida, January, I,” in the collection So Many Births: Three Decades of Poetry by K. Satchidanandan [(translated from Malayalam) (New Delhi: Konarak Publishers, 2001)]: 103-104
  • “Evenings in Hampi,” “The Staircase,” “Rainy in New York,” “White,” “Black America,” “Broadway Dancers,” “Brooklyn Bridge,” “How Gems Are Formed,” “Civilization,” “Space,” “Those who do not Become Mothers,”“Masks,” “Derrida, January, I,” in the collection Imperfect and Other New Poems by K. Satchidanandan [(translated from Malayalam) (Calicut: Olive Publications, 2000)]: 40-45, 47-48, 49-50, 51, 51-53, 53-54, 55, 55-56, 56, 56, 56-57, 57-58, 59-60
  • Reflections of a Hen in Her Last Hour and Other Stories by Paul Zacharia [(translated from Malayalam) (New Delhi: Penguin India, 1999 Of the 218 page book, I translated 170 pages– except two stories, “Once Upon a Time,” and “The Brick and the Mason”)]
  • “Under the Mango Tree,” “The Farmer,” in The Best of Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai edited by K.M. George [translated from Malayalam] (New Delhi: Roli Books, 1999): 47-56,126-138
  • “I Met Walt Whitman Yesterday: an Interview”, “The Prison”, poems by K.Ayyappa Paniker, “Boiled Eggs”, “Drink Not Your Mother’s Milk, O Child”, “The Pumpkin”, poems by Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan, “A Labourer’s Laughter”, poem by Balachandran Chullikkad, “The Animal Trainer,” poem by Vijayalakshmi, “Third-world Thoughts” and “When Organs Are Severed,” poems by Anvar Ali, in The Tree of Tongues: Modern Indian Poetry, edited by E.V. Ramakrishnan (Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1999): 7-9, 10, 13-14, 15-17, 18-21, 48-51, 60-61, 67-68, 69-71
  • “The Death of Makhan Singh,” by T. Padmanabhan, “The Court of King George the Sixth,” by M.P. Narayana Pillai, “The Twelfth Hour,” by V.P.Sivakumar, “A Path in the Moonshine,” in Under the Wild Skies: An Anthology of Modern Malayalam Short Stories edited by K. Satchidanandan (New Delhi: Nationa Book Trust of India, 1997): 85-97, 116-125, 303-310,329-334
  • “Salvador Dali Meets God,” “The Star of the Infidel,” “The Mortuary,” in the collection Summer Rain: Three Decades of Poetry by K. Satchidanandan [translated from Malayalam] (New Delhi: Nirala Publishers, 1995): 158-161, 178-179, 179-182
  • “Salam America,” short story by Paul Zacharia, Katha Prize Stories Vol.3, New Delhi: Katha and Rupa& Co., 1993 : 21-30
  • “A Nazrani Youth and Goulishahstram,” “The Train Robbery,” “Anamma Teacher: a Memoir,” “The Garden of the Ant-lions,” “Salaam America!,” “A Letter,” “No Need to Go In Search,” “My Father,” from Bhaskara Pattelar and Other Stories by Paul Zacharia [(translated from Malayalam along with Gita Krishnankutty and the author; I translated 8 of the 26 stories — 95 pages of the 244-page book) (Madras: Manas – East-West Books, 1992)]: 1-18, 34-44, 49-57, 80-92, 118-130, 151-162, 169-178, 179-187

