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After Protest at Taslima Nasreen's JLF Talk, Organisers to Not Invite the Bangladeshi Writer Again
Books January 24, 2017 04:12 PM
Bangladeshi writer and activist Taslima Nasreen whose impromptu session at the Jaipur Literature Festival yesterday drew a minor protest here, will not be invited to
Depressing That Homosexuality Outlawed In India: British Novelist Hollinghurst
Books January 22, 2017 06:47 PM
Booker-winning British novelist and poet Alan Hollinghurst today said he found it "depressing" that despite being the world's biggest democracy, homosexuality was still outlawed in
Booker Prize-Winning Author John Berger Dead at 90
Books January 03, 2017 04:02 PM
Booker prize-winning English novelist and pioneering art critic John Berger, has passed away at the age of 90. A lifelong Marxist intellectual, Berger died at his
British Reduced India to One of the Poorest Countries: Tharoor
Books December 22, 2016 03:35 PM
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today said 200 years of British rule had reduced India from its glory of one of richest countries in the world
Brexit, YouTuber Among 500 New Entries In Oxford Dictionary
Books Society December 15, 2016 06:01 PM
Brexit, the year's key political term, along with glam-ma and YouTuber are among the 500 new words, phrases and senses added in the Oxford English
Self-Censorship Is Worst Form of Censorship: Taslima Nasreen
Books December 14, 2016 12:43 PM
For noted Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who has faced the ire of fundamentalists on several ocassions, self-censorship is the worst form of censorship. With
J K Rowling Best Story-Teller of Our Times: Jeff Kinney
Books December 07, 2016 03:55 PM
For Jeff Kinney, who penned the popular coming-of-age series 'Diary of Wimpy Kid', J K Rowling is the "best story-teller of our times". Kinney, who delivered
Javed Akhtar, Aishwarya Dhanush Among Speakers At JLF 10
Books Arts & Entertainment December 06, 2016 07:11 PM
Lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar, Aishwarya Dhanush, Patrick French and Frank Trentmann are among the 250 speakers set to appear at the 10th edition of Jaipur Literary
Amitav Ghosh Gets Life-Time Achievement Award At Literature Fest
Books November 20, 2016 11:00 PM
Eminent writer Amitav Ghosh was today bestowed with the life-time achievement award at Tata Literature Live, the Mumbai LitFest. Ghosh, who has churned out a number
Tintin Drawing Sells For Record 1.55 Mn Euros In Paris
Books November 19, 2016 06:45 PM
An original drawing from "Explorers on the Moon", widely regarded as one of the two best Tintin adventures, sold for a record 1.55 million euros
Experts Squabble Over Whether 'Lost' Van Gogh Notebook Is Real
Books November 16, 2016 09:56 AM
The discovery of 65 previously unknown drawings by Vincent Van Gogh - which had been hailed as one of the biggest art world finds in
Ruskin Bond Goes Back To the Hills With New Book
Books November 15, 2016 04:07 PM
It is a return to familiar turf for writer Ruskin Bond, who revisits the oft-trodden paths of towering mountains and lush green forests in his
No Sum Can Compensate for British Cruelties in India: Tharoor
Books November 06, 2016 01:49 PM
No sum of reparations by the British, who reduced India to one of the poorest countries in the world, can compensate for the "horrendous" crimes
Paul Beatty Becomes the First American to Win Booker Prize
Books October 26, 2016 08:55 AM
Paul Beatty has become the first American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for The Sellout -- a satire of race and class in
Nobel Prize Winning Playwright Dario Fo Dies
Books October 13, 2016 01:05 PM
Italian playwright and actor Dario Fo, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997, has died at the age of 90, Prime Minister Matteo
Legendary Playwright Edward Albee Dies at 88
Books September 17, 2016 09:26 AM
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance, has died, his
Sans Heavyweights Man Booker Prize Shortlist Out
Books September 13, 2016 06:28 PM
A psychological crime thriller set in the Scottish Highlands and the tale of a disturbed young woman in 1960s Massachusetts are on the shortlist for
22nd Delhi Book Fair Inaugurated
Books August 27, 2016 07:45 PM
With an objective to inculcate better reading habits among the younger generation, the 22nd edition of the Delhi Book Fair opened to the public here
I Have a Censor in Me Now: Perumal Murugan
Books August 23, 2016 02:25 PM
While Perumal Murugan has emerged from a self-imposed literary exile with a new book of poems, the Tamil author who was forced to publicly renounce
Noted Punjabi Writer Gurdial Singh Dies
Books August 16, 2016 07:52 PM
Eminent Punjabi writer and novelist Gurdial Singh breathed his last here after a brief spell of illness, his family said. He was 83.
