India Literature News

Texas author, publisher releases seventh novel
DALLAS, July 20, 2017 : Like many writers, Carlos Harleaux took up poetry writing as a hobby - a creative outlet to have fun and relieve stress. Read Full Story

Big Little Book Award is back with its second edition
New Delhi July 13 : Tata Trust's Parag Initiative is back with the second edition of Big Little Book Award (BLBA), which works as a platform to honour regional language writers and this year's selected language is Bengali. Read Full Story

Indian author takes over thriller genre
New Delhi (India), July 10 : When one talks about psychological thriller novels, India has so less to offer despite Indians enjoying this genre the most. Sumit Pramanik is one such writer who is exploring the art of horror-writing and has released his first book, "The Girl Behind The Glass," which is a psychological thriller, embracing darkness and involving peculiar characters. Read Full Story

Quick reads for children during summer vacation
New Delhi , June 20 : Think of summer, and what comes to your mind? The scorching heat beating down on you? Ice creams melting all over your fingers? Read Full Story

Oxford University Press launches English-English-Assamese Dictionary
Guwahati (Assam) June 15 : Oxford University Press (OUP) has launched the compact English-English Assamese Dictionary, offering speakers of Assamese a vital tool for learning the English language. Read Full Story

Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker award
London [UK], June. 15 : David Grossman's 'A Horse Walks into a Bar', which is set around a standup comic's confessional routine in an Israeli comedy club, bagged the Man Booker International prize for the year's best fiction in translation. Read Full Story

Rijiju unveils world's first philosophical novel on God in Delhi
New Delhi , May 23 : For over the centuries, the world has produced many writers, authors and literatuate, who had penned down their thoughts and ideas of life, history, reality, surreal, and many others. However, it is rare to have a curator or an originator penning down a philosophical novel for God. Read Full Story

What is an airport look? Alia defines it well
Mumbai , May 17 : The whole 'airport look' things has been in the news for quite some time now. Read Full Story

In digital age, Shimla Book Fair brings thousands of books close to readers
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , May 14 : At the onset of summer tourist season in the northern hill state Himachal Pradesh, the nine-day long Shimla Book Fair today commenced at the historic gaiety theatre in the capital city. Read Full Story

'Romancing Your Career'- Book on work experiences in corporate world
Pune (Maharashtra) , May 12 : An interesting book, 'Romancing Your Career', authored by Shabnam Asthana, was launched at an elite gathering, held at The Sheraton Grand, on May 9. Read Full Story

Vaibhav Yadav, a young novelist in making
New Delhi , May 11 : Not all heroes are exalted, some don't even realise they are heroes and there are some who need to be applauded for their unassuming gallantry. Read Full Story

Experience tales from a modern Cambodia by M P Jospeh
New Delhi , Apr 13 : My Driver Tulong and Other Tall Tales from a Post Pol Pot Contemporary Cambodia by M P Jospeh launched his book on Thursday in the presence of Shashi Tharoor as the guest of honour, Hon. Justice Kurian Joseph and Prof. K. V. Thomas MP. Read Full Story

Washington Apples Commission and Grehlakshmi Magazine unveil cookbook in India
New Delhi, April 10: Washington Apple Commission (WAC) recently launched the Washington Apple Cook Book, in association with Grehlakshmi magazine, in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Who says women can't 'Bag It All'?
New Delhi , Apr. 9 : Nina Lekhi, an entrepreneur by profession, started her journey of success from scratch. Hence she perfectly said, 'Bag It All.' Read Full Story

New book claims FTIL founder Jignesh Shah was framed for breaking market monopoly
Kolkata, Mar 31 : The Target, a new book by an ace journalists claims to bare all-how Jignesh Shah, who innovated commodity trading exchanges for different classes of assets, was destroyed by a sinister plot devised by powerful brokers at Malabar Hills in India's financial capital, and corridors of power comprising influential politicians and bureaucrats in Lutyens' Delhi. Read Full Story

Yoga guru Sunil Singh launches book combining numerology, yoga and healing
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar.31 : Yoga Guru Suneel Singh's new book 'Ank, Rog and Yog' was launched today at Yogshala, Kavinagar, by Namo Gange Trust founder Acharya Jagdish. Read Full Story

Amish raises excitement with 'Fan Art Cover Contest' for 'Sita - Warrior of Mithila'
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Renowned author Amish Tripathi has often used unconventional ways to engage his readers and fans during the process of bringing his new book out to them. Read Full Story

