Here's a rundown on what I'm reading at the moment (the moods, the moods):
YEARNING: race, gender and cultural politics
The Vintage Book of Indian Writing 1947-1997
"So is India Indian?...Let's Just say that we're an ancient people learning to live in a recent nation" (Arundhati Roy, 'The End of Imagination').
"I have decided to exist as my own literary commentary. I have decided that I will still be beautiful, though tragic" (Janette Turner Hospital, 'Golden Girl').