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On World Autism Day, Suhasini Malde talks about her book Innocentism that explores the joys of devoting a life for the betterment of autistic children
Sophia Khan's book The Flight of the Arconaut, was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and the Karachi Literature Festival Getz Pharma Fiction Prize.
A 42-year-old library in a small village finds new readers
Joana Rakoff on director Phillipe Falardeu’s new film on her book My Salinger Year, working at the literary agency that represented JD Salinger, and how she discovered the reclusive writer
It took Sen Gupta about nine months to finish the manuscript. By the time the book came out, people had taken to the streets to uphold the democratic ethos of the Constitution. In hindsight, Sen Gupta wishes she had done a segment on citizenship. Perhaps, that will be grist for another book.
Conversations around India’s hotel industry dominated the book launch of From Oberoi to Oyo.
Hawley, 78, is still hopeful that the faith that steered the creation of Vrindavan, will triumph over blatant commercialisation of religion. Excerpts from an interview.
A Dalit insider’s experiment with touchables
A translation of Tagore’s memoir seeks to take it to a global audience
An unusual piece of writing on music, TM Krishna’s new book captures the issues of caste and purity that underlie the tradition of making and playing the mrdangam
Vivek Atray’s Finding Success Within analyses how success is not solely determined by material gains.
Over the last couple of years, Katyal, along with a bunch of contemporaries, that now include vernacular poets such as Hussain Haidry and Aamir Aziz, have responded to the ruptures in India’s community life with poetry on social media.
It is too easy to dismiss reformers like Montek as elitist. They may make errors of judgment, but they often had more faith in Indians than many of those who yelped loudly in the name of the poor.
So All Is Peace tells its readers how rigged the system is, how unfairly skewed it is in favour of men and how it is the complicity of men in taking advantage of their position in a patriarchal setup that leads to the horrors we see in the news every day.
American writer Elizabeth Gilbert on shaking up literary templates and holding up her scars to the light.
Azar, 48, who has been living in Australia (Melbourne) as a political refugee since 2011, becomes the first Iranian author to have been recognised by the £50,000 prize, which is split between the winning author and translator.
British writer Hallie Rubenhold’s latest book tells the story of the five victims of Jack the Ripper.
The actor talks about how procrastination became his best friend in dealing with smoking addiction, why his wife to him was a mystery, breaking of vicious habits like smoking, alcohol and more.
The author accords a voice to the hustle and bustle of daily life in the city, as well as to distinctive personalities that reside in it, such as politicians, bureaucrats, labourers, builders, the rich and the poor.
It is clear that Karunatilaka is a fearless writer, perhaps the most important quality in a writer. It also helps that he is astonishingly funny. Together, these qualities make Chats with the Dead a fascinating read.
Peru-born Chilean writer Isabel Allende, 77, who describes herself as a ‘novelist, feminist, and philanthropist’ on carrying her family name with pride, immersing herself in poetry before a new work and her latest novel.
Put together by World Comics India, a collective that promotes comics as a communication and empowerment tool for the marginalised, the book is an outcome of a workshop conducted by the organisation with around 50-60 Rohingya refugees in Kalindi Kunj and Nuh, Mewat.
Gokhale’s portrait of Shivaji Park restores the neighbourhood’s heterogeneous character, starting with some of the earliest historical evidence of the people who migrated here when Mumbai was still a cluster of islands and the only “natives” were fisherfolk and Adivasis.
Writer-columnist Anoothi Vishal, who, as a journalist, had documented the start of the so-called boom at the beginning of the new millennium, has examined what makes a few restaurants work where so many others fail in her new book Business on a Platter (2019).
A vast number of people in urban India are now being allowed to exercise their right of refusal until they find the right match to the point where parents are fine with their children taking the initiative to make their life choices