India Literature News

Man and Dreams in the Dhauladhar: Where traditional India meets the contemporary
Kolkata, Jun 29 : A defence person's sense of precision and an engineer's eye for detail are two of the key elements that mark Kochery C Shibu's book first book, Man and Dreams in the Dhauladhar, was the recurring theme of the conversation that preceded the Kolkata launch of the book at Starmark (Quest Mall). Read Full Story

Chetan Bhagat's new novel set to release this Diwali
New Delhi, June 28 : Other than being on the sets of upcoming movie 'Half Girlfriend,' Chetan Bhagat is busy wrapping up his next novel that is slated for a Diwali release. Read Full Story

PM releases book titled The Birds of Banni Grassland
New Delhi, Jun 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book titled "The Birds of Banni Grassland" in New Delhi, on Tuesday. The book was presented to the Prime Minister by the scientists of Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE). Read Full Story

Supreme Court Lawyer Aman Hingorani pens 'Unraveling The Kashmir Knot'
Kolkata, June 22 : Dr Aman M. Hingorani, Lawyer and Mediator, Supreme Court Of India and The High Court Of Delhi on Wednesday launched his maiden book 'Unraveling The Kashmir Knot' in Kolkata. Read Full Story

The Sialkot Saga is set between 1947 and 2010: Ashwin Sanghi
In Kolkata for a book signing session, IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity catches up with Ashwin Sanghi, the best selling author of three novels. The duo discusses his latest book, The Sialkot Saga, the characters from the book, Ashwin's love for anagrams and how he dealt with rejection. Excerpts from the interview: Read Full Story

Starmark to host the launch of Ambi Parameswaran's book
Kolkata, June 17 : Starmark, in association with Pan Macmillan India, will host the launch of advertising professional Ambi Parameswaran's book Nawabs, Nudes, Noodles: India Through 50 Years of Advertising at its South City Mall store on June 23. Read Full Story

Novelised version of children's movie Dhanak launched at STORY
Kolkata, Jun 13 : Director and screenwriter Nagesh Kukunoor launched the novelised version of Dhanak in Kolkata on Monday at the STORY bookstore and lifestyle store. Read Full Story

Young author Alexshendra Venus Bakshi urges readers to write in Hindi
New Delhi, June 10 : In a time when most budding authors in India are busy making a name for themselves writing in English, Alexshendra Venus Bakshi is charting a less travelled path. The young author is not only only penning down pieces in Hindi, but is also urging her readers to do so. Read Full Story

Tata Trusts' Parag Initiative and the Mumbai Litfest announce 'Big Little Book Award'
Mumbai /Kolkata, June 6 : The Parag initiative of Tata Trusts today announced the 'Big Little Book Award' and invited nominations, in collaboration with the Mumbai Lit Fest. Read Full Story

Virat Kohli launches India's first cafe inspired cook book 'Comfort Food'
New Delhi, June.1 : Om Books International and Cafe Delhi Heights launched India's first cafe inspired cook book 'Comfort Food' by Micheal Swamy and Mughdha Savkar. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Starmark to host the launch of Ashwin Sanghi's The Sialkot Saga
Kolkata, May 30 : Popular lifestyle store Starmark, in association with Westland Books, will host the launch of bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi's latest book The Sialkot Saga, at its South City Mall store on June 3 at 6.30 pm. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Starmark to host the launch of Ashwin Sanghi's The Sialkot Saga
Kolkata, May 30 : Popular lifestyle store Starmark, in association with Westland Books, will host the launch of bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi's latest book The Sialkot Saga, at its South City Mall store on June 3 at 6.30 pm. Read Full Story

Author Sudeep Nagarkar swipes right into Kolkata's heart
Kolkata, May 28 : Sudeep Nagarkar, one of India's best selling authors of the romantic novel, was in Kolkata on Saturday for the launch of his latest book, She Swiped Right Into My Heart, at the Elgin Road bookstore STORY, which is also eastern India's biggest standalone bookstore. Read Full Story

New book 'Destiny of Shattered Dreams' hits shelves
By Somdatta Saha, New Delhi, May 20 : New book on the shelf- 'Destiny of Shattered Dreams,' written by Nilesh Rathode, offers an insider's view into what goes on behind the glittering facade of corporate stardom. Read Full Story

Book on Kashmir authored by journalist banned in PoK
Islamabad, May 19 : A book written by a journalist has been banned in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Korean Han Kang and British Deborah Smith win 2016 Man Booker International Prize
London, May 17 : South Korean author Han Kang and British translator Deborah Smith shared the honours on Monday for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for their book, The Vegetarian, media reported. Read Full Story

