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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 21, 2019
The joy and challenges of translating Perumal Murugan's Thondra Thunai — an evocative account of his motherFrom his mother’s reluctance to accept Ezhilarasi as her daughter-in-law, to his decision to send her off along the path of the wind, Perumal Murugan's 'Amma' is as social an account as personal. His Amma is a tough woman and will remain a lasting influence on him, and yet, in his book, Murugan does justice to the writer in him, by not allowing the magnanimity of her persona cover up for her shortcomings and limitations of being part of a patriarchal setup. He does not shy away from speaking about it, and on his ways of handling the issues that cropped up due to the contradictions that existed between them.
Dec 04, 2019
Kerala Literature Festival 2020: Shashi Tharoor, Benyamin among speakers at fifth editionThe 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
Oct 30, 2019
Far from ideas of imposed 'purity', many Indian books make a case for the country's variednessTrying to understand what Indianness might be necessarily means learning new things all the time; you’re a student for life, constantly re-evaluating your assumptions. And there are a number of books that make you thrill to the possibilities of being impure or unfixed | Jai Arjun Singh writes in 'My Bookshelves'
Oct 04, 2019
JCB Prize for Literature 2019: Perumal Murugan, Roshan Ali, Madhuri Vijay among shortlisted authorsThe running theme for this year's line up for the JCB Prize for Literature reflects 'diversity of Indian writing today' merged with a 'deep sense of justice and injustice'. Among the selected five, two are works from debutant writers.
Sep 27, 2019
DSC Prize 2019: Perumal Murugan, Fatima Bhutto, Mirza Waheed among 15 authors featured in the longlistThe longlist for the DSC Prize includes titles such as Amitav Bagchi's Half the Night is Gone, Perumal Murugan's A Lonely Harvest and Fatima Bhutto's The Runaways
Sep 04, 2019
JCB Prize for Literature 2019 longlist announced; Perumal Murugan, Roshan Ali among selected novelistsThe longlist of JCB Prize for Literature 2019 comprises an eclectic mix of four women and six men including both debutants and experienced novelists.
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.
May 31, 2019
Heat: N Kalyan Raman's translation of Poomani’s Vekkai captures the subaltern narrative of a boy on the runN Kalyan Raman's translation of Poomani's Vekkai, based on a true story, unfolds over seven days of father and son sleeping in caves, wandering through farms, and laying low in cemeteries to avoid getting caught by men who are hunting for the boy after he murders the powerful local landlord, Vadakkuraan
Jan 30, 2019
Perumal Murugan: 'Our society doesn’t have the right attitude towards reading and engaging with a book'Today, with six novels, four collections of short stories and four anthologies of poetry in his folio, Perumal Murugan is not only a crucial voice in Tamil literature, but also a professor of the same.