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Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam present AfsanaBadosh: Listen to stories by masters of Hindi, Urdu fiction
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Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam present AfsanaBadosh: Listen to stories by masters of Hindi, Urdu fiction

AfsanaBadosh episodes 1-3 feature the works of Premchand, Rajinder Singh Bedi and Mannu Bhandari.

Desire and Despoliation: A recent English translation brings Shivani's 1978 novel 'Bhairavi' to new readers
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Desire and Despoliation: A recent English translation brings Shivani's 1978 novel 'Bhairavi' to new readers

Shivani was the pen name under which the writer Gaura Pant wrote from the 1960s to the 1990s, her fiction often first appearing in serialised form in Hindi magazines. Bhairavi was her fourth novel, published in instalments in Saptahik Hindustan and then as a book in 1978.

Vinod Kumar Shukla's Blue is Like Blue wins inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of Year Award 2020
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Vinod Kumar Shukla's Blue is Like Blue wins inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of Year Award 2020

The inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of Year Award 2020 has been awarded to Vinod Kumar Shukla's Blue Is Like Blue, translated from the Hindi by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Sara Rai, and published by HarperCollins India. The literary award was launched late last year and comes with a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a memento.

Hindi pulp fiction: With Ved Prakash Sharma's death, genre has received another blow
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Hindi pulp fiction: With Ved Prakash Sharma's death, genre has received another blow

With the death of Ved Prakash Sharma last week, the world of Hindi pulp fiction suffered another blow. How did it lose its once undisputed status as the biggest mass readers' market?