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Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Simon Winchester on his new book, and the bloody history of land ownership
Arts & Culture

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Simon Winchester on his new book, and the bloody history of land ownership

The book, which explores the question if land can ever truly be ‘owned’, came about when Winchester himself began to dig into the history of a piece of land he bought after moving to the US.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: From S Hareesh to Douglas Stuart, our picks of sessions to attend from Day 1-5
Arts & Culture

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: From S Hareesh to Douglas Stuart, our picks of sessions to attend from Day 1-5

What follows is a list curated by Firstpost of online talks and discussion to tune into and participate in at the virtual JLF 2021.

Girish Karnad's son Raghu thanks people for their tributes: 'He enriched others' lives, and the reverse is also true'
Life

Girish Karnad's son Raghu thanks people for their tributes: 'He enriched others' lives, and the reverse is also true'

Raghu Karnad wrote on Instagram, 'The picture that is growing rooted in my mind is of Appa in his spot on the sofa, his hand around a glass of whiskey, gently bubbling with bits of history, legend, song, folktale and philosophy.'

Girish Karnad cremated in Bengaluru without rituals as per veteran playwright's last wishes
Entertainment

Girish Karnad cremated in Bengaluru without rituals as per veteran playwright's last wishes

Girish Karnad's mortal remains were cremated without much fanfare, in the presence of close friends and relatives.

Windham-Campbell Prize winning author Danielle McLaughlin on the power of short stories, and her creative process
Life

Windham-Campbell Prize winning author Danielle McLaughlin on the power of short stories, and her creative process

Danielle McLaughlin loves the intensity of short stories, the allure lies in their quality to deliver powerful punches. A short story can possibly be more of a challenge, she explains, because authors are asking the readers to stay with them only for a short time.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: European settlers and Islamophobia, #MainBhiChowkidar, Milan Talkies review; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: European settlers and Islamophobia, #MainBhiChowkidar, Milan Talkies review; today's must-read stories

The #MainBhiChowkidar slogan effectively kills Rahul Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ (the watchman himself is a thief) jibe that the Congress president has relentlessly propagated as the party’s signature slogan.

Raghu Karnad on winning Windham-Campbell Prize, his book on India's role in WWII, and forgotten histories
Life

Raghu Karnad on winning Windham-Campbell Prize, his book on India's role in WWII, and forgotten histories

According to Karnad, World War II was the largest military engagement that Indians and the Indian states ever participated in. In Indian history, Indians had never fought a war larger than this.

Author Raghu Karnad bags Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction
Life

Author Raghu Karnad bags Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction

The Windham-Campbell prize for non-fiction was awarded to Delhi-based journalist Raghu Karnad for his debut novel, Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War