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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tall Man: Ex-President Pranab, Ex-PM Deve Gowda At Release Of Biju Patnaik’s Pictorial Biography

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury participated in the launch of the pictorial biography of Odisha’s stalwart Biju Patnaik here today. The leaders were welcomed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the day, official sources said. The...

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,"...

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Pens Autobiography

New Delhi(PTI): Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is coming out with her autobiography, "Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life", publishers Bloomsbury India announced today. The memoir which will be unveiled on January 27 at the 11th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, will take readers through the "lifelong journey of the only female politician in India to be part...

‘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...

Jaipur Literature Festival: Sans Intolerance, Echoes Message Of Unity

By: Sai Prasad Mohapatra Jaipur: Between 3 am to 6 am I was raised on Ganesh, Saraswati strotas by my father Ustad Allah Rakha Khan, a legend by himself. His fingers mellifluously generating bols, taals and often conquering different seasons and times. Mesmerized and bewildered, between 6 to 7 I was sent to Madrassa , did up and down to...

Hamid Karzai, A Stifled Voice From A Wounded Land

By: Sai Prasad Mohapatra Jaipur: He is an Indophile. The chill of Indian winter less harsh on him rather more welcoming, for his peacock blue silk robe contained more of royalty than an extra layer to triumph over the winter. On the rim , a glittering lining of motif sparkled as he moved, waived his hand, nodded and winked....

Writers Must Weave Tales To Enthuse Young Readers: Ramendra Kumar

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Children take keen interest in stories and writers and story tellers must churn out tales which can entertain and enthuse young ones, says noted writer Ramendra Kumar. This will wean away the young minds from the distractions of the virtual world, said the well-known award winning children's writer. "The notion that children are not interested in stories is incorrect," Kumar...

Myself Read Very Few Children’s Books As A Boy: Ruskin Bond

New Delhi(PTI): His prolific ability to churn out stories for kids notwithstanding, one of India's most-loved authors Ruskin Bond read very few children's books as a boy as he graduated straight from comic papers to adult fiction. Bond shares this secret in his new book "Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again", which is a story about his life when...

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,...