My translations in Journals

Indian Literature

  • “The Ship of Butterflies,” short story by Thomas Joseph.IL268, March-April 2012.pp117-122.
  • “The End of Hostilities,” story by Kakkanadan,IL267,Jan-Feb.2012,pp 72-29.
  • “Blowing Things Up,” “Karkkidakam,” “The Shore,” “Sight,”“A Riddle-song,” “Hide and Seek,” “Lifetime,” “Conversation, AFeature,” & “Research” poems by P Y Balan, IL265, Sept-Oct 2011, pp 123-130.
  • “Now, Listen to What the Winds Say” poem by Muse Mary, No.264, July-August, 2011, pp 96-98.
  • The End of the Day,” (long poem), “Kabuliwallah,” by ONV Kurup, No.261, Jan-Feb 2011. Pp 54-72.
  • “One who Goes about with a Cow in Tow,” short story by Thomas Joseph, No.257, May-June, 2010:pp 129-133.
  • “My Songs,” “The Doves of the Hospital,” “Those who haven’t Finished Loving,” poems of ONV Kurup, No.243, Jan-Feb: 2008:125, 126-127, 127-128
  • “Don’t Be Angry,” “A Yaksha In Aryavarta,” poems by Anvar Ali, No.240, July-Aug: 2007:
  • “The Fishmonger,” “Between the lines,” “The Mole,” “Identity Card,” “Maestri,” poems by S. Joseph, No.239, May-June 2007:
  • “Within Vision,” “The Vision of a Tree,” poems by L. Thomaskutty, Jan-Feb: 2006:No.231, 32-33, 33-35
  • “O Wind, O Sea,” poem by P.P. Ramachandran, No.228, Jul-Aug 2005:104-105
  • “Green,” A Certain Noontime,” poems by Anvar Ali, No.228, Jul-Aug 2005:66-68, 68-69
  • “The Meal,” poem by Anitha Thampi, No.228, Jul-Aug 2005: 61-62
  • “Lone Trips,” short story by S.Sitara, No.225, Jan-Feb 2005: 47-51
  • “The Play Comes to an End; A Friend’s Remembrance of Bhisham Sahni,”obituary by ONV Kurup, No.216, July-August 2003: 17-21
  • “Dehantaram” poem by Savithri Rajeevan, No.215, May-June 2003: 74-76
  • “Midday,” “As I Sweep the Courtyard,” poems by Anitha Thampi, No.215, May-June 2003: 13-14, 14
  • “Disease,” “We are Ancients,” poems by ONV Kurup, No.199, Sept-Oct.2000
  • “Kunti,” “The Lamp,”(a long poem with the following sub-sections: “The Wick,” “The First Kalam,” “The Second Kalam,” “The Wick-2,” “Kalam,” “The Third Kalam,” “The Wick-23” “Kalam-2,” “The Fourth Jakam,” “The Wick-3,” “Kalam-3,”) ‘utterances while on a Fast,” poems by D.Vinayachandran, No.197: 81-82, 82-92, 92-93
  • “ The Bath of Wisdom,” poem by Sachidanandan Puzhankara, No.194, Nov-Dec 199: 132-133
  • “The Old Mother,” short story by T.V. Kochubava, No.183, Jan-Feb 1998: 107-113
  • “God’s Butterfly,” short story by N. Prabhakaran, No.183, Jan-Feb 1998: 93-95
  • “A Day’s Work,’ short story by Paul Zacharia, No.183, Jan-Feb 1998:38-42
  • “The Road to Tibet,” short story by N.Mohanan, No.181, Sept-Oct.1997: 118-128
  • “I Met Walt Whitman Yesterday.” poem by K. Ayyappa Paniker, No. 163. Sept.-Oct. 1994:18-22.
  • “The Sheep,” “The Kitchen,” poems by Sachidanandan Puzhangara, No.158, Nov-Dec.1993: 78-80
  • “The Cat,” “The Door,” poems by T.P. Rajeevan, No.158, Nov-Dec.1993: 75-77
  • “What He Told Her,” “Third World Thoughts,” poems by Anvar Ali, No.158, Nov-Dec.1993: 70-74
  • “The Animal Trainer,” “Leave Ne,”poems by Vijayalakshmi, No.158, Nov-Dec.1993: 66-69
  • “Life in the Riddle,” short story by P. Surendran, No.155, May-June 1993: 131-137
  • “A Path in the Moonshine,” short story by N. Prabhakaran, No.155, May-June 1993:123-130
  • “The Fourth World,” short story by N.S. Madhavan, No.155, May-June 1993: 111-122

