Karthik Venkatesh

Karthik Venkatesh

After teaching history to high-school students for more than a decade and reading their answer scripts, Karthik decided that he'd prefer to write it instead. So he writes on history and also edits other people's writing.

  • Six-TongueMurugunHindiPunjabiTamilmalayalamTulu Six-Tongue Murugun

    I have many mother languages. In my case, these words have an amazing power to arouse, to incite, to communicate – and equally, to confuse and obfuscate.

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  • My Father, The Jewel Thief

    The loose-wristed, silk scarf-wearing Dev Anand was a constant presence in my father’s life. He modelled himself after the man and constantly dropped lines from Jewel Thief.

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