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Madhuri Vijay’s ‘The Far Field’ bags 2019 JCB Prize for Literature

November 3, 2019 8:59:56 am

Madhuri Vijay's novel The Far Field narrates the protagonist's experiences through the prism of historical and socio-political themes, with an emphasis on Indian politics, class prejudice, and sexuality. 

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Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest announces longlists for five literary awards

November 2, 2019 12:40:08 pm

The literary awards conferred at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest are considered among the most prestigious in India.

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A new book tells of our fascination for flowers, seen in food and films, myths and memories

October 31, 2019 8:35:18 am

The 39-year-old beauty editor, and founder of the flower-based beauty brand Jhelum Loves, brings together history, recipes, and stories around flowers that we have grown up with

Reading between the lines

Reading between the lines

October 30, 2019 12:38:46 am

Bestselling writer Jojo Moyes on her latest book, The Giver of Stars, a story about friendship and the power of the written word.

Beginning a new conservation

October 27, 2019 12:50:05 am

A taut ethnographic work that offers new imaginaries for preserving natural environments

To See, or Not to See

October 27, 2019 12:18:51 am

An inside job on panoptic state surveillance in the name of national security, and its chilling effect on citizens.

‘Sahir’s poetry is a beacon of hope’

‘Sahir’s poetry is a beacon of hope’

October 25, 2019 2:00:06 am

On his 39th death anniversary today, a new book explores the enduring legacy of Sahir Ludhianvi

The Pataala Prophecy: The Mists of Brahma. Excerpt

October 24, 2019 1:56:54 pm

Continuing in the same vein as his other books, Christopher C Doyle in book two of The Pataala Prophecy series mixes mythology, suspense and action to create a world that will keep you both invested and hooked.

The Green Roof

The Green Roof

October 20, 2019 1:50:04 am

A short but extremely detailed anecdotal perspective on the Western Ghats rainforest

Birth of the Iron Fist

Birth of the Iron Fist

October 20, 2019 4:19:16 pm

Margaret Atwood’s latest reveals the insidious armature of Gilead — an oppressive political order we are uncomfortably familiar with

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Jaipur Literature Festival gears up for 13th edition: Here’s everything you need to know

October 17, 2019 4:55:35 pm

Some of the key themes which will be explored at the 2020 edition include science and technology, economics, environment and climate change, history, poetry, fiction, to name a few.

‘Disagreement is a sign of right upbringing,’ says Smriti Irani at book launch

October 16, 2019 7:30:24 am

Union minister Smriti Irani spoke about being a guilt-free working mother at a book launch.

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Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood the second female author to win twice after Hilary Mantel

October 15, 2019 11:35:40 am

Margaret Atwood had won a Booker for Blind Assassin in 2000. Except for the Booker judges and few of her associates, no one could lay their hands on The Testament.

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Harold Bloom, critic who championed Western canon, dies at 89

October 15, 2019 10:59:06 am

In addition to his wife, Bloom is survived by two sons, Daniel and David.

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Bernardine Evaristo becomes first black woman to win a Booker; all you need to know about her

October 16, 2019 7:31:04 am

Bernardine Evaristo is the first black woman to win the literary award since its inception in 1969.  “We black British women know that if we don’t write ourselves into literature no one else will,” Evaristo was quoted as saying.

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Jury breaks rules, Booker Prize awarded jointly to Atwood and Evaristo; Rushdie misses out

October 15, 2019 9:54:13 am

The Booker rules say the prize must not be divided, but the judges insisted they "couldn't separate" Atwood's 'The Testament' and 'Girl, Woman, Other' by Evaristo, who is the first black woman to win the prestigious award since its creation in 1969.

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Nobel Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo’s new book all set to release in November

October 14, 2019 5:53:30 pm

The book Good Economics for Hard Times looks at the most pressing issues of our times and tries to find answers.

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Booker Prize 2019: Some interesting facts about the literary honour

October 14, 2019 3:19:57 pm

Aravind Adiga for The White Tiger (2008), Kiran Desai for The Inheritance of Loss (2006) and Arundhati Roy for The God of Small Things (1997) are the three Indian authors who have won this honour in the past.

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One Hell of a Story

October 13, 2019 12:37:18 am

A collection of tales that dissects the inner life of Malayali society

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Star-Crossed Alliance

October 13, 2019 12:28:29 am

An authoritative and insightful book on Pakistan and its place in an ever-changing world

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