Timely compendium of how Jallianwala Bagh moved Indian writers, poets
New Delhi, March 22 : It's been described as "an episode without precedent or parallel in the modern history of the British empire. Not surprisingly, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of April 13, 1919, spawned a wealth of outporuing from Indian writers and poets that author-critic-literary historian Rakshanda Jalil has painstakingly brought together in a seminal volume that will be an eye-opener for the present generation for the lows to which a ruler can stoop.
The return of the Brahmin?
In 1996 my book "The Last Brahmin Prime Minister" was on the stands. The title was so controversial that friends like Dilip Padgaonkar stopped talking to me - but only for a short while. He was too dear a friend. Full Story
Kashmiri warrior queen Didda remembered in book
New Delhi, March 8 : A valiant story set in the resplendent landscapes of 10th century Kashmir - "Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir" - remembers a brave warrior who overcame her gender and disability, to be etched in history forever. As the world celebrates womanhood, this story stands out like no other.
Billionaire to fund the Booker Prize
London, Feb 28 : Silicon Valley billionaire Michael Moritz and his wife Harriet Heyman's charitable foundation 'Crankstart' will be the new supporter of the Booker Prize, its trustees announced on Thursday.
Youth to take centre stage at LIC-Gateway LitFest
Mumbai, Feb 28 : Over 60 writers, representing 22 Indian languages, will gather to discuss and share views on literary trends in language writings at the two-day LIC Gateway LitFest, starting Friday, at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) here.
Sudhanshu Mittal bats for Ram Mandir in new book
New Delhi, Feb 26 : Cultural restoration of sites of worship has been going on since centuries, says BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal, who in his new book "RSS: Building India through sewa" calls for a Ram Temple at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.
No substitute for great storytelling: Debutant novelist
New Delhi, Feb 23 : Publishing one's first novel is often more complicated than what the process may seem but Neel Mullick, whose "Dark Blossom" -- endorsed by veteran writer Ruskin Bond -- has just hit the stands, says that there is "no substitute for great storytelling".
How a book can flatter to deceive
New Delhi, Feb 23 : What makes Ruskin Bond and Dom Moraes such great writers? It's the feeling they have for their readers, and, perhaps, the feeling that readers develop after reading their works. Full Story
Here are books that best define love, say authors
New Delhi, Feb 13 : Romance and literature have always intertwined with each other to create riveting manuscripts. Be it Heathcliff's raw passion in Emily Bronte's novel 'Wuthering Heights' or the strange affection shared between Hazel and Augustus in John Green's 'The Fault in Our Stars.' Full Story
One hour a day can change your life: Robin Sharma ( Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 12 : Private lessons that leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma has been imparting to billionaires and celebrities have now found their way into his new book "The 5 AM Club", which the globally renowned author of "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari", says can change the life of its readers.
Not intolerance anymore, its outright dictatorship: Nayantara Sahgal
New Delhi, Feb 11 : Reacting strongly to veteran actor-director Amol Palekar being interrupted during a speech at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Mumbai when he criticised the government and was prevented from completing his speech, multiple award-winning author Nayantara Sahgal has said that the country is not facing intolerance anymore but is under outright dictatorship.
Ganga synonymous with threshold of afterlife, says new book
New Delhi, Feb 10 : As millions of devotees continue to gather in the Kumbh nagri to take a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers, a timely book throws light on the "divine purity" of the Ganga, with its findings suggesting that the pious river has been synonymous with the "threshold of the afterlife" since time immemorial.