“[An] intelligent and argumentative book on contemporary Indian English novels…” – Michael Wood in the LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS

“…splendidly written, well-researched…The interwaeving of literary and social motifs is also deftly accomplished.” – Terry Eagleton

“Brilliant and insightful.” – Makarand Paranjape in GENTLEMAN

“…a highly nuanced study of Indian English fiction…” – GJV Prasad in TEHELKA

“Tabish Khair’s Babu Fictions (2001) will long be a useful reference point in discussions of subcontinental anglophone fiction, particularly for its insights into alienation, exile and the language question.” Kaiser Haq in THE DAILY STAR