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THE HINDU LITERARY PRIZE
Written in exquisite Persian verse, the Zafarnama or ‘Epistle of Victory' was a defiant message composed by Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru, and addressed to the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. This translation brings to life the Guru's ...
No Alphabet in Sight
Exclusive excerpts from the recently released No Alphabet in Sight, edited by Susie Tharu and K. Satyanarayana, that brings together contemporary dalit voices …
THE SECOND ARROW
Phantom power of language
Mini Krishnan writes about something rarely discussed — the radiance of translation.
‘I never felt an alien with the tribes'
Jamil Ahmad took his wife's advice and produced his debut book — The Wandering Falcon — which had hibernated in its raw form for over three decades. RAKHSHANDA JALIL in an exclusive conversation with the author.
‘Under a pillar of rain, thinking goodbye'
Remembering and celebrating Kamala Das not only as a friend but as a poet who drew courage and strength from the writing of poetry.
Celebrating writers from Asia
The Scholastic Asian Book Award is presented annually to recognise Asians and writers of Asian origin who are taking the experiences of life, spirit and thinking in different parts of Asia to the rest of the continent and to the world at ...
Know the characters
The writer's role as a keen observer of human life is indispensable to have a contrasting cast of characters.
Immortality in a test-tube
Here's a courageous book that tells a strange story based on a potent mix of scientific discoveries, deadly disease, racial discrimination, medical ethics, love and devotion.
Back on top
In Day Scholar, Siddharth Chowdhury writes once again with honesty and precision about young people.
Cultures in transformation
Narayan, Kerala's first tribal novelist, avoids romanticising his milieu. Kocharethi is about the hidden poetry of marginal lives…
Morrison's eye for detail makes the well-researched book on De Quincey worth the read.
The selection of these stories is a brave experiment that succeeds beautifully.
Unpredictable yet compelling
A flawless work that eludes even the most minor of criticism either in its form, structure or story telling
But why, Mr. Sanghi?
Historical fiction can be great in the right hands. Too bad this one fails on all counts.
Bogged down by history
The backdrop is impeccable, the storyline has its heart in the right place but the book is let down by its protagonist.
The book is the poet's intuitive understanding of what to do with emotions, says K. Srilata.
A rare gem
An appealing evocative book of poems for children in Tamil has other fascinating stories behind it…
Another Kashmir story
An insider's portrayal of the violent crosscurrents blowing through the valley.
Beyond networking opportunities, literary festivals offer a platform for writers to meet other writers and readers... reasons why they are gaining in popularity, says ANUPAMA RAJU.
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