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Megha Majumdar's A Burning, Brit Bennett's The Vanishing Half on National Book Awards fiction longlist for 2020 
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Megha Majumdar's A Burning, Brit Bennett's The Vanishing Half on National Book Awards fiction longlist for 2020 

Friday's list concludes a week during which the National Book Foundation, which presents the awards, announced nominees for translation, poetry, young people's literature and nonfiction.

National Book Awards 2020: N Kalyan Raman's translation of Poonachi by Perumal Murugan features in longlist
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National Book Awards 2020: N Kalyan Raman's translation of Poonachi by Perumal Murugan features in longlist

Other works featured in the translation category are Shokoofeh Azar’s The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, Pilar Quintana’s The Bitch and Linda Boström Knausgård’s The Helios Disaster.

Book excerpt: In Running Toward Mystery, The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi shares his life's journey and ideas
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Book excerpt: In Running Toward Mystery, The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi shares his life's journey and ideas

In Running Toward Mystery, with Iranian-American writer Zara Houshmand, The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi records his lifelong journey as a seeker.

From Moscow to Vijayawada: How generations of Telugu readers grew up on Soviet children’s literature
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From Moscow to Vijayawada: How generations of Telugu readers grew up on Soviet children’s literature

It is hard to overstate the impact of Soviet children’s literature on its Telugu readers.

Gunjan Veda on her book The Museum of Broken Tea Cups, and why Dalit artists' contributions to culture go unrecognised
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Gunjan Veda on her book The Museum of Broken Tea Cups, and why Dalit artists' contributions to culture go unrecognised

You cannot invisibilise someone if you recognise their contribution. And as a society, we have always sought to invisibilise Dalits, says author Gunjan Veda

Ma Anand Sheela's authorised biography delves into relationship with Rajneesh, cult's rise; read an excerpt
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Ma Anand Sheela's authorised biography delves into relationship with Rajneesh, cult's rise; read an excerpt

In Nothing to Lose: The Authorised Biography of Ma Anand Sheela, we have an account of Sheela’s life, her relationship with Bhagwan Rajneesh, and the story of what actually happened behind the closed doors of the cult’s ashram

'Delhi Riots 2020' authors file police complaint against former publisher Bloomsbury India, writer William Dalrymple and others
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'Delhi Riots 2020' authors file police complaint against former publisher Bloomsbury India, writer William Dalrymple and others

The complaint charges Bloomsbury India with "expunging the work and efforts of the writers, and without their knowledge or consent, leaking a PDF version of the book in public", while accusing Dalrymple and others of "offences of criminal intimidation and statements creating and promoting enmity, hatred, and ill will".

Muscular India: In a new book, Michiel Baas examines masculinity, mobility and the new middle class
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Muscular India: In a new book, Michiel Baas examines masculinity, mobility and the new middle class

Michiel Baas’ book explores how fitness trainers in the gyms of urban India use their ‘bodily capital’ for ‘upward mobility’

What the Bloomsbury India-Delhi Riots 2020 fracas highlights about the pernicious cynicism in Indian publishing
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What the Bloomsbury India-Delhi Riots 2020 fracas highlights about the pernicious cynicism in Indian publishing

It’s true enough that Bloomsbury has a track record of publishing Hindutva propaganda. Here’s the thing, though — so does literally every other big player in English-language publishing.

On Ray Bradbury's 100th birth anniversary, a reading primer to immerse yourself in the author's oeuvre
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On Ray Bradbury's 100th birth anniversary, a reading primer to immerse yourself in the author's oeuvre

When it comes to prolific authors like Ray Bradbury, there’s not always an obvious choice that can open the door to seek out other books.

Bhulbhulaiya aur Anya Kahaniyan, Sara Rai's lyrical anthology, fortifies the many possibilities inherent in our surroundings
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Bhulbhulaiya aur Anya Kahaniyan, Sara Rai's lyrical anthology, fortifies the many possibilities inherent in our surroundings

Many of the characters in Bhulbhulaiya aur Anya Kahaniyan grapple with a homebound existence, isolation, insomnia, anxiety—and even a deadly disease.

In The Disaster Tourist, Yun Ko-eun critiques capitalism's ability to monetise everything — even calamity and trauma
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In The Disaster Tourist, Yun Ko-eun critiques capitalism's ability to monetise everything — even calamity and trauma

The Disaster Tourist challenges the reader to evaluate our curiosity about traumatised communities and landscapes that appear exciting for their unpredictability and history of ruin.

To Harry Potter on his 40th birthday, with best wishes from a fellow millennial
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To Harry Potter on his 40th birthday, with best wishes from a fellow millennial

You’re 40 today, which makes you part of the first-ever batch of millennials to hit the big four-oh. This generation grew up with you. And you of all people know that as a generation, we just can’t seem to catch a break.