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

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

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

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

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

Emperor forever

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

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

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

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

Rabindranath Tagore's unpublished poems to see the light of day

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

State govt hikes incentive for maiden books of young writers by 50 per cent

Jha said the whole month of January was going to be a treat for lovers of literature beginning the first day of the month.

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

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