Harry Potter Magic Hits Asia as Fans Celebrate New Book
Books July 31, 2016 02:04 PM
Harry Potter magic hit Asia today morning, as aspiring witches and wizards crowded into bookstores to get their hands on the first copies of a
Eminent Writer Mahasweta Devi Dies at 90
Books July 28, 2016 03:52 PM
Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who ardently fought for the rights of the tribals and other marginalised sections, passed away here today after
No Indian Writer in Booker Prize 2016 Longlist
Books July 27, 2016 08:45 PM
No Indian author figures among the 13 writers longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize announced today with celebrated South African novelist J M Coetzee,
Another JNUSU Leader Shehla to Pen Book on Sedition Row
Books July 26, 2016 06:09 PM
After JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid an active face of the student agitation during the sedition row in JNU is the next one to
Kerala Writer Attacked Over Book Title
Books July 25, 2016 07:58 PM
An upcoming Malayalam writer was allegedly attacked by a group of people for using the word 'padachon' (the creator) in the title of his soon
Books July 24, 2016 03:33 PM
Claiming complete absence of any feeling of growing alienation among Muslim masses in India, former Union Minister Arif Mohammed Khan has asserted that the alienation,
Everything I Wore Was a Symbol of Rebellion: Sania
Books July 19, 2016 12:52 PM
Multiple Grand Slam winner Sania Mirza is only 29 but the iconic sportswomen has put together the story of beating incredible odds to get to
National Books July 15, 2016 10:48 PM
A New Delhi-bound Air India flight with 134 people, including former minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, on board made an emergency landing this evening
I Will Get Up, Says Tamil Writer Perumal Murugan
Books July 07, 2016 03:18 PM
Boosted by a Madras High Court judgement that dismissed an attempt to bring criminal charges against Perumal Murugan whose writings on caste angered Hindu groups,
Books July 05, 2016 10:47 PM
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today unveiled a comic book on the brave exploits of CRPF men who foiled a terrorist attack on the Ram
Books June 29, 2016 03:54 PM
A court here has dismissed a suit seeking a ban on the sale of a Gujarati book in which author Jayesh Shah, a Congress leader,
Books June 28, 2016 06:31 PM
City-based freelance journalist and author P T Bopanna's book 'The Romance of Indian Coffee' has been chosen as the world's best book on coffee at
Ram Temple in Ayodhya Was Demolished by Aurangzeb: Book
Books June 19, 2016 05:56 PM
At a time when the Ayodhya issue is back in spotlight ahead of the UP polls next year, a book penned by a former IPS
Books May 29, 2016 10:24 AM
The banned 'devadasi' system, in which women are dedicated in local temples for the service of the deity and later allegedly forced into sex trade,
Books May 27, 2016 01:52 PM
Noted Marathi critic and litterateur R G Jadhav passed away at his residence here this morning following prolonged illness. He was 83. Born
Han Kang's <em>The Vegetarian</em> Wins Man Booker Prize 2016
Books May 17, 2016 10:17 AM
South Korean author Han Kang has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for her "unforgettably powerful" novel The Vegetarian which deals with a woman's rejection of
Books May 16, 2016 03:24 PM
Collins Learning India has a new managing director with Chaitali Moitra appointed to the role to replace Krishna Naroor. Moitra joins from Macmillan, where
Books May 08, 2016 11:16 AM
There is a huge nexus among corporate hospitals, pharma companies and doctors who engage in exploitative practices called 'target system' and 'cuts' with the motive
Books May 05, 2016 09:16 PM
China today released the first ever Chinese translations of the collective works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a rare honour to the famed poet who
Shakespeare's Sonnets Given a Hip Hop Twist
Books April 24, 2016 11:28 PM
World famous playwright William Shakespeare's most famous words have been given a modern rap twist as part of a project aiming to bring the bard
