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Gandhian Mahalingam and his library

One has to turn the yellowing pages gingerly. The Tamil style is terse, which is not surprising, because the book was published in 1878. A first …

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Book Review: Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey

<i>In</i> <b>Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India</b><i>, authors</i> <b>Assa Doron</b> <i>and</i> <b>Robin Jeffrey</b> <i>offer a compendious account of waste in India, exploring its</i> …

India

7 books that make the best travel companions

From as far back as I can remember, packing for any kind of travel also included adding a rather cumbersome pile of books to my luggage (often more …

Entertainment (India)

Backpacking North East India - Now on Amazon!

<i>Backpacking North East India: A Curious Journey</i> – now on Amazon and other fabulous stores. The book follows the footsteps of two backpackers, as they …

Backpacking

Priyanka Chopra's memoir 'Unfinished' to come out in 2019, promises to be as honest and bold as the actor herself!

Actor Priyanka Chopra will come out with her memoir next year in which she will write about things which she has never spoken before."Unfinished" is …

Penguin Random House

Perumal Murugan’s new novel is ready

Overcoming the setbacks, controversies and threats over the past three years over his novel <i>Madhorubhagan</i> (One Part Woman), poet and author Perumal …

Writing

Arundhati Roy: ‘The point of the writer is to be unpopular’

Arundhati Roy does not believe in rushing things. With her novels, she prefers to wait for her characters to introduce themselves to her, and slowly develop a trust and a friendship with them. Sometimes, however, external events force her hand. One of these was the election of the divisive Hindu …

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'Who Owns that Song?': How a Tamil poet's works became the first to be nationalised

<b>A.R. Venkatachalapathy book is a racy read that narrates the legal drama behind bringing Subramania Bharati’s works to the public.</b><p>Many Indians still …

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Special cell sought for Dalit literature in Sahitya Akademi

The Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi (BDSA) has urged the Centre to take steps to recognise Dalit literature and establish a special cell for the …

India News

Sky of simplicity

Mannu Bhandari is a fiction writer whose writings captivate you because of their transparent simplicity, not because of their dazzling brilliance. In …

India News

Penguin Random House to publish AR Rahman’s biography

Chennai writer Krishna Trilok pens ‘Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of AR Rahman’

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Your reading list for the week

<i>The Brahmin</i> by Ravi Shankar Etteth<p><i>The Brahmin</i> is a historical thriller set in the time of Ashoka — when we encounter him here he’s not quite Great as …

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Fahrenheit 451 movie review: Michael B Jordan shines in a hurried narrative

The 1-hour-and-30-minute long Fahrenheit 451's narrative finds it difficult to hold a candle to Ray Bradbury's book, but it does have its moments, …

Entertainment (India)

16 women reclaim their position in the world, one graphic story at a time

<b>The Elephant in the Room may just be one of the most beautiful reads to order right now. An assembly of graphic stories in which women draw their</b> …

Women's News (India)

First Tulu novel ‘Sati Kamale’ translated into English

The first Tulu novel <i>Sati Kamale</i> written about a century ago by S.U. Paniyady has now been translated into English by two former professors of …

Literature

Dalit Literature That Reflects a Grotesque Reality Surviving in India

The recent assertion of Dalit identity in the Indian public sphere is not only the product of a political process but also the result of a silent …

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Pakistan bans social studies books for showing Kashmir as part of India

Pakistan has banned social studies books in private schools in Punjab province for showing Kashmir as a part of India in the map of Pakistan printed …

India News

Cake: Maira Kalman’s new book is a memoir and a cookbook

I was introduced to Maira Kalman’s work on a dreary winter’s day in 2013, while browsing at New York’s Strand Bookstore. A whimsical cover …

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Amish Tripathi's book on Raja Suheldev to release on July 16

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Author Amish Tripathi has penned a book on Raja Suheldev, a semi-legendary Indian king from Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh. It will …

India News

First-ever audio-visual archive on Tagore's poems to be launched

Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) In a unique attempt to present the immortal poems of Nobel laureate Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore to people, the first-ever …

Literature

Four-Year-Old Boy From Assam Named 'Youngest Author Of India'

Ayan Gogoi Gohain, 4, says he writes about everyday things that catch his fancy. "I see what is happening around and write about it. It could be …

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Modi’s Full Court Press in India

The rule of law in India has been imperiled ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in 2014. Some threats, such as vigilantism by …

India

‘Lock The Box’ presents Hyderabad with a bountiful buffet of books

Books-by-weight sales are commonplace in Hyderabad, but Guragon-based BookChor.com will be bringing something new to the table that will surely …

India News

Quality over Quantity: How a 'man of books' is changing publishing's 80-20 rule

By Saket Suman<p>New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Ever wondered why so many books that seem of little value and are never sold or reviewed get published in the …

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Welcome to Chennai’s garage-turned-second-hand bookshop with ‘rare’ collection

Chennai, June 2: If you are a book lover you would understand why 82-year-old Chennai resident SA Govindaraju decided to turn his garage into a …

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About leaving your city behind and interesting tales in Gurgaon

<b>Book:</b> How I Became a Farmer’s Wife<p><b>Author:</b> Yashodhara Lal<p><b>Publisher:</b> Harper Collins<p><b>Price:</b> Rs 250<p><b>Pages:</b> 328<p>Who hasn’t dreamt of giving up city life for …

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Five books to look forward to in June 2018

By Saket Suman<p>New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The month gone by was one of many lessons for keen observers of contemporary Indian publishing. Over-hyped …

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Renowned Tamil author ML Thangappa passes away

DeathThe writer had won the Sahitya Akademi Prize in 2012 for his translation of Tamil Sangam poetry.TNM StaffPenguin IndiaRenowned Tamil writer and …

Literature

Writing books for children isn’t easy, says author Mohan Pathipaka

Sircilla-born Pathipaka Mohan is this year’s recipient of the Vedagiri Rambabu award, an annual token instated in honour of the littérateur whose …

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Salman Rushdie tells of Hollywood's phoniness and Trump's best box

'How strange is that? Donald Trump knows the words to Woodstock' Salman Rushdie<p>The world of literature has its own level of phoniness, Salman Rushdie has admitted, but it is nothing compared with the wild insincerity levels of film and television. “Believe nothing,” he said.<p>In an entertaining …

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