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The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)

Rushdie, Chomsky, Mira Nair, among 200 personalities demanding Khalid’s release

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 07:48 AM IST
Earlier this month, Delhi Police commissioner SN Shrivastava had said they had examined a large number of persons regardless of their religion and party affiliation and dismissing allegations that they were targeting a particular community.
JK Rowling
JK Rowling

Rowling, Rushdie, Atwood sign letter warning liberals of illiberalism

London | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:37 PM IST
The letter criticised the state of public debate and the “swift and severe retribution” dealt out to any perceived wrongs. It decried an “intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism.’’
Padma Lakshmi has spent a good chunk of her life struggling with endometriosis. Make-up: Sonic Sarwate, Global Senior Artist at M.A.C Cosmetics India; Hair: Sanky Evrus; Location: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai(Taras Taraporvala)
Padma Lakshmi has spent a good chunk of her life struggling with endometriosis. Make-up: Sonic Sarwate, Global Senior Artist at M.A.C Cosmetics India; Hair: Sanky Evrus; Location: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai(Taras Taraporvala)

HT Brunch cover story: Vagina dialogues with Padma Lakshmi

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 10:43 AM IST
The former HT Brunch cover star highlights another women’s health issue: endometriosis
Eternal pleasures: Children picking mangoes.(Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times)
Eternal pleasures: Children picking mangoes.(Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times)

Unlock Diaries: The stories never written by Anuradha Kumar

Hindustan Times | By Anuradha Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 03:18 PM IST
When the world returns to some of its old ways, the author intends to return to the stories she wanted to write, to explore how everything’s possible in fiction
Anmol Malik has just made her debut as an author(Porus Vimadalal)
Anmol Malik has just made her debut as an author(Porus Vimadalal)

Word power: Meet Anmol Malik, the new author in town

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 10:57 PM IST
She might have started her career as a singer and lyricist, but the daughter of musician Anu Malik has found her true calling as a writer
Actor Lisa Ray at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020.(lisaraniray/Instagram)
Actor Lisa Ray at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020.(lisaraniray/Instagram)

Dostoevsky, Rushdie helped me heal: Lisa Ray on fight with cancer

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Actor and model Lisa Ray believes that the 19th century Russian writers continue to inspire generations and remain relevant even today because their works deal with universal themes.
Author Madhuri Vijay.(twitter/@thereadingwomen)
Author Madhuri Vijay.(twitter/@thereadingwomen)

Madhuri Vijay bags Crossword Book Award for novel on Kashmir

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2020 02:10 PM IST
The prestigious award in the jury category is the third major literary prize that the Bengaluru-born, US-based writer has won for her book ‘The Far Field’ which came out last year. Read on to know more...

CelebsPick: Year end reading list curated by your favourite authors

Hindustan Times | By Lubna Salim
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 12:24 AM IST
5 authors pick one more book they must read before the year ends
There are many books we buy eagerly, take pride in having in our collection, sometimes quote from the few pages that we have been able to finish, but never manage to read them from cover to cover.(HT Imaging)
There are many books we buy eagerly, take pride in having in our collection, sometimes quote from the few pages that we have been able to finish, but never manage to read them from cover to cover.(HT Imaging)

Books we haven’t read: Time to turn the page?

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 08:16 PM IST
December is Read A New Book Month. But new can be old, if there is a classic or celebrated work that’s been lying neglected on your bookshelf for years. Ten writers tell us about the books they have yet to finish
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly win the Booker Prize for Fiction 2019 at the Guildhall in London, Britain.(Photo: Reuters)
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly win the Booker Prize for Fiction 2019 at the Guildhall in London, Britain.(Photo: Reuters)

Rules from 1993 waived as Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo win 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 03:37 PM IST
Atwood, who last won the prize in 2000 for ‘The Blind Assassin’, won the 2019 prize for her ‘The Testaments’, while Evaristo, the first black woman to win the prize, was awarded for ‘Girl, Woman, Other’. They will share the £50,000 prize money.
This year’s shortlist features six novelists - four of them women - born across four continents. It is also no longer called the Man Booker because of a sponsorship change.(HT Archives)
This year’s shortlist features six novelists - four of them women - born across four continents. It is also no longer called the Man Booker because of a sponsorship change.(HT Archives)

Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie vie for Britain’s 50th Booker Prize

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 01:56 PM IST
Past laureates have ranged from celebrated writers such as Ian McEwan and Julian Barnes to Kazuo Ishiguro and Roddy Doyle.
(Atwood, who won in 2000 for “The Blind Assassin,” is one of six finalists for the 50,000-pound ($63,000) prize, whose winner will be announced Monday.)
(Atwood, who won in 2000 for “The Blind Assassin,” is one of six finalists for the 50,000-pound ($63,000) prize, whose winner will be announced Monday.)

