New Delhi, Oct 9 : The first list of dignitaries who are slated to attend the ninth edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival promises to wow the audience. Some of the legends to attend are poet, novelist and literary critic Margaret Atwood and lord of the lens' Steve McCurry.
Mumbai, Oct 9 : The sixth edition of the 'Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest' will be held in the city from October 29 - November 1, with 120 celebrated authors and thinkers from over 14 countries participating.
New Delhi, Oct 9 : Sail with '3' to explore the founding legend of the Lion City, Singapore. Also, with the wedding season round the corner is a read on the big Indian weddings and another tale on how love begins with hatred. Read on what IANS Books this Weekend has to offer!
Stockholm, Oct 8 : Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich was on Thursday named the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature.
New Delhi, Oct 8 : Title - Escape from Baghdad-A Novel; Author - Saad Z. Hossain; Publisher - Aleph Book Company; Pages - 281; Price - Rs.399
Kolkata, Oct 6 : Oxford Bookstores on Tuesday announced Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob (ABSU), India's first Bengali Literary Festival to be held in Kolkata at its bookstore on Park Street.
Oct 6: Title- Atoms Under The Floorboards; Author- Chris Woodford; Publisher- Bloomsbury; Pages- 336; Price- Rs.399
Oct 6: Title- The Year of the Runaways; Author- Sunjeev Sahota; Publisher- Picador India; Pages- 480; Price- Rs.599
Mumbai / Kolkata, Oct 5 : Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest returns in full vigour to mark the city's cultural calendar from Oct 29 to Nov 1.
London, Oct 5 : Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, whose series featuring the dour Inspector Kurt Wallander were among the first in what is now famous as the Scandinavian crime fiction or Nordic Noir, has died. He was 67.
Oct 5: Book Review on Babur, Conqueror of Hindustan written by Royina Grewal
Title - Babur-Conqueror of Hindustan; Author - Royina Grewal; Publisher - Rupa Publications India; Pages - 432; Price - Rs.395.
New Delhi, Oct 4 : In this universe, England is now a republic and the United Kingdom doesn't exist (next door is the Socialist Republic of Wales), the Crimean War raged until 1985, time travel, cloning and genetic engineering exist (dodos are common household pets and Neanderthals resurrected) but not personal computers or jet aircraft, cheese is exorbitantly costly, a shadowy corporation exerts great influence, and literature, especially classical, is revered - and has an entire police department devoted to its service.
New Delhi, Oct 3 : Through shocking and revelatory confessions of an Indian Army officer on extrajudicial killings and state-sanctioned murders by the armed forces, journalist Kishalay Bhattacharjee's latest book depicts how Indian state is built on violence and questions how a democracy can sustain acts which violate human rights for decades together.
New Delhi, Oct 2 : Almost five decades after the sexual revolution, the abiding ideas doing the rounds is that there is an abundance of sexual freedom, at least in many parts of the world.
New Delhi, Oct 2 : At a time when several stereotypes associated with sex and pornography are being broken and the millennial generation (those born after 1980) is willing to exercise their sexual freedom more than ever, celebrity millennial author Rachel Hills believes that sexual freedom means getting rid of the idea that some ways of being sexual are more moral or enlightened than others.
Sydney, Oct 1 : Australian author Michael Robotham has been crowned the year's best crime writer after he received the prestigious UK Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger award on Thursday,
New Delhi, Sep 28 : Book - The Baby Elephant Diet; Author - Ravi Mantha; Publisher - Rupa; Pages - 188; Price - Rs.195
New Delhi, Sep 27 : With intermittent spells of military rule while civilian governments, when in place, ranged from authoritarian and/or inept, Pakistan's polity has not been very kind towards its people through most of the country's history. But a resilient spirit of opposition always persisted despite all attempts at repression - and a few intrepid Urdu/Punjabi poets were right in the vanguard.
New Delhi, Sep 27 : Psychoanalyst-turned-writer Sudhir Kakar's latest book, 'The Devil Take Love', is a heady mix of sexuality, ancient India and poetry.
New Delhi, Sep 26 : It was Delhi's speed date with European literature as nine authors came together on Friday night to share their work and views with literary enthusiasts in the capital. The event, 'Long Night of Literatures' was organised by Goethe Institut and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council. The event was held at Instituto Cervantes.
New Delhi, Sep 26 : Title - Brain Maker; Author - Dr David Perlmutter; Publisher - Hachette India; Pages - 320; Price - Rs.399
New Delhi, Sep 26 : Title - The Devil is a Black Dog; Author - Sandor Jaszberenyi; Publisher - Speaking Tiger; Pages - 207; Price - Rs.299
New Delhi, Sep 23 : Title - The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee-the Filmmaker Everyone Loves; Author - Jai Arjun Sigh; Publisher - Penguin Viking; Pages - 332; Price - Rs.599
New Delhi, Sep 22 : For Michael Connelly, the author of bestselling crime fiction "Harry Bosch" novels for the past 25 years, the love to pen the genre was why he chose to first be a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times before he became a successful novelist.
