Killimangalam Vasudevan Namboodiripad.
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Killimangalam Vasudevan Namboodiripad.

Astute aesthete

As scholar, critic, connoisseur and author, Killimangalam Vasudevan Namboodiripad did much to widen our understanding and appreciation of Kerala’s traditional art forms. »
Jungle Tales: Saad Bin Jung loves the wild and the wilderness. Photo: Nagara Gopal

A dawn awaits forgotten people

Saad Bin Jung talks about his latest book and what inspired him to pen the thought provoking pages. »
INTRICATE NARRATIVES: American author Valerie Miner at a workshop organised by SCILET, The American College. Photo: G. Moorthy

'Unplanned adventures'

American journalist-turned novelist, Professor Valerie Miner says she writes to understand the complex world we live in »
Faces to watch for. Graphic imaging: KB Jawaharr

Look who’s coming to LFL

What’s in store at The Hindu Lit for Life 2015? »
Author Eleanor Catton.

‘Writing isn’t just about expression’

Man Booker Prize-winning author Eleanor Catton chats about her childhood, writing style and fascination with zodiac signs. »
Teenager author Archit Nangavaram. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

Making magic real

Right after the sixth standard, Archit Nangavaram started a summer writing project. “My English teacher, the previous year had made writing seem fun and so I first tried my hand at poetry. I then s... »
On the path of introspection Author Vishwas
Bangalore, December 15, 2014

Keeping the faith

Vishwas Mudagal’s debut novel Losing my Religion inspired readers to such an extent, that it has left the Bengaluru-based Vishwas stunned. “Everyday, I get fan mail!” he says. “There was a... »
Ravinder Singh says he likes to reach out to his reader. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
December 11, 2014

Stories from the heart

At the DC Book Store in Centre Square Mall, teenagers are bubbling with unbearable excitement. The object of their collective affection would soon arrive for the launch of his fourth best-seller »
Antara Dev Sen with Abhijit Gupta
December 10, 2014

Turning to words

Abhijit Gupta’s new book “The Copper Sky” (Niyogi Books), was recently launched at the India International Centre in New Delhi, released by journalist Antara Dev Sen, founding editor of The Little... »
British author J. K. Rowling.
Los Angeles, December 10, 2014

J K Rowling not releasing 12 ‘Harry Potter’ short stories

Author JK Rowling has denied reports that she is releasing 12 ‘Harry Potter’ short stories for Christmas this month via her site Pottermore»
Milind Bokil
December 7, 2014

Innocent first love

The English translation of Milind Bokil’s Marathi novel “Shala” (Harper Collins), which means school, by Vikrant Pande will make the reader revisit that brief period of life which will never return... »
Ravinder Singh
December 7, 2014

Tugging at the heartstrings

One fine day, he chose to bare his story of love and loss to the world. While a lot of readers found a strong connect in the tender emotions of a tragic play of fate in his life told in an easy co... »
Rajmohan Gandhi
Panaji, December 6, 2014

Response to Arundhati Roy's annotated edition in pipeline: Rajmohan Gandhi

Writer and historian Rajmohan Gandhi says the extensively annotated edition of B.R. Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste, introduced by activist and writer Arundhati Roy, has many wrong stateme... »
Author Ravi Subramanium. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

The game changer

For the last few years, no bestseller list has been complete without Ravi Subramanian. This year is no different with his “God Is A Gamer” (Penguin) striking a chord with the readers. Known for his... »
British born writer-journalist Aatish Taseer. Photo: Prashant Nakwe
December 14, 2014

A tale of the times

If a good writer’s work is to be a witness to what is unfolding in the real world and deal with it creatively to hold it up for his readers as it were, are, then young Indian writer Aatish Taseer h... »
Author Tan Twan Eng
December 11, 2014

Constructing imageries

“I had this idea for a woman who had gone through the war and had come out scarred and scathed…I did not know who I could put her against. She was alone and that was not very interesting. While I... »
Bina Thomas. Photo: S. Gopakumar
Thiruvananthapuram, December 10, 2014

Tales for our times

An ‘Anaconda’ snaking through a housing settlement teaches children how important it is to dispose off garbage without injuring the environment; a child labourer provides glimpses of a life tha... »

One Hundred Years of Servitude — Political Economy of Tea Plantations in Colonial Assam: Rana P. Behal; Tulika Books, 35 A/1, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-110049. Rs. 900.
December 8, 2014

New arrivals: English books

India 2050 — A Roadmap to Sustainable Prosperity: Ramgopal Agarwala; Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd., B1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110044. Rs. 995... »
Vikrant Pande
December 7, 2014

The translator’s tale

Vikrant Pande, who read the original version of “Shala” in Marathi and saw the movie based on it by the same name (winner of the Silver Lotus at the 59th National Film Awards in the Best Feature Fi... »
HYDERABAD, December 7, 2014

The margin for deliberate error

One tends to recall and discuss medical thrillers written by Robin Cook or Arthur Hailey but the genre is rarely explored in Indian fiction. Hyderabad-based Dr. Umanath Nayak’s Fatal Margin... »