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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Books

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

Documentary on Amartya Sen

Kolkata (PTI):  Nobel laureate Amartya Sen is the subject of a documentary film 'An Argumentative Indian' made by economist and filmmaker Suman Ghosh, for whom he is an "economist with a heart". Sen has authored a book with the same name. The film has been made over 15 years from 2002 and is structured as a free-flowing conversation between Sen and...

‘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...

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...

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...

Amish Tripathi Portrays Sita As Warrior In His Latest Book

New Delhi, (PTI): After spinning alternative tales around Hindu mythological characters like Shiva and Ram, Amish Tripathi's latest book 'Sita- Warrior of Mithila' portrays the main female character of Ramayana in a stronger and braver role. Written in a "multi-linear narrative", the second book in the 'Ram Chandra Series' tells the story of Sita, the princess of Mithila, from long before...

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...

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...

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...

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...