Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra

Teaching Professor
B52 Hearst Annex
TTh 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, and by appointment
vikramchandra@berkeley.edu


Specialties

Books

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Sacred Games: A Novel Sacred Games: A Novel
This is a moment worth marking. It’s a landmark in the history of Indian English literature. Decades from now, we’ll be looking back at the roster of great contemporary novels, and the title Sacred Games will trip off our tongues blithely and reverentially. So let’s hear it for Vikram Chandra. He’s just written one of the most masterful works of literature, a great crime thriller, a magnificent c....
Geek Sublime Geek Sublime
Vikram Chandra is a wonderful novelist and apparently knows his way around an algorithm, too. His new book is an unexpected tour de force, different from anything he has done before… its ambition: to look deeply, and with great subtlety, into the connections and tensions between the worlds – the cultures – of technology and art. The book becomes an exquisite meditation on aesthetics, and meanwhil....
Love and Longing in Bombay Love and Longing in Bombay
Vikram Chandra has effected a number of miracles in his new book, a collection of interrelated short stories, which I believe stands up as a really fine novel… it is simply at ease, in a fashion rare in the contemporary novel, rarer yet when that novel addresses India, which seems to whisk many of those who try to approach it in prose into a frenzy. Love and Longing in Bombay is a book that seeps....
Red Earth and Pouring Rain Red Earth and Pouring Rain
[An] ambitious and extraordinary first novel… Red Earth and Pouring Rain is above all a novel about the telling of stories. The effect is rich, heady, many-layered and deliberate… Though Chandra’s stories are told, they are above all written—and written in an incandescent, evocative, breathtaking style that piles clause upon clause, adjective upon adjective, image upon poetic image until the read....

Recent English Courses Taught

Fall, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Creative Writing Workshops
180H/1 The Short Story: The Short Story Special Topics
Spring, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
243A/1 Fiction Writing Workshop Creative Writing Workshops
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Creative Writing Workshops
180H/1 The Short Story Special Topics
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Creative Writing Workshops
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
180H/1 The Short Story Special Topics
243A/1 Fiction Writing Workshop Creative Writing Workshops

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