Charlotte Bronte's 200th Birthday Marked in Britain
Books April 21, 2016 06:19 PM
The 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Bronte, whose intense and passionate vision of rural life in Jane Eyre has haunted generations of readers,
Books March 31, 2016 02:34 PM
Hungarian author Nobel Literature Prize winner Imre Kertesz has died aged 86 early today in Budapest after a long illness, his publisher said. The
SC Dismisses Petition Against Bangladeshi Author Taslima Nasreen
Books March 28, 2016 06:31 PM
The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking deportation of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen and cancellation of her visa given by the
After 27 Years, Nobel Prize Panel Condemns Rushdie Death Warrant
Books March 24, 2016 07:13 PM
The Swedish Academy, which selects the winners of the Nobel Prize in literature, has condemned an Iranian death warrant against British writer Salman Rushdie, 27
Books March 15, 2016 06:05 PM
Anita Brookner, the author and art historian who won the 1984 Booker Prize for fiction, has died at the age of 87, it was announced
After Protest at Taslima Nasreen's JLF Talk, Organisers to Not Invite the Bangladeshi Writer Again
Books January 24, 2017 04:12 PM
Bangladeshi writer and activist Taslima Nasreen whose impromptu session at the Jaipur Literature Festival yesterday drew a minor protest here, will not be invited to
Depressing That Homosexuality Outlawed In India: British Novelist Hollinghurst
Books January 22, 2017 06:47 PM
Booker-winning British novelist and poet Alan Hollinghurst today said he found it "depressing" that despite being the world's biggest democracy, homosexuality was still outlawed in
Booker Prize-Winning Author John Berger Dead at 90
Books January 03, 2017 04:02 PM
Booker prize-winning English novelist and pioneering art critic John Berger, has passed away at the age of 90. A lifelong Marxist intellectual, Berger died at his
British Reduced India to One of the Poorest Countries: Tharoor
Books December 22, 2016 03:35 PM
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today said 200 years of British rule had reduced India from its glory of one of richest countries in the world
Why <em>Ramayana's</em> 'Uttar Kanda' Should Not be Overlooked?
Books December 22, 2016 02:53 PM
'Uttara Kanda', the seventh and the final installment of the Valmiki Ramayana, has often been the most rushed through books in the series. What
Brexit, YouTuber Among 500 New Entries In Oxford Dictionary
Books Society December 15, 2016 06:01 PM
Brexit, the year's key political term, along with glam-ma and YouTuber are among the 500 new words, phrases and senses added in the Oxford English
Self-Censorship Is Worst Form of Censorship: Taslima Nasreen
Books December 14, 2016 12:43 PM
For noted Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who has faced the ire of fundamentalists on several ocassions, self-censorship is the worst form of censorship. With
J K Rowling Best Story-Teller of Our Times: Jeff Kinney
Books December 07, 2016 03:55 PM
For Jeff Kinney, who penned the popular coming-of-age series 'Diary of Wimpy Kid', J K Rowling is the "best story-teller of our times". Kinney, who delivered
Javed Akhtar, Aishwarya Dhanush Among Speakers At JLF 10
Books Arts & Entertainment December 06, 2016 07:11 PM
Lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar, Aishwarya Dhanush, Patrick French and Frank Trentmann are among the 250 speakers set to appear at the 10th edition of Jaipur Literary
Amitav Ghosh Gets Life-Time Achievement Award At Literature Fest
Books November 20, 2016 11:00 PM
Eminent writer Amitav Ghosh was today bestowed with the life-time achievement award at Tata Literature Live, the Mumbai LitFest. Ghosh, who has churned out a number
Tintin Drawing Sells For Record 1.55 Mn Euros In Paris
Books November 19, 2016 06:45 PM
An original drawing from "Explorers on the Moon", widely regarded as one of the two best Tintin adventures, sold for a record 1.55 million euros
Experts Squabble Over Whether 'Lost' Van Gogh Notebook Is Real
Books November 16, 2016 09:56 AM