"Was important to document these jobs before they face extinction"
Have you ever wondered what happened to those people who would once deliver water at our doorsteps using specially made bags, or the ones who would clean our ears? Though some of them still remains active in their line of work, most have disappeared with time. Young writer Nidhi Dugar Kundalia's debut book, The Lost Generation, traces several of them and their present state. IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity finds out what drove her to chronicle these dying forms. Read Full Story

Oparthibo: Tales of the Unexplained
Kolkata, May 11 : Ghosts ruled supreme at South Kolkata's leading lifestyle and bookstore, STORY, on Tuesday evening during the launch of Debasish Chaudhury's book (Bengali) Oparthibo, which is based on supernatural incidents experienced by the author and people known to him. Read Full Story

Shakespeare Festival starts in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 9 : Ms Universe India 2010 Ushoshi Sengupta on Friday attended the inauguration of 'The Inter School Shakespeare Festival' in Kolkata and said iconic English poet and playwright William Shakespeare is someone with whom people have grown up. Read Full Story

I don't read my books: Novoneel Chakraborty
Novoneel Chakraborty is a self-confessed thriller fanatic and his latest, "Forget Me Not Stranger", is going to reveal the identity of the stranger while marking the end of the Stranger trilogy. IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity finds out the hugely popular writer's plans for the future and the 'myth' surrounding him. Read Full Story

Starmark to host The Great Geronimo Tour for children on May 7
Kolkata, May 6 : Popular lifestyle store Starmark, in association with Scholastic, will hold The Great Geronimo Tour for children between 8 years and 11 years at its South City Mall bookstore on May 7. Read Full Story

Poet Alok Sarkar to be conferred Sahitya Akademi Award at his residence tomorrow
Kolkata, Apr 27 : Noted Poet Alok Sarkar will be handed over Sahitya Akademi Award on Thursday at his residence in Kolkata by the Regional Secretary, Sahitya Akademi at 6 PM. Read Full Story

Launch of Sourabh Mukherjee's In the Shadows of Death at Starmark
Kolkata, Apr 25 : Lifestyle Starmark, in association with Ahava Communications, will host the launch of Sourabh Mukherjee's 'In the Shadows of Death', a detective Agni Mitra thriller, at Quest Mall outlet on Apr 28. Read Full Story

Shakespeare's Sonnets given a hip hop twist to mark 400 years since the Bard's death
Birmingham, Apr 23 : Shakespeare's most famous words have been given a modern rap twist as part of a project aiming to bring the Bard to a wider audience and mark the 400th anniversary of his death. Read Full Story

Shakespeare more popular abroad than in the UK, finds survey
London, Apr 20 : Four hundred years after his death, bard William Shakespeare continues to make a significant contribution to the UK's prosperity and influence globally, according to new research commissioned by the British Council and conducted by YouGov. Read Full Story

Global audience for 400th anniversary revival of David Garrick's Ode to Shakespeare
London, Apr 19 : The University of Birmingham is helping Shakespeare aficionados around the globe to mark the 400th anniversary of his death with an online performance of an historic ode starring renowned British actor Sam West. Read Full Story

Not going to attend a trilogy any more: Novoneel Chakraborty
Kolkata, Apr 18 : Author Novoneel Chakraborty, who was in Kolkata on Friday to launch his new book 'Forget Me Not, Stranger', the last in the 'Stranger Trilogy', said that he is not going to write another trilogy any time soon. Read Full Story

J.K Rowling connects Fantastic Beasts' Newt Scamander, Dumbledore
Washington D.C., April 12 : The new 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' trailer revealed plenty of new details about the wizarding world of 1920s New York, but one of the biggest reveals involved Fantastic Beasts' Hufflepuff hero, Newt Scamander and his connection to a familiar face from the world of Harry Potter, which was enlightened by J.K Rowling herself. Read Full Story

Novoneel Chakraborty to visit Kolkata to talk on his new book Forget Me Not, Stranger
Kolkata, Apr 11 : Lifestyle store Starmark, in association with Random House India, will host an exclusive interaction with writer Novoneel Chakraborty to celebrate the launch of his new book Forget Me Not, Stranger this week. Read Full Story

