January 19, 2013
The novel by French journalist Kenize Mourad relates the story of Hazrat Mahal, the queen of Awadh
December 16, 2012
Prajwal Parajuly’s maiden book “The Gurkha’s Daughter” brings to the orb of Indian English writing stories with fresh shades, plucked out of the Nepalese society
November 22, 2012
J.M. Sali received the ‘Cultural Medallion 2012,’ from Singapore’s President recently. »
November 3, 2012
Africa exerts a powerful influence over MG Vassanji and is the subject of much of his writing, though he has not lived there since 1970.
September 18, 2012
Very few in the world have won the love and regard of the people as Rabindranath Tagore has done with his contribution to literature and the arts. What is the significance of Tagore, the lion of I...
September 10, 2012
Elizabeth Kurian’s book of Urdu poetry containing 150 ghazals is shortly going to hit the market
August 4, 2012
Young professor Shang, one of China’s foremost scholars on the Mahatma's writings, unveiled his latest project.
June 20, 2012
Be it food or literature, author Amitabha Bagchi’s influences are rich in character
October 30, 2011
The decision by the Academic Council of Delhi University to drop A.K. Ramanujan's essay on the Ramayana from its history syllabus is undoubtedly political. In multiple versions of an epic,...
July 3, 2011
Namita Gokhale's new novel, Priya, is about two Indias and about menopausal sexuality
January 19, 2013
The national and international delegates to the Hyderabad Literary Festival sat up and took note of the glory of Telugu poetry when noted revolutionary poet K. Siva Reddy, through his forceful repr...
December 11, 2012
18th and 19th centuries shaped Tamil society’s spirituality, writer says
November 18, 2012
Urdu scholar and Moortidevi awardee Gopi Chand Narang speaks to us about the “communalisation” of Urdu and the abiding charm of the ghazal
October 11, 2012
Of the two books under review, ‘Ore Oru Puratchi’ is a collection of J. Krishnamurthi’s (JK) talks in India, California and Europe, while the second is an anthology of JK’s views on varied subject...
September 11, 2012
Four years after Aravind Adiga’s famous "Guildhall triumph", another Indian writer is in the race for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize: Jeet Thayil.
The noted 53-year-old Kerala-b...
August 16, 2012
A vast corpus of knowledge lies hidden in Sanskrit, a language many consider dead. Now, the faculty at Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, a non-profit educational institution, is going to excavate it, and make it available for the institute's members.
July 24, 2012
Poonthanam’s profound yet simple ‘Jnanappana’, which traces its origin back to the 16 century, is as dear to Malayalis as Ezhuthachan’s ‘Adhyatma Ramayanam Kilippattu’.
Legend has it that...
May 7, 2012
The small screen has become an integral and inevitable part of present day life style. When it comes to drama, the role being played by the television in promoting the art is immeasurable, says ‘V...
September 24, 2011
Writer Anita Nair inaugurated the Indian Ruminations literary festival here on Saturday. Nearly 70 delegates, including writers and poets from around the country, are participating in the t...
May 7, 2011
The 2011 Rabindranath Tagore festivities are under way, and those that I have already taken part in, or am rehearsing for now, give me a new answer to that perpetual question: what makes him...