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Jan 13, 2020
Indian writers who defined the decade, from Siddhartha Mukherjee to Sujatha Gidla, Perumal MuruganThrough 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.
Dec 08, 2019
K Satchidanandan on his raison d'être: 'A poet needs to take sides; I am with those who suffer injustice'Poetry is like breathing, it is the way in which I respond to myself, to nature and to the world around, says K Satchidanandan. A prolific translator, he is of the opinion that translation, by virtue of being a kind of writing in itself, teaches one about the possibilities and limitations of language.
Dec 04, 2019
Pankaj Kapur’s Dopehri never ends: Actor discusses publishing his first book, taking Amma Bi's story to the stageTwo decades ago, actor Pankaj Kapur crafted an entire novella in all of four days. The central character was born the moment he put pen to page: her name would be Amma Bi, and she would live in an old Lucknow haveli. It begins its second life now as a novella published by HarperCollins and translated into English.
Nov 29, 2019
Celebrated Malayalam poet Akkitham wins 55th Jnanpith award for outstanding contribution to literatureAkkitham, 93, has written over 40 literary pieces in Malayalam, including poems, short stories and plays.
Nov 09, 2019
Tata Literature Live 2019: Shortlists for five awards, including Book of the Year, announcedThe Tata Literature Live! Mumbai LitFest, scheduled to take place from 14-17 November 2019, announced the final shortlists for five awards. The Tata Literature Live! Mumbai LitFest, scheduled to take place from 14-17 November 2019, announced the final shortlists for five awards.
Nov 06, 2019
A Death in the Himalayas review: Udayan Mukherjee ably juggles local and racial politics in sophomore novelFormer journalist and television anchor Udayan Mukherjee’s second novel, A Death in the Himalayas, ably flexes its farms by juggling native and racial politics in the fictional hill village of Birtola.
Oct 18, 2019
Mathrubhumi announces new literary award; Shashi Tharoor to be part of three-member juryThe Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award is open to all English-language fiction published in India, with regional works translated into English also being eligible. The recipient of the award will be given Rs 5 lakh and a memento
Sep 06, 2019
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2019 Shortlist features works by Alpa Shah, Ornit ShaniThe Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2019 shortlist features works demonstrating the power of free speech in the country.
Aug 21, 2019
Animalia Indica: Sumana Roy curates stories that uphold bygone animal-human bond, dazzle with illustrationsAnimalia Indica: The Finest Animal Stories in Indian Literature, edited by Sumana Roy, is a collection of 21 stories from different parts of the subcontinent, "written in the last one hundred years or so". Most of these stories focus on human-animal interactions, though there are a few devoted solely to the animal world as well.
Aug 08, 2019
Shubha Mudgal on her debut work of fiction, Looking for Miss Sargam, and the real-life inspirations behind itShubha Mudgal's debut work of fiction — Looking for Miss Sargam: Stories of Music and Misadventure, a collection of short stories, steers clear of stereotypes and happy endings, and are instead, realistic accounts of classical musicians of our times.