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Wednesday, March 03, 2021



My books should reflect what I see in society: Manju Kapur

February 20, 2021 7:21 pm

Describing herself as a "mirror of society" kind of writer, author Manju Kapoor is hoping the series adaptation of her novel "A Married Woman" is set against the backdrop of the Babri Masjid demolition. The author believes in writing about the affects and impacts an event has created and caused in the society.

For long, Indian English literary establishment has enforced a culture that can only be called Brahminical

December 19, 2020 9:57 am

The career of the “literary” has not been very different from the Brahmin’s protectionism of the mantra, an inheritance kept out of the reach of the non-Brahmin. One of the ways in which this has been done in the last hundred years is through anthologies that create — and reiterate — the idea and the habitat of the literary.

JCB Prize for Literature 2020: Know what S Hareesh's novel Moustache is all about

November 08, 2020 8:00 pm

Translated in English by Jayasree Kalathil and published by HarperCollins India, the book has been praised for its impeccable confluence of myth and magic

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.


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"