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Friday, September 21, 2018

Books

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...

Book embarks on a journey spanning 3,700 years

New Delhi (PTI): Spanning across Harappa, Kashi, Constantinople, Goa and the Vatican, a book oscillates from history to mythology, occult to religion and exorcism to gunfights as it seeks solutions to unanswered questions on the Indus Valley Civilization. "Harappa: Curse of the Blood River" takes readers on a journey spanning 3,700 years, right from 1700 BCE Indus Valley to modern-day Delhi...

India’s Arabic Magazine In Egypt Reaches 500th Edition

Cairo (PTI): Arabic magazine 'Sawtul-Hind', published by the Indian Embassy in Egypt for the past six decades, will reach a milestone next week with its 500th edition depicting the strong bond and vibrant cultural exchanges between the two countries. The Embassy of India will celebrate the launch of the 500th Commemorative issue of Sawtul-Hind Magazine at the Egyptian Centre for International...

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...

HarperCollins Celebrates 25 Years With 25 Special Edition

New Delhi (PTI) HarperCollins India has come out special editions of 25 of its popular books to celebrate its 25th anniversary of publishing. Among the books in the "Harper 25 Series" are Amitav Ghosh's "The Hungry Tide", "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga, A P J Abdul Kalam's "Turning Points", Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies", "Fault Lines" by Raghuram G Rajan...

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...