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


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

'The Punjab Elections And The 1984 Riots That Weren't...', an essay published in The Huffington Post, January 20,2017
Panel discussion at the Author's Corner at the New Delhi World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan on January 11, 2017
'Why India Cannot Afford To Forget The 1984 Riots', an essay published in The Huffington Post, December 9, 2016
Those Who Lived to Tell the Tale
Times Litfest 27th October, 2016
'31st October' Producer Harry Sachdeva Launches Book on 1984 Riots
Stories of lust and longing: Review of The Pleasure Principle edited by G Sampath
Book tells real, imagined stories of 1984 riots

Echoes of Silence | LILA Bearing Witness
'Voices in Verse' was the second LILA Bearing Witness event, on 18 December 2014. It was organised by the LILA Foundation for Translocal Initiatives, in collaboration with and at the South Asian University, New Delhi.
More About Event and Photos  |  Video


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