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  • The Hero of Tiger Hill: A Saga of Courage, Sacrifice and Patriotism

    The Hero of Tiger Hill: A Saga of Courage, Sacrifice and Patriotism

    The novel 'The Hero of Tiger Hill' is an autobiographical novel written by Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain (Hony) Yogendra Singh Yadav, who was a member of the 18 Grenadier Regiment and a brave soldier of Ghatak Platoon during the 1999 Kargil war.

    October 27, 2022
  • Hilary Mantel: An Author Who Weaved Historical Events into Fiction

    Hilary Mantel: An Author Who Weaved Historical Events into Fiction

    What made Hilary Mantel different from others was her art of waving historical incidents into fictional tales that still remained historically accurate. Two of her such books, Wolf Hall (2009) and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies (2012), were awarded Booker Prize.

    September 24, 2022
  • 10 day long Jaipur Lit Fest to be held from 28 January to 6 February

    10 day long Jaipur Lit Fest to be held from 28 January to 6 February

    Set to return in a hybrid avatar, this year, the festival will host over 250 speakers, writers, thinkers, politicians, journalists and popular cultural icons from across a vast array of nationalities, representing 21 Indian and international languages.

    December 21, 2021
  • 3-day Bengali literary festival to commence on Dec 10

    3-day Bengali literary festival to commence on Dec 10

    The commencement of India’s first literary festival, Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav (ABSU) curated by Oxford Bookstores is on 10th December 2021.

    December 10, 2021
  • Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards for 2021 announced

    Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards for 2021 announced

    The Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards for 2021 were announced at the finale of the festival which was held online from November 18 to 21.

    November 25, 2021
  • O  Tempora!  O  Mores!

    O Tempora! O Mores!

    The academic committee of the English Department of Delhi University has decided to remove three texts written by the Dalit writers Bama Faustina Soosairaj and Sukirtharani as well as a text by the Brahmin writer Mahasweta Devi

    August 29, 2021
  • Bookshelf: Books that spotlight children’s mental health

    Bookshelf: Books that spotlight children’s mental health

    Here's a list of books that address the various emotions children struggle with, and can be companions to them during the hard times.

    October 28, 2020
  • A quarter century on, Raja Rao’s biography of the Mahatma retains its freshness

    A quarter century on, Raja Rao’s biography of the Mahatma retains its freshness

    With an emphasis on the idea of dharma as a framework for Gandhism, both in South Africa and India, this is the story of the man as much as the Mahatma.

    October 2, 2020
  • 6 women among 10 authors in Rs 25L JCB Lit Prize longlist

    6 women among 10 authors in Rs 25L JCB Lit Prize longlist

    With four debut novels and two translations making it to the longlist, the socio-political divide across history -- present, and future -- are prominent in all the novels.

    September 2, 2020
  • Literature and Pandemics

    Literature and Pandemics

    What makes pandemics similar across geographic locations and time is not the presence of germs and viruses but that the human response follows the same pattern. All three literary works inform us that the initial human response to the outbreak is typically one of denial. Furthermore, our response to a pandemic tends to be slow and the authorities often provide false numbers about the infected cases and deaths

    July 31, 2020
  • Swedish Academy to award two Nobel literature prizes after sexual harassment scandal

    Swedish Academy to award two Nobel literature prizes after sexual harassment scandal

    Some of the names attracting the buzz are, poet Anne Carson and novelist Margaret Atwood, as well as Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Polish writer and activist Olga Tokarczuk, French Guadeloupean Maryse Conde, South Korean writer Han Kang.

    October 10, 2019
  • Sahitya Akademi awardee, Kiran Nagarkar dies at 77

    Sahitya Akademi awardee, Kiran Nagarkar dies at 77

    Among his most known works are Saat Sakkam Trechalis, Ravan and Eddie and the epic English novel Cuckold, for which he was honoured with the 2001 Sahitya Akademi Award.

    September 6, 2019
  • The archaeology of literature

    The archaeology of literature

    This is a meticulously well-researched book by a historian and ethnomusicologist that will be appreciated by researchers and faculty members of colonial studies and cultural studies as it showcases the contributions of Dwijendralal Roy as a colonial subject as well as a man of letters, a songwriter, a poet and a music composer par excellence... A review

    July 16, 2019
  • Kalinga literary festival to recall Gandhi’s ‘idea of India’

    Kalinga literary festival to recall Gandhi’s ‘idea of India’

    Among other highlights will be the story-telling session "Dastan-E-Mantoiyat" by Syed Shadab Hussain and Meera Rizvi and the screening of Oscar-nominated director Ashvin Kumar's "No Fathers In Kashmir".

    July 2, 2019
  • Interview | Literature can’t be held hostage to time: Sanjib Chattopadhyay

    Interview | Literature can’t be held hostage to time: Sanjib Chattopadhyay

    In an interview to Dipankar Chakraborty, renowned Bengali writer Sanjib Chattopadhyay, famous for his satire and humour, spoke about his foray into the world of literature and his journey as an author.

    March 9, 2019
  • Rabindranath Tagore: Echoes of erudite thoughts

    Rabindranath Tagore: Echoes of erudite thoughts

    Polymath Rabindranath Tagore's wisdom teaches us about how we need to consider the larger picture for India's progress.

    December 14, 2018
  • On her 99th birthday, associate recounts Amrita Pritam’s lost love for literature

    On her 99th birthday, associate recounts Amrita Pritam’s lost love for literature

    "She was such a brilliant litterateur all her life. However, she seemed to have lost this love for literature few years before she died," Pritam's close associate and veteran poet Amia Kunwar said at a literary meet here.

    September 2, 2018