Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book has more than colonial stereotypes — ambiguity about identity, belonging
A close reading of the Jungle Book stories reveals than an imperialist narrative. Perhaps it’s time for a more nuanced reading of his works that allows their ambiguities and ambivalences to come to the fore.
Animalia Indica: Sumana Roy curates stories that uphold bygone animal-human bond, dazzle with illustrations
Animalia 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.
The first place of public worship for the followers of the Anglican Church came up on Christmas day, 300 years ago, in the form of St Thomas’ Church.
Mowgli director Andy Serkis talks about Christian Bale, the movie's 'dark tone' and the clash with Disney's version of the film in this interview with Firstpost's Parul Sharma on It's a Wrap.
Rohan Chand confesses while he did not relate to Mowgli's nature vs nurture dilemma, he does admit that there persists an identity crisis in times of social media.
Samvidhan Divas: CJI Ranjan Gogoi invokes importance of Constitution, warns of 'chaos' if its advice goes unheeded
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday said it was in "our best interest" to heed the advice of the Constitution as not doing so would result in a "sharp descent into chaos".
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to Shere Khan's character in the latest jungle book; gives brilliant performance.
Did you know that Satyajit Ray produced a documentary on Rabindranath Tagore; Daniel Craig played a Nobel Prize winning physicist; and Daniel Radcliffe plays Rudyard Kipling's son in My Boy Jack?
Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has asked Madhya Pradesh forest department to stop tiger safari in the state's Pench National Park citing alleged violation of wildlife norms.
Tarzan and The Jungle Book's Mowgli: Why we're fascinated by the 'feral child' in fiction, and real-life
Mowgli from The Jungle Book, and Tarzan, may be the most popular examples of a phenomenon we're fascinated by — the 'feral child' raised in the wild
The Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau and starring 10-year-old actor Neel Sethi has been deemed 'scary' for children by censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani
'Jungle, jungle pata chala hai, chaddi pehen ke phool khila hai' — the old Mowgli song has been revived for the new 'Jungle Book' film
Freida Pinto is voicing Mowgli's adoptive mother in the Warner Brothers' motion capture live-action adventure adaptation of The Jungle Book
Actress Freida Pinto says she is portraying Mowgli's adoptive mother in "Jungle Book: Origins".
'We're opening avenues for critical thought': Pakistan's literary festivals tell a tale of cultural revival
Pakistan's literary scene is seeing a spirited revival, with packed festivals attracting tens of thousands in a rock concert-like atmosphere that defies security threats in a growing cultural renaissance.
A serene cruise along the Ayeyarwadi river shows you some of the best-kept secrets of Myanmar
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch will lend his voice for Sher Khan in the upcoming Warner Bros' film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.
Disney has found its Mowgli in 10-year-old Indian-American Neel Sethi for its live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale, the Jungle Book.