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  • A lone woman travels fearlessly into the jungle to confront the enemy. She holds the fate of an entire world in her hands.

  • When Craig Olsen returns to Idaho to say goodbye to his dying uncle, who raised him, he comes face to face with matters he can no longer evade.

  • "A suspenseful narrative weaves the stories and secrets of two generations into one seamless drama ... a worthy literary journey." —Kirkus Discoveries

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November 12, 2010


Hi Namit,

Congratulations !!! I haven't been that active lately but hope to catch up soon. I got hooked to 'Shunya' since June 2000 I believe. Since that time it has become an intregal part of my life sustaining me thru various highs and lows of my life, across different continents :)

I can only say that your site has helped me grow as a person and inspired me to explore other frontiers of life. For all those times I would like to thank you.

One of the Web's most beautiful sites, with informed history, politics and lots of other topics that stateside people wouldn't know without it.

Congrats Namit. Keep going.
It only took me 10 years to discover your website, since you created it ;-) But I enjoy going through your past writings, and learning from them.


This is the time a silent reader of this website, like me, cannot leave this site without wishing you congratulations!! I am a physicist by profession and have been living in the US for past several years now. Over the years this site has given me several moments of pure joy that one gets when one sees things anew or learn about a new thing or two, be it culture, arts or history! So, be proud of what you have created and keep going!

Wow, thank you all for your kind words. I feel energized! It's particularly good to hear from the "silent readers". :)

i stumbled on "Shunya" today while searching information related to my research.
Thankyou for the valuable information about Lost Cities.
Its a great resource for working on India.

I wish I could tell you how I meandered onto your website, but the chain is far too long for me to (retroactively) analyse. It has been an eye-opener (figuratively and literally!). I have a lot of catch-up reading to do now! It is good to know there are people out there, meaning you (Namit), Usha and vp who are fighting the good fight! Congratulations!

Congratulations, bro!

I have reached this fresh stream of eternal thought....looks like I will be spending sometime here.....please continue to gather more .....

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Books by Namit Arora

  • “Namit Arora does for Silicon Valley what Tom Wolfe did for Wall Street in The Bonfire of the Vanities: with keen eye and sharp wit, he captures the culture and mores of the place. But Arora is funnier. And sweeter.” —S. Abbas Raza, Editor, 3QD.

  • The Lottery of Birth reveals Namit Arora to be one of our finest critics. In a raucous public sphere marked by blame and recrimination, these essays announce a bracing sensibility, as compassionate as it is curious, intelligent and nuanced.” —Pankaj Mishra

Shunya Website

Namit wins 3QD Arts & Literature Prize 2011

Namit Arora's India Photo Archive