India Literature News

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

Author Mukesh Butani praised for LexisNexis' book on tax dispute resolution
New Delhi, July 30 (ANI-Businesswire India): LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for legal, corporate, tax, academic and government markets, launched 'Tax Dispute Resolution-Challenges and Opportunities for India', at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on July 20, 2016, evening. Hon'ble Mr. Justice A K Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India, who was the Chief Guest of the function, released the book along with Mr. Harish Salve, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Mr. C R Dua and many other eminent members from the bar, corporate and media. Read Full Story

Arpit Vagera's second book launched in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jul 23 : Even the downpour could not prevent young author Arpit Vagera's fans from turning up at the launch of his latest book 'I Still Think About You', on Friday evening at the Starmark bookstore in Quest Mall, Kolkata. Read Full Story

Dig into Bengal's culinary scene with Jayabrato Chatterjee's latest book
Kolkata, Jul 15 : Don't look for recipes, don't look for history of food. This is a book that will tell you through diverse anecdotes - myths and facts - about Bengal's unique culinary evolution, said Rita Bhimani as she began the discussion at the launch of Cooking up Culinary Adventures authored by Jayabrato Chatterjee. The book launch was held on Wednesday at the Starmark store at South City Mall in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Parineeti Chopra visits Delhi over Sania Mirza's autobiography launch
New Delhi, July 15 : Actress Parineeti Chopra is visiting Delhi over the launch of Tennis star Sania Mirza's autobiography titled 'Ace Against Odds' in the city. Read Full Story

Juggernaut Books' Ringside With Vijender by Rudraneil Sengupta goes live
Mumbai, July 8 : Juggernaut Books has published Ringside With Vijender by Rudraneil Sengupta. Read Full Story

Comics enthusiasts can now download Indian Comic book samplers for free
New Delhi, July 1: Gear up to celebrate the First ever Alto Comic Book Celebration Week in India presented by Comic Con India and powered by ReadWhere from July 4 to July 10 2016. Read Full Story

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

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