January 16, 2021

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The Banker, the Visitor, His Wife and Her Lover

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Amitava Kumar’s review of “In the Light of What We Know” by Zia Haider Rahman: NYT

ZiaHRahmanAnother month, another bright young star in the firmament of Indian writing.

I didn’t write that sentence. It appeared in these pages almost 14 years ago, in August 2000, opening a review of a debut novel written by a young writer who was an investment banker on Wall Street. When I first read that line, I remember wondering how long it would be before the lights were turned off and the attention of the literary marketplace moved to another patch of the sky.

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