'Siddharth Chowdhury's Diksha at St. Martin's, Patna Roughcut, and Day Scholar collected together in a single volume: novels and stories about provincial life set in the gritty cities, towns and badlands of Bihar, and in Delhi University campuses. DIKSHA AT ST. MARTIN'S
'Siddharth Chowdhury's stylish stories announce a writer of considerable talent. They describe, with admirable energy, something that is still as yet little explored in contemporary fiction: the bitter-sweet ironies of our compromised modernity'
'Remarkable ... funny and sad at the same time ... it manages to capture the precariousness of relationships, the intimacy as well as the claustrophobia of a small town'
'An enjoyable tale of life in Delhi University in the 1990s'