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YOUNG WOMEN WILL PLAY IMPORTANT ROLE IN INDIA’S FUTURE: ARCHER

In an exclusive interview with G20, Jeffrey Archer talks about his latest...

Jasmine Days by Benyamin wins inaugural JCB Prize

The JCB Prize for Literature 2018 was awarded to Benyamin’s ‘brilliant and intense novel’ Jasmine Days, which is translated from...

‘Netaji expedited India’s freedom’

The book says that had India followed Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent protests alone, India’s Independence would perhaps have been delayed by...

Book Review: No one can beat Stephen King in the art of building suspense

In his latest novel, Stephen King shuffles between the natural and supernatural worlds, concocting a clever mash-up of crime fiction...

Book Review: A vocalist’s manifesto for reforming Carnatic culture

In Reshaping Art, author and musician T.M. Krishna presents a wide-ranging critique of the Carnatic tradition while attacking its caste...

Shashi Tharoor launches two books at DAG New York gallery

New York: India’s foremost art gallery DAG hosted Shashi Tharoor in association with Indo-American Art Council (IAAC) its New York...

Book by MHA officer reveals how UPA manufactured Hindu terror narrative

CBI sat on requests for evidence against Dawood as political quarters, in Chidambaram’s time, were against providing any.   Hindu...

When did the mainstream appropriate Philip Roth?

Novelist Philip Roth, who died at the age of 85 last week, was considered a giant of American letters. But...

Krishna was India’s unsung unifier

A salient aspect of Krishna Rajya is its emphasis on the need for a strong, centralised state, but one based...

Writers who treat English as an Indian language

There was a time when Indian writers regarded the English language with suspicion or post-colonial contempt. But today, English is...

‘Georgian London was a global hub, full of new things & ideas’

Author Imogen Hermes Gowar, whose debut novel, The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, is getting rave reviews in Britain and has...

Tandoor Murder is about peerless police work

The Tandoor Murder by Maxwell Pereira Publisher: Westland Books Price: Rs 599 Pages: 290 There have been scores of books...

‘Lazy minds often confuse mythology with history’

In this interview with Latha Srinivasan, author Devdutt Pattanaik talks about the central role mythologies play in shaping societies, and...

‘I raised my voice because secularism was under threat’

Acclaimed writer taslima Nasrin speaks to Latha Srinivasan about her views on feminism, secualrism, free speech and democracy—subjects she continues...

‘A translation can only be as good as the translator’

Renowned translator N. Kalyan Raman, who has dedicated his career to making Tamil literature accessible to the Anglophone reader, speaks...

Captain Marvel

Off the field I was docile, introverted, a little withdrawn. Now I became aggressive on the field. I learned this...

Literature is not the sole preserve of the storyteller

Through most of literary history, great writers have either tended to look down upon the art of storytelling or have...

Book Review: A fresh perspective on the disorder of human life

Peace Has Come By Parismita Singh Publisher: Westland Books Pages: 280 Price: Rs 499   In one of the stories...

‘#MeToo empowers women to speak out on social media’

Kiran Manra latest book, Saving Maya, revolves around the story of a single parent. she has eight books to her credit...

‘This book is my attempt as an Indian to create awareness of waste management’

Kuda Dhan is my first book. In my 25 years long career as a journalist, the issue of cleanliness and...

‘You face resistance on a daily basis as a woman architect’

Madhavi Desai’s latest book, Women Architects and Modernism in India: Narratives and Contemporary Practices, charts the history of modern Indian...

Ashwin Sanghi: The business of writing

Your 2012 book The Krishna Key is set to be made into a movie and a web series. How exciting...

Traumas and challenges of being a single woman in India

Author and journalist Sreemoyee Piu Kundu’s fourth book, Status Single: The Truth About Being a Single Woman in India, launches...

Oommen’s book questions Indian sociologists’ professionalism

Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs – Life and Times of a Sociologist by T.K. Oommen Konark Publishers, New Delhi, India, and...

Book Review: ‘Heartfulness’ is about seeking the essence beyond form and reality behind ritual

The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation By Kamlesh D. Patel & Joshua Pollock Publisher: Westland Pages:221 Price: Rs...

‘Stockholm is a good city for a crime novel to take place in’

You started your career in writing with a book on philosophy. What got you interested in writing crime fiction? A. Educationally,...

Book Review: Breezy anecdotes from a moderately glamorous life

The Perils of Being Moderately Famous By Soha Ali Khan Published by Penguin Random House Pages: 176 pages Price: Rs...

‘If you want to tell the truth, you must start writing fiction’

Your first two books, part of the trilogy called The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency, were quite successful commercially. Tell us...

When artists reimagined the covers of famous books

When I started at Penguin 20 years ago, as part of an entirely new team, there was a real sense...

Book Review: Take your historical blinders off, and behold the real Delhi

New Delhi Love Songs By Michael Creighton Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 122 Price: Rs 299 Historical cities have a way...

Publishers from 35 countries at Delhi’s World Book Fair

The 46th edition the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), with “Environment and Climate Change” as its main theme, began this...

My favourite things: Writers on the books they loved in 2017

Anjum Hasan One of the most arresting books I read this year was Eunice de Souza’s final collection Learn from...

‘When I write, I allow the novel to do what it should do’

“A novel offers you the possibility of living. It offers you a mood with which you can move through the...

Book Review: How nudity and concealment can affect the body politic

Naked or Covered: A History of Dressing and Undressing around the World By Mineke Schipper Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 272...

Book Review: A book that looks at India’s history in the past century

Arun Bhatnagar’s recent book on India is an interesting read. Interesting in that in straddles the worlds of history and...

Book Review: Despite the dark undertones, there’s sunshine in these lines

Available Light  By C.P. Surendran Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 272 Price: Rs 499 Sometime last year, I had picked up...

‘Law must keep pace with current scenario’

A book highlighting the significance of rule of law was recently released in the national capital. The book “Yes I’m...

It’s time to reintroduce our kids to bookish adventures

At a time when publishers in India are churning volume after volume on every possible topic and genre for adults,...

Stories that leave the reader shocked, amused, fascinated

MuchchadGadh and Other Stories By Sangita P. Menon Malhan Publisher: Vitasta Pages: 244 Price: Rs 250 Each time you pick...

Tinker, tailor, doctor, spy: Our poets and their professions

While you slept and the quilt heaved with your even breathing, winter came like a bearded goatherd, armed with a...

Poetry makes nothing happen

To begin with poetry: take us through your writing process. Do you get certain impulses about the things you observe?...

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