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9 Books To Read This Summer 2022

9 Books To Read This Summer 2022

Not sure what to read this summer, we have a few suggestions here for your free time. Here are 9 books to keep you engaged and excited.

01 July 2022
Head To Shimla’s Ongoing 9-Day Book Fair

Head To Shimla’s Ongoing 9-Day Book Fair

Himachal Pradesh’s State Department of Language Art and Culture in collaboration with The National Book Trust (NBT) has organised this book fair

28 June 2022

Tamil Translation – An Old Language For Modern Reading

Translations from Tamil to English are moving towards new directions in Indian publishing which augurs well for an ancient language to attract contemporary...

Book Review | From Afro-euphoria to Afro-realism: A Reality Check On India-Africa Relations Over The Past Decades

Book Review | From Afro-euphoria to Afro-realism: A Reality Check On India-Africa Relations Over The Past Decades

The book assesses development projects funded by concessional LoCs, bilateral trade, people- to people initiatives, and grant projects between India and Africa.

18 June 2022

Book Review | 'Data Peer': Longing For A Long-Gone, Harmonious World

Hrishikesh Sulabh’s latest Hindi novel, Data Peer, set in a Patna locality called Peermuhani, brings alive a world where the spirit of coexistence binds the...

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13 June 2022
Regional Literature Needs Quality Translators: Assam Poet Rita Chowdhury

Regional Literature Needs Quality Translators: Assam Poet Rita Chowdhury

The Assamese poet and novelist, who served as the Director of the National Book Trust, reflects on the state of translations from Assamese literature and the...


17 June 2022
A Look At The Funny Side Of Life, Through Poems And Cartoons

A Look At The Funny Side Of Life, Through Poems And Cartoons

Hardened truths delivered under the guise of melodic verse, combined with a lively sketch by Goa-based cartoonist and author Alex Fernandes


17 June 2022
Printing From The Margin Of Margins: Can Goa Retrieve Its Rich History In Publishing?

Printing From The Margin Of Margins: Can Goa Retrieve Its Rich History In Publishing?

Why books minus touristy cliches, voices from outside the metros, and inexpensive printing options in small states like Goa are the needs of the hour


07 June 2022
Translations On A New High In India After Geetanjali Shree's Booker Win

Translations On A New High In India After Geetanjali Shree's Booker Win

Trade publishers are now spending more on the marketing of translations. A 2022 report by the British Council on India literature and publishing sector found...


07 June 2022
On Geetanjali Shree's Booker Prize And The Politics Of Translation

On Geetanjali Shree's Booker Prize And The Politics Of Translation

We have come a long way from the colonial translations of the colonised other(s) and their literature(s), but a lot remains to be explored and understood when...


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06 June 2022
Lost And Gained In Translation

Lost And Gained In Translation

Translation is no mean business. While it might have its flip side and share of unsatisfactory attempts, a less than perfect translation is better than no...


10 June 2022
Translation In World Literature: Will International Booker Prize Open A Global Window To Hindi Books?

Translation In World Literature: Will International Booker Prize Open A Global Window To Hindi Books?

‘The translator is the traitor’, they say in Italian. Such was the distrust and paranoia in Europe for translations that scholars were executed for...


10 June 2022
World Of Translations | Beyond Booker: Our World In Their Words

World Of Translations | Beyond Booker: Our World In Their Words

Of finding new cultures in translated Russian novels, having a private language and the joy when these two worlds meet


10 June 2022
‘How I Translated Ret Samadhi To French’: Annie Montaut

‘How I Translated Ret Samadhi To French’: Annie Montaut

Let us hope that with the stamp of the Booker Prize on Geetanjali Shree’s novel, it will be more present in the storefront of book-sellers. And after it,...


02 June 2022
Indian Mythology: Of Retellings And Translations

Indian Mythology: Of Retellings And Translations

Noted translator of Indian myths, Arshia Sattar, speaks to Outlook’s Rakhi Bose on the art and politics of translating myths.


01 June 2022
A 'Tomb Of Sand' Moment: How Translation's Big Break Is Coming To India

A 'Tomb Of Sand' Moment: How Translation's Big Break Is Coming To India

The history of translating into English goes as far back as the history of Indian English publishing, but one must take note of the recent developments in the...


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31 May 2022
Ayushmann Khurrana On Tahira Kashyap's Book: Could Be Entertaining For People, But I Don’t Read It

Ayushmann Khurrana On Tahira Kashyap's Book: Could Be Entertaining For People, But I Don’t Read It

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana recently spoke up about his wife, Tahira Kashyap's book that talks about their sex life. The actor confessed that he hadn't read the...


13 June 2022
Book Excerpt | ‘Biswas Will Never Speak About Her’: The Real Story Of A Tribal Khasi Woman

Book Excerpt | ‘Biswas Will Never Speak About Her’: The Real Story Of A Tribal Khasi Woman

The death of Wajiri did not make it to the local news, nor did the police check on her disappearance. It was just another case, a statistic best forgotten.


29 May 2022
Book Review | Cloud Messenger: The Poetic Journey Of Monsoon

Book Review | Cloud Messenger: The Poetic Journey Of Monsoon

Monsoon, Abhay K’s latest poetry collection, stitches Indian Ocean islands and the Indian subcontinent into a single magic carpet where the splendour of...


28 May 2022
Fiction: Caste A Long Shadow

Fiction: Caste A Long Shadow

Translated from the groundbreaking Tamil novel Pasitha Manidam (1978), Hungry Humans is set in the conservative and caste-conscious temple town of Kumbakonam...


24 May 2022
The Contemporary Artist Saheba Atal Shared Her Exquisite Imagination 

The Contemporary Artist Saheba Atal Shared Her Exquisite Imagination 

Saheba Atal is well-known for working with  mixed mediums. She is also a writer, Saheba has published two books ‘Urban Insanity’ and ‘Pinky Aunty’s...


21 May 2022
Book Review: Leading By Example

Book Review: Leading By Example

Picking up on the title of one of the more spectacular James Bond books, Govind Dholakia, has embarked on the story of how he reached the heights of the...


27 May 2022
Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Author Amitava Kumar on the importance of keeping a journal, juggling words with drawings, and writing fiction in the time of fake news


16 May 2022
Malkha - Redefining Khadi

Malkha - Redefining Khadi

Hyderabad based Malkha Project has built a decentralised, sustainable, field-to-fabric cotton textile chain, collectively owned and managed by the primary...


15 May 2022
Best-Known Women Writers From Pakistan

Best-Known Women Writers From Pakistan

Pakistani-English literature emerged as a distinctive field of postcolonial literature in the early decades after the partition though things seem...


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