Berkeley English Faculty

Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra

Teaching Professor

Wheeler Hall, Room 451
MW 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
vikramchandra@berkeley.edu

Specialties


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)

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)

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 wri....(read more)