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BOOK NEWS

How Rajasthan’s forts, over centuries, witnessed history in the making

January 17, 2021 9:42 am

A photographic journey through the forts of Rajasthan in Rita and Vijai Sharma’s new book

Sarah, Duchess of York, to publish debut historical romance

January 14, 2021 10:36 am

Publisher Mills & Boon, a romance imprint of British publisher Harlequin UK, said the story is based on Sarah's ancestor, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, who fled an arranged marriage and "the confines of polite society."

Costa Book Awards for 2020 announced; check out the winners

January 05, 2021 2:50 pm

The Costa Awards were first awarded in 1971.

Major fire in South Mumbai book shop Kitab Khana, none hurt

December 10, 2020 11:33 am

The fire erupted on the ground floor 'Kitab Khana' shop located in a four-storey Somaiya Bhavan building near Flora Fountain around 5 pm, an official said.

Gregory Forth's 'A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path' wins for the oddest book title of the year

November 29, 2020 3:14 pm

Run by the magazine Bookseller, the prize was instituted in 1978 with the aim to to reward the year’s strangest book title. Forth’s volume won 49 per cent of the votes

Ex-SPG officer pens novel on transgenders

November 07, 2020 5:44 pm

The main character in the novel, published by BookMitra, is a transgender named Rasaathi born in a well-to-do family in South India.

'Writing this book made me walk in the shoes of someone who doesn’t fit in'

October 20, 2020 5:43 pm

Writer-editor Siddhartha Vaidyanathan on his debut novel What’s Wrong with You, Karthik?, boyhood and how to better raise our sons

How Gandhi’s assassination left one family not only shocked, but also politicised

October 10, 2020 7:01 pm

In her memoir, The Brass Notebook, economist Devaki Jain combines the personal and the political to give a vivid account of a nation stepping into Independence

Finalists for National Book Awards announced

October 07, 2020 12:55 pm

The shortlist was selected from a list of 1,692 books submitted by publishers all across the categories. The winner will be announced in an online ceremony on November 18

Sarah Hall becomes first writer to win BBC short story prize twice

October 07, 2020 11:56 am

The BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University was founded in 2005, and the recipient of this prize receives £15,000

BOOK VIDEOS

Journalist Revati Laul allegedly attacked by Gujarat riots convict

January 21, 2016 6:56 am

Ahmedabad, Jan 21 (ANI): A convict in the Gujarat riots case, out on parole, allegedly assaulted a journalist in Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening, when she met him for an interview. Revati Laul, who is writing a book on 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case convicts, alleged that she was punched and slapped by Suresh Chhara. She said she was questioning him at his house in the Naroda area of Ahmedabad during an interview. She added that she managed to escape after Chhara's son and some neighbours intervened. Laul was treated at a government hospital, and later she lodged a complaint at the Vejalpur police station.

Book 'Kalam ki cocktail' unveiled

January 10, 2016 3:44 pm

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.