New Delhi, Sep 22 : Title - By Thumb, Hoof and Wheel-Travels in the Global South; Author - Prabhu Ghate; Publisher - Bloomsbury; Pages - 156; Price - Rs.299
New Delhi, Sep 20 : A preview of the Kumaon Literary Festival, to be held from October 23-27, was held in the national capital.
Washington, Sep 20 : Best-selling author Jackie Collins, whose 32 hugely popular but often controversial steamy novels chronicled the fast and extravagant life of the Hollywood glamorous set and of Mafia families, died on Saturday, reports said. She was 77.
New Delhi, Sep 20 : Title - Ruled or Misruled; Author - Santosh Singh; Publisher - Bloomsbury; Pages - 340; Price - Rs.499
New Delhi, Sep 20 : Negotiating with unsavoury warlords with bloody hands, foiling unconscionable machinations of big business bosses who have no qualms at countenancing genocides, preventing assassinations at a peace conference and other personally hazardous and morally distasteful tasks come naturally to this feisty international troubleshooter. What is difficult is protecting her job in her organization primarily responsible for global security but more of a nest of intrigue, jealousy and vested interests, and tarnished by its failures to avert massacres in Africa and Europe in the 1990s.
New Delhi, Sep 19 : Title - 1965-Stories From The Second Indo-Pak War; Author - Rachna Bisht Rawat; Publisher - Penguin Books India; Pages - 189; Price - Rs.299
New Delhi, Sep 18 : To suit the present times, mythology has its own interpretations by present generation writers. Read this unknown side of Shakuntala, a little different from what the Mahabharata had to say. Also to read are tales on the Allahabad of yore and of underage CEOs who are raising their ideas into careers. Here's what we have for you on IANS bookshelf for this weekend. Read on!
New Delhi, Sep 17 : The Jaipur Literature Festival will open its account in the US with its first overseas edition beginning on on Saturday in Boulder, Colorado.
London, Sep 15 : Indian-origin author Sunjeev Sahota is among the half a dozen authors short-listed for the prestigious 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Lucknow, Sep 14 : Eminent writer Kashi Nath Singh was on Monday awarded the Bharat Bharti award, the highest literary award given by the Uttar Pradesh government.
New Delhi, Sep 14 : Title - Cobra in the Bath-Adventures in Less Travelled Lands; Author - Miles Morland; Publisher - Bloomsbury; Pages - 384; Price - Rs.499
New Delhi, Sep 13 : It is not even two centuries old but this city, nestled in the embrace of two tributaries of the Nile and a crossroads between Arab and Black Africa, became more notorious as an arena for a clash of civilisations and the British Empire's most devastating loss of face - an episode extensively recounted by several protagonists, inspiring authors from Rudyard Kipling to Wilbur Smith, drawing in Winston Churchill and Flashman and rendered on celluloid by Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier.
Bhopal, Sep 11 : Madina, a woman from Tajikistan, was the cynosure of all eyes for her fluency in Hindi language at the ongoing 10th world Hindi summit here, as her every word gave the impression that she was a native Hindi speaker.
New Delhi, Sep 11 : Embark on a journey to beat the eating habits associated with modern lifestyles and debunk the myths and misconceptions on food. Also to read is the legacy of the Great War and a heartwarming tale on how a pet dog can influence a man's life. Here's what the IANS bookshelf has to offer this weekend. Happy reading!
New Delhi, Sep 9 : Title - Adventures in Stationery-Stories From Your Pencil Case; Author - James Ward; Publisher - Profile Books/Hatchette India; Pages - 228 ; Price - Rs.499
Madrid, Sep 8 : Egyptian writer Nawal Al-Saadawi on Tuesday said the oppression of women was a "universal issue that has nothing to do with a certain religion or nationality", but related to the existing "patriarchal, economic and religious system" of the world.
New Delhi, Sep 8 : Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday launched the electronic version of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG), which document the leader's life from 1884 till his demise on January 30, 1948.
New Delhi, Sep 7 : Title - All Aboard; Author - Kiran Manral; Publisher - Penguin India ; Pages - 224 ; Price - Rs.250
New Delhi, Sep 6 : Stock characters, based on a nearly universally understood stereotypical personalities, actions or manner of speech, can suddenly emerge in the most unlikely of places and being too well known for any original use, find their merit in satire. Like this Mrs. Malaprop incarnated in modern-day Lahore, whose exploits and sentiments are a skewering indictment of her class not only in her country, but are as easily transferable to a similar segment in its eastern neighbour, or with some changes, across the globe.
