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N Kalyan Raman has been a regular contributor of book reviews, essays and commentaries to leading newspapers, magazines and online portals in India. These include: The Hindu, The Times of India, The Indian Express, The Caravan, Outlook, Gentleman, Biblio, The Book Review, Indian Review of Books, Economic & Political Weekly, Mint Lounge, Open, FirstPost, Huffington Post, and He has covered a wide range of subjects in his non-fiction writing, from writers, literary trends and translation to cinema, science and politics. His long form essay on a hundred years of Tamil cinema was published in Beyond Bollywood: The Cinemas of South India (2017). He has also written occasional essays in Tamil on invitation, three of which are presented here.

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