Books & Literature
No formal letter received from poet Inqulab's family: Sahitya Akademi

NEW DELHI: A day after late Tamil poet Inqulab's family said it would accept this year's posthumously-conferred Sahitya Akademi Award, the Akademi said it hadn't received any formal letter and will take decision only after receiving it.

Arundhathi Subramaniam, Nabaneeta Sen, Soubhagya Mishra honoured with first Mystic Kalinga Literary Awards

NEW DELHI:  Acknowledging their contribution in the literary space for a long span, authors Arundhathi Subramaniam, Nabneeta Sen and Soubhagya Mishra have been honoured with the first Mystic Kalinga Literary Awards.

Anuk Arudpragasam wins Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017

NEW DELHI:  After winning The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Sri Lankan writer Anuk Arudpragasam has won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017 for his novel "The Story of a Brief Marriage".

Book on 'borderline personality disorder' released

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Director General of Police V.K. Bhawra on Saturday released a book titled "Borderline" written by Shabri Prasad Singh here.

Book presents 21-day challenge to reverse diabetes

NEW DELHI:  The number of people with diabetes in India is about 64.5 million, second only to China in the ranking for the highest number of diabetics in the world. Renowned homeopath Nandita Shah, in a fresh book, breaks down the real cause of diabetes and outlines a routine that will not just prevent the disease but also reverse it.

Five books to look forward to in December 2017

NEW DELHI:  As we enter the last month of 2017 -- a significant year from the publishing point of view -- the wide variety of books published over the past eleven months, both fiction and nonfiction, make a case for book lovers. Despite the rising trend of mediocrity in the literary world, there are enough books of both literary value and merit for readers to chew upon.

Punjabi Novelist Chandan Negi & Dr. Baldev Badhan to get

JALANDHAR: Noted Punjabi Novelist Chandan Negi will be honoured with ‘Kewal Vig Award’ of the year 2017 for their dedicated, devoted and sincere contributions in the sphere of Punjabi Novels as Best Novelist and Dr. Baldev Singh Badhan, who penned down more than 200 Books in Punjabi literature, as Best Writer respectively.

Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

DHAKA: Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam's "The Story of a Brief Marriage" -- a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan Army and the Tamil Tigers -- has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. .

Inspiring story of a radical, but practical, Ireland-born nun

Title: Girls Are Our Future -- Thoughts of a Practical Radical Nun; Author: Sister Cyril, Neil Farrelly and Greg Dale; Publisher: Konark Publishers; Price: Rs 595; Pages: 283.

Valuable insights into New Delhi's East Asian engagements

Title: India Turns East - International Engagement and US-China Rivalry; Author: Frederic Grare; Publisher: Penguin/Viking; Pages: 265; Price: Rs 599

France in focus at Kolkata international book fair

KOLKATA:  The 42nd edition of the International Kolkata Book Fair beginning in January 2018 will feature France as the focus country, the organisers said on Sunday.

Five books to look forward to in November 2017

NEW DELHI: With the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Man Booker Prize -- the two most coveted literary honours -- having been awarded earlier in October, the literary season has indeed set in.

Exploring flavours, tastes of the 'bhansa ghars' of Bihar

Book: The Bhojpuri Kitchen; Author: Pallavi Nigam Sahay; Publisher: Westland; Price: Rs 499; Pages: 166

Kolkata based short stories is a page-turner

Title: The House and Other Stories; Author: Amit Dasgupta; Publisher: Yoda Press; Pages: 128; Price: Rs 295

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