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19th century Marathi books to be made available online

Jun 30, 2014

19th century Marathi books to be made available online

About 500 books in Marathi language will soon be made available to readers online in digital form. The special software for conversion in digital format of books in Marathi had been indigenously developed by Thane-based educational institute Vidya Prasarak Mandal (VPM). #India #e-books #Marathi books #19th century Marathi literature
Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passes away at 86

May 29, 2014

Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passes away at 86

Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had served as a professor of American Studies since 1982. #World #Life #Literature #Poetry #InMemorium #Nelson Mandela #Maya Angelou #African-American poets #Malcolm X
Like Mamata, like Modi: Now Gujarat CM's poems out in English

Apr 11, 2014

Like Mamata, like Modi: Now Gujarat CM's poems out in English

Sixty-seven poems by Narendra Modi on subjects as diverse as patriotism, love, nature, friendship and progress will be published in English but in none of them does the BJP's prime ministerial candidate speak about politics or his family. #Literature #NewsTracker #Poetry #Modi's poems #Narendra Modi the poet #Poet Narendra Modi #Poems
Rare Tennessee Williams story, titled 'Crazy Night', published

Mar 25, 2014

Rare Tennessee Williams story, titled 'Crazy Night', published

Crazy Night is a work of short fiction unseen by the general public until this month's release in the spring issue of The Strand Magazine, a quarterly based in Birmingham, Michigan. #Literature #didyouknow #Crazy Night #Tennessee Williams #A Streetcar named Desire #The Glass Menagerie
Pankaj Mishra is 'delighted' to win Yale literary prize

Mar 09, 2014

Pankaj Mishra is 'delighted' to win Yale literary prize

Indian writer Pankaj Mishra is one of eight writers from seven countries winning a $150,000 Yale University prize each in recognition of their achievements and to support their ongoing work. #Literature #Books #Pankaj Mishra #Yale Literary Prize

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Kamal Haasan to Ashis Nandy: Tragedy of hypersensitive India

Jan 27, 2013

Kamal Haasan to Ashis Nandy: Tragedy of hypersensitive India

Really, why do we feel so easily hurt? Can there be benchmarks for any collective identity since all groups -- religious, ethnic, income or gender -- have all shades of people? #HowThisWorks #Jaipur Literature Festival #Ashis Nandy #Kamal Haasan
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Nov 05, 2011

What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

If there is a grand old man of letters at the Goa Thinkfest it's undoubtedly VS Naipaul. When he appeared on stage, chatting with Tarun Tejpal, he was in a kindly grandfather mode, happily playing a twinkling indulgent Yoda to Tejpal's Hans Solo. #Literature #V. S. Naipaul #Charles Dickens #ThinkFest #VS Naipaul

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What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Jul 14, 2014

Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nadine Gordimer, the crusading Nobel laureate for literature who won fame as the finest chronicler of apartheid in South Africa, died Sunday in Johannesburg after a short illness, her family said. She was 90... #Johannesburg #Nadine Gordimer
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Jul 22, 2014

Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell -- will r... #James Turrell #Bill T. Jones #John Kander
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Jul 14, 2014

Nadine Gordimer Dies at 90

Nadine Gordimer, who won South Africa's first Nobel Prize in literature, chronicled a racist regime's everyday horrors, from the enforced poverty and isolation of blacks to the petty cruelties ordinary whites visited upon them... #James Turrell #Bill T. Jones #John Kander
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