Veena Muthuraman’s new novel, set in a fictional village, delves into the tradition-versus-modernity conundrum, but fails as whole at capturing the setting’s true character, writes Tanuj Solanki.
Around 150 international delegates, authors and poets are expected to participate in the SAARC Literature Festival, a three-day event to be held in Delhi later this month, writes Bhumika Popli.
Philip Gooden’s latest book takes readers on a historical journey into the origins of the English language, which was shaped as much by native speakers as by foreigners, writes Keith A. Gomes.
Author Mark Greif’s new collection of essays, Against Everything, advances a cultural critique of contemporary society, with special focus on music, TV and the Internet, writes Vineet Gill.
Noted Indian writer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni speaks to Bhumika Popli about her new novel, the research that goes into her writings, and what made her shift from poetry to fiction.
Can a translated work be included in the canons of great literature? Nirmala Govindarajan attempts to arrive at an answer, while speaking to some expert translators working in India.
Why doesn’t Delhi have an international book fair devoted to art books? Actually, it now does. The first edition of New Delhi Art Book Fair will be held here later this year, as was announced at the recent Jaipur Literature Festival, writes Bhumika Popli.
In his preface to the collection of stories titled The White Marble Burzi and Other Stories, Sharat Kumar says that of the three principal areas of human life — physical, intellectual and emotional — the last “…exercises permanent influence on the quality of a person’s life”.