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Bengali Poet Joy Goswami To Get 31st Moortidevi Award

New Delhi(PTI): Eminent Bengali poet Joy Goswami will be given the 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017, a selection board meeting announced here today. The committee, headed by poet and scholar Satya Vrat Shastri, unanimously decided to confer the award upon Goswami for his poetry collection titled 'Du Dondo Phowara Matro'. It is the first time the award will be...

Book Questions Conviction Of Christians In Kandhamal Violence

New Delhi(PTI): A book questioning the conviction of seven Christians in the sensational murder of Swami Laxmanananda in Kandhamal in 2008, was today released by veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar. The revised edition of Anto Akkara's book 'Who Killed Laxmanananda?' also challenged the "Christian conspiracy" theory behind the killing of VHP member Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati. "The book brings out the absurdities and...

Sudha Murty Weaves Tales Of The Hindu Trinity For Kids

New Delhi(PTI): As a child, storyteller Sudha Murty had several questions in her mind about the tales related to epics and now she has come out with a book retelling stories of mythology in her unique style and satisfying her curiosity in a way. "The Man from the Egg: Unusual Tales about the Trinity" answers many of these questions like...

‘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...

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,...

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...

Renown Writer Ramendra Kumar Felicitated In Sri Lanka

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Noted writer Ramendra Kumar, whose stories feature in Sri Lankan text books, has been felicitated in the neighbouring country for his contribution to children's literature. Kumar is an award-winning writer with 32 books to his credit. His writings have been translated into 14 Indian and 13 foreign languages and have found a place in school text books and anthology also...

Down Memory Lane: When Sonia Said ‘Will Miss Tantrums’ Of Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi(PTI): "I will miss his tantrums" is what Congress president Sonia Gandhi said while bidding farewell to Pranab Mukherjee from the Congress Working Committee at a meeting which formally approved his name as the UPA's presidential nominee in June 2012. "After briefing the meeting on the presidential election, Sonia Gandhi bid me an emotional farewell...Thereafter, with a mischievous smile...

When Leonardo da Vinci Visited A Morgue To Perfect Mona Lisa Smile!

New Delhi(PTI): While perfecting Mona Lisa's smile, Leonardo da Vinci spent his nights in the depths of a hospital's morgue, peeling the skin off cadavers and studying the muscles and nerves underneath, says a new book. Da Vinci became fascinated about how a smile begins to form, and he analysed every possible movement of each part of the face to...

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...

Upendra Namburi’s New Novel Offers A Timeline Of Corporate India

New Delhi(PTI): Marketing professional Upendra Namburi loves to set his books in short capsules of time to capture its influence on emotions, actions and behaviour and his new novel is an extension of his number series and talks about the fate of a multibillion dollar conglomerate and thousands of its employees. Namburi started a unique format in the numbers series...

PIL In Bombay HC Seeks Revocation Of Ban On Book On Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination

Mumbai(PTI): A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking revocation of a ban on the import of a book published over five decades ago in Portugal that alleged larger conspiracy behind the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The PIL has been filed by city-based researcher and trustee of right wing group Abhinav Bharat, Pankaj Phadnis, seeking...

1st Person: Pooja Bhatt Writes Book On How She Triumphed Over Alcoholism

New Delhi(PTI): Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is writing a book on how she overcame alcoholism and hopes she can help others deal with their problem by talking about her journey. She, however, says it is not her autobiography. The book is co-authored with Roshmila Bhattacharya and will be published by Penguin Random House India next year. "I would like to emphasise that it...

Printed Book Won’t Lose Its Relevance: Ruskin Bond

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Eminent children's author Ruskin Bond has said printed books would continue to be in demand despite the advent of digital literature. Quoting the findings of a recent survey, the Sahitya Akademi Award winning writer said paperbacks are way ahead of e-books in terms of popularity. "People are reading printed books in lakhs. The paperbacks have not been replaced as yet,"...