Monday, Nov 28, 2022

Indian literature


As India turns 75, a look-back at the defining cultural moments that shaped it

August 14, 2022 8:39 am

The arts had been a domain of freedom and disruption in the run-up to Independence. How did they catalyse India's journey after 1947?

Tomb of Sand's Booker win has brought South Asian literature into world's purview, says author Geetanjali Shree

July 11, 2022 1:28 pm

"It is a book about partitions of many different kinds," she said, adding that the award-winning novel can't be boxed into a definite category

Translated Indian works must be more visible to Anglophone publishers: Study

February 11, 2022 4:06 pm

The study looked into the challenges faced by Indian publishers, agents, authors, translators, and industry bodies when making literature written in Indian languages more widely available to an international English-speaking audience.

Big Little Book awards for S Sivadas, Deepa Balsavar

December 12, 2021 3:41 pm

Winners were selected for their contribution to Indian children's literature with stories that talk to young readers about who they are and help them navigate a multicultural and multilingual environment, the organisers said.

Why Delhi was the muse for Malayalam writer M Mukundan, this year’s JCB Prize for Literature winner

January 04, 2022 1:17 pm

His novel, Delhi: A Soliloquy, is a tribute to his years spent as a flaneur, chronicler in the city

'Wonder where the green grass went': Ruskin Bond rues Dehradun and Mussoorie's current situation

June 06, 2021 3:59 pm

On June 5, World Environment Day, author Ruskin Bond took to Instagram to share a poem lamenting the 'situation' of Mussourie and Dehradun. He referred to them as the 'Twin cities of happiness'


December 26, 2019 11:58 am

Nisha Susan’s debut collection,The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories, will be published by Context in 2020.


December 29, 2019 9:47 am

A fictional story making sense of the month of December

Madhuri Vijay's 'The Far Field’ bags 2019 JCB Prize for Literature

November 03, 2019 8:59 am

Madhuri Vijay's novel The Far Field narrates the protagonist's experiences through the prism of historical and socio-political themes, with an emphasis on Indian politics, class prejudice, and sexuality. 

India's popular children’s literature festival finally flips open a Northeast chapter

June 29, 2018 8:52 am

Arguably India’s first dedicated children’s literature festival, Bookaroo, will make its Northeast debut in Nagaland this October.