Remembering Ismat Chughtai on her Death Anniversary: India’s most iconic writer who fought for Freedom of Speech, Ismat Chughtai was considered to be one of the four pillars of modern Urdu short story.
Remembering RK Narayan on his birth anniversary: RK Narayan is one of the well-known authors in India. His writings were widely consumed by people, one of his famous book Malgudi Days contained multiple stories about Swami and his friends, the book later becomes a popular tv show which was aired on Doordarshan.
A biography of V.K. Krishna Menon by Jairam Ramesh, a scholarly study of the Himalayas by Stephen Alter and Katherine Ebans riveting account of the collapse of the Ranbaxy empire are among the dozen books in the longlist of the Rs 15 lakh Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2020 for[Read More…]
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar received awards from Kashi Nagri Pracharini Sabha, Uttar Pradesh Government, and also an award by the Government of India for his epic-poem Kurukshetra.
Writer Bhagwant Anmol, who has been awarded the Balakrishna Sharma ‘Naveen’ award 2017 by the Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, is also known for his different style of writing. His books ‘Zindagi 50-50’ and ‘Bali Umar’ are quite well-known.
Rajiv Khandelwal, a successful businessman of Agra, finally finds recognition for his distinguished contribution to the Indian English poetry and for promoting harmony in society.
Hindi Diwas 2020: Written in the Devanagri script, Hindi is one of the 22 scheduled languages spoken in the country and one of the official languages of the Union Government.
The anthology by Penguin Random House and Romedy Now features romance stories by 25 upcoming authors mentored by Singh.
With four debut novels and two translations making it to the longlist, the socio political divide across history — present, and future — are prominent in all the novels.
Amrita Pritam was awarded the Jnanpith, India’s highest literary award, in 1981 for ‘Kagaj te Canvas’ (Paper and Canvas).
Parsai’s notable works include Saadachar ka Taabij, Premchand ke Phate Jootey , Bus ki yatra, Ninda Ras, Viklaang Shraddha ka daur and do naak wale log.
Dwivedi belonged to the post-Acharya Shukla phase of the history of Hindi literature.
After years of chronic pain and long term illness, Tagore died on August 7, 1941, at the age of 80.
Maithili Sharan Gupt is widely known for introducing Khari Boli (plain dialect) in the poetry.
World Sanskrit Day is celebrated on Shravana poornima which is Poornima day of Shravana month as per the Hindu calendar.
Premchand has written more than a dozen novels and over 250 short stories.
The list was chosen from 162 novels published in the UK or Ireland between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020. The Booker Prize is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK or Ireland.
On Anne Frank’s 90th birthday, we are sharing with you some inspirational quotes by the holocaust victim.
Padam Shri, Urdu author, humorist and satirist Mujtaba Hussain passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness at 84.
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020: The polymath was also known by his sobriquets ‘Gurudev’, ‘Kabiguru’, and ‘Biswakabi’. The writer of Jana Gana Mana, the National Anthem of India, was born on May 7, 1861.
Every year on April 23, the world holds celebrations to recognize the scope of the book-the connection between the past and the future, passed on from generation to generation and cross-cultural bridge.
Online activities continued to promote the power of reading which the UN believes should be leveraged more than ever at a time of lockdown, the Unesco said.
Reading is a boon during this period of self-isolation, and to help you find the right book with an honest review check out this curated list of Instagram accounts.
Prof Kidwai, also Chairman, Department of Mass Communication, has been honoured with Madya Pradesh government’s prestigious award “Iqbal Samman” in 2016 and Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy’s award “Amir Khusro Award” in 1918.
What is it about madrasa education that divides the faithful; why can’t the madrasas that take pride in preparing hafiz (learning by memory) students simply stick to the message of the Quran and just be part of the ‘ummah’.