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Of Devapriya Roy’s Friends from College, bridges to the past, and second-hand nostalgia
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Of Devapriya Roy’s Friends from College, bridges to the past, and second-hand nostalgia

The writing of Devapriya Roy's Friends From College is reminiscent in some ways to a particularly observant series of journal entries, the sort that the more “writerly” of us might have maintained in our college days, creating narratives about ourselves and our friends

Booker Prize Shortlist 2019: Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood among authors nominated for literary honour
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Booker Prize Shortlist 2019: Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood among authors nominated for literary honour

Former Booker winners Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are in the running for the literary honour for Quichotte and The Testaments respectively.

Rheea Mukherjee on her novel The Body Myth, and why voyeurism is rooted in our own hypocrisies
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Rheea Mukherjee on her novel The Body Myth, and why voyeurism is rooted in our own hypocrisies

The Body Myth is a sapid meditation on loving and being loved in health and sickness.

Remembering Allen Ginsberg, the Beat poet whose search for life's meaning brought him to India
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Remembering Allen Ginsberg, the Beat poet whose search for life's meaning brought him to India

Allen Ginsberg was one of the pillars of the American literary movement of the Beat Generation. In 1962 he visited India and was deeply influenced by the country's diverse and surprising sensibility.

Classics can be perceived as elitist, remote; key is to make them more approachable for modern readers
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Classics can be perceived as elitist, remote; key is to make them more approachable for modern readers

Classics expand our daily experience. And while it’s true there are hurdles to overcome, these books allow us to see the world in more colours and live our lives more fully.

English, August turns 30: A look at Upamanyu Chatterjee's book and the movie adaptation that wasn't
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English, August turns 30: A look at Upamanyu Chatterjee's book and the movie adaptation that wasn't

The personality of Agastya Sen, the protagonist of English, August, finds a reflection in the way that many of India's millennials are today | #FirstCulture

Austenistan: Pakistan's love for Jane Austen could rival the Darcy-Elizabeth romance
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Austenistan: Pakistan's love for Jane Austen could rival the Darcy-Elizabeth romance

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the world loves Jane Austen. But there's a special romance reserved for her in Pakistan | #FWeekend

Delhi university puts on hold proposal to include Chetan Bhagat book, Facebook post writing in curriculum
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Delhi university puts on hold proposal to include Chetan Bhagat book, Facebook post writing in curriculum

The proposal by Delhi University's English department to include author Chetan Bhagat's novels in the literature curriculum and introduce a course on writing Facebook posts has hit a roadblock.

The vast universe of poet-professor Eunice de Souza, and a student's place in it
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The vast universe of poet-professor Eunice de Souza, and a student's place in it

That people die is an established fact of life. I suspect, however, that Eunice de Souza, poet, literary critic, English professor, theatre person, novelist, and columnist didn’t go quietly into the good night, writes author Karishma Attari.

Delhi University to teach literature students how to write Facebook posts
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Delhi University to teach literature students how to write Facebook posts

The Delhi University is now planning to teach its English literature students "how to write Facebook posts".

Chetan Bhagat's book Five Point Someone will now be a part of DU English Literature syllabus
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Chetan Bhagat's book Five Point Someone will now be a part of DU English Literature syllabus

Chetan Bhagat's first and bestselling novel Five Point Someone will now be a part of the English literature syllabus in the University of Delhi.

Jerry Pinto receives Sahitya Akademi Award; urges writers to protect truth in acceptance speech
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Jerry Pinto receives Sahitya Akademi Award; urges writers to protect truth in acceptance speech

Mumbai-based novelist Jerry Pinto, who was one of the 24 recipients of the 2016 Sahitya Akademi Award, argued the role of authors in the wake of rising debate between nationalism and freedom of speech in India

Shilpa Shetty slams Twitter trolls on Animal Farm goof-up, says 'never complain, never explain'
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Shilpa Shetty slams Twitter trolls on Animal Farm goof-up, says 'never complain, never explain'

Shilpa Shetty Kundra has slammed Twitterati for mocking her over her misinterpretation of George Orwell's novella 'Animal Farm'.