Novoneel Chakraborty to visit Kolkata to talk on his new book Forget Me Not, Stranger
Kolkata, Apr 11 : Lifestyle store Starmark, in association with Random House India, will host an exclusive interaction with writer Novoneel Chakraborty to celebrate the launch of his new book Forget Me Not, Stranger this week. Read Full Story

"Your Story Your Way" joins the list of self-published work by Indian authors
Kolkata, Apr 11 : : 'Your Story Your Way' by Hemant Bohra is a must read book for all those starting off on their journey to success. Read Full Story

Starmark, Karigar host launch of Martin Kampchen's new book Anubhabe Anudhyane Rabindranath
Kolkata, Apr 9 : Kolkata's leading bookstore chain Starmark, in association with Karigar, hosted the launch of Martin Kampchen's new book Anubhabe Anudhyane Rabindranath at its South City Mall outlet on Friday. Read Full Story

The Bard's home by the Avon
William Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary is being commemorated this year. A visit to his home in Stratford-upon-Avon introduces Ranjita Biswas to the growing up years of the literary genius Read Full Story

Starmark, Karigar host launch of Martin Kampchen's new book Anubhabe Anudhyane Rabindranath
Kolkata, Apr 9 : Kolkata's leading bookstore chain Starmark, in association with Karigar, hosted the launch of Martin Kampchen's new book Anubhabe Anudhyane Rabindranath at its South City Mall outlet on Friday. Read Full Story

Cambridge University Press launches new book on Indian Sundarbans
Kolkata, Apr 7 : Cambridge University Press has unveiled a new book on the Communities and Development in the Indian Sundarbans at the Oxford Bookstore in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Royal Mail marks 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with Special Stamps
London, Apr 5 : Britain's Royal Mail is issuing a set of Special Stamps to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, one of the most published authors and most performed dramatists of all time. Read Full Story

Rice is not an enemy, eat it to remain healthy: Rujuta Diwekar
Kolkata, April 4 : Celebrity fitness expert Rujuta Diwekar, while launching her book The PCOD Thyroid Book, on Saturday at the Starmark lifestyle and bookstore here, said eating rice is not linked to gaining weight if one does some compulsory exercise every day. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Nikita Singh launches 'Like a Love Song' at Starmark
Kolkata, Mar 30 : Author Nikita Singh flew down to Kolkata to launch her latest novel 'Like a Love Song' at the popular lifestyle retail chain Starmark's South City mall outlet on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' gets a makeover to help preserve UK dialect
London, Apr 1 : One of William Shakespeare's most famous tragedies - 'Hamlet' - is being translated in to the Black Country (UK) dialect, as part of a project that is aiming to record, celebrate and preserve the distinctive language of the area. Read Full Story

Rujuta Diwekar's book to be launched in Kolkata on Apr 2
Kolkata, Mar 28 : Lifestyle store Starmark, in association with Westland Books, will host the launch of India's leading fitness expert Rujuta Diwekar's THE PCOD/ THYROID BOOK on Apr 2. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Nikita Singh's novel 'Like a Love Song' to be launched in Starmark next week
Kolkata, Mar 26 : Lifestyle store Starmark, in association with Harper Collins India, will host the launch of bestselling author Nikita Singh's novel 'Like a Love Song' next week here. Read Full Story

Mahesh Sharma releases book on cultural heritage of Trans Himalayan HP
New Delhi, Mar 9 : Dr. Mahesh Sharma , Minister for State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, released a book entitled "The Culture Heritage of Trans Himalayas-Kinnaur" on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Veteran Jharkhand lawyer's memoirs capture snatches of history of Seraikella Princely State
Seraikella, Jharkhand, Mar 8 : Unveiled recently, Seraikella Musings, memoirs of Dibyendu Gopal Bagchi, one of the longest serving lawyers of undivided Bihar, contains snatches of history of the erstwhile princely state, now carved out as a district in southern Jharkhand. Read Full Story

Starmark, in association with Jaico Publishing House, hosts the launch of Two Quality Ladies
Kolkata, Feb 27 : Bookstore chain Starmark, in association with Jaico Publishing House on Friday, hosted the launch of Amrita Priya's novel Two Quality Ladies at its South City Mall outlet. Read Full Story

Introduce your child early to the literary heritage of Bengali language
Kolkata, Feb 22 : While Bengalis around the world observe Feb 21 as Bhasha Divas or Mother Language Day, it is also necessary to inculcate a love for the Bengali language among the younger generation was the opinion of many litterateurs and teachers of Kolkata. Read Full Story

