Books & Literature
India and EU: The devil lies in the (trade) deal

Title: India and EU: An Insider's View; Author: Bhaswati Mukherjee; Publisher: ICWA/Vij Books; Pages: 358; Price: Rs 746

“The Gypsy Trail” a book written by Lily Swarn unveiled

Chandigarh: The Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, V.P. Singh Badnore formally unveiled the book “THE GYPSY TRAIL – Travels and Travails of an Army Wife” authored by Lily Swarn wife of a retired Col. S.S.Swarn at Punjab Raj Bhawan Chandigarh. Talking about the book, the author said the book is a humble attempt to acquaint the readers with the fascinating life of army and that of the army wives in particular.

You can't stop Pakistani women from thinking, dreaming: Author Taha Kehar

New Delhi: Meet Tanya, the protagonist of a new quick-read from Pakistan, who has "got a pretty good life, working for a Karachi newspaper and smoking-drinking-flirting her way through minor romantic escapades". The author, Taha Kehar, says that her character is his attempt to cultivate a narrative about what it means to be a woman in Karachi. But are there really many "politically opinionated, liberal, urban women that are both feisty and fearless", as Tanya is, in Pakistan today?

Sandeep Jauhar's 'Heart' is in the right place, has the right pace

Book: Heart - A history; Author: Sandeep Jauhar; Publisher: Viking Books; Pages: 269; Price: Rs. 599

Can classical dance be cultural heritage, asks French researcher

Book: Dance Theatre of India: Crossing New Aesthetics and Cultures; Author: Katia Legeret-Manochhaya; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 142; Price: Rs 650

JCB Literature Prize longlists this year's '10 most distinguished novels'

New Delhi: Two novels in translation, two by debut women authors, two by established writers previously nominated for the Man Booker Prize, along with four other novels have made it to the long list of the inaugural edition of the JCB Prize for Literature.

24th Delhi Book Fair opens with free entry

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The 24th Delhi Book Fair opened at the Pragati Maidan here on Saturday but it looked a scaled down affair with the stalls occupying just one hall this year.

Literary masterpieces of 11th-century Buddhist poet explored

Thimphu: The final day of the ninth edition of Bhutan's distinctive Mountain Echoes literary festival saw an insightful discussion on an 11th-century Tibetan mystic who had a harrowing past but later became an accomplished poet.

Of Hindu gods, mythology, and spirituality

New Delhi: Enter the mythical world of Maha Vishnu and get swept up in a fast-paced and suspenseful narrative; flick through the second part of the "Blue Lotus Trilogy", which pays homage to India's magnificent mythological heritage and takes the reader on a journey into the heart of human passions; connect with some of the deeper concepts in the Gita; and get into the realm of the nothingness of profound and lasting peace.

New book presents Khushwant Singh's writings on Punjab

New Delhi: Late writer Khushwant Singh identified deeply with the culture of Punjab and some of his best writings on Punjab, Punjabis and the Sikhs are brought together in a new anthology by his daughter Mala Dayal.

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 Saeed Mirza:Memory In the Age Of Amnesia launched Exposing underbelly of impenetrable Indian Supreme Court An astute study of early Indian sociology Non-cooperation, revenge and WMDs in 1920s Calcutta (Book Review) A slice of Jaipur at the British Library over the weekend A tale of two privatisations (Column: Behind Infra Lines) Fake baba, a mysterious murder, love and heartbreak Indian novel at its best, reflection and not protest AI, analytics not the fiefdom of a few businesses 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
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