Children’s literature is among the most neglected genres in the Indian publishing scene, but efforts are yet being made by writers and scholars to revive the form, writes Taru Bhatia.
Journalist and author Sangita P. Menon Malhan’s new collection of short stories is packed with tales that take us through a wide range of human emotions, writes Kanwaldeep Singh.
The giants of Indian poetry were no doubt dedicated to their art, but most of them were equally committed to their professional calling. Karthik Venkatesh writes about poets with day jobs.
Literary festivals are now part of a thriving industry, which gets bigger and more diverse with every passing year. But does the lit-fest circuit help our literary scene? Nirmala Govindarajan reports.
Last Train to Istanbul, by Ayse Kulin, feels like a desperate attempt to cobble a slipshod narrative that gets bogged down by too many characters and faux-profound themes, writes Anshika Ravi.
The immensely popular host of The Daily Show on American network Comedy Central may come across as a funny and startled character but Trevor Noah’s compelling memoir presents a troubled look at life in South Africa under apartheid and is a classic tribute to his mother.
In her new book, author Sohini Sen records her experiences of a journey that introduced her to the geographical and cultural diversity of the Himalayas. She speaks to Bhumika Popli.