I love Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor. I read a lot of American writers.
The publishing world is very timid. Readers are much braver.
If you write a lovely story about India, you're criticized for selling an exotic version of India. And if you write critically about India, you're seen as portraying it in a negative light - it also seems to be a popular way to present India, sort of mangoes and beggars.
The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.