The world of writers divides into two kinds: those who write about themselves, and those who write about others. What is it that gives fiction truth? Is authenticity the right value to ask of fiction? How is authenticity, in a genre founded on making things up, measured? Neel Mukherjee is an India-born writer who lives in London. He delivered the 2018 Tagore Lecture in Modern Indian Literature Sep. 28 at the Kahin Center. The series is hosted by the South Asia Program.