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Where do awards come in?
Literary awards provide a much-needed self-validation, of the integrity of the creative endeavour in the author and critical appreciation in the reader. Reproduced below is GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI's speech at the Awards ceremony.
Speaking on behalf of the jury, Shashi Deshpande announced the winner of the Award. Here's what she has to say...
Celebrating the legacy of literature
The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 ceremony was a heady mix of intelligent conversation, magical music and an appreciation of the best that Indian literature has to offer today… SWATI DAFTUAR and NILEENA M.S.
An antidote to amnesia
Why write another book on Nehru? The reasons were as much personal as political, says Chief Guest Nayantara Sahgal, during the course of an interaction with N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu, at the literary evening in which the winner of the The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 was announced. SUBASH JEYAN listens in...
IN FIRST PERSON
The night I was arrested
In the context of Mumbai University's withdrawal of Rohington Mistry's book Such A Long Journey from its syllabus, well-known author MRIDULA GARG recalls the travails that followed the publication of her novel, Chittacobra.
Poet of the people
O.N.V Kurup, one of Kerala's best loved poets, has been recognised with the country's highest literary award for 2007.
Journeys of the heart
On being awarded the country's highest literary award for the year 2008, Akhlaq Khan Shahryar speaks to RAKHSHANDA JALIL about poetry and politics.
The guest from the future
An account of Isaiah Berlin's dramatic meeting with Russian poet, Anna Akhmatova, which she identified as the cause of the Cold War.
For the love of Tulip
An account of a relationship with a dog — first published in 1956 and now an animated film — that still remains fresh, contemporary and edgy.
Fingerprinting the dawn sky
It takes some reading to understand Saleem Peeradina's craft, says KEKI DARUWALA
‘I love interacting with people'
Children's literature or the culture of Assam, Mitra Phukan's stories are special...
Margaret Bourke-White's photos of India show a nation in transition.
Every page or section of Suraksha Giri's book gives rich dividends in terms of self-awareness ... PADMINI DEVARAJAN
A rare empathy
Refuge shines a gentle light on the lives and travails of people living through a war-torn moment in history. Shreekumar Varma
Stories in light and shade
The writing and images complement each other perfectly.
A path-breaking literary biography on E.M. Forster that is a joy to read and re-read.
A colourful polyphony of gay lives lived, loved and lost...
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