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Saturday, February 29, 2020



A diary deciphering project ends up scripting graphic noir on elusive Assamese litterateur

November 20, 2019 7:33 am

'The Real Mr Barkotoki', published by Speaking Tiger, follows a fantastical journey across time and space to piece together the mystifying life of Assamese litterateur, Munin Barkotoki

Nirmala Sitharaman quotes Tamil poem in her Budget speech; here is what it means

July 07, 2019 1:53 pm

While delivering her maiden Budget, Nirmala Sitharaman quoted a verse from the poem ‘Purananuru’, a Tamil Sangam-era literature piece which deals with the life of a King. 

Once Upon a Time: A co-working space in Pune comes alive with stories from Indian literature

April 20, 2019 12:40 pm

The event, held earlier this month, featured storytellers, timeless tales and an involved audience.

From Pride and Prejudice To Don Quixote: Must read graphic novel adaptations of classic literature

December 08, 2018 1:56 pm

In case you want to cut down on the time that reading a classic literature demands and enjoy illustrations along with the text, we have compiled a list of classic books that are now available in the form of graphic books for you to enjoy. 

A forgotten tale: how the first Nagamese book is seeking a reprint

November 29, 2018 6:00 pm

Navamalati Chakraborty’s “Nagaland” was the first Nagamese book ever written, and subsequently forgotten. It might be brought back to life.

Emperor forever

August 02, 2018 12:05 am

On his 138th birth anniversary, Munshi Premchand remains as relevant to our times as he was to his own era. Perhaps more so

Nobel Prize for Literature will not be awarded this year; here's why

May 04, 2018 2:33 pm

It would be the first time since World War Two that the Academy has failed to award a Nobel Prize for Literature. There were no awards between 1940 and 1943 while the American novelist William Faulkner received his prize a year late in 1950.

Chandrasekhar Rath, doyen of Odia literature, passes away

February 09, 2018 10:51 pm

Governor of Odisha S C Jamir described Chandrasekhar Rath's demise as a great loss to Odia literature. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and people from all walks of life paid tributes to Rath after his body arrived at his residence.

India's only Sanskrit daily, Sudharma, fights for survival

June 12, 2016 11:41 am

After 45 years of publishing, Sudharma faces acute financial crunch.

Rabindranath Tagore's unpublished poems to see the light of day

June 02, 2016 4:59 pm

The book 'Knockings at my heart' has around 81 such-poems which will soon be released by Roli Books.


Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian': Reza Aslan on Zealot

April 17, 2014 4:05 pm

Iranian-American author and religious scholar Reza Aslan talks about his critically acclaimed book, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth"