JCB Prize for Literature 2020: Malayalam author S Hareesh's Moustache, translated by Jayasree Kalathil, wins the award
Moustache revolves around Vavachan, a Pulayan or a lower caste man who gets the opportunity to play the role of a policeman only to earn the ire and fright of the upper castes for sporting the frightening, titular, mustache.
Annie Zaidi reflects on roots of her JCB Prize-shortlisted Prelude to a Riot, how power structures manifest in society
Readers who are willing to accept the stress and grief of being unpopular in their families and who continue to rail at discriminatory behaviour – they would make me happiest, says Annie Zaidi.
JCB Prize for Literature 2020: Annie Zaidi, debut novelist Megha Majumdar among writers longlisted for the literary award
While debut novelists such as Dharini Bhaskar and Megha Majumdar are among the writers longlised for the prize, translated works such as S Hareesh's Moustache and Ashoke Mukhopadhay's A Ballad of a Remittent Fever will also be among the works of fiction competing for the award.
Through conversations with columnists, critics and authors, collated here is a list of Indian writers across several languages who created insightful literature, and delightful reading through the 2010s.
In India, playwrights' labs present a novel way to train theatre enthusiasts in different aspects of the craft
Playwrights' labs conducted by theatre companies like Indian Ensemble and Rage Productions in India present a novel way to train in the various aspects of theatre.
Writer Annie Zaidi wins $100,000 Nine Dots Prize for 'Bread, Cement, Cactus', exploring concepts of home, belonging
Annie Zaidi's essay Bread, Cement, Cactus that won her the Nine Dots Prize combines memoir and reportage to explore concepts of home and belonging rooted in her experience of contemporary life in India