October 6, 2012
Salman Rushdie on religious insult, freedom of expression and the dark years spent in hiding
September 2, 2012
Manohar Shyam Joshi’s style of using many instead of a specific dialect has set his works apart from the rest in his time. »
August 16, 2012
K.Chellappan, former head, Department of English, Bharathidasan University, known reverentially as KC in literary circles, has always believed in the interdependence between life and language, and...
May 16, 2012
Saadat Hasan Manto was a controversial writer of his times. Like a professional surgeon, he dissected the human psyche and laid bare pus, blood, lymph and flesh without covering them with artistic...
May 11, 2012
In an extremely well crafted account of Saadat Hasan Manto's contemporary relevance to the subcontinent and his place in its intellectual history, “Curator of a hollowed conscience,” (May 11), Aye...
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...
February 4, 2012
Arnos Padre tried to assimilate essence of Indian culture with that of the West
November 8, 2011
Eminent writer M.T. Vasudevan Nair, popularly known as MT, has been chosen for the Ezhuthachan Award, the highest literary prize instituted by the Kerala government.
Announcing the award...
September 20, 2011
Chandrashekar Kambar, regarded as one of the finest Kannada poets after the mystic poet Da. Ra. Bendre, has been honoured with the Jnanpith Award, the eighth for Kannada. With a language that capt...
September 7, 2011
Like others, I chose not to attend a literary festival that I believe was part of the state's attempt to suggest that all is normal in Kashmir.
September 13, 2012
When someone takes up the Ramayana as his subject, the language he uses automatically becomes deva basha. Such is the transformative power of the tale. Tirukudanthai Andavan was a renown...
August 31, 2012
Shiv K. Kumar’s retelling of the Mahabharata offers readers a “fragrance-infused” version of the tale
June 30, 2012
: The fifth volume of Bibek Debroy's 10 volume translation of the unabridged Mahabharata is due for release
May 12, 2012
His rebellion was directed at the demarcations that remain the curse of India-Pakistan relations even to this day »
May 11, 2012
May 11 marks the birth centenary of the modern Urdu writer, Saadat Hasan Manto. Born in India in 1912, he died in Pakistan 43 years later. Manto's most enduring literary legacy were his stories —...
February 5, 2012
It is the first draft of original manuscript with poet's translations of the Gitanjali »
November 18, 2011
The icon of the feminist movement speaks
October 22, 2011
Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto, renowned Israeli playwright Motti Lerner, and ‘Israeli writer of the year' Savyon Liebrecht are the latest additions to the growing fan list of ‘God's Own...
September 7, 2011
The custodians of ‘Truth' in Kashmir should know that a gathering of writers is capable of asking complex questions about the abnormal reality in the State.
August 6, 2011
Three books that give you the complete story behind D.H. Lawrence's notorious Lady Chatterley's Lover.