The discovery of 65 previously unknown drawings by Vincent Van Gogh - which had been hailed as one of the biggest art world finds in
Ruskin Bond Goes Back To the Hills With New Book
Books November 15, 2016 04:07 PM
It is a return to familiar turf for writer Ruskin Bond, who revisits the oft-trodden paths of towering mountains and lush green forests in his
No Sum Can Compensate for British Cruelties in India: Tharoor
Books November 06, 2016 01:49 PM
No sum of reparations by the British, who reduced India to one of the poorest countries in the world, can compensate for the "horrendous" crimes
Paul Beatty Becomes the First American to Win Booker Prize
Books October 26, 2016 08:55 AM
Paul Beatty has become the first American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for The Sellout -- a satire of race and class in
Nobel Prize Winning Playwright Dario Fo Dies
Books October 13, 2016 01:05 PM
Italian playwright and actor Dario Fo, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997, has died at the age of 90, Prime Minister Matteo
Legendary Playwright Edward Albee Dies at 88
Books September 17, 2016 09:26 AM
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance, has died, his
Sans Heavyweights Man Booker Prize Shortlist Out
Books September 13, 2016 06:28 PM
A psychological crime thriller set in the Scottish Highlands and the tale of a disturbed young woman in 1960s Massachusetts are on the shortlist for
22nd Delhi Book Fair Inaugurated
Books August 27, 2016 07:45 PM
With an objective to inculcate better reading habits among the younger generation, the 22nd edition of the Delhi Book Fair opened to the public here
I Have a Censor in Me Now: Perumal Murugan
Books August 23, 2016 02:25 PM
While Perumal Murugan has emerged from a self-imposed literary exile with a new book of poems, the Tamil author who was forced to publicly renounce
Noted Punjabi Writer Gurdial Singh Dies
Books August 16, 2016 07:52 PM
Eminent Punjabi writer and novelist Gurdial Singh breathed his last here after a brief spell of illness, his family said. He was 83.
Harry Potter Magic Hits Asia as Fans Celebrate New Book
Books July 31, 2016 02:04 PM
Harry Potter magic hit Asia today morning, as aspiring witches and wizards crowded into bookstores to get their hands on the first copies of a
Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Hindi Writer Munshi Premchand
Books July 31, 2016 12:47 PM
Iconic Hindi writer Munshi Premchand has been hounoured with a Google doodle on his 136th birth anniversary. The doodle is inspired from Premchand's last and most
Eminent Writer Mahasweta Devi Dies at 90
Books July 28, 2016 03:52 PM
Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who ardently fought for the rights of the tribals and other marginalised sections, passed away here today after
No Indian Writer in Booker Prize 2016 Longlist
Books July 27, 2016 08:45 PM
No Indian author figures among the 13 writers longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize announced today with celebrated South African novelist J M Coetzee,
Another JNUSU Leader Shehla to Pen Book on Sedition Row
Books July 26, 2016 06:09 PM
After JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid an active face of the student agitation during the sedition row in JNU is the next one to
Kerala Writer Attacked Over Book Title
Books July 25, 2016 07:58 PM
An upcoming Malayalam writer was allegedly attacked by a group of people for using the word 'padachon' (the creator) in the title of his soon
Books July 24, 2016 03:33 PM
Claiming complete absence of any feeling of growing alienation among Muslim masses in India, former Union Minister Arif Mohammed Khan has asserted that the alienation,
Everything I Wore Was a Symbol of Rebellion: Sania
Books July 19, 2016 12:52 PM
Multiple Grand Slam winner Sania Mirza is only 29 but the iconic sportswomen has put together the story of beating incredible odds to get to
National Books July 15, 2016 10:48 PM
A New Delhi-bound Air India flight with 134 people, including former minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, on board made an emergency landing this evening
Chidambaram, Pranab Put Pressure Over Interest Rates, Claims Subbarao
