June 8, 2014
Inspired by the Kathanilayam of Kara Master, Nanduri Ramakrishna has set up Pusthaka Alayam under the aegis of Kala Vedika Cultural and Charitable Trust.Starting with a collection of 2,500 b...
April 16, 2014
When it released, published by Greywolf, a small independent publishing house in Midwest America, Vijay Seshadri’s slim volume of poetry slipped under the radar, as poetry, ever beautiful, groundbr...
April 5, 2014
Kamila Shamsie talks about Pakistan’s growing literary scene, her new novel, and love for her home city, Karachi.
March 1, 2014
In the first of a two-part article, the writer surveys the culture of translation in India.
March 1, 2014
Stuart Hall always placed his memory, his deep sense of alienation and his autobiography at the heart of his theory and politics. »
January 31, 2014
Writer Rana Dasgupta, a panellist at the Delhi leg of The Hindu Lit For Life, talks about "Capital", his account of contemporary Delhi, and how, through writing about the city, he seeks to invent it
January 18, 2014
The serious recluse who writes with a deft touch of humour. That’s Anees Salim, the winner of The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013. »
January 14, 2014
Novelist Jim Crace made the announcement at the valedictory session of The Hindu Lit for Life. »
December 21, 2013
R.N. Joe D’Cruz, who has won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Korkai, deserves accolades (Dec. 20). This is his second novel after Aazhi Soozh Ulagu. His work will...
November 21, 2013
Pulitzer Prize winning Indian—American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland” failed to win the 2013 US National Book Award in fiction losing out to author James McBride.
May 31, 2014
For 50 years, Urdu author Jeelani Bano has enjoyed the freedom of limitless expression. She talks about why awards don’t mean much to her.
April 15, 2014
Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country’s top colonial historians, Ala...
March 7, 2014
A.K. Ramanujan lecture discussed pertinent issues on literature
March 1, 2014
What Gandhi and Ambedkar said and did continue to have an immense bearing on contemporary politics, says the writer in her Introduction to the just released Annihilation of Caste: The Annotated Critical Edition. Exclusive excerpts.
February 1, 2014
Manash Bhattacharjee is a poet whose first collection, Ghalib's Tomb and Other Poems, was published in November 2013 by The London Magazine
January 21, 2014
He was the joint recipient of Kendra Sahitya Akademi Prize for Translation 2012
January 15, 2014
The firebrand Marathi poet-writer and leader of the Dalit Panthers movement succumbed to a long-drawn battle against illness
January 9, 2014
An undergraduate student of Delhi University’s Lady Sriram College has won an essay competition aimed at initiating a dialogue about South Asian writing among youth in the city.
December 18, 2013
Bollywood lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar, Hindi novelist Mridula Garg and renowned Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar are among those selected for this year’s Sahitya Akademi Award.
November 15, 2013
Tribute to Agatha Christie whose The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd has been voted best crime novel ever