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Sunday Long Reads: Films, books, air emergency and more

When Frank Capra arrived at India’s first international film festival to foil a ‘Soviet conspiracy’.

Nabaneeta Dev Sen no more; here are some books to remember her by

In her professional career, Sen published more than 80 books in Bengali.


Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest announces longlists for five literary awards

The literary awards conferred at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest are considered among the most prestigious in India.

The Pataala Prophecy: The Mists of Brahma. Excerpt

Continuing in the same vein as his other books, Christopher C Doyle in book two of The Pataala Prophecy series mixes mythology, suspense and action to create a world that will keep you both invested and hooked.

Lives of Adventure: On the uprising of 1857 and stories based on other historical events

A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. This week, on historical novels.

JCB shortlist 2019 announced: Debut authors Roshan Ali, Madhuri Vijay make the cut

The JCB Prize for Literature is presented each year to a distinguished work of fiction by an Indian writer, as selected by the jury.


It’s a Fact: Mistakes are embarrassing the publishing industry

Publishers have manuscripts reviewed by their legal departments to guard against libel and copyright infringement. But that process doesn’t include vetting an author’s research and thesis.

Author Sangeeta Khanna’s new book dispels myths around one of India’s favourite snacks

There is a section on Non Veg Pakodas. From the usual anda, chicken and prawn to Herbed Omelette Pakoda and Tisre Vade.

Hindi Diwas: 5 ways to help your child learn the language

Hindi Diwas 2018: To help your child develop an interest in Hindi literature, introduce him or her to children’s books in Hindi.

Telling Numbers

Two books explore how history is shaped by demographic changes

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Love books? Catch a glimpse of the World Book Fair in New Delhi

The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), which has emerged as one of the most significant events in the publishing world, will be held in the Capital during January 6-14 at Pragati Maidan.

Books that created a controversy in 2014

It was an unusual year for publishing as many legal and marketing decisions of publishers snowballed into controversies. (Text: IANS)