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The Word Became Flesh

April 09, 2016 12:36 am

A translation of Ashok Vajpeyi’s poems reveals his faith and an awareness of his failures.

RSS is distorting definition of Hindu religion: Ashok Vajpeyi

November 27, 2015 1:34 pm

We had to dramatise our protest for visible impact, said Vajpeyi.

In fact: When a Sahitya Akademi chief spoke up for a Soviet dissident

October 12, 2015 7:23 pm

Jawaharlal Nehru conveyed to Nikita Khrushchev that scuttling Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize was an injustice that would hurt the USSR’s standing.

Ninety Years in Nine Days

February 16, 2012 2:33 am

To celebrate the artist’s 90th birthday,the Raza Foundation has embarked upon a nine-day-long multi-arts festival.

Best Young Writers

July 17, 2011 5:58 am

Ten writers in Hindi,Tamil,Malayalam,Marathi and Bengali,chosen for The Indian Express by a panel of acclaimed poets,novelists and critics.

Lalit Kala Akademi chairman rejects Maya’s award

May 06, 2011 3:34 am

Ashok Vajpeyi has rejected the highest literary honour of Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan,the Bharat Bharati Samman

Resurrecting the Ruins

March 14, 2011 11:48 pm

He is a commerce graduate who wades through the black and white of life in the newsroom,but Om Thanvi,editor of the Hindi daily Jansatta,is passionate about history and culture.

Pen to Brush

January 09, 2011 2:30 am

“Poetry is a solitary,melancholic,niche practice,while painting is rather glittering and luminous. When a poet becomes a painter I am always rather suspicious of him/her,” says Ashok Vajpeyi.

‘I do not crave happiness as much as meaning’

March 28, 2010 1:46 pm

ASHOK VAJPEYI is a poet and chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi


Writer Ashok Vajpeyi to return D.Litt on Dalit suicide

January 20, 2016 8:11 am

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The 'Award Wapsi' trend returned with writer Ashok Vajpeyi deciding to return his D. Litt honour conferred on him by the Hyderabad University as a mark of protest against the university's attitude towards the Dalit scholar's suicide. Vajpeyi added that under present circumstances, he doesn’t think he can associate with the Hyderabad University. Earlier, he had returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the murder of renowned writer M.M. Kalburgi.