Books by Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra was born in 1969. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, the New Statesman, and The Times Literary Supplement, as well as several Indian publications. He is currently editing an anthology of Indian writing. He divides h


AGE OF ANGER by Pankaj Mishra
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A probing, well-informed investigation of global unrest calling for 'truly transformative thinking' about humanity's future."
How the failures of capitalism have led to "fear, confusion, loneliness and loss"—and global anger. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A perfect springboard for many necessary ideas and historical characters to be studied in depth."
A widely researched, ambitious study of several important early agitators against Western domination in India, China and the Muslim world. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"Subtle, sobering and very smart."
Novelist and New York Review of Books regular Mishra (An End to Suffering, 2004, etc.) blends reportage with travel memoir in a riveting collection of essays about religion, poverty and political jockeying in southern Asia. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"An impressive compendium with a sense of shared discovery."
The life of the historical Buddha, his legacy, and his enduring relevance. Read full book review >
THE WRITER AND THE WORLD by V.S. Naipaul
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 17, 2002

"A welcome summing-up of a distinguished journalistic career that matches Naipaul's accomplishments as a novelist."
Last year's Nobel laureate in literature gathers various nonfiction reports and reflections. Read full book review >
THE ROMANTICS by Pankaj Mishra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"It analyzes its promising content brilliantly while dramatizing it only imperfectly."
A young Indian intellectual's disillusioning experience of the —romantic— ideas that lure Westerners to the East (and vice versa) is plaintively traced in this well-wrought first novel, a compact bildungsroman graced by ironic echoes of Forster and Flaubert. Read full book review >