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The Legacy of Toni Morrison

The Nobel laureate, who died last week, dug deep into the issues of race, gender, freedom and power through her writings.

Toni Morrison, a writer of many gifts who bent language to her will

Born Chloe Ardelia Wofford in Lorain, Ohio, where her father was a welder, Morrison wrote her first novel, “The Bluest Eye,” while raising two children alone. She woke every morning at 4 a.m. to write.

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Premchand birth anniversary: Revisiting some of his most celebrated works

Born on July 31, 1880, Premchand's writing, in many ways, introduced realism in Hindi literature and held a mirror to the prevalent socio-economic times.

Singapore's well-known novelist Balli Kaur Jaswal returns with another heartwarming story on women and sisterhood

After her breakout hit in 2017, Singapore-based novelist Balli Kaur Jaswal's new novel The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters, is about a family that eats together and fights immediately afterwards.

Author Margaret Mascarenhas passes away; a look at some of her memorable works

Margaret Mascarenhas was an American citizen with Goan origin and was known for her distinctive voice and was an integral part of the post-colonial discourse.

'Children are the toughest audience you can possibly get': Venita Coelho

Venita Coelho, who has seven published novels to her name, talks about her latest book, All of Me, and the challenges of writing for a young audience.

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Get some shut-eye: Uncovering the mysteries of sleep

In the book, which is laid out in four sections - understanding, losing, managing and mastering sleep, author Swami Subramaniam explores sleep and why it can be used as a tool to improve health and performance.

I have tried to use words with care: Vinod Kumar Shukla

Hindi poet and writer Vinod Kumar Shukla on the thin line between imagination and reality and why an author’s body of work needs to be looked at in continuum.

‘I can’t keep up with technology’

Arshad Ali gets up, close and personal with Padma Bhushan Awardee Ruskin Bond.

The Author as a Public Figure

Pakistani writer Bilal Tanweer on the changing role of the writer, importance of knowing regional languages and why the personal is political.

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Jaipur Lit Fest kicks off with much fervour

Jaipur, Jan 21 (ANI): The Jaipur Literature Festival kick started on Thursday morning with the performance of local award-winning Rajasthani musicians Nathoo Solanki and Chugge Khan. The annual event is being held at the Diggi Palace. The event is slated to run from 21-25 January. The festival is completely free and open to all, attracting visitors from all four corners of the globe. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will inaugurate the event in a ceremony, which will include a keynote address from award-winning author Margaret Atwood.

Book 'Kalam ki cocktail' unveiled

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Journalist and writer Sharda Shukla on Sunday unveiled her first book, 'Kalam Ki Cocktail' at Constitutional Club in the national capital.The author said the book is a compilation of a wide range of articles, from poetry to informative write-ups, on epic like Mahabharata. She said the book could be used as an encyclopaedia by readers.

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