Margaret Atwood, Lucy Ellmann favorites to win fiction’s Booker Prize

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 01:54 PM IST
Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is the bookies’ favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy again for “The Testaments,” her follow-up to dystopian saga “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Asad Lalljee and Sanjoy K Roy.
Asad Lalljee and Sanjoy K Roy.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: The Cultural Provocateurs

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 12:14 AM IST
This week saw the long-running literary extravaganza, founded by Namita Gokhale, William Dalrymple and Sanjoy K Roy, set up its tent in New York.
Canadian author(Instagram/ Margaret Atwood)
Canadian author(Instagram/ Margaret Atwood)

Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie shortlisted for Booker Prize

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:40 PM IST
Canadian author Atwood has been nominated to the six-person list for The Testaments, her hotly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale due out later this month. Rushdie, who is nominated for Quichotte, won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his book Midnight’s Children.
Salman Rushdie’s latest novel ‘Quichotte’ has been nominated for the 2019 Booker Prize.(HT ARCHIVES)
Salman Rushdie’s latest novel ‘Quichotte’ has been nominated for the 2019 Booker Prize.(HT ARCHIVES)

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood make it to the Booker Prize shortlist

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 06:21 PM IST
Salman Rushdie won the Booker Prize in 1981 and both Atwood and Obioma had earlier made it to the 1986 and 2015 short-lists respectively.
This combination of photos shows cover images from anticipated releases, from left, "The Testaments," by Margaret Atwood, "The Institute," by Stephen King, "Quichotte," by Salman Rushdie and "The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Nan A. Talese/Scribner/Random House/One World via AP)(AP)
This combination of photos shows cover images from anticipated releases, from left, "The Testaments," by Margaret Atwood, "The Institute," by Stephen King, "Quichotte," by Salman Rushdie and "The Water Dancer," by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Nan A. Talese/Scribner/Random House/One World via AP)(AP)

From Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments to Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte, here are most popular fiction titles this fall

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 01:16 PM IST
From Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, her sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, to Lucy Ellmann’s epic Ducks, Newburyport and Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte, novelists and short story writers are addressing the news of the moment through imagined narratives.
The gems of the Booker trove: 2019 longlist(@bookerprizes/Instagram)
The gems of the Booker trove: 2019 longlist(@bookerprizes/Instagram)

The gems of the Booker trove: 2019 longlist

By THE GUARDIAN
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 12:01 PM IST
This year’s Booker Prize longlist includes two former winners as well as an international array of acclaimed fiction.
Author Salman Rushdie(Reuters file photo)
Author Salman Rushdie(Reuters file photo)

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood in longlist for Booker Prize 2019

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 04:21 PM IST
Rushdie, a former Booker winner, is on the longlist for ‘Quichotte’, a novel to be published in September; Atwood’s ‘The Testament’ is also due to be released in September.
Ishaan Khatter has reportedly quit Midnight’s Children due to creative differences with director Vishal Bhardwaj.
Ishaan Khatter has reportedly quit Midnight’s Children due to creative differences with director Vishal Bhardwaj.

Ishaan Khatter walks out of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Netflix series Midnight Children due to creative differences: Reports

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 01:21 PM IST
After making his film debut with Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds, Ishaan Khatter was last seen in Janhvi Kapoor’s Dhadak.
Mahatma Gandhi’s books -The Story of My Experiments with Truth: Volumes I and II - are being auctioned.(Saffronart)
Mahatma Gandhi’s books -The Story of My Experiments with Truth: Volumes I and II - are being auctioned.(Saffronart)

First editions of Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography to go under hammer, expected to fetch Rs 3 lakh

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Printed in 1927, the two volumes of Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography will come in their original binding of green cloth boards.
Anthony McCarten feels it was important to show the other, vulnerable side of larger than life personalities like Freddie Mercury, Stephen Hawking and Winston Churchill.(Getty Images)
Anthony McCarten feels it was important to show the other, vulnerable side of larger than life personalities like Freddie Mercury, Stephen Hawking and Winston Churchill.(Getty Images)

‘I wanted to show the immigrant in Freddie’

By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 06:57 PM IST
Writer Anthony McCarten who wrote Bohemian Rhapsody, talks about humanising historical figures on screen and how being a journalist helped him
A list of five books you should pick up this summer
A list of five books you should pick up this summer

Authors’ pick: Summer reading list 2019!

