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Amitav Ghosh on his book Jungle Nama, folk traditions: 'We have to find ways to make reading collaborative'
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Amitav Ghosh on his book Jungle Nama, folk traditions: 'We have to find ways to make reading collaborative'

Through his new book Jungle Nama — written completely in verse, with artwork by Salman Toor — the writer wishes to uphold and celebrate folk traditions of storytelling by engaging with diverse mediums such as audiobooks, graphic novels and video-gaming.

Writer Salil Tripathi's Twitter account restored after brief suspension over poem on Babri demolition
India

Writer Salil Tripathi's Twitter account restored after brief suspension over poem on Babri demolition

Tripathi is a senior journalist and chairperson of the PEN International's Writers in Prison committee

Mira Nair, Noam Chomsky among 200 authors, filmmakers demanding Umar Khalid's release in Delhi riots case
India

Mira Nair, Noam Chomsky among 200 authors, filmmakers demanding Umar Khalid's release in Delhi riots case

Khalid has been arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year

Amitav Ghosh talks three new projects, thinking in visual terms and the interplay of capitalism, imperialism
Life

Amitav Ghosh talks three new projects, thinking in visual terms and the interplay of capitalism, imperialism

Amitav Ghosh has announced three new projects — Jungle-Nama, a verse retelling of the legend of Bon-Bibi, a Sunderbans epic; a new collection of essays; and The Invisible Hand, a work of non-fiction informed by his research for the Ibis trilogy. 'If you’re a city-dweller, a story like Bon-Bibi is an oddity to you. But if you’re living in the Sunderbans, Bon-Bibi is your life,' he said in this interview to Firstpost

Over 300 personalities including actor Naseeruddin Shah, historian Romila Thapar issue statement against CAA, NRC
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Over 300 personalities including actor Naseeruddin Shah, historian Romila Thapar issue statement against CAA, NRC

Over 300 eminent personalities from the creative and scholarly community of India, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mira Nair, vocalist TM Krishna, author Amitav Ghosh have expressed solidarity with people protesting against the CAA and NRC.

Aatish Taseer OCI row: 260-plus signatories including Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh urge India to review cancellation of citizenship
India

Aatish Taseer OCI row: 260-plus signatories including Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh urge India to review cancellation of citizenship

According to multiple reports, more than 260 writers, journalists, artists and activists, in a written statement released by PEN America have urged the government to review its decision to revoke writer and journalist Aatish Taseer’s OIC

Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novel
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Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novel

Amitav Ghosh's approach suggests that he writes fiction as anthropology, deliberately illustrating propositions through the characters and events in his novels. His latest novel Gun Island feeds us elaborate information about the milieu, including its myths and its past, but the characters do not stand out and we wait for the protagonist's emotional entanglements in vain

Amitav Ghosh says Jnanpith award recognises 'trust, affection that arises between writers and readers' communities'
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Amitav Ghosh says Jnanpith award recognises 'trust, affection that arises between writers and readers' communities'

We are living in a time when writers are increasingly beleaguered, embattled and marginalized. Around the world, everywhere we look, there is a closing of minds, a narrowing of horizons, and a palpable fear of the future, says Amitav Ghosh.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi at SCO summit, Leila review, GDP overestimation claim; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi at SCO summit, Leila review, GDP overestimation claim; today's must-read stories

Narendra Modi showed that in his second term, he retains the maneuverable deftness to play the great power game into which India has been thrust due to the changing geopolitical environment.

Amitav Ghosh on Gun Island, the theme of technology-as-magic, and why nothing is 'just a story'
Life

Amitav Ghosh on Gun Island, the theme of technology-as-magic, and why nothing is 'just a story'

Amitav Ghosh, who recently won the Jnanpith Award, talks about the themes in his latest book Gun Island, the link between human and animal modes of communication and technology's potential to function as witchcraft

Remembering Agha Shahid Ali: 18 years after his death, a friend writes of the man, and the poet
Life

Remembering Agha Shahid Ali: 18 years after his death, a friend writes of the man, and the poet

From what I gather from Amitav Ghosh’s relatively detailed portrayal of his last months in his essay, ‘The Ghat of the Only World’: Agha Shahid in Brooklyn, Shahid died peacefully, having embraced death as he had embraced life before his mother’s death.

TM Krishna, Githa Hariharan, Hemant Divate on signing appeal urging citizens to 'vote out hate politics'
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TM Krishna, Githa Hariharan, Hemant Divate on signing appeal urging citizens to 'vote out hate politics'

With the 2019 elections fast approaching, writers, filmmakers and artists such as Girish Karnad, TM Krishna, Urvashi Butalia, Shanta Gokhale and Anand Teltumbde among others have signed this appeal to all citizens to vote for an India that 'renews the promises made by our Constitution.'

Author Amitav Ghosh's latest novel Gun Island, a globe-spanning narrative, to be out in 2019
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Author Amitav Ghosh's latest novel Gun Island, a globe-spanning narrative, to be out in 2019

Amitav Ghosh's Gun Island follows the story of protagonist Deen Dutta, a dealer in rare books who spends much of his time indoors, until circumstances lead to a shift in his beliefs and he is forced to embark upon an extraordinary journey

Amitav Ghosh, author of The Shadow Lines and Sea of Poppies, conferred Jnanpith Award
India

Amitav Ghosh, author of The Shadow Lines and Sea of Poppies, conferred Jnanpith Award

Previously, Amitav Ghosh has been a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, and his books Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke were also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in the years 2008 and 2012 respectively

Ahlawat Gunjan on the art of designing book covers, and why he loves experimenting with fonts
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Ahlawat Gunjan on the art of designing book covers, and why he loves experimenting with fonts

Ahlawat Gunjan, the design head of Penguin Random House India, says that creating a cover is like providing a visual personality to someone’s years of work | #FirstCulture

Debate on inclusion of Chetan Bhagat book in syllabus is about institutional responsibility, procedure: DU professor
India

Debate on inclusion of Chetan Bhagat book in syllabus is about institutional responsibility, procedure: DU professor

The latest addition to the many voices being raised on the Chetan Bhagat's book comes from a DU professor who took to decrypt the confused debate around the book's inclusion in the syllabus.

Amitav Ghosh's The Great Derangement shows dangers of denial, inaction on climate change
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Amitav Ghosh's The Great Derangement shows dangers of denial, inaction on climate change

The Paris Agreement is a plan to maintain global inaction on climate change and not a plan to mitigate its adverse effects or to prevent further impacts due to temperature rise, as Amitav Ghosh has concluded in his new book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

Paris climate deal: India should remember Gandhi's vision on sustainable development
India

Paris climate deal: India should remember Gandhi's vision on sustainable development

Mahatma Gandhi propagated his thoughts decades before climate change came to be treated as a serious subject of discourse, and of national and international concern