Malayalam Literary Survey, Journal of the Kerala Sahitya Academy

  • ‘The Seagull,” short story by George Joseph K., Vol.25 No.3, July-Sept: 2003:66-72
  • “Civic Sense and Physics Practicals,” short story by Manasi, Vol.20, No.4, Oct-Dec.1998: 34-43
  • “Pomegranate Trees Blossom Still,” short story by C.V.Balakrishnan, Vol.14, No.3, July-Sept.1992: 28-32.
  • Haritam: The Journal of the School of Letters, Mahatma Gandhi University,Kottayam, Kerala.
  • “Eternal Sculptures,” “On the Midnight of Bakrid,” poems by Anvar Ali, No.15, 2003:45-46, 47
  • “Neatness,” “The Call” poems by Anitha Thampi, No.15, 2003: 42
  • “An Eye that No One Wants,’ short story by Shihabudeen Poithumkadavu, No.13, 2001: 92-96
  • “The Wondrous Riddle” short story by Thomas Joseph, No.13, 2001: 83-91
  • “Ekalavyan,” poem by ONV Kurup, No.8, 1996: 29-32
  • “Hell Writes a Love Poem,” poem by D. Vinayachandran, No.3, 1994: 57-63
  • “The Girl Child-90” poem by Sugathakumari, Vol.1.No.1 1993: 43-46
  • “The Prison.” poem by K. Ayyappa Paniker,Vol.1.No.1 1993: 42
  • “A Hymn,” poem by ONV Kurup, Vol.1.No.1 1993: 40-41

The Little Magazine

  • “Nomads and Householders,” poem by S. Joseph, The Little Magazine, Vol. VIII, Issue Nos4&5(combined), January 2010.pp120
  • “Crying Engine,” Short Story by Paul Zacharia, The Little Magazine, Vol. VIII, Issue Nos4&5(combined), January 2010.pp23-26
  • “Sweatmarks” Short Story by Sarah Joseph, The Little Magazine, Vol. VIII, Issue Nos4&5(combined), January 2010.pp65-68
  • “Love,” short story by Sara Joseph, Vol.VII, Issue 1&2, 2007:72-74
  • Scarecrow Theyyam play by Omchery, Vol. VI Issue 4&5, 2006: 174-179
  • “Arthashaastra,” short story by B. Murali, Vol. V, Issue 4 & 5: 2004:163-165
  • “This is My Name” translated excerpt from the novel Itaanente Peru by Paul Zacharia, Vol.III, Issue 2, 2002:87-89
  • “Delhi’s Criminals Turn Sadists,” short story by M. Mukundan, 60-62


  • “Perturbed, a Poem,” poem by K. Satchidanandan, No.10, 2004:72-79
  • Indian Horizons, Journal of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations
  • “Evenings in Hampi,” poem by K. Satchidanandan, Vl.45, No.1&2, Jan-June: 1998: 82-88
  • Journal of Literature & Aesthetics, Kollam, Kerala
  • “The Lord of the Pigeons,” “The Last Bird,” “Momentary, though…,”poems by O N V Kurup, Vol.3 Nos 1&2, Jan.Dec:2003:66, 67-68, 68
  • IIC Quarterly, Journal of the India International Centre, New Delhi
  • “The Driver,” short story by M.Mukundan, Summer 2001: 17-27



  • “My Urbanisation,” essay(personal memoir) in the anthology Kerala, Kerala, Quite Contrary ed. By Shinie Antony, New Delhi, Rupa & Co., 2009.
  • “The Fire-Dance” Introductory Study to Nrittam: A Malayalam Novel by M.Mukundan, translated by Mary Thundiyil Mathew, 2007, Lewiston(USA), Edwin Mellen.


