Raj Kamal Jha (2228 words)

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Raj Kamal Jha is both Chief Editor of The Indian Express – a newspaper that has thrice won the International Press Institute’s India Award for Excellence in Journalism – and an award-winning author. His literary work is characterised by a playful magic-realist style, which is used to serious effect in order to “speak the unspeakable” (a phrase that crops up in two of his novels). In this manner, Jha unflinchingly gives voice to some of the unspoken social ills of contemporary India, with themes of child abuse, abject poverty and communal violence frequently cropping up in his work. Recently described as “the novelist of the newsroom” (George, 2015), Jha’s literary work allows him the space to breathe life into …

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Ilott, Sarah. "Raj Kamal Jha". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 September 2015
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