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Saturday’s event was organised by the Bhima Koregaon Shaurya Din Prerna Abhiyan, an umbrella body of 250 Dalit, Left and other social organisations.(HT Photo)

Amid tight security, Elgar Parishad 2nd edition held in Pune

By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 06:19 AM IST
Academic, activists and writers from Dalit, Left, Muslim and other social organisations addressed the event, held at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch in Pune.
Author Arundhati Roy joins farmers' ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at Tikri Border in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 09, 2021. (PTI)
Author Arundhati Roy joins farmers' ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at Tikri Border in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 09, 2021. (PTI)

New laws will break the backbone of agri sector: Arundhati Roy

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 10:23 PM IST
"The new agriculture laws will break the backbone of the farm sector and give the control to the corporates," she said, alleging that the Union government was trying to discredit the agitation.
Author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi opines that writers are considered honourable when they give away their prize money, or if they win an endowment
Author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi opines that writers are considered honourable when they give away their prize money, or if they win an endowment

Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi’s most personal book yet

Hindustan Times | By Kalyani Prasher
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:27 AM IST
The best-selling author is out with his new book, Loss, which is as much a memoir of grief as it is an ode to life.
Arundhati Roy.(HT Archive)
Arundhati Roy.(HT Archive)

Tamil Nadu university withdraws Arundhati Roy’s book after ABVP complaint

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:04 PM IST
Walking with the Comrades has been removed from the postgraduate English syllabus and replaced with essays from M Krishnan’s My Native Land
Benyamin won the JCB Prize for his work Aadujeevitham(PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JCBPRIZE (PHOTO: SOONI TARAPOREWALA))
Benyamin won the JCB Prize for his work Aadujeevitham(PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JCBPRIZE (PHOTO: SOONI TARAPOREWALA))

Writing is the best medium to question authority, says Benyamin

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The JCB Prize winning author takes on the powerful mafias that power religious dogmatism into people’s lives and holds up a mirror to its corruption and irrationality
Actor, film director, writer and playwright Girish Karnad is among the 210 artistes who have appealed about voting in Lok Sabha elections.(Sanjeev Verma / HT File)
Actor, film director, writer and playwright Girish Karnad is among the 210 artistes who have appealed about voting in Lok Sabha elections.(Sanjeev Verma / HT File)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | ‘Vote against hate politics’: Appeal by artistes including Girish Karnad, Arundhati Roy

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 11:18 AM IST
In the appeal issued on Indian Cultural Forum, the 210 signatories said that the last few years saw “citizens being lynched or assaulted or discriminated against because of their community, caste, gender, or the region they come from”.
Acclaimed author Arundhati Roy writes poetic prose, employs redolent metaphors and evokes utmost admiration for her novelistic virtues.
Acclaimed author Arundhati Roy writes poetic prose, employs redolent metaphors and evokes utmost admiration for her novelistic virtues.

Language is my friend, fiction my first love: Arundhati Roy

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 05:41 PM IST
The 1997 Booker Prize-winner, who is equally at ease writing scathing essays, says she is a “disciplined writer” whose heart lies in fiction as it is a “connective tissue” between many things which are sometimes looked at or studied in isolation.
Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan, Jignesh Mevani and other activists called for immediate end to ‘political acts of vendetta’.(PTI)
Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan, Jignesh Mevani and other activists called for immediate end to ‘political acts of vendetta’.(PTI)

Arundhati Roy, others seek action against ‘police attack’ on activists

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 10:16 PM IST
The arrests of the five activists, in a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday, highlights the violation of all due procedures and is a mockery of the legal system, said a statement signed by author Arundhati Roy, lawyer Prashant Bhushan, as well as activists Aruna Roy and Jignesh Mevani, among others.
Arundhati Roy alleged that anybody who speaks up for justice or against Hindu majoritarianism is being made into a criminal.(File Photo)
Arundhati Roy alleged that anybody who speaks up for justice or against Hindu majoritarianism is being made into a criminal.(File Photo)

Intellectuals condemn arrest of activists, call it ‘perilous, chilling, fascist’

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 08:01 PM IST
Pune police on Tuesday carried out searches at residences of prominent lawyers and activists in five states across India in connection with their investigation into alleged Maoist links with the Elgar Parishad held in the city on December 31, 2017.
Rana Dasgupta, author and director, JCB Literature Award.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Rana Dasgupta, author and director, JCB Literature Award.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Two new Indian literary prizes promise different agendas

Hindustan times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 08:40 AM IST
The JCB Prize purse: Rs 25 lakh. It will award the winner, those who make it to the shortlist and a fat shorRs 5 lakh should the winning entry be a translation
A 1969 photo of India’s first and as yet only, woman Prime Minister, India Gandhi.(N Thyagarajan/HT File Photo)
A 1969 photo of India’s first and as yet only, woman Prime Minister, India Gandhi.(N Thyagarajan/HT File Photo)

Gender Benders: A few of India’s first women achievers

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 08:10 PM IST
They challenged male domination in the careers of their choice. Ahead of Women’s Day (March 8), HT looks back at pioneering Indian women who were the first to break the glass ceiling in their fields
The God of Small Things is set in Kerala of the 1960s and is about a Syrian Christian family.(Arundhati Roy’s photo courtesy Mayank Austen Soofi)
The God of Small Things is set in Kerala of the 1960s and is about a Syrian Christian family.(Arundhati Roy’s photo courtesy Mayank Austen Soofi)

HT podcast: 20 years of Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

Hindustan Times | By Supriya Sharma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 03:12 PM IST
Welcome to SoundRead, the books podcast of Hindustan Times, where we discuss issues and news on books, publishing and the world at large.
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