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Noted writer and Sahitya Akademi awardee Dr GS Amur passes away aged 95
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Noted writer and Sahitya Akademi awardee Dr GS Amur passes away aged 95

Known for his proficiency in both Kannada and English, Dr GS Amur was conferred with several prestigious honours, including the Sahitya Akademi Award, Rajyotsava Award and Bharatiya Bhasha Award.

Translation of M Mukundan's Delhi: A Soliloquy, depicts the city's squalor as observed by its Malayali diaspora
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Translation of M Mukundan's Delhi: A Soliloquy, depicts the city's squalor as observed by its Malayali diaspora

It took two years for the writer to paint a picture of Delhi which was far from the glamorous and ‘cosmetic’ construct of the city in those minds that have never truly visited the capital

With a recent translation, Sunil Gangopadhyay's Bengali novel Blood is set to entice a new generation of readers
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With a recent translation, Sunil Gangopadhyay's Bengali novel Blood is set to entice a new generation of readers

Renowned Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Blood is the story of Tapan, who spends years running away from the trauma of his father’s murder at the hands of a British officer, only to run into Alice, the daughter of his father’s killer, while on a visit to the UK.

From colonial Manipur's lesser-known history, the tale of a princess and British political agent's unlikely romance
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From colonial Manipur's lesser-known history, the tale of a princess and British political agent's unlikely romance

In her Sahitya Akademi Award-winning book The Princess and the Political Agent, author Binodini chronicles the love story of Manipur princess Sanatombi and British colonel Maxwell that unfolded following the events of the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891

Theatre personality and Sahitya Akademi awardee Usha Ganguly passes away at 75
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Theatre personality and Sahitya Akademi awardee Usha Ganguly passes away at 75

Usha Ganguly started a theatre group Rangakarmee in 1976 and forayed into direction in the 1980s with plays like Mahabhoj, Lokkatha, Holi, Rudali and Court Martial.

Goa Konkani Akademi rejects circulation of Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet's book over 'objectionable' content
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Goa Konkani Akademi rejects circulation of Sahitya Akademi Award-winning poet's book over 'objectionable' content

The objectionable words appear in Neelba Khandekar's poem Gangrape which incidentally won him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2019.

Indian writers who defined the decade, from Siddhartha Mukherjee to Sujatha Gidla, Perumal Murugan
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Indian writers who defined the decade, from Siddhartha Mukherjee to Sujatha Gidla, Perumal Murugan

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.

Kirpal Kazak, known as Punjab's Verrier Elwin, to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short stories
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Kirpal Kazak, known as Punjab's Verrier Elwin, to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short stories

Kirpal Kazak is among six short story writers who have been awarded this prestigious Rs. 1,00,000 purse for his collection of stories in Punjabi, Antheen (Endless).

2019 Sahitya Akademi awardee Jayashree Goswami Mahanta to distribute prize money among families who lost lives during CAA protests in Assam
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2019 Sahitya Akademi awardee Jayashree Goswami Mahanta to distribute prize money among families who lost lives during CAA protests in Assam

Mahanta was chosen for the Sahitya Akademi award for her Assamese novel Chanakya. She has to her credit several books including Dronacharya, Sreshta Bideshi Galpo, Ekuki Dhemali Sadhu and some volumes on Assam agitation.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2019: Shashi Tharoor wins in English non-fiction category for An Era of Darkness
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Sahitya Akademi Awards 2019: Shashi Tharoor wins in English non-fiction category for An Era of Darkness

Apart from Shashi Tharoor, other winners of this year's Sahitya Akademi Awards include Chinmoy Guha for his Bengali essay Ghumer Darja Thele, Cho Dharman’s Tamil novel Sool, V Madhusoodanan Nair's Malayalam poetry book Achan Piranna Veedu.

Nabaneeta Dev Sen, prolific Bengali writer and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 81
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Nabaneeta Dev Sen, prolific Bengali writer and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 81

Noted writer and academic, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, passed away at her Kolkata residence at the age of 81 on Thursday evening. The writer had been suffering from cancer.

Tata Literature Live! 2019: Shanta Gokhale to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award; K Satchidananda is Poet Laureate
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Tata Literature Live! 2019: Shanta Gokhale to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award; K Satchidananda is Poet Laureate

Gokhale and Satchidananda will be awarded for their work which has made a significant impact in the Indian literary field.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Greenblatt, Suketu Mehta, Asma Khan among speakers announced
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Greenblatt, Suketu Mehta, Asma Khan among speakers announced

To be held from 23-27 January 2020, the Jaipur Literature Festival will also be attended by Anand Neelakantan, author, columnist and screenwriter and Frank Dikötter, the 2011 winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

Google doodle celebrates 100th birth anniversary of Amrita Pritam, one of India's most prolific poets
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Google doodle celebrates 100th birth anniversary of Amrita Pritam, one of India's most prolific poets

Born in the Gujranwala province of British India, Pritam published her first collection of poems at the age of 16 and went on to become the greatest Punjabi poet of the 20th century.

Sahitya Akademi awardee Tanuj Solanki on freedom, Article 370, and the irrelevance of the 'apolitical artist'
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Sahitya Akademi awardee Tanuj Solanki on freedom, Article 370, and the irrelevance of the 'apolitical artist'

Tanuj Solanki, panelist on HarperCollins India's debate, speaks about how he defines and understands freedom, what the scrapping of Article 370 means for India as a democracy, and the role of writers and artists in today’s socio-political milieu, and more.

Vishwas Patil's Mahanayak gets an English translation: Revisiting the decade-old Marathi tour de force
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Vishwas Patil's Mahanayak gets an English translation: Revisiting the decade-old Marathi tour de force

According to Patil, the reason the work continues to be visited is that it explores Bose's wartime career and not much has otherwise been written about this part of his life, following his banishment from the Indian National Congress (INC)

Heat: N Kalyan Raman's translation of Poomani’s Vekkai captures the subaltern narrative of a boy on the run
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Heat: N Kalyan Raman's translation of Poomani’s Vekkai captures the subaltern narrative of a boy on the run

N 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