Kolkata, Sept 4 : Kolkata's leading bookstore chain Starmark, in association with Puffin Books, on Friday hosted the launch of 'The Mystery of Munroe Island and Other Stories'.
New Delhi, Sep 4 : Read the tale of Inspector Ashwin Chopra who on the day he retires, discovers that he has inherited some rather unexpected mysteries - the case of a drowned boy and a baby elephant. Also to read this week is a tale from an ambitious female editor of a news magazine - about what it means for a woman to make one's own life. Here's this weekend's dose of IANS books. Read on!
New Delhi, Sep 2 : In good news for book lovers, Amazon announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited in India on Wednesday. The offer allows customers to access books from over one million Kindle books for Rs.199 per month.
New Delhi, Aug 30 : Chetan Bhagat has played the role of a dancer, banker, script writer and motivational speaker, but donning the hat of a politician isn't on his wish list. With eight books and five films in his kitty since he burst into the literary scene in 2004, he now believes that he has a pill to solve India's woes with his "Making India Awesome" latest work.
New Delhi, Aug 30: Homer tells us that Odysseus, on returning home, wreaked havoc on the suitors and their servitors who had occupied his home in his absence and the only one he spared was a poet - for being divinely inspired. From bards to balladeers to lyricists, poets have always been respected for crafting the most enduring and popular record of the human condition. And they offer some of the best - subtle but impactful - observations on society and politics - like this towering Urdu poet from Deoband.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : The 21st edition of the Delhi Book Fair started on Saturday with Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh inaugurating the week-long fair at Pragati Maidan here.
New Delhi, Aug 28 : The 21st edition of the Delhi Book Fair will be launched on August 29 with skill development as the theme of the event.
New Delhi, Aug 28 : With the pollutants in the atmosphere rising each day, so are the ways these can hide their way through our everyday lives. Read an expose on the Environmental Protection Agency of the US, and how it can also contribute to pollution due to the chemicals it approves or sometimes ignores. Or, do you fancy a thriller on the death of a mother and her daughter and a psychologist's journey to unlock the mystery? There's this and more on the IANS bookshelf this weekend. Read on!
New Delhi, Aug 25 : Title - The Lady from Zagreb; Author - Philip Kerr; Publisher - Quercus; Pages - 452 ; Price - Rs.699
New Delhi, Aug 21 : Historic revisiting seems to be the flavour of the season. Embark on a trip to the early 20th century Paris, the war times and the sense of idealism among the young men of that time.
New Delhi, Aug 14: Have you always wanted a first hand account of Indian culture, traditions and the beautiful landscape - as witnessed by an American? There also have expert advice on leveraging the myriad aspects that influence communication, to grow and be successful. Another expert, on parenting, emphasizes on love as an integral part of raising kids. The work on the IANS bookshelf this weekend is about a young man, connecting with his father after a tormenting childhood. Read on.
Jakarta, Aug 11 : Indonesian and Indian writers have come together in a book, a compendium that celebrates the common heritage of the two countries. The book discusses a host of issues and gives Indonesian and Indian perspective on similar issues.
New Delhi, Aug 9 : Some of the Second World War's fiercest battles involved bridges and inspired some riveting accounts - capture of key bridges (Cornelius Ryan's "The Longest Day"; Stephen Ambrose's "Pegasus Bridge"), the desperate attempt to capture the Rhine bridges at Arnhem (Ryan's "A Bridge Too Far"), capture of the intact Ludendorff Bridge (Ken Hechler's "The Bridge At Remagen"). But the most famous - as far as popular memory is concerned - was the one built by Allied prisoners of war over the river Kwai, but is what we know from the novel and film a fact?
Kolkata, Aug 7 : Rupa Publications India recently launched 'Faith and True Love: Journey to Inner Peace' by writer Sangeeta Maheshwari at St. St. Xavier's College in Kolkata.
New Delhi, Aug 7 : Everyone has life-changing stories to tell. Indulge yourself in soul-stirring short stories that left a mark on some people for ever. There's also an extraordinary tale of a boy who thought life has lost all meaning. Would a connect with a girl he meets in a graveyard make him feel special again? Love and memories haunt a mother after a tragic incident. The IANS Bookshelf has much to offer this weekend. Read on.
Kolkata, Aug 5 : Story, a lifestyle destination in Kolkata hosted an interactive session with author Amish Tripathi on Saturday at its flagship store.
Kolkata, Aug 5 : S Hariharan unveiled his debut book 'Runaway Children' in the flagship store of Story, a lifestyle destination in Kolkata.