Berkeley English Faculty

Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra

Teaching Professor

Wheeler Hall, Room 451
Tuesdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
vikramchandra@berkeley.edu

Specialties


Professional Statement

Writer, teacher.  Avid amateur student of pre-modern Indian literature, aesthetics, philosophy, Sanskrit, languages, and history.  Programmer.


Books
Sacred Games (Netflix Series)
Sacred Games (Netflix Series)

“By setting a high bar Sacred Games is more than phenomenal TV, it’s a shape-shifter…  Astutely crafted, Sacred Games urges a socio-political self-examination that extends beyond the entertainment value of a show like Narcos, nearing the introspectiv....(read more)

FIELDS:
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 con....(read more)

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 reveren....(read more)


Recent English Courses Taught
fall, 2020

143A/3

Short Fiction

145/1

Writing Technology: Utopian Futures

145/101 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

145/102 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

145/103 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

145/104 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

fall, 2019

143A/2

Short Fiction

180H/1

The Short Story

spring, 2019

143A/1

Short Fiction

fall, 2018

180H/1

The Short Story

243A/1

Fiction Writing Workshop

spring, 2018

143A/2

Short Fiction