Travelling in India through the eyes of a poet
Kolkata, March 29 : Adding rhythm to her travels, Madhura Banerjee penned her latest book of poems, 'A Tenant of the World', which was launched recently at the Oxford Bookstore in Kolkata Read Full Story

bookbhook.com launches India's first book summary and micro-learning platform
New Delhi , Mar 28 : As per a National Book Trust NCAER survey in 2009, there were 83 million Indians (13-35 age group) reading books for leisure in 2009. Reading in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and English primarily, 46 percent of the respondents chose "knowledge enhancement" as a reason for reading books. Read Full Story

Author Manbeena Bhullar Sandhu announces release of 'Layla in the Sky with Diamonds'
New Delhi , Mar 24 : It has been 24 hours since Layla last had cocaine. Now on a flight to New Delhi with her children, all she can focus on is how quickly she can hook up with her friend and drug baron Leonardo so he can provide her with her next fix unaware of the intergenerational damage her choices will cause. Read Full Story

Amish Tripathi's version of 'Lady Sita' epitomizes women of 21st century
New Delhi , Mar. 23 : In a successful FB Live discussion yesterday, author Amish Tripathi and Cabinet Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani discussed how today's women are warriors, fighting many emotional and intellectual battles to create their mark in every field and every sector, around the world. Read Full Story

Khwahishein is sequel to earlier publication Salwatein: poetess Shailyy
New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Shailyy- a born poetess, whose first story was published in Nandan at a tender age of 13 years, has many accolades to her credit. Read Full Story

Sahitya Akademi award winning top Assam cops represent India in London Book Fair, 2017
Guwahati, Mar 20 : Sahitya Akademi award winning Assamese top cops, who conducted several counter insurgency operation against few militant groups in Assam in past three decades, recently represented India at the London Book Fair, 2017. Read Full Story

This Hyderabad store offers age-old collection for bookworms
Hyderabad , Mar.18 : In the age where Kindle is taking over the world, a shop in Khairatabad, Unique Book Centre, is trying to boost the book-reading culture by offering age-old books. Read Full Story

Kalam: Hindi literary event set for London debut
London/ Kolkata, Mar 18 : The popular Indian literary event Kalam will make its international debut on Sunday in London, under the aegis of Kolkata-based Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with London-based Vidyapath. Read Full Story

I am a compulsive chaos seeker: Novoneel Chakraborty
A bestselling author, with seven romantic thrillers to his credit among other things, Novoneel Chakraborty in an exclusive conversation with IBNS correspondent Aninnya Sarkar, discusses his writing style, upcoming works, literary issues and the need for women empowerment. Read Full Story

Harish Bhat's second book launched at Dalal Street Lit Fest 2017
Kolkata / Mumbai, Mar 10 : 'The Curious Marketer: Expeditions in Branding and Consumer Behaviour', a new book by bestselling author Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian, Tata Sons, was launched on Friday by R. Gopalakrishnan, Former Director, Tata Sons, at the Dalal Street Lit Fest 2017, an initiative by the BSE Institute Limited. Read Full Story

Harley-Davidson India inaugurates Ladies of Harley as its 28th Chapter
New Delhi /Kolkata, Mar 7 : Harley-Davidson has been paving the way for leisure riding in the country, transcending the boundaries of gender and age. Read Full Story

Indulge in great food, array of teas at Cha Bar, Oxford Bookstore
New Delhi , Feb 25 : In your free time for book lovers nothing can be more interesting than spending time with some great food paired with an array of teas while having a favorite novel in hand. Located in the prime location of Delhi, Cha Bar located inside Oxford Bookstore has lots to offer to its customers. Read Full Story

Do you really know the women you see, asks Rimjhim Ray in debut book 7 women 7 secrets
Kolkata, Feb 23 : In her debut book, '7 women 7 secrets', author Rimjhim Ray introspects on the different roles women play, be it within the family or outside. Read Full Story

Facebook is a dismal substitute for face- to-face conversations: Madan Birla
A former MD at FedEx, Madan Birla's books have been widely appreciated by industry experts. IBNS Correspondent Sudipto Maity caught up with the writer during his recent tour in Kolkata, where he promoted his new book 'Enjoy Balance and Unleash Creativity'. Excerpts: Read Full Story

