Civil Lines 6 : New Writing From India


  • Author: Mukul Kesavan
  • Co-Author: Kai Friese
  • Co-Author: Achal Prabhala
  • Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers India Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 9789350290989
  • Pages: 250
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2011


About The Book

Civil Lines went to bed in 2001 and rose nearly a decade later in an unrecognizable world. Rip Van Winkle slept twice as long but woke up less disoriented: time moves faster in googleworld than it did in the Catskills in the late eighteenth century. The best explanation for the elephantine gestation of Civil Lines 6 is the truth, in the words of the editors themselves: unsure of their editorial judgement, they waited for the submissions to pass the test of time. And this is a collection of the pieces that survived.

Key Features

  • Civil Lines was one of the most respected publications of new writing from India till 2001, with a committed fan following; with this, it makes a comeback
  • An anthology of the finest contemporary writing in India
  • Contributors include well-known authors like Ruchir Joshi, U.R. Ananthamurthy, Gauri Gill, Naresh Fernandes, Nilanjana Roy, among others
  • The editors of the anthology are established names in Indian publishing

About The Authors

Mukul Kesavan is a writer based in Delhi;

Kai Friese is a magazine editor in Delhi;

Achal Prabhala is a writer and researcher in Bangalore.