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Manoj Das, Padma Bhushan-winner and prolific bilingual writer, passes away at 87 due to age-related ailments
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Manoj Das, Padma Bhushan-winner and prolific bilingual writer, passes away at 87 due to age-related ailments

Prime Minister Modi and Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan expressed condolence, speaking about the writer's contributions to the worlds of literature and education.

The spiritual slavery of the Shudras: Read an excerpt from Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, Karthik Raja Karuppusamy's book
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The spiritual slavery of the Shudras: Read an excerpt from Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, Karthik Raja Karuppusamy's book

For as long as Brahminism has existed in India, Shudras have lived in a state of ignorance of Hindu religion.

Prof G Venkatasubbaiah, renowned Kannada lexicographer, passes away in Bengaluru at 107
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Prof G Venkatasubbaiah, renowned Kannada lexicographer, passes away in Bengaluru at 107

Having compiled 12 dictionaries, edited over 60 books and produced various seminal works on dictionary science in Kannada, Venkatasubbaiah was a leading figure in the literary scene

Queen of Fire: Read an excerpt from Devika Rangachari's novel about Rani Lakshmibai, the rebellion simmering in Jhansi
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Queen of Fire: Read an excerpt from Devika Rangachari's novel about Rani Lakshmibai, the rebellion simmering in Jhansi

Rangachari draws a detailed portrait of how the newly-widowed Rani Lakshmibai took the reigns of an unsteady kingdom into her own hands.

JCB Prize for Literature: Sara Rai, Annapurna Garimella to be part of jury for 2021 edition
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JCB Prize for Literature: Sara Rai, Annapurna Garimella to be part of jury for 2021 edition

The prize, awarded to the best work of fiction each year has prided itself on creating a jury that represents a diverse range of Indian languages and mediums of expression.

Read an excerpt from It's Also About Mynah, Rucha Chitrodia's contemporary take on adulting in a big city
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Read an excerpt from It's Also About Mynah, Rucha Chitrodia's contemporary take on adulting in a big city

It's Also About Mynah is a coming-of-age narrative that unfolds through the eponymous Mynah's experiences of living in the old mill district of Mumbai and of the hard truths about 'adulting' that she must learn along the way.

Rural India, Sylvia Plath and human relationships come together in Maithreyi Karnoor's bold debut novel
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Rural India, Sylvia Plath and human relationships come together in Maithreyi Karnoor's bold debut novel

Karnoor’s book experiments with the novel form, blending prose with poetry and painting a quaint but haunting portrait of two people: one searching for a story, the other for home.

Read an excerpt from The Anger of Saintly Men: Anubha Yadav's debut novel examines how society informs ideologies of masculinity
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Read an excerpt from The Anger of Saintly Men: Anubha Yadav's debut novel examines how society informs ideologies of masculinity

The award-winning author and filmmaker writes a compelling prose which forces us to examine the way boys are raised in our country, in the tight grip of a patriarchal mould that shapes their understanding of themselves and of what it means to be a man.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020: Arundhati Subramaniam, Venita Coelho among winners
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Sahitya Akademi Awards 2020: Arundhati Subramaniam, Venita Coelho among winners

The list includes seven books of poetry, four novels, five short stories, two plays, and one each of memoirs and epic poetry in 20 Indian languages.

NS Lakshminarayana Bhatta, a tour de force in Kannada literature, dies at 84
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NS Lakshminarayana Bhatta, a tour de force in Kannada literature, dies at 84

He had translated about 50 of William Shakespeare sonnets, the poetry of TS Elliot and works of poet WB Yeats into Kannada.

In conversation with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: The bestselling author on new book The Last Queen, and her craft
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In conversation with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: The bestselling author on new book The Last Queen, and her craft

In Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's latest book, the forgotten story of Rani Jindan Kaur comes to life.

Read an excerpt from Arjun Raj Gaind's The Anatomy of Scars, based on the aftermath of Operation Blue Star
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Read an excerpt from Arjun Raj Gaind's The Anatomy of Scars, based on the aftermath of Operation Blue Star

Amidst mounting conflict, when the protagonist of Gaind's narrative, a young boy named Himmat, visits his grandparents in Amritsar he becomes witness not only to the acts of dissidents fighting for a free Khalistan but also the violence brought on in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's death.

N Kalyan Raman on Salma’s writing style in The Curse, his approach to translating, and the lack of literary discourse
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N Kalyan Raman on Salma’s writing style in The Curse, his approach to translating, and the lack of literary discourse

Salma doesn’t mince words, there is no modulation or playing down. She’s very even-toned but she doesn’t hold back, says N Kalyan Raman of the Tamil author's powerful style.

The Arvind Krishna Mehrotra interview | 'There’s a lack of historicity in way we think, talk, write about Indian literature'
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The Arvind Krishna Mehrotra interview | 'There’s a lack of historicity in way we think, talk, write about Indian literature'

In 'The Book of Indian Essays: Two Hundred Years of Indian Prose', Mehrotra collects some of the best Indian essays of all time — including works by old favourites like GV Desani, RK Narayan, Nissim Ezekiel and Shama Futehally, all the way up to contemporary luminaries like Pankaj Mishra and Amitav Ghosh.

JCB Prize for Literature 2020: Malayalam author S Hareesh's Moustache, translated by Jayasree Kalathil, wins the award
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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.

Literature and climate change: Vinita Agrawal, Ranjit Hoskote and Sumana Roy on politics, intimacy of writing about nature
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Literature and climate change: Vinita Agrawal, Ranjit Hoskote and Sumana Roy on politics, intimacy of writing about nature

As the issue of climate change becomes more urgent, the work of writers becomes vital, to remind us of what is at stake, and what is already lost.

Atta Galatta Book Prize 2020 longlist announced for fiction and non-fiction; Bombay Balchão, Hijab among nominees
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Atta Galatta Book Prize 2020 longlist announced for fiction and non-fiction; Bombay Balchão, Hijab among nominees

12 fiction and 10 non-fiction titles were longlisted in separate categories for the Atta Galatta prizes in English-language writing.

JCB Prize for Literature 2020: Annie Zaidi, debut novelist Megha Majumdar among writers longlisted for the literary award
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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.

Remembering Rahat Indori: Three writers recite verses by the Urdu poet and star of mushairas
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Remembering Rahat Indori: Three writers recite verses by the Urdu poet and star of mushairas

Aamir Aziz, Anukrti Upadhyay and Shivam Sharma commemorate Rahat Indori's life and work by reciting some of his memorable couplets

Activists Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha named joint winners of new 2020 Shakti Bhatt Prize
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Activists Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha named joint winners of new 2020 Shakti Bhatt Prize

While Teltumbde has authored over two dozen books, Navlakha wrote Days and Nights in the Heartland of Rebellion in 2012 and retired as editorial consultant of the Economic & Political Weekly.