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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Books

Book To Spread Awareness On Preventable Child Blindness

New Delhi(PTI): An illustrated book seeks to address the problem of visual impairment due to refractive error in children and is available in English and six other Indian languages. The book titled "The Singing Tree" is being distributed to 75,000 children free of cost to spread awareness on visual impairment and its easy identification and treatment. The story of "The Singing...

Every Writer Has Fundamental Right To Speak: SC

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court has refused to ban the controversial book--Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu (Vysyas are social smugglers) penned by prominent Dalit writer and intellectual Kancha Ilaiah, saying every author has a fundamental right to voice ideas freely. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud junked a PIL filed by a...

Hyderabad Cops Register Case Against Dalit Writer Kancha Ilaiah

Hyderabad(PTI): The Hyderabad Police has registered a case against prominent Dalit writer Kancha Ilaiah for allegedly hurting religious feelings through his book on the Arya Vysya community, an official said. A student belonging to a Scheduled Caste had earlier alleged that Ilaiah, through his book 'Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu' (Vysyas are social smugglers), not only targeted the Vysya community, but all...

John Green Speaks How Depression Affected Him In New Book

New Delhi(PTI): Award-winning author John Green speaks about the kind of mental illness that has affected his life since childhood in his new book, in which he shares the story of a young woman looking for clues in the disappearance of a fugitive billionaire, while grappling with depression. Green says he has been working on "Turtles All the Way Down"...

Special Literary Festival From Oct 26 To Celebrate Penguin’s 30th Anniversary

New Delhi(PTI): Penguin Random House India will host a special literary and cultural festival here later this month to celebrate its 30th anniversary and the event has an interesting line-up of the likes of Arundhati Roy, Perumal Murugan, Ruskin Bond and Shashi Tharoor. The calendar has an eclectic and vibrant mix of authors and books for everyone, says Hemali Sodhi,...

Cricketer Turned Into Bapu: When The Mahatma Weilded The Willow!

New Delhi(PTI): Those familiar with Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography will know that as a school boy Bapu was averse to all forms of physical exercises. But, little is known about his fascination for cricket. A new book 'Mahatma on the Pitch: Gandhi & Cricket in India' talks about how the father of the nation enjoyed and embraced the British sport, which went...

Gandhi Jayanti: Books To Highlight The Mahatma’s Legacy

New Delhi(PTI): On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, publishers have come up with a number of books on his overview, his person, philosophy, and practices as well as a critical edition of his autobiography. Penguin Random House India will publish the critical edition of "An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth" while Oxford University Press...

Book Explores Secrets Embedded In Internet Searches

New Delhi(PTI): Want to know more about secrets of people? Just analyse their Internet searches, says a book by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, who has used Google data to measure racism, self-induced abortion, depression, child abuse and hateful mobs. Internet searches also have lots of information that is missed by the polls that can be helpful in understanding, among many other subjects,...

Taslima Nasreen Faces Protest in Aurangabad, Packed Off To Mumbai

Aurangabad (PTI): Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen was sent back from the airport here to Mumbai after protests by a group of people against her visit to the city, police said today. Nasreen landed at the Chikalthana Airport last evening by a flight from Mumbai. Police stopped the author from stepping out of the airport, where a crowd had gathered shouting slogans...

‘Samaya’ Presents ‘Mahabahu’ To Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Eminent Odia litterateur and Editor-in-Chief of Odia daily the ‘Samaya’ on July 27 bequeathed a copy of the ‘Mahabahu’ to Chief Minister Naveen Pattanaik at the Chief Minister’s Office(CMO) in the state secretariat here. The book published by the Asirbad Publications, a unique and first of its kind researched documents on the evolution and socio-cultural influences of Lord Jagannth...

HarperCollins Releases Its Business Imprint in India

New Delhi (PTI):  HarperCollins has launched its business imprint in India and the impressive list of books includes ones by the likes of Raghuram G Rajan, Satya Nadella and Devdutt Pattanaik. Harper Business is home to classics that form the cornerstone of every businessperson's library and to cutting- edge new ideas that redefine management, economics, and business narrative, the publishers...

Devdutt Thanks Internet, Chetan Bhagat and JK Rowling For Revolution

New Delhi (PTI): The publishing industry in India underwent a major change over a decade ago, thanks to the Internet, J K Rowling, Potter and Chetan Bhagat, says popular writer Devdutt Pattanaik. With over 30 books to his credit, Pattanaik recalls how around 2005-06, he was still a part-time writer when the game for writers changed. Trained in medicine studies, he worked...

Amish Tripathi Ventures Into Non-Fiction World With “Immortal India”

Mumbai (PTI): Bestselling writer Amish Tripathi who has entertained readers with his mythological series on Lord Shiva and Lord Rama, has announced his entry into the non-fiction genre, with his new book, "Immortal Inida". The book which was launched over a Facebook Live session here, is a collection of the author's essays and speeches, on the "burning issues surrounding the...

When Writer Sudha Murthy Was Called ‘Cattle Class’ at Heathrow Airport

New Delhi (PTI):  "Go and stand in the economy class queue. This line is for business class travelers," a well-heeled lady told Sudha Murthy at the International Heathrow airport in London. The chairman of Infosys Foundation was at the airport wearing a salwar kameez, which perhaps made her a misfit in the queue in question. But, what eventually got Sudha's goat...