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Hitler's Mein Kampf to be published after 67 years

Adolf Hiter’s autobiography Mein Kampf - a hate-filled book post-war Germany has fought to keep out of the bookshops - is set to make a comeback in schools 67 years after the last copy of it was printed in the country. German authorities have announced that when the copyright to the hate-filled tome

World Book Day: Get booked in the city

On the World Book and Copyright Day (April 23), go on a book shopping spree World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated worldwide on April 23 every year since 1995. UNESCO’s General Conference in 1995 chose this date to pay tribute to books, authors and promote reading, publishing and protect intellectual

Excerpts from Hitler's Mein Kampf banned

A court in Munich has banned British publisher Peter McGee from printing excerpts in Germany from Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" because it breaches copyright laws. McGee planned to publish excerpts from the book accompanied with commentaries as a supplement to his weekly newspaper, the Focus magazine

Rushdie India speech cancelled amid death threats

Asia's largest literature festival cancelled a televised speech by Salman Rushdie minutes before it was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, amid death threats to its organizer and fears of violent protests at the event by Muslim groups.

Your favourite author’s a cocktail!

The ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival isn’t just high on books and the Salman Rushdie controversy this time. There’s also Benquiri, Ondaatje Slammer, Pinker Colada, Kunzru Punch and Dalrymple Breezer you can get drunk on.

Author backed cocktails to keep spirits soaring in Jaipur

The Rambagh Palace Hotel, which is a prestigious heritage property, has taken up the initiative to attract the thousands of book lovers expected to visit the Pink City Jan 20-24 for the literary event.

Thomas Jefferson estate highlights slaves' stories

When Thomas Jefferson died, scores of slaves were sold from his Monticello plantation to settle his debts. Peter Fossett, 11, was among them, recalling that he was "born and reared as free, not knowing that I was a slave, then suddenly, at the death of Jefferson, put on an auction block and sold to strangers."

How much do the corrupt earn?

Public officials in India may be cornering as much as Rs.92,122 crore, or 1.26 percent of the GDP, through corruption, says a new book by two economic experts.

Fatima Bhutto, Michael Ondaatje at Jaipur Lit Fest

Sri Lankan-born novelist Michael Ondaatje, Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto, Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri and New Yorker editor David Remnick are among the big names on the literary high street who will grace the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2012 Jan 20-24. The festival will focus on subjects like vegetarianism, Bhakti and

'Imperialism not responsible for rise of the west'

If parents could get their kids to read only one book on history, decided Niall Ferguson, it would have to be a book that answered why the West rose to preeminence in the past five centuries. Civilization: The West And The Rest is his solution.

An interview with William Dalrymple

Jaipur Lit Fest has started on a note of allegations -- be it the issue of reverse racism or it being slammed as a tamasha.

Extract: The Punjab Bloodied Partitioned and Cleansed

A Sikh Plan to eradicate all Muslims from East Punjab They alleged that the Sikhs had a definite plan to eliminate Muslims from East Punjab and that the Hindu group, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), was behind many heinous bomb blasts and other assaults on Muslims.Read the full extract

Books to look forward to...

From an office comedy to a tribute to curry, there is an eclectic mix of books to whet your appetite this time. Read on to know more.

To riches or ruin

Blame it on politics, says the latest analysis of why some countries are wealthier than others

‘Can’t take India story for granted’

Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley exec, on reasons why nations grow, or fail to grow
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