Books & Literature
Premchand's stories presented in dramatised reading format
Mumbai: The audience in the Maximum City had first hand experience of reliving the tales of Munshi Premchand on the occasion of his 138th birth anniversary as stories of the legendary writer were presented in a dramatised reading format here.
Book on Sikkim's geopolitical influence launched in Delhi

New Delhi: The northeastern state of Sikkim has been sandwiched between the ongoing agitation for Gorkhaland in North Bengal and the Chinese aggression (as it is located close to the Chickens neck corridor), said journalist Amalendu Kundu while launching his book "Shadow of the Dragon and Recent Developments" here on Sunday.

Documenting the death of a whirlwind called Qandeel Baloch

Book: The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch; Author: Sanam Maher; Publisher: Aleph; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 466

'The English Patient' wins Golden Man Booker Prize

London: "The English Patient" by Michael Ondaatje (Bloomsbury) has been crowned the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the Man Booker Prize.

India, China headed into a marriage squeeze due to gender imbalance

Book: Too Many Men Too Few Women; Edited by: Ravinder Kaur; Publisher: Orient Blackswan; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 925

Saeed Mirza:Memory In the Age Of Amnesia launched

Mumbai: Celebrated filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and academic-activist Ritu Dewan launched filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza's latest book "Memory In The Age Of Amnesia" at the Crossword bookstore here.

Exposing underbelly of impenetrable Indian Supreme Court

Title: Supreme Whispers: Conversations with Judges of the Supreme Court of India 1980-89; Author: Abhinav Chandrachud; Publisher: Penguin Viking; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 599

An astute study of early Indian sociology

Book: Conceptualising Man and Society; Author: Pradip Kumar Bose; Publisher: Orient BlackSwan; Pages: 162; Price: Rs 595

Non-cooperation, revenge and WMDs in 1920s Calcutta (Book Review)

TITLE: Smoke And Ashes; Author: Abir Mukherjee; Publisher: Harvill Secker/Penguin Random House; Pages: 352; Price: Rs 599

A slice of Jaipur at the British Library over the weekend

LONDON: South Asia's literary heritage, oral traditions, performing arts, books and ideas will take centre stage here at the iconic British Library over the weekend as the London leg of the immensely popular Jaipur Literature Festival gets rolling.

A tale of two privatisations (Column: Behind Infra Lines)

Charles Dickens' famous line "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" in his novel "A Tale of Two Cities" aptly describes the recent privatisation scenario in India.

Fake baba, a mysterious murder, love and heartbreak

NEW DELHI:  In the times of stories about fake ashrams, flick through an interesting book about a so-called guru and his blinded followers, among whom is one who eventually discovers the truth about criminal charges against him; read a mysterious tale that revolves around a woman who searches for evidence to know the truth about her sister's death; wade through a story of heartbreak and things left unsaid; and get an access to mouth-watering recipes of traditional dishes from the subcontinent that make for a delightful read.

Indian novel at its best, reflection and not protest

Book: All The Lives We Never Lived; Author: Anuradha Roy; Publisher: Hachette; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 335

AI, analytics not the fiefdom of a few businesses

Title: AI and Analytics: Accelerating Business Decisions; Author: Sameer Dhanrajani; Publisher: Wiley; Pages: 372; Price: 599

The man who wanted to wage a 1,000-year war with India The torturous journey from paralysis to Everest base camp Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey? Do not write a business plan New translation recreates Saratchandra's innocence and reality in English Love's different shades -- and their tryst with 'normal' life Book marking 70 years of Italy-India ties to be launched The burden of being brown -- and a woman No formal letter received from poet Inqulab's family: Sahitya Akademi Arundhathi Subramaniam, Nabaneeta Sen, Soubhagya Mishra honoured with first Mystic Kalinga Literary Awards Anuk Arudpragasam wins Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017 Book on 'borderline personality disorder' released Book presents 21-day challenge to reverse diabetes Five books to look forward to in December 2017 Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Inspiring story of a radical, but practical, Ireland-born nun Valuable insights into New Delhi's East Asian engagements France in focus at Kolkata international book fair Five books to look forward to in November 2017 Exploring flavours, tastes of the 'bhansa ghars' of Bihar Kolkata based short stories is a page-turner Fighting the caste system's iniquities in a uniquely Bengali way Not just air: The gassy origins and basis of our world and civilisation A mission to ensure a nuclear-free South Asia -- and why it failed Hit 'Refresh' to transform your life, the Satya Nadella way A Sanskrit poet's celebration of human experience across the spectrum Of Sikh riots, optimism and history (Book Review) 23rd Delhi Book Fair to begin from August 26 Judging books by their names: A trip through tantalising titles Enid Blyton, an imaginative, inventive and prolific writer Of women, interns and historical myths
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