Indian Literature

  • “Libya in the Dreams of Hisham Matar,” essay. IL269, May-June 2012. pp
  • “Babychaayan,” Obituary on Kakkanadan, IL267, Jan-Feb.2012.pp.42-46
  • “Translating ONV,” article in IL 261, Jan-Feb.2011: pp51-53.
  • “Catch them Young,” article in IL 259, Sept-Oct.2010: pp197-199.
  • “Remembering Madhavikkutty,” obituary on the renowned poet and fiction-writer Kamala Das(Dr.Kamala Surayya) in IL 251,May-June 2009: pp 56-63.
  • Rev. of In Translation: Reflections, Refractions, Transformations Eds. Paul St-Pierre & Prafulla C. Kar, IL 233, May-June:2006: 196-199
  • “N.P. Mohamed in Conversation with A.J. Thomas,” interview, No.213, Jan-Feb: 2003: 138-150
  • “To Life, Eagerly….” Obituary of N.P. Mohamed, veteran Malayalam fiction writer, No.213, Jan-Feb: 2003: 135-137
  • Essay “Malayalam Short Story after Modernism” in IL155, May-June 1993. 174-181
  • Haritam: The Journal of the School of Letters, M.G.University, Kottayam
  • “In a Strange land: Poetry by Non-Resident Keralites,” Rev. of poetry collections A Python in a Snake Park by E.V. Ramakrishnan, The Broken Whispers by P.S. Joseph and An Executive’s Lament by P.V. Subramaniam. No.4, 1994: 94-100


  • “Poet of the Masses.” Essay of O N V Kurup, Padma Vibhushan, Jnanpith-awardee Indian poet writing in malayalam. 05-11-2010.

The Hindu Sunday Magazine

  • “Once My City,” Cover Story: This is an account of the city of Ajdabiya, Libya where I lived, in the times of the revolution. April 3, 2011, pages1&4.

The Hindu Literary Supplement

  • “In the Margins,” article about the minority languages of India, August 3, 2008.
  • “Arab Spring,” article about the Arab revolutions and the role of the magazine Banipal. June5, 2011.

The Deccan Herald Sunday Magazine

  • “Poetic Excellence,” article on K. Ayyappa Paniker, June 2006:7
  • “Of Gandhian Ideals,” Rev. of Karmabhumi by Premchand translated by Lalit Srivastava, 11 June, 2006: 6
  • “Poet of Infinite Spaces,” profile of Australian Poet Les Murray, 4June , 2006:7
  • “Somewhere in Time,” article on Godan by Premchand, Sept.2005: 6
  • “Mangal Pandey, Raj-Nostalgia, Neoliberalism”, on Rudrangshu Mukherjee’s Book Mangal Pandey: Brave Martyr or Accidental Hero?, August 2005:6
  • Profile of Paul Zacharia, the Sahitya Akademi Award-winning Malayalam fiction writer. July, 2005:7
  • ‘Sara: The Voice of Women’s Conscience’, profile of Sara Joseph, the celebrated Malayalam feminist activist and fiction-writer, June 2005:7
  • Profile of Abdul Rasheed, Kannada poet and Fiction writer, winner of Golden Jubilee Young Writer Award. November 2004:7
  • ‘A Mighty Roar from the Fringes,’ profile of the Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal, November 2004:7
  • ‘Poems that Bear the Watermark of Fable’, On the poetry of Ranjit Hoskote, Golden Jubilee Award-winning Indian English poet, Nov.2004:7
  • ‘A Sensitive Mind’, Obituary of the legendary Marthi-English poet, Arun Kolatkar.Nov.2004:7
  • ‘Soaring high on the Wings of Purity,’ Obituary of renowned Malayalam woman poet Nalapat Balamani Amma, Fellow of Sahitya Akademi, Oct.2004: 7
  • ‘I wanted to be a voice’ A profile of Pablo Neruda, August 2004:7
  • ‘A Labour of Love’ Rev. of three volumes of poetry by Joe Winter, June 2004:6
  • ‘A Culture Defined By its Architecture’ Feature on William Dalrymple, May, 2004:7
  • ‘Humanising Machined Lives’ Profile of Vaclav Havel, celebrated Czech playwright, and the former president of the country. 7 March 2004:7
  • ‘Love Sublime’ Rev. of Seduction of the Soul by K. Jayakumar, February 8, 2004:6
  • ‘The Lone Prophet,’ obituary of poet Nizzim Ezekiel, 25 January, 2004:7
  • ‘Poet of the Masses,’ Rev. of The Oxford India Ghalib: Life, Letters and Ghazals Ed. Ralph Russell, 18 January, 2004:6
  • ‘A Thorough Kannada Poet,’ feature on eminent Kannada poet K.S. Narasimha Swamy, 4 January, 2004:7
  • ‘R. Narendra Prasad: A Literary Artiste,’ Obituary to the eminent writer, playwright and thespian of Kerala, November 16, 2003.:7