Hindustan Times | By Samreen Tungekar
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 09:48 PM IST
Here’s what some of our favourite writers are reading, and what you should too
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 10, 2018 now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie poses during a photo session in Paris. - The author of the “Satanic Verses”, now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie, refuses to live as a recluse but he accepted to live under police protection since the Ayatollah Khomeini, the first guide of the Islamic Republic of Iran put a fatwa on a him and condemned him to death sentence for the book deemed as blasphemous by Muslims. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 10, 2018 now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie poses during a photo session in Paris. - The author of the “Satanic Verses”, now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie, refuses to live as a recluse but he accepted to live under police protection since the Ayatollah Khomeini, the first guide of the Islamic Republic of Iran put a fatwa on a him and condemned him to death sentence for the book deemed as blasphemous by Muslims. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)(AFP)

The Taste With Vir: The 30th anniversary of Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses and the controversy that followed it

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 09:07 PM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi explores the 30th anniversary of the controversy that accompanied the publication of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.
Salman Rushdie, who some say is the greatest writer India has produced since Rabindranath Tagore, spent 13 years living under a false name and constant police protection.(AP/File Photo)
Salman Rushdie, who some say is the greatest writer India has produced since Rabindranath Tagore, spent 13 years living under a false name and constant police protection.(AP/File Photo)

‘I don’t want to hide’ says Salman Rushdie, 30 years after fatwa

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 10:36 AM IST
The novelist’s life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran’s spiritual leader ordered Rushdie’s execution after branding his novel “The Satanic Verses” blasphemous.
Web show Mowgli. based on Rudyard Kipling’s book, that released last year did well. Now a bunch of book titles are also being adapted OTT platforms.
Web show Mowgli. based on Rudyard Kipling’s book, that released last year did well. Now a bunch of book titles are also being adapted OTT platforms.

Pages to web — the new journey that stories are undertaking

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 04:37 PM IST
Book titles are slowly becoming favourities on the OTT platforms. A number of them are adapting popular book titles, more so because the audiences are keen.
Professor Mushirul Hasan contributed significantly to the enhancing of Jamia’s reputation, making it more hospitable to new disciplines and more open to Indians of different backgrounds and sensibilities(File photo)
Professor Mushirul Hasan contributed significantly to the enhancing of Jamia’s reputation, making it more hospitable to new disciplines and more open to Indians of different backgrounds and sensibilities(File photo)

Mushirul Hasan: Scholar, liberal, patriot

UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 05:28 PM IST
He is now gone; but his books will endure long after the hate-filled politicians of his home state are forgotten
Vishal Bhardwaj will be directing Midnight’s Children series for Netflix.(IANS)
Vishal Bhardwaj will be directing Midnight’s Children series for Netflix.(IANS)

Vishal Bhardwaj to direct Netflix’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s award-winning novel Midnight’s Children

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 12:18 PM IST
Netflix announced on Twitter that Haider director Vishal Bhardwaj will be the showrunner of the Midnight Children web series based on Salman Rushdie’s famous novel with the same name.
The Zoya Factor featuring Sonam K Ahuja and Dulquer Salman is also a book-to-film adaptation penned by author Anuja Chauhan
The Zoya Factor featuring Sonam K Ahuja and Dulquer Salman is also a book-to-film adaptation penned by author Anuja Chauhan

From the bookshelf to Bollywood

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 12:20 PM IST
In search of good-quality content for movies and digital streaming platforms, a lot of filmmakers are now moving to books, a trend which has picked up again
Natasha Poonawalla at the ‘Vogue Women of the Year’ awards
Natasha Poonawalla at the ‘Vogue Women of the Year’ awards

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Fashion and All that Jazz

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 12:50 AM IST
The ones who stood out at the ‘Vogue Women of the Year’ awards were designer Masaba Gupta in a fluorescent green, oversized man’s suit, and Natasha Poonawalla, in a nifty black and pink number
Writer Saadat Hasan Manto.(HT Photo)
Writer Saadat Hasan Manto.(HT Photo)

Manto’s Bombay stories and Mumbai’s debt

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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