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Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

Literature

Jan 08, 2020 18:34
World Book Fair 2020: The theme for this year’s book fair is Gandhi: The Writers’ Writer. The theme aims to highlight the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Indian literature and a few renowned authors in India and abroad. Here are some of the things to... read more
Nov 25, 2019 09:17
The fourth edition of the children’s literature and storytelling festival, which will take place at Mumbai’s Royal Opera House on December 1, will highlight the relevance of books in an era where phones and digital devices consume children’s time. read more
Nov 03, 2019 09:06
The Far Field is an impressively ambitious novel of stunning emotional and psychological acuity. This deeply introspective story, located in troubled Kashmir, is also a panoramic exploration of our ideas and assumptions about nationhood. read more
Sep 04, 2019 16:49
The jury will announce the shortlist of five titles on October 4. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on November 2. If the winning work is a translation, the translator will receive an additional Rs 10 lakh. read more
Aug 29, 2019 19:45
From writers who fear book bans, the scanner is now on readers read more
Aug 07, 2019 10:59
Beyond a fleeting mention of reading for enjoyment, the focus on promoting Indian languages is more on creating vocabulary that keeps pace with new developments as well as on teaching of Indian (including classical) languages. read more
Jun 27, 2019 09:17
Known as the writer of movements of Punjab, such as Naxalbari (left), Muzara Lehar (Tenancy movement) and Khalistan movement, Kanwal has penned about 100 books. read more
Jun 10, 2019 23:58
Chandrashekhara Kambara, a Jnanpith Award winning playwright and novelist, described his relationship with Karnad, who passed away after a prolonged illness at 81, as an “intellectual jousting competition”. read more
May 25, 2019 14:07
Penned by a doctor of the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), the poem has won a special prize in the International Hippocrates Conference for Medical Poetry in London read more
Feb 01, 2019 20:07
As always, this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival was where Established India came to rub shoulders with Nobel laureates, Pulitzer prize winners and an adoring reading public read more
Feb 01, 2019 15:58
Jayant Kaikini who has won the DSC prize for South Asian literature 2019 on why he writes, his favourite authors and why literature and medical science are similar. read more
Jan 06, 2019 15:06
Slogans were raised outside the assembly hall of Azam Campus in Pune, Camp after the Friday prayers, demanding that poet Basharat Ahmed from Latur should not be allowed to speak at the event. Some of the protesters alleged that his views were heretical... read more
Jan 03, 2019 07:32
Agents, editors, authors and illustrators need to seek out and nurture underrepresented talent through commissioning books, providing editorial support, and being generous with our contacts. read more
Oct 05, 2018 12:01
Your weekend plan is getting a rejig with Himalayan Echoes, which is now in its third season and promises to be a haven for like-minded readers, writers, poets and people who love the mountains. read more
Sep 08, 2018 22:54
Same-sex desire is around us everywhere. We need an ocean of words to express its diverse forms read more