The Traveller in Me

‘The other day, on an idle afternoon, casually intrigued by the old trading links between India and Africa, I thought I would like to go to Kenya.’ A short piece for The Hindu.

Once Upon a Life

Where ‘writers look back on a day that changed their life’. For the Observer.

The Sly Company playlist

A few of the many songs that went into the novel, and some which didn’t. For the Booknotes feature of the music and books blog, Largeheartedboy

The Hindu Literary Prize

The Sly Company of People Who Care won the Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011. Here is the shortlist, and below, the award citation. A link to an interview with The Hindu SHORTLIST Bharathipura, translated work of U.R. Ananthamurthy, translated by Sushila Punitha The Sly Company of People Who Care by Rahul Bhattacharya The […]


The Sly Company of People Who Care

A dazzling novel, propelled by a singularly forceful voice, Rahul Bhattacharya captures the heady adventures of travel, the overheated restlessness of youth, and the paradoxes of searching for life’s meaning in the escape from home.

Winner of the Ondaatje Prize and the Hindu Literary Prize


Pundits from Pakistan

One of the best-loved cricket books, Pundits from Pakistan will always remind us of what was and what could be. Funny, warm and uplifting, it is a fascinating account of a beautiful game in a crucial setting, as told by a young Indian discovering Pakistan.


Past events

Bocas Literature Festival, 26-29 April 2012 ( From the pitch to the page: the literature of cricket with Rahul Bhattacharya and Joseph O’Neill; chaired by Brendan de Caires 27 April 2012, 1.00–2.00 pm, Old Fire Station Fiction readings Rahul Bhattacharya and Chika Unigwe; chaired by Anita Sethi 29 April 2012, 11.00 am – 12.00, Old […]

The Tickled Scorer

A collection of monthly cricket columns I did for Mint Lounge

Cricinfo stuff

This and that on Cricinfo over the past few years