Dhumketu’s “Shehnai Virtuoso”: Exquisite Nuance from a Giant of Letters
“To read Dhumketu is to be reminded of the ways in which the short story can be stretched and shaped organically,” writes critic Rishi Reddi.
The Meanings of a Good Curry
Rishi Reddi reviews Madhushree Ghosh’s Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family, for Los Angeles Review of Books
In her essay for Air/Light, Rishi Reddi considers immigration, family, and the history of South Asian identity in the US.
Another Side of George Orwell
In Orwell’s Roses, Rebecca Solnit reveals the writer as horticulturist.
Negotiation With Life
Review of Doris Iarovici’s latest short story collection in Salamander #52 Spring/Summer 2021
How Kamala Harris is America: From the subcontinent to the White House
Opinion piece for New York Daily News, November 2020
Living Through a Plague: A Reading List for LitHub
Rishi Reddi Recommends Fiction From the Past to Understand Our Current Times, April 27, 2020
Dispatch: Telangana, India
Oral story-telling on The Drum Literary Magazine, Issue 56, September 2015
One City One Story
The Boston Book Festival presents the fourth annual One City One Story program, a project that aims to promote literature among teens and adults to create community around a shared reading experience, 2013.
On Being South Asian Post 9/11
First published in The Asian American Literary Review, vol. 2 issue 1.5
(Special Issue Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of Sept. 11th).
First published in the New York Times Magazine, June 3, 2007.
Translation of “The Job” by Telugu author Kutumba Rao
Originally published in The Partisan Review, Spring 2002.