Author Umberto Eco dies at 84
London, Feb 20 : Italian author, crtic and philosopher, Umberto Eco, globally known for his 1980 novel The Name of the Rose, died on Friday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Kiriti Sengupta's book of poems to be launched on Sunday at the STORY
Kolkata, Feb 20 : The Earthen Flute, a book of poems written by Dr Kiriti Sengupta and published by Hawakaal, will be launched at the landmark book-store STORY (Elgin Road) on Sunday, to be followed by a poetry-reading session led by poet and novelist, Bob D' Costa. Read Full Story

I am not just a Ray actor: Soumitra Chatterjee at release of book on his roles
Kolkata, Feb 18 : Dadasaheb Phalke winning actor Soumitra Chatterjee said he is proud of his collaboration with Satyajit Ray but wouldn't want to limit himself to just being known as a Ray actor, at the launch of 'Beyond Apu- 20 Favourite Film Roles', a book on various movie characters he essayed. Read Full Story

Starmark to host launch of Harsho Mohan Chattoraj's Ghosts of Kingdoms Past
Kolkata, Feb 16 : Lifestyle store Starmark, in association with Penguin Books Ltd., will host the launch of Harsho Mohan Chattoraj's book Ghosts of Kingdoms Past. Read Full Story

Filmmaker Goutam Ghose launches Nidhi Dugar Kundalia's book on dying professions of India
Kolkata, Feb 11 : Popular lifestyle store Starmark's Quest Mall outlet hosted the launch of journalist turned author Nidhi Dugar Kundalia's debut book 'The Lost Generation', based on the dying professions of India, here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee launches Sreemoyee Piu Kundu's new novel in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 11 : Tollywood filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee launched author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu's latest novel 'You've Got the Wrong Girl', here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

STORY: Encouraging children to read books
Kolkata, Feb 10 : STORY, a leading book-store in Kolkata, has found a very workable solution to one of the most common complaints we hear today-- children do not read books. Read Full Story

Noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli no more
Mumbai, Feb. 8 : Noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli breathed his last in Mumbai on Monday due to heart failure. He was 76 years old. Read Full Story

'Bangaler Chharachhori': Memories of another day in limericks
Kolkata, Feb 8 : Ajoy Gupta's book of Bengali limericks, 'Bangaler Chharachhori', about his days in East Pakistan, was launched at Kolkata's Oxford book store recently in the presence of noted Indian footballer and former Sheriff of Kolkata, Chuni Goswami, and journalist-author Shankarlal Bhattacharjee. Read Full Story

Mani Shankar Aiyar releases 'The Visionary: The Life and Rise of Tarun Gogoi'
Guwahati, Feb 7 : Former Union Minister and present Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar on Sunday released the book 'The Visionary: The Life and Rise of Tarun Gogoi'- a picture biography at a function at Rabindra Bhawan in Guwahati. Read Full Story

RBU hosts art exhibition in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 2 : : The annual art exhibition of the West Bengal State Akademi of Dance, Drama Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, was inaugurated at the Indian Council of Cultural Relations(ICCR) in Kolkata on Monday. Read Full Story

UK storyteller Giles Abbott to hold workshop and perform at book fair in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 1 : Giles Abbott, a well-known story teller from the United Kingdom (UK) will be in Kolkata to hold a workshop hosted by the British Council, UK's international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations, and to perform at the Book Fair. Read Full Story

Ruskin Bond meets his young and adult readers at STORY in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 28 : Ruskin Bond, the famous author, met with his young and adult readers at the STORY bookstore in Kolkata and shared his thoughts on writing. Read Full Story

Let children choose books, not mummy, daddy: urge authors
There is something for everyone at the Jaipur Literature Festival. So when a session on Writing For Children, Writing as Children, was up with anchors like Nandana Dev Sen, Jerry Pinto, Paro Anand and Nayanika Mahtani, talk about these authors, their books, novels and their thought process was bound to be there, including some laughter and fun. But a class VI student of Jaipur's Maharaja Sawai Mansingh Vidyalaya, Jiyan Roytalukdar, who sat through the session, only wonders why are the children never asked what interests them. Here he pens a report for Rajasthan Post Read Full Story

Actor Arjun Chakroborty pens book on non-poems
Kolkata, Jan 24 : Foraying into another creative discipline, seasoned Bengali actor Arjun Chakraborty now comes up with his first publications of poems, intriguingly called "Arjuner Awkobita"(Non-poems of Arjun). Read Full Story


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