Sahara Time

  • “Fairy Queen,” Rev. of Rani by Jayashree Mishra, March 30-April 5, 2008: 29
  • “Thekkady: Where Nature is a Sleeping Beauty,” Travel Feature: Dec 16-22, 2007: 29
  • “An Indian Tale on African Soil,” Rev. of Black Chin, White Chin by Ronnie Govender, Nov.18-24, 2007:28
  • “Varanasi: Embodying Ethereal Serenity,” Travel feature: (III Part), Nov.11-17, 2007:29
  • “Faith Vs.Materialism,” Rev. of Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalisation by Akbar Ahmed, 0ct.28-Nov.3, 2007:28
  • “In an Alient Land…,” Rev. of The Gifted by Nikita Lalwani, Oct.14-20, 2007:28
  • “The Grandfather of the Modern Indian State,”  Rev. of The Mughal World: Life in India’s Last Golden Age by Abraham Eraly, Sep.9-15, 2007:28
  • “A Trip to Eternity-Around Kashi and Ganges Travel feature,” ( II Part), Aug.26 Sept.2, 2007:29
  • “The River of Life,” Rev. of A Girl and a River by Usha KR, August 19-25, 2007:28
  • “Kashi: The Music of the Ganges” Travel feature (I part): August 5-11, 2007:29
  • “From the Dark Caverns of Bygone Days…,” Rev. of The Burden of Foreknowledge by Jawahara Saidulla, July 22-28, 2007:28
  • “A Watery Paradise,” Travel Article: Kumarakom: A Watery Paradise. June 17-23, 2007:
  • “Existence as Insistence,” Rev. of Portraits of the Space We Occupy: New and Selected Poems by C.P. Surendran, June 17-23, 2007:28
  • “This Nonsense Makes Sense,” Rev. of The Tenth Rasa: An Anthology of Indian Nonsense by Michael Heyman with Sumanyu Sapathy and Anushka Ravishankar, May 13-19, 2007:28
  • “India Shining!” Rev. of Once More! By Roswitha Joshi, March 25-31, 2007:28
  • “Outer Limits of the Self,”Rev. of Over the Edge, A Novel, by Randhir Khare, Feb.25-March 3, 2007: 26
  • “Southern Colours,”Rev. of Gulabi Talkies, by Vaidehi, Jam.13, 2007:38
  • “Malayalee Mutinees,” Rev. of Songs of Freedom: Kerala’s many Mutinies, by K.C. John, Nov.2006:36
  • “Nature Calling,” Rev. of The Small Tigers of Shergarh by Ranjit Lal, Nov.2006: 36
  • “Legends of Kerala,” Rev. of Tales Once Told by Abraham Eraly, October 2006:36
  • “Of Human escapism,” Rev. of Or the Day Seizes You, novel by Rajorshi Chakraborti, August 2006:36
  • “Existential Angst,” Rev. of The Long Reverie of Partha Sharma, novel by C.Sriram, July 2006:36
  • “A Portrait of Anglo-Indians,” Rev. of Vegemite Vindaloo, novel by David McMahon, July 2006:36
  • “When Author’s Are Kidnapped…” article on literary plagiarism, May 2006.:22
  • “A Naxalite Saga,” Rev. of An Iron Harvest, novel by C.P.Surendran, May 2006:36
  • ‘The Saga of the Bene Israel,” Rev. of Book of Rachel, novel by Esther David, April 2006:36
  • “The Weight of Existence,” Rev. of Weight Loss, novel by Upamanyu Chatterjee, February 2006:38
  • “Islam in a New Light,” Rev. of The Order of Light, novel by Haroon Moghul, Dec.2005:36
  • “Of Art, Relationships and Destiny,” Rev. of Mistress, novel by Anita Nair, Oct.2005:36
  • “The Arta of the Voyeur,” Rev. of The Ocean in My Yard, memoirs of Saleem Peeradina, Oct.2005:36
  • “Mumbai, Parsis and the Dark Side,’ Rev. of The Radiance of Ashes, novel by Cyrus Mistry, Sept.2005:36
  • “Life on the Streets,” Rev. of Sadak Chhaap, a novel in English by Meher Pestonji, August, 2005.:36
  • Obituary of O.V.Vijayan, the legendary Malayalam fiction writer and world-renowned political cartoonist, April 2005:29
  • Rev. of Wind Flowers, a collection of Malayalam stories in English translation, edited by Ronald E. Asher and V. Abdulla, Dec.2004.:36
  • Obituary of Nalapat Balamani Amma, celebrated Malayalm woman poet, Nov.2004:29
  • Rev. of A Place to Live, collection of Tamil short stories translated by Vasantha Surya, August 2004:36
  • Rev. of The Village of Widows by Ravi Shankar Etteth, July 2004:36
  • “From Behind the Black Chador” Rev. of Madras on Rainy Days by Samina Ali, May,2004:36
  • “Hero of a Grand Burlesque’ A profile of  renowned Malayalam writer VKN, April, 2004:29
  • Review of In the Shadow of the Sun, collection of short-stories by Prafulla Roy, translated from Bengali by John Hood, March2004:36
  • ‘An Impressive Childhood’ Rev. of A Childhood in Malabar by Kamala Das, February, 2004:36

