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Chennai’s Karadi Tales has recalled a book on tying the turban; here’s why

November 22, 2019 11:14:59 am

Calling it a “racially-biased content presenting Sikhs in negative tone”, Sirsa on Wednesday also tweeted that he was going to send a legal notice to the publisher.

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Article of Faith

November 22, 2019 2:34:29 pm

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

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Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter: New team, old magic, the hero of Gaul is back, by Toutatis!

November 21, 2019 1:50:27 pm

The comic revolves around the discovery of the daughter of the Gaulish chieftain Vercingetorix who Caesar defeated at Alesia.

Deciphering a Life in Scribbled Notes

Deciphering a Life in Scribbled Notes

November 20, 2019 12:45:23 am

The Real Mr Barkotoki follows a journey across time and space to piece together the life of Assamese litterateur, Munin Barkotoki

Arms and the Woman

Author Rashmi Saksena on women who take up arms

November 19, 2019 8:03:47 am

Speaking at the Khushwant Singh Literary Festival in Kasauli recently, Saksena elaborated upon what motivates these women to abandon the traditional playbook for girls and embrace the uncertain life of an insurgent.

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Writer Shanta Gokhale honoured with lifetime achievement award at Tata Literature Live

November 18, 2019 4:04:54 pm

In the fiction space, Tata Literature Live! first book award was given to The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay (HarperCollins).

Actor Lisa Ray on her debut book Close to the Bone, battling cancer, and being an accidental actor

November 18, 2019 7:59:37 am

The cancer survivor who battled the illness twice, called herself an “accidental actor”.

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Book review: Bridgital Dreams

November 17, 2019 8:44:17 am

A timely account of the ways in which harnessing technology can help the disempowered citizenry

Wild Himalaya book review: In High Places

Wild Himalaya book review: In High Places

November 17, 2019 2:30:11 am

Stephen Alter’s exhaustive biography of the Himalayas is an exceptional tribute to the world’s mightiest mountains

Retracing Their History

Retracing Their History

November 17, 2019 12:29:52 am

Documentary filmmaker and author Saba Dewan shares the untold stories of the courtesans in her debut book Tawaifnama

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When Archie and friends decide to attend India’s Comic Con

November 14, 2019 7:40:40 pm

Comic Con India has teamed up with the popular Archie Comics to launch a limited edition comic book.

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Ruskin Bond’s stories to come alive as audio books in his own voice

November 14, 2019 12:49:43 pm

This series of audio books will be released in early 2020 and will be available across all leading audio book platforms.

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Children’s Day: Books you can gift to the little one

November 14, 2019 9:01:22 am

Children's Day: On this day, we bring to you a list of books you can give to children or re-visit yourself to keep the child in you alive.

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Bookmarked: What you should read this November

November 12, 2019 5:45:12 pm

In order to help you stay abreast with the new novels that come out every month but tend to get lost in the crowd, here’s a list that will help you decide what to read.

You can’t go home again

November 11, 2019 2:24:38 pm

A debut novel set in Kashmir about big ideas — identity, belonging and the perils of good intentions.

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The Shell Game

November 10, 2019 10:51:24 am

The unravelling of the India leg of the global off-shore investigation that took the world by storm.

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In his new book, Panjab: Journeys Through Fault Lines, author Amandeep Sandhu touches upon Punjab’s disquiet

November 10, 2019 8:05:51 am

"Towards the end of the book, my journeys have taught me empathy which now fills the hole in my heart," says author Amandeep Sandhu.

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Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize award for Ornit Shani’s ‘How India Became Democratic’

November 9, 2019 7:33:28 pm

The book shines a light on the extraordinary tale of drawing up India’s first electoral rolls, even before the Constitution of India had been drafted.

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Nabaneeta Dev Sen no more; here are some books to remember her by

November 8, 2019 12:52:56 pm

In her professional career, Sen published more than 80 books in Bengali.

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Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, RK Narayan, Vikram Seth’s books feature in BBC’s 100 ‘novels that shaped our world’

November 7, 2019 2:00:03 pm

The list has been divided into 10 categories — identity, love, sex and romance, adventure, life, death and other worlds, politics, power and protest, class and society, coming of age, family and friendship, crime and conflict and rule-breakers, the names — with 10 books each.

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DSC shortlist announced: Madhuri Vijay, Manoranjan Byapari feature on the list

November 7, 2019 12:57:48 pm

These books have been chosen from the longlist which consisted 15 books. The prize is in its ninth year.

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UK-based authors on how they collected recipes from the women in Delhi’s slums for their new cookbook

November 5, 2019 7:48:09 am

The UK-based authors met the subjects of their book through the volunteer work they do with Asha, an NGO working with an aim to empower and uplift the Capital’s slum communities.

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Pankaj Kapur on his literary debut and why it took 27 years

November 5, 2019 12:09:58 pm

In an interview with, actor Pankaj Kapur talks about his debut novella Dopehri and what he seeks to achieve with it.

‘There is nothing absolute in fiction’: Madhuri Vijay

November 5, 2019 9:59:35 am

Writer Madhuri Vijay on winning the 2019 JCB Prize for Literature for her debut novel, The Far Field.

JCB Prize for Literature 2019: Madhuri Vijay’s debut novel The Far Field is the winner

November 3, 2019 10:25:07 am

Madhuri Vijay is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of the Henfield Prize.  She has also won the Pushcart Prize and her writings have appeared in several magazine and publications.