As a diverse array of virtual cultural and educational resources has been made available to a populace leading enforced indoor lives during the coronavirus outbreak, books offer an engaging and absorbing diversion.
Through 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.
The theme of the fifth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival is the environment and climate change. Apart from participants hailing from China, Slovenia, Egypt and South Africa, the festival also boasts of the addition of new programme formats: debates, straight talks, book discussions and readers' sessions
Protesting sedition charge against peers, TM Krishna, Romila Thapar among 180 signees on open letter to PM Modi
Among the 180 signatories are TM Krishna, Ranjit Hoskote, Romila Thapar, Mallika Sarabhai and Naseeruddin Shah, whose letter reads: 'More of us will speak every day. Against mob lynching. Against the silencing of people’s voices. Against the misuse of courts to harass citizens'.
ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019: Pulitzer Prize-winners Colson Whitehead, Andrew Sean Greer to speak on Day 1
Keeping in tune with the focus of the 12th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival — all things science — the keynote address at the inaugural session will be delivered by the structural biologist and Nobel laureate, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan on The Role of Science in Today's World
Apart from Sonam and Anurag, authors Jerry Pinto Manoranjan Byapari and Namita Devidayal were present at Jio MAMI with Star, Word to Screen Market 2018
The day three of the Mumbai Literature Festival brought an array of sessions exploring everything from one’s right to offend to India's incredible obsession with the consumption of paneer.
I found myself asking that question repeatedly as I flipped through Murder in Mahim — Jerry Pinto’s whodunit/mystery novel set in Mumbai.
In the City: A Library features pictures of old books taken at People’s Free Reading Room by Chirodeep Chaudhari with words by Jerry Pinto
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
Noted Tamil writer Vannadasan, English novelist Jerry Pinto and Hindi author Nasira Sharma were among the 24 authors named for the Sahitya Akademi Award 2016.
Jerry Pinto talks to us about his new book 'A Book of Light: When a Loved One Has A Different Mind' and the perception of mental illness in India.
Did you know August was Women in Translation Month? What work by a woman in translation will you be reading this year?
Why would not one but several level-headed women writers explode over a Facebook status post, and revisit a case of sexual harassment that was reported two years ago?
All that lofty grandstanding sets a high standard by which one must be prepared to be judged -- and almost inevitably found wanting. As author Jerry Pinto recently found out.
In Sachin Kundalkar's new novel Cobalt Blue a young woman falls in love with the family's mysterious paying guest. But she doesn't realise her brother is in love with him too . Until one day the paying guest disappears.
Jeet Thayil is among six writers from the country who figure in the shortlists announced for the awards, which no Indian has won till date.
The Commonwealth Book Prize is awarded for the best first novel, and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the best piece of unpublished short fiction. The final winners will be announced at the Hay Festival on May 31.