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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

Hindi writer Prabhat, winner of this year’s Big Little Book Award, on being unafraid to talk to children about difficult things and why nature is significant in his books

The children’s bestsellers that made adults uncomfortable
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Books considered inappropriate for children and the lessons they hold.

‘The core of a writer doesn’t change much’
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

British Sri Lankan writer Romesh Gunesekera, 65, on his new novel, his relationship with the English language and the Sri Lanka of his imagination.

Article of Faith
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

What a withdrawal of a new picture book, The Art of Tying a Pug, which has run into trouble with a section of the Sikh community, means for India’s children’s writers

More than words: Priya Kuriyan’s illustrations capture the world of everyday quirks
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

The Bengaluru-based illustrator, animator and comic book artist, 38, was declared the winner of the Big Little Book Awards in the illustrator category this week for her burgeoning body of work.

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (1938-2019): ‘She represented blend of humour and original vision’
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

Sahitya Akademi award-winning writer passed away in her Hindustan Road residence in Kolkata.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

In her new collaborative work, Amruta Patil re-enters the familiar terrain of the forest — impersonal, otherworldly, polarised.

Teaching children about mindful consumption and getting one’s hands dirty
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

By The Book: A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. This week, on books that speak of the whys and hows of our world.

Margaret Atwood for the little ones
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

Imagination is a rollicking adventure. Start them early.

Annie Zaidi: A lot of violence comes from the fear of losing control
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

Mumbai-based writer Annie Zaidi on her new work that investigates disharmony, why women remain passive in the narrative of violence and the languages that shape her work.

Lives of Adventure: On the uprising of 1857 and stories based on other historical events
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

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

‘A lot of violence comes from the fear of losing control’
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

Mumbai-based writer Annie Zaidi on her new work that investigates disharmony, why women remain passive in the narrative of violence and the languages that shape her work.

The wise man from the East
Sun, Sep 22, 2019

The Gandhi everyone loves: A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. This week, two standout books on the Mahatma Gandhi.

Another Day in Paradise
Sun, Sep 08, 2019

A curated list of recommendations for the young ’uns. This week, books on Kashmir.

By The Book: The hole in my heart
Sun, Jul 21, 2019

How to talk to children about mental health issues.

By The Book: Moon Dust
Sun, Jul 07, 2019

Looking for the moon, the first man on it and some more.

These books tell wonderful stories without using any words
Sun, Jun 23, 2019

Let your imagination soar with stories that break free of words.

‘Migration has overturned the politics of the West’
Sun, Jun 16, 2019

Author Amitav Ghosh on his new novel, the international clandestine migration network, and why it is a part of Indian culture to be interested in words.

Rage becomes him: The author who writes about those with nothing more to lose
Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Why Bengali writer Manoranjan Byapari’s rise to a life of letters and literature is an anti-caste manifesto of suffering and grit.

It’s impossible for an Indian to be monolingual: Amitav Ghosh
Fri, Jun 14, 2019

On Wednesday evening, Amitav Ghosh became the first Indian writer in English to bag the prestigious Jnanpith Award

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