New Delhi, Nov 25 : The much-awaited Bookaroo children's literature festival is back in the city with an exciting repertoire. In its eighth edition, the festival will have a special focus on regional children's literature from this year. The festival, scheduled to begin November 28, will have 101 sessions over two days with 60 speakers from 10 countries.
Kolkata, Nov 24 : The Publishers and Booksellers Guild announced Plurinational State of Bolivia as the Focal Theme Country for upcoming 40th International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF), which will be held from Jan 27 to Feb 7 , on Tuesday through an event in Kolkata.
New Delhi, Nov 22 : From Snow White to Tarzan, Robin Hood to Alice, Lord Rama to the Pandavas, Ali Baba to Winnie the Pooh, Dorothy (of Oz) to Harry Potter, from works of Shakespeare to Henry David Thoreau, Rudyard Kipling to Bill Bryson and Enid Blyton to Cheryl Strayed, there is one common thread, wholly or partly, to some of our most remembered and favourite literature - forests as a setting for key action.
New Delhi, Nov 19 : After capturing the ups and downs of late Princess Diana's life in her biography "The Diana Chronicles", globally acclaimed journalist and author Tina Brown says if given a chance, she would like to trace the life of Indira Gandhi, the first woman Prime Minister of India.
New Delhi, Nov 15 : Debates on man's purpose in life have been as old as his existence and, at some phase, call in question the role of the world - is it friendly, hostile or supremely indifferent? Taking the last position was a school of thought, predominantly European, where the individual's start is marked by "the existential attitude", or a sense of disorientation and confusion in the face of an apparently meaningless, absurd world. But do the angst-ridden quartet of writers and philosophers - Kierkegaard (Dane), Dostoyevsky (Russian), Nietzsche (German) and Sartre (French) - who are acknowledged as Existentialism's pioneers deserve all the credit or should we look closer to home?
New Delhi, Nov 8 : Can a story about soldiers in peacetime be of any interest for an ordinary reader? What attraction could a fairly predictable routine of a regimented life, with repetitive tasks and drills under stern discipline, have for civillians? But remember "Humour in Uniform" in "Reader's Digest"?
Kolkata, Nov 6 : The British Council today hosted The GREAT Talk in Kolkata with author and writer Jon Turney delivering a thought-provoking lecture entitled, ''Futurama - Does past cloud our thinking about futures to come?' at Birla Industrial and Technological Museum.
New Delhi, Nov 6 : This festive season, for the weekend's read is an inspiring tale on how to manage wealth to achieve financial prosperity. Also this week, stories on karma and a fresh and compelling perspective of birds in Delhi - their skills in building nests, training their young and the daily effort of living in a city. Take a look at the IANS books this weekend.
New Delhi, Nov 6 : The 'award wapsi' has now gone beyond the Sahitya Akademi, its president, Viswanath Prasad Tiwari, said on Friday.
New Delhi, Nov 5 : Title - Rebooting India;Realising a billion aspirations; Authors - Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah; Publisher - Penguin Books/Allen Lane; Pages - 337; Price - Rs.799
New Delhi, Nov 5 : Author Arundhati Roy and 23 other national award winning writers and filmmakers, including Saeed Mirza and Kundan Shah, on Thursday said they are returning their awards as a "symbolic gesture" to draw the country's attention to their fears in the "current atmosphere".
New Delhi, Nov 3 : Title - The Turn of the Tortoise;The Challenge and Promise of India's Future; Author - T.N. Ninan; Publisher - Penguin Books/Allen Lane; Pages - 368; Price - Rs.699
Kolkata, Oct 31 : Kolkata's leading bookstore chain Starmark, in association with Phreedom 4 Ever, celebrated Bengali writer Sukumar Ray's 128th birth anniversary at its South City Mall outlet here with a presentation of selected poems from his work Aabol Taabol.
New Delhi, Nov 1 : It is a rare feat to pen a chronicle of a historical event which is not only the first introduction for succeeding generations but also the most vivid and enduring. And an Irish-born journalist did it thrice - aided by two of these works becoming well-known films. In the process, he also became a pioneer of "popular history" or one meant for the general reader and complementing the big picture with personal experiences across the board from all sides and a rich amount of detail, instead of analysis.
Kolkata, Oct 31 : Lifestyle store Starmark, in association with Phreedom 4 Ever, observed the 128th birth anniversary of writer Sukumar Ray on Friday.
New Delhi, Oct 31 : Title - Murder in Bollywood; Author - Shadab Amjad Khan; Publisher - Penguin India; Pages - 256; Price - Rs.250
Mumbai, Oct 28 : An open recruitment workshop for aspiring writers will be organised at the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival's Mela here at Mehboob Studio.
