Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Indian Ink

by Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s powerfully evocative exploration of filial and colonial ties, love and loss, and the passage of time.

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 112
  • Publication Date December 05, 2017
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-2745-7
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $16.00

About the Book

From Tony Award–winning playwright Tom Stoppard, Indian Ink is a rich and moving portrait of intimate lives set against one of the great shafts of history—the emergence of the Indian subcontinent from the grip of Europe. The play follows free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe on her travels through India in the 1930s, where her intricate relationship with an Indian artist unfurls against the backdrop of a country seeking its independence. Fifty years later, in 1980s England, her younger sister Eleanor attempts to preserve the legacy of Flora’s controversial career, while Flora’s would-be biographer is following a cold trail in India. Fresh from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway performance in 2014, Indian Ink is reemerging as an important part of Stoppard’s oeuvre and the global dramatic canon, a fascinating, time-hopping masterwork.


“A play brimming with rasa . . . One of the most touching tales of human relationships Stoppard has ever written.” —Baltimore Sun

“Where has Indian Ink been all our lives? . . . [A] major Tom Stoppard play . . . Rich, entertaining, resonantly melancholy.” —Newsday

“[A] sensuous story of love and art.” —Huffington Post

“Ascends to erotically tinged aesthetic and dramatic heights . . . A shimmering effect.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“A provocative character study . . . novelistic in scope. The novelist I have in mind is Henry James, who worked similar turf in The Aspern Papers . . . A fascinating premise.” —Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

Praise for Tom Stoppard:

“Stoppard is the master comedian of ideas in the English language.” —Newsweek