The Hindu Literary Supplement

  • “Of Family Trauma,” rev. of The Homecoming, novel by Shashi Warrier, Nov.2, 2008.
  • “In the Margins” article about the minority languages of India, August 3, 2008:
  • “Clear Messages,” Rev. of Onion Curry & the Nine Times Table, eds. Jayashree and Sreedevi K.Nair, Jan.7, 2007: 6
  • “In a New Light,” Rev. of Partitions, translation of Kamleshwar’s Hindi novel, Kitne Pakistan, June 4, 2006:3
  • “Obsessive Precision,” Rev. of A Silent Life, literary autobiography of Chaman Nahal, Nov.2005: 4
  • Rev. of Jnanpith Award-winner Indira Goswami’s book The Moth-eaten Howdah of the Tusker, Nov.2004
  • Obit Profile of Mulk Raj Anand ,Oct.2004
  • “Of Tagore and More,” Rev. of Poetry and Community by William Radice, 4 April , 2004:2
  • “Longing and Belonging: An Expatriate’s Experiment?” Rev. of The River has no Camera by Lakshmi Chandran, March 2001.

Daily News& Analysis, Mumbai

  • “Whispering the Good Word”, obituary on Nirmal Verma, 30 Oct.2005:6
  • “’Rising’ or a Quirk of Fate?”Rev. of Mangal Pandey: Brave Martyr or Accidental Hero? 14 August 2005:6
  • “Rev. of Godan by Munshi Premchand, (English Translation by Jay Ratan and P.Lal). July  2005:6

OPEN, The Magazine

  • “The Red Hibiscus Revolution”. Essay on the LibyanRevolution. April 11-18, 2011,pp38-42.
  • “Return to Libya.” Essay on post-revolution Libya. March 13-19,2012.pp

The Little Magazine

  • ‘Poetry of Dom Moraes, Eunice de Souza, Adil Jussawala, Gieve – Patel -Vignettes.’ 2009
  • ‘Rains, Relations, Roots’, Review of three collection of poetry in English, Volume, V Issues 2&3(comb).2004:56-57
  • ‘Disparate Voices’ Rev. of three collections of poetry in English, Volume IV, Issue 4, 2003:73

The Book Review

  • “M.T.’s Jaitrayatra,” Rev. of Naalukettu: The House Around the Courtyard, by M.T.Vasudevan Nair, March 2008:2-3
  • “Life in the Margins and the Muse,” Rev. of The Diary of a Maidservant by Krishna Baldev Vaid, Jan.2008:38-39
  • “Language as Narrative,” Rev. of Naked in the Wind by Brinda Charry, August 2007:30-32
  • “Muscles of Imagination and Fantasy,” Rev. of Women in Cages:Collected Short Stories of Vilas Sarang, December 2006:16-18
  • “Imagining History, Imagining the Universe,” Rev. of the Collected Poems of Keki Daruwalla, August, 2006: 2-4
  • “The Legend of Malayalam Fiction, O.V. Vijayan”—obituary of the celebrated Malayalam fiction-writer and internationally acclaimed political cartoonist, May 2005:34-35
  • “Patches of Kerala,” Rev. of The Better Man by Anita Nair, May 2001:31
  • “Intimations of an Epic Mind’ Rev. of Vyasa and Vighneswara by P. Anand, August 2001:36-37


