Dear Reader,

Welcome to my website. Here you will find excerpts from my novels. You will also find some of my short stories and a link to my page at The Hindu. You will be able to read blurbs from the reviews of my books, as well as a complete bibliography of everything I have published so far under the relevant headings. There is also information about me.

Thank you very much for taking the time to come. Hope you enjoy your visit. Please leave a message before leaving, and look forward to seeing you again.

All the best.
Vikram Kapur

 Books available on Amazon

1984: In Memory and
Imagination –
Personal Essays and
Stories on the 1984
Anti-Sikh Riots

Paperback: 248 pages

ISBN-10: 9381506914

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The Assassinations:
A Novel of 1984

Paperback: 224 pages

ISBN-10: 9386702339

ISBN-13: 978-9386702333

Language : English

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The Assassinations
'A well-crafted story that centres around a Sikh and a Hindu family in the backdrop of the surcharged communal atmosphere of 1984.'

The Assassinations
'Set in New Delhi of the 1980s the story poignantly captures the tragedies that people from both sides of the religious divide had to suffer during the heyday of the Khalistan movement...The Assassinations, even though it is a fictional account, deftly recreates one of the most tragic episodes in the history of the nation.'
The Telegraph

The Assassinations
'What sets the novel apart is not just 1984, but the vivid descriptions of Delhi in the 1980s....While one can't get away from the horrors, there is a whiff of nostalgia for what Delhi was like then...worth a read.'
The New Indian Express

The Assassinations
''The novel powerfully depicts the alienation of the Sikh minority and their mistreatment.'

The Assassinations
'The 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the sufferings they caused come alive in this novel...Kapur’s meticulous descriptions of buildings, clothes, TV programmes, and various Delhi neighbourhoods recapture the scene as it was then, and his characters ring true throughout.'

Time is a Fire
…’Even though it is the author’s first novel, the narrative is fast-paced and gripping.  It’s difficult to put this book down, and the reader has to make an effort to keep in mind that it is a fictional account.’
The Indian Express

Time is a Fire
‘Vikram Kapur gives us a straight-forward but gripping narrative in his debut novel.  The novel manages to successfully blend political history with mystery, adding just the right touch of romance to make it a truly interesting work… Time Is a Fire announces the arrival of a talented and imaginative writer.
The Tribune

Time is a Fire
‘The plot of Time Is a Fire keeps one guessing, and the story’s milieu is fascinating.  It’s interesting to see the kinds of cultural values that can endure over time and distance.’
The Seattle Times

Time is a Fire

‘Kapur takes us into the many unanswered questions surrounding the assassination of Mrs Gandhi… The novel is unique…’
International Examiner

Time is a Fire

‘A sensitive, unpretentious and readable novel.’
The Telegraph

The Wages of Life
Kapur handles the tale adeptly, with twist following turn rapidly and unpredictably; and through it all ripples Maya, the veil of illusion, sometimes concealing and sometimes revealing.  The captivating story, for all its accessibility, asks Indians some pointed questions about our links, and those of our parents with the past, and in doing what others in other literary traditions have done, it goes beyond the thriller it seems at first sight to be.
The Hindu Literary Review

The Wages of Life
Kapur has managed another winner… Kapur’s fast-paced narrative transports you back and forth in time with an ease that shows the depth of his research…The Wages of Life is a gripping tale of patriotism gone wrong and the desire for political immortality that makes life an expendable commodity.
The Sunday Tribune

The Wages of Life
The Wages of Life
succeeds because of Kapur’s taut prose and flair for suspense-driven narrative.  A world away from the prolixity of novelists such as Rushdie and Seth, he writes with a directness that is comparatively rare in contemporary Indian fiction.
Journal of Commonwealth Literature

The Wages of Life

The suspense of the novel is kept till the end and the reader is glued to the book till he finishes it.  The racy style, the lucid expression and bold letters in double space make the less than 250-page book unputdownable.
The Indian Express

The Wages of Life

The narrative holds the reader’s interest till the end.
The Statesman

The Wages of Life

The style is lucid and fast-paced, and the plot is gripping.
Alive Magazine

Vikram Kapur reading in Vermont, USA, in May 2018
Our book reading session, in case you missed it- The Assassinations by Vikram Kapur and a discussion moderated by Ajay Brar
Telling a tale: Delhi 1984 was forerunner of Ayodhya 1992 and Gujarat 2002, says author Vikram Kapur

The Level Crosssing
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'Vikram Kapur reading at the launch of The Pleasure Principle: The Amaryllis Book of Erotic Stories at the Title Waves Bookstore...
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Panel discussion at the Author's Corner at the New Delhi World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan...
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Times Litfest 27th October, 2016
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'31st October' Producer Harry Sachdeva Launches Book on 1984 Riots
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Echoes of Silence | LILA Bearing Witness
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