HarperCollins to release RK Mukherjee's book on Hema Malini
Mumbai, Feb 15 : HarperCollins Publishers India has acquired the world rights for Ram Kamal Mukherjee's authorized biography of Hema Malini, titled Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Indian poetry represented by Abhay K at International Poetry Festival in Granada
Granada [Nicaragua], Feb.15 : A hundred and one leading poets from sixty-one countries have gathered in the city of Granada in Nicaragua to celebrate poetry for a week from 12-18 February 2017 making it the poetry capital of the world this month. Read Full Story

Roald Dahl creations brought to life in life-size paper reconstruction to mark 100 years since writer's birth
London, Feb 8 : Life-size versions of Roald Dahl's most iconic creations have been hand-crafted from paper and cardboard as part of an exhibition celebrating 100 years since the writer's birth. Read Full Story

Poetry of Abhay K. celebrated at the India International Centre and Sahitya Akademi
New Delhi [India], Jan.28 : The Poetry Society of India in association with the India International Centre, New Delhi, organised readings from CAPITALS: A Poetry Anthology edited by poet-diplomat Abhay K on 27th January 2017 at the India International Centre. Read Full Story

Photographer Alok Sardana to launch his book
New Delhi , Jan 27 : Alok Sardana in collaboration with Bloomsbury Publishing (publisher of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potters), will be launching his new book: Perfect Picture: Get the Most out of Your Camera on sixth of April. The book is aimed to take one through a fertile field of concepts and techniques and to enable them to master their powerful camera and make compelling pictures. Read Full Story

Reaching the top is a lonely journey for women believes journalist-author Sudha Menon
Journalist turned author Sudha Menon, whose latest book, 'Devi, Diva or She-Devil', deals with the complex issues faced by women at the workplace, talks long-distance to IBNS correspondent Tanushree Sen about her journey as a journalist, a writer, a mother, a wife, a daughter and most importantly, a woman. Read Full Story

Author Sharat Kumar explores the intricacies of relationship in 'The White Marble Burzi and Other Stories'
New Delhi, Jan 25 : 'The White Marble Burzi and Other Stories' by Sharat Kumar is a book for today's young adult readers as it speaks of relationships in life through simple stories of simple people, said Dr. Nirmala Jain, an eminent Hindi writer and former head of Hindi Department, Delhi University who was the Chief Guest at the book's unveiling recently in Delhi. Read Full Story

Find your passion to succeed says Preeti Shenoy, India's top selling woman writer
Kolkata, Jan 20 : Despite her accomplishments, Preeti Shenoy, the highest selling woman writer in India, regrets not being able to study literature after her pre-college exams because she was hesitant about breaking some stereotyped ideas. Read Full Story

Tenacity is a writer's virtue says author Lavanya Shanbhogue-Arvind
Kolkata, Jan 18 : Author Lavanya Shanbhogue-Arvind, winner of 2011 Commonwealth Short Story Special Prize, said that the biggest challenge for her as a writer in the beginning was to getting back to her writing and continue from where she left off. Read Full Story

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival pays tribute to late writer Mahasweta Devi
Kolkata, January 18 : The right to dream should be a fundamental right for every citizen believed late author and social activist Mahasweta Devi. Read Full Story

Tollywood actor Koel Mallick launches new comic book series for children
Kolkata, Jan 13 : Popular Tollywood actor Koel Mallick released a new series of comic books for children on Thursday at Starmark's South City Mall outlet in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Oxford University Press to showcase print, digital, blended learning solutions at World Book Fair
New Delhi , January 10 : Oxford University Press (OUP), the world's largest university press, is participating at the New Delhi World Book Fair, that is going on from Jaunary 7 to 15, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Read Full Story

ePUB-Hub to participate in New Delhi World Book Fair-17
New Delhi , Jan 6 : ePUB-Hub, a prominent 360-degree digital publishing platform powered by Cygnet Infotech Pvt. Ltd., is set to make its presence felt Pan India. It is participating in the New Delhi World Book Fair-17, the prestigious global trading place for content, to promote regional literature and modern amenities in the world of publishing, on a larger platform. Read Full Story

World Book Fair to celebrate women writings
New Delhi , Jan. 6 : The World Book Fair being organised in the national capital will have 'Manushi' as the theme of this year, which will focus on writings on and by women. Read Full Story

Paul Beatty becomes first American to win Man Booker Prize
London , Oct. 26 : Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize. Read Full Story

