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Apr 18, 2019
Paul Zacharia on A Secret History of Compassion, his relationship with the Left, and pursuing 'pure storytelling'Paul Zacharia's latest novel A Secret History of Compassion is immersed in grand parody and yet, anchored to some of the vital truths of our time — the erosion of ideology, the collapse of institutions, the way the vocabulary of social justice has been weaponised.
Mar 21, 2019
World Poetry Day: Four spoken word poets reflect on love, our cities and friendshipsOn World Poetry Day, a throwback to the Firstpost Poetry Project which showcased the art and creative process of four individuals — Ankita Shah, Ramneek Singh, Aashna Iyer and Shruti Sunderraman
Jan 24, 2019
Contemporary literature's feminist transformation: Women from history are finding better representationHistorical and mythological literature have swerved towards female protagonists, with authors giving them interesting twists and disrupting beliefs both traditional and religious, and sometimes, even historically documented facts
Oct 25, 2018
Jaipur Literature Festival responds to petition seeking strong stand on #MeToo, promises safe space for allThe organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival have said that it condemns sexual harassment and gave details about its internal complaints committee.
Oct 09, 2018
Regional literature finds new readers across India, thanks to excellent translations, a dedicated litfestReaders of Indian English are beginning to wake up to the pleasures of regional literature, thanks to translators, publishers and literary foundations joining forces.
Sep 26, 2018
Keki N Daruwalla on his latest novel Swerving to Solitude, telling an Emergency story using imaginationKeki N Daruwalla's latest novel is set in Lucknow and tells the story of a young journalist who is a critic of the Emergency. The story is told through the letters she writes to her mother
Sep 18, 2018
The Town That Laughed book review: Fictional setting fails Manu Bhattathiri's well-etched charactersThough The Town That Laughed draws well on the eccentricities of small-town people, it does precious little for the fictional town it is set in — Karuthupuzha
Aug 09, 2018
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar on writing his first children's book, depicting small-town India in fictionHansda Sowvendra Shekhar on taking inspiration from the children's magazine Champak and his favourite children's books
Jul 31, 2018
Premchand's Godaan: Priyanka Sethia reads from the novelist's last-finished workListen to a reading of Munshi Premchand's Godaan, which tells a story of the pains of being a peasant, the politics of money lending and the desperate longing for a cow
Jun 29, 2018
Firstpost Poetry Project: Shruti Sunderraman presents 'How to Love Art' and 'Flowers and Friends'Shruti Sunderraman says poetry is the first and easiest form of expression for her — like a first aid kit for her emotions