India Today

Between innocence and experience

One single, bloody event transforms the life of Poomani's child protagonist forever.

At the centre of Poomani's novel, Heat, is Chidambaram, a boy who, in an act of daring and planning beyond his years, strikes down his elder

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

Related Interests

More from India Today

India Today2 min read
Cross-Border Spiritualism
Annie Ali Khan offers us a most strange and wondrous book wherein she travels to various shrines in and around Karachi, both Muslim and Hindu. She draws our attention, for example, to the strongly rooted worship of Durga in Hinglaj, Balochistan. The
India Today2 min read
Book-marked
In a novel where Foucault is quoted in love letters, it's the quiet reader who is finally celebrate Rheea Mukherjee's debut novel The Body Myth is an ambitious, emotionally rich story that explores love, illness, family and philosophy. The protagonis
India Today1 min read
I’m A Natural Born Storyteller
With the world rights for Shobhaa De's next novel having just been acquired, the author says writing for her is a drug. Q. What is the secret sauce for sustaining a long and successful writing career One of these days I am going to bottle and market