  • “Life on the Margins: Sara Joseph’s Maattaatthii” Rev. (Vol.1, No.3, April-June, 2005: 71-73
  • Press Information Bureau (Govt. of India) Website
  • “Gandhiji’s Relevance,” Oct.2004

Translation Today

  • “Chemmeen Processed for Export: The Earliest Signs of Globalisation of the Word?” in Translation Today, Journal of the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore:Vol2No.2 October 2005: 39-52


  • Interview with M.Mukundan, the celebrated Malayalam fiction writer, Vol.1 No.4, Sept.1999: 29-31
  • Souvenir of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation Employees’ Association 2007
  • “Who Will Cure God’s Own Country?” pp 97-100
  • Souvenir of Asian Literature Forum 2008, South Korea
  • ‘Asia–From Extinction to Formation Story: The Internal Scenery in Urban Growth Era”: 82-91.
  • Souvenir of the Indo-Korean Literary Forum 2008, Seoul
  • “Unity in Diversity: Languages, Literatures, Cultures—The Indian Scenario”: 18-31
  • Souvenir of World Poetry Festival 2008, Calcutta
  • “Indian English Poetry After Independence,” essay: 19-37

Kerala Kavitha Annual (Malayalam Literary Journal founded by K. Ayyappa Paniker)

  • “Malayala Kavitha Arupathukalkkusesham,” (“Malayalam Poetry Since the 1960s…”) essay in Malayalam, 2008:183-190
  • “Poetic Excellence,” on K. Ayyappa Paniker, 2007: 388-389

Samskarika Vikaram (Malayalam Literary Journal)

  • “Kesavan Tarjamayil,” (Kesavan in Translation,” about my experiences with the author while translating his novel Kesavante Vilaapanga,( Kesavan’s Lamentations), and about our warm personal relationship. M.Mukundan Special Number, 2008: 289-291
  • “Madhuramee Mandradhvani” (Sweet, This Captivating Voice) about my experiences with the poet ONV Kurup, while translating his several works and also about our two-decade-old intimacy. ONV Kurup Special Number 2004: 193-196
  • “Randu Meenachilkkaar,”( Two Persons from Meenachil), about my special friendship with Paul Zacharia, and my experiences of translating his stories sitting together. Zacharia Special Number 2003
  • Commemorative Volume on R. Narendra Prasad 2004
  • “Prasad Saarine Oorkkumpol” (Remembering Prasad Sir)
  • Commemmorative Volume on C.V.Sreeraman 2004
  • “Sreeramettan Enna Indian Pouran,” (The Indian Citizen Called Sreeramettan,an article remembering the late C.V.Sreeraman, great Malayalam story-writer, published in the Commemorative Volume edited by Salimraj, for
  • Keral a Sahitya Academy, in October 2008, on his first death anniversary.

Manuscripts (publication awaited)

  • This is My Name (translated from the Malayalam original Ithanente Peru by Paul Zacharia) (New Delhi: TLM Publications)
  • Like A Psalm…. (translated from the Malayalam original Oru Sankeerthanam Poley… by Perumpadavom Sreedharan)
  • An annotated translation of Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai’s magnum opus Chemmeen—The Complete Version which incorporates all the local and cultural elements omitted in the existing version by Narayana Menon.
  • A 15000-word essay, “Indian Poetry in English: Dom Moraes, Keki Daruwalla, Eunice de Souza, Adil Jussawala, Gieve Patel,” for the anthology being edited by Professor Smita Agarwal of Allahabad University, for Rodopi, The Netherlands.
  • “A Writer Critiques Herself,” Malayalam short story in English translation, to be published shortly on the US-based website, Words Without Borders.