For years, Bengali has had dominance among other Indian languages when it came to literature translated into other languages. For the late 19th and early 20th century writers, the examples of Bengali writers getting...
She was a bit of a Robin Hood who wouldn’t give two hoots about what you thought of her as she unabashedly ensnared the haves into involuntary corporate social responsibility for the have-nots.
Arundhati Roy refused the Sahitya Akademi award. Mahasweta Devi is 'overwhelmed' by the Padma Vibhushan. One takes pride in being called a writer-activist, the other says the term makes her flinch.
Let India have a nationalist curriculum, do not politicize it, says Chandra Bhushan Sharma.
While NaMo kept Mamata happy with the "Poriborton" message, he drove it home that as far as the Centre is concerned, it's BJP that Bengal can rely on.
Extracts from Mahasweta Devi's Titu Mir, shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award
The Padma Vibhushan awardee was best known for her works including "Hajar Churashir Maa", "Chotti Munda Evam Tar Tir", "Rudali", and "Jhansir Rani".
The unassuming, committed writer whose book Titu Mir is on the Crossword Book Award shortlist, talks about her writing and her work among the tribals.