Kanishk Tharoor has a lot of ideas on language and short stories. His first book on short stories has many different comings and goings. There is a question people have about language loss and how words are going out of style and not being used anymore. Once certain language is lost, then the modes of expression may be lost too.
- He tells Scott Simon the format requires intensity and offers an opportunity to be playful.
- Author Kanishk Tharoor’s first book, Swimmer Among the Stars, is a compilation of short stories.
- The last speaker of a language that’s about to be lost sings a song.
“Kanishk Tharoor’s first book of short stories has a lot of comings and goings.”