Books July 15, 2016 02:16 PM
In scathing comments on his bosses in North Block, former RBI governor Duvvuri Subbarao has alleged that ex-finance ministers P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee interfered
I Will Get Up, Says Tamil Writer Perumal Murugan
Books July 07, 2016 03:18 PM
Boosted by a Madras High Court judgement that dismissed an attempt to bring criminal charges against Perumal Murugan whose writings on caste angered Hindu groups,
Books July 05, 2016 10:47 PM
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today unveiled a comic book on the brave exploits of CRPF men who foiled a terrorist attack on the Ram
Madras HC's Breather to Writer Perumal Murugan
Books July 05, 2016 05:03 PM
After a battle that lasted for over a year, Tamil writer Perumal Murugan finally took a sigh of relief. The Madras High Court on Tuesday
Books June 29, 2016 03:54 PM
A court here has dismissed a suit seeking a ban on the sale of a Gujarati book in which author Jayesh Shah, a Congress leader,
Books June 28, 2016 06:31 PM
City-based freelance journalist and author P T Bopanna's book 'The Romance of Indian Coffee' has been chosen as the world's best book on coffee at
Ram Temple in Ayodhya Was Demolished by Aurangzeb: Book
Books June 19, 2016 05:56 PM
At a time when the Ayodhya issue is back in spotlight ahead of the UP polls next year, a book penned by a former IPS
Books June 19, 2016 02:58 PM
An Indian-origin author's book on Queen Victoria's relationship with her trusted Indian aide Abdul Karim in the late 1800s would soon be made into a
Books May 29, 2016 10:24 AM
The banned 'devadasi' system, in which women are dedicated in local temples for the service of the deity and later allegedly forced into sex trade,
Books May 27, 2016 01:52 PM
Noted Marathi critic and litterateur R G Jadhav passed away at his residence here this morning following prolonged illness. He was 83. Born
Han Kang's <em>The Vegetarian</em> Wins Man Booker Prize 2016
Books May 17, 2016 10:17 AM
South Korean author Han Kang has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for her "unforgettably powerful" novel The Vegetarian which deals with a woman's rejection of
Books May 16, 2016 03:24 PM
Collins Learning India has a new managing director with Chaitali Moitra appointed to the role to replace Krishna Naroor. Moitra joins from Macmillan, where
Books May 08, 2016 11:16 AM
There is a huge nexus among corporate hospitals, pharma companies and doctors who engage in exploitative practices called 'target system' and 'cuts' with the motive
Books May 05, 2016 09:16 PM
China today released the first ever Chinese translations of the collective works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a rare honour to the famed poet who
Shakespeare's Sonnets Given a Hip Hop Twist
Books April 24, 2016 11:28 PM
World famous playwright William Shakespeare's most famous words have been given a modern rap twist as part of a project aiming to bring the bard
Charlotte Bronte's 200th Birthday Marked in Britain
Books April 21, 2016 06:19 PM
The 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Bronte, whose intense and passionate vision of rural life in Jane Eyre has haunted generations of readers,
Books March 31, 2016 02:34 PM
Hungarian author Nobel Literature Prize winner Imre Kertesz has died aged 86 early today in Budapest after a long illness, his publisher said. The
SC Dismisses Petition Against Bangladeshi Author Taslima Nasreen
Books March 28, 2016 06:31 PM
The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking deportation of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen and cancellation of her visa given by the
After 27 Years, Nobel Prize Panel Condemns Rushdie Death Warrant
Books March 24, 2016 07:13 PM
The Swedish Academy, which selects the winners of the Nobel Prize in literature, has condemned an Iranian death warrant against British writer Salman Rushdie, 27
Books March 15, 2016 06:05 PM
Anita Brookner, the author and art historian who won the 1984 Booker Prize for fiction, has died at the age of 87, it was announced
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