Berkeley English Faculty

Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra

Teaching Professor

Wheeler Hall, Room 451
On leave.
vikramchandra@berkeley.edu

Specialties


Professional Statement

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


Books
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)

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 no....(read more)


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