Kannada edition of book 'The Challenge of Public Relations' unveiled
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct. 23 : Kannada edition of the book 'The Challenge of Public Relations' by Public Relation veteran C.K. Sardana was released here on Sunday by UVCE College of Engineering principal Dr. K.R. Venugopal. Read Full Story

BJP chief unveils FM Arun Jaitley's book 'Andhere Se Ujale Ki Aur'
New Delhi , Oct 20 : Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah unveiled a book 'Andhere Se Ujale Ki Aur' authored by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the BJP headquarters. Read Full Story

Pranab Mukherjee releases book 'Citizen and Society' written by Mohd Hamid Ansari
New Delhi, Sept 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee released the book 'Citizen and Society' written by Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari on Friday at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read Full Story

'To Each With Love: A Satiric Rendition', also has humour, acerbic wit
New Delhi , Sept.23 : Humour, acerbic wit and satire stem from a literary genre that makes you chuckle, smirk or sneer. And if this rendition comes with a vibrant play of picturesque words, it brings alive characters that lend certain unique depth to the narration. Renee Ranchan's debut collection of short stories, To Each With Love: A Satiric Rendition, is one such remarkable attempt at portraying the contemporary India - be it the feudal class, the lower or upper middle class, or for that matter the snobbish elite. Read Full Story

Children celebrate Roald Dahl's birth centenary in style at STORY
Kolkata, Sep 20 : Kolkata's leading books-and-lifestyle store, STORY, celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of famous author Roald Dahl through a unique programme on Sep 12. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Starmark in association with Puffin Books hosts 'Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Dahl'
Kolkata, September 12 : Kolkata's popular retail store Starmark, in association with Puffin Books, hosted 'Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Dahl' to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the world's famous story teller Roald Dahl, at Quest Mall, Kolkata on Saturday. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Starmark in association with Puffin Books hosts 'Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Dahl'
Kolkata, September 12 : Kolkata's popular retail store Starmark, in association with Puffin Books, hosted 'Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Rahl' to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the world's famous story teller Roald Dahl, at Quest Mall, Kolkata on Saturday. Read Full Story

How about giving your children a manga set as a festive gift?
Kolkata, Sep 9 : For those who want to give something a little different to their children for the festive season, STORY, the leading lifestyle and bookstore in Kolkata, is offering a wide range of popular mangas. Read Full Story

Impact of "American Dream" in changing global order
New Delhi , Aug.28 : Manan Dwivedi has presented in the book a comprehensive study of the American Dream, from the early days of the Mayflower Pact and the American Bill of Rights to the present day. The book presents the changes in U.S. foreign policy and the impact of the United States on world affairs. Read Full Story

Looking for souvenirs on Kolkata? Go to STORY
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Have you ever been bothered by the fact that it is very difficult to get souvenirs that celebrate Kolkata? Then worry no more as the city's leading lifestyle and bookstore, STORY, has put together an eclectic collection in their Elgin Road outlet. Read Full Story

If Mir comes, can laughter be far behind?
Kolkata, Aug 17 : While a sharp shower dampened Kolkata, laughter and warmth embraced the Elgin Road outlet of lifestyle store STORY as author Satarupa Bose Roy introduced the gathering to her Bengali book, Mir Ei Porjonto, on Tuesday. Read Full Story

It's interesting to experiment with real characters: Shirsendu Mukhopadhyay
Shirsendu Mukhopadhyay, noted Bengali author, talks about how he started writing and about his literary career on the side lines of the launch of the English translation (Eye of the Eagle) of his murder mystery novel Eagoler Chokh, now adapted for a Bengali movie that just hit the movie screens. IBNS correspondent Aninnya Sarkar speaks to the writer . Read Full Story

Launch of English translation of Shirsendu Mukhopadhyay's novel Eagoler Chokh
Kolkata, Aug 13 : Eye of the Eagle, an English translation of Eagoler Chokh, a Bengali murder mystery novel written by noted author Shirsendu Mukhopadhyay, was released on Wednesday in Kolkata at the South City outlet of lifestyle store Starmark in association with the publisher Bee Books. Read Full Story

Social worker Kalyan Banerjee launches his book 'In My Eyes The Constitution Of India'
Kolkata, Aug 4 : Kalyan Banerjee, a social worker, who is associated with numerous social organizations in the country, has perceived that certain areas of the Constitution of India require certain amendments in regard to Protection of Political Rights and Prevention of Corruption, Election of CJI (Chief justice of India) and Public Referendum. Read Full Story


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