Kolkata, Oct 27 : To celebrate and promote the expressive art of poetry, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, one of the greatest literary gatherings in the world, has announced the first edition of the Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award for poetry.
New Delhi, Oct 26 : Indian society has done great injustice to itself by ignoring the economic thoughts of national icon B.R. Ambedkar, a new book says.
New Delhi, Oct 26 : Title - The Sepoy; Author - Edmund Candler; Publisher - Life Span Publishers and Distributors; Pages - 139; Price - Rs.450
New Delhi, Oct 25 : He was a poet both for, and ahead of, his times, pioneering not only the development of a language and form of poetry but also fashioning a modern ethos - one recognising the diversity of his land and its people, of principles of faith transcending outward appearances and rituals, and of the centrality of the individual in existence. And then he had a refined aesthetic sensibility in depicting various facets of the human condition - especially love and beauty - and mysteries of existence, no less than Shakespeare and Omar Khayyam.
New Delhi, Oct 24 : Poetry lovers in the city have an opportunity to rejoice as the 'Sharad Kavyoutsav' festival, Kavya Kaumoudi brings an exciting line-up of poets to the happening Connaught Place's Central Park this Sunday.
Dhanachuli (Uttarakhand), Oct 24 : A day after Sahitya Akademi condemned the killing of rationalist M.M. Kalburgi and assured some action would be taken, many writers said that they are glad the institution had broken its long silence on the issue.
New Delhi, Oct 23 : Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters and a central institution for literary dialogue, publication and promotion in the country, has finally condemned the killing of Kannada writer MM Kalburgi, after a storm of protest and returning of awards by the recipients protesting rising intolerance in the society.
Kolkata, Oct 23 : Bengali poet Mandakranta Sen, who recently gave up her Sahitya Akademi award, on Friday refused to take it back, saying though the Akademi has condemned the killings of writers, the atmosphere of intolerance in the country hasn't changed.
New Delhi, Oct 21 : For everyone who loves literature, the highly acclaimed ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has announced its popular 'Annual Writing Competition', which allows winners to blog officially for the festival.
New Delhi, Oct 21 : The idyllic locales of Dhanachuli and Nainital in Uttarakhand's Kumaon region will play host to around 120 stars from the field of literature, media, education, art, cinema and music from October 23 to 27 as part of the inaugural Kumaon Literary Festival.
New Delhi, Oct 19 : The highly acclaimed ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, has opened entries for the Ojas Art Award, 2016 that aims to recognize the best artists working in tribal and traditional art.
Guwahati, Oct 18 : : Two books related to the Assamese society wrote by journalist and Executive Editor of Assamese news daily Dainik Janambhumi Utpal Baruah was unveiled in Guwahati on Sunday.
New Delhi, Oct 19 : Title - Good Morning, Mr Mandela; Author - Zelda la Grange; Publisher - Penguin Random House UK; Pages - 373; Price - Rs.599
New Delhi, Oct 18 : They can plan and commit the most perfect crimes and, on the other hand, solve the trickiest conundrum or unravel the most twisted conspiracies - on paper! But can mystery writers exhibit their skill they imbue their detectives with in real life too?
New Delhi, Oct 17 : After being flummoxed for a few days by the decision of several Sahitya Akademi award winners to return their medals, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally been able to gather its wits together to respond.
New Delhi, Oct 16 : Author Anuja Chandramouli, whose latest mythological-cum feminist book "Shakti" has just been released, says that life "is not a cakewalk" for either of the sexes and it is "childish to assume otherwise".
New Delhi, Oct 16 : Title - The Outsider-My Life in Intrigue; Author - Frederick Forsyth; Publisher - Corgi/Penguin Random House; Pages - 368; Price - Rs.399
New York, Oct 14 : Writer Marlon James has received the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his work A Brief History of Seven Killings .
London, Oct 14 : Jamaican author Marlon James has won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his book 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'.
New York, Oct 13 : Disappointing readers of popular Playboy magazine, it is likely to stop publishing images naked women as part of its redesign, media reports said.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Title - Shakti-The Feminine Divine; Author - Anuja Chandramouli; Publisher - Rupa Publishers India; Pages - 289; Price - Rs.299
Panaji, Oct 12 : Spurred by top Indian writers who have returned the Sahitya Akademi award following the murder of fellow recipient M.M. Kalburgi, over 30 Goan writers, all of them winners of the award, will meet on Wednesday to decide on the issue of collectively returning the trophy and the prize money.
New Delhi, Oct 11 : It now figures in fiction for all the wrong reasons now - controversies, conspiracies, crimes and even worse, distracting amorous dalliances, but cricket, in the days when it was still a gentleman's game and not a money-spinning, over-analysed entertainment spectacle, had an honoured place in English literature, with some great authors and avid players writing about it - some tickling the funny bone mercilessly while at it.
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.