Tag: Literature

Novelist Amitav Ghosh honoured with Jnanpith Award 2018

Novelist Amitav Ghosh honoured with Jnanpith Award 2018

Noted English Author Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with this year’s literary award, Jnanpith Award. “The novelist has been awarded for his outstanding contribution towards literature”, Bharatiya Jnanpith announced Friday. The Bharatiya Jnanpith, a literary organisation based in New Delhi, has been conferring the Jnanpith Award on writers every year since 1965. “Amitav[Read More…]

Netflix brings Aravind Adiga's novel on screen

Netflix brings Aravind Adiga’s novel on screen

Mumbai: “Selection Day”, the engrossing novel by Booker Prize winner Aravind Adiga about an underprivileged rural boy’s struggle to become a national-level cricketer, is now a series on Netflix. The trailer shows young Mohammad Samad as protagonist Manju bullied into cricket by his father (Rajesh Tailang), confused by the cultural[Read More…]

Noted Pakistani feminist writer dead

Noted Pakistani feminist writer dead

Islamabad, Noted Pakistani feminist writer and poet Fahmida Riaz died here. She was 72. The eminent progressive writer, who was also hailed by many as the pioneer in feminist literature, had been suffering from illness for the past few months, reports Dawn news. She died on Wednesday night. Riaz was[Read More…]

Naipaul's death major loss to world of literature: Modi

Naipaul’s death major loss to world of literature: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul, who shared ancestral roots with India. “Sir V.S. Naipaul will be remembered for his extensive works, which covered diverse subjects ranging from history, culture, colonialism, politics and more. “His passing away is a major loss to the world of literature. Condolences to his family and well wishers[Read More…]

Five books to look forward to in August 2018

Five books to look forward to in August 2018

New Delhi: With the release of riveting novels such as Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup and All The Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy, the Indian bookshelf has thrown up quite a lot in recent months for fiction lovers to chew upon. But the coming month will bring[Read More…]

Noted journalist, writer Arun Sadhu dies at 76

Noted journalist, writer Arun Sadhu dies at 76

Renowned writer Arun Sadhu passed away early on Monday at a hospital following a heart condition at the age of 76. Sadhu was known for his immense contributions and has straddled the worlds of literature and journalism with equal elan. He breathed his last at the Sion Hospital. He was[Read More…]

Bob Dylan finally agrees to accept Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan will finally receive his Nobel Literature Prize for literature in Sweden this weekend, the academy has announced. At the time of Award ceremony, the Swedish Academy said that the singer-songwriter informed them “he wishes he could receive the prize personally, but other commitments make it unfortunately impossible.” The[Read More…]

Manu Pillai: Making History Interesting

Meet the dynamic and young Manu S Pillai, who is a sought-after author riding high on the success of his first book, The Ivory Throne, a historic account of Travancore that has been winning hearts and awards, travelling across the globe while also handling an active political office. Here’s an[Read More…]

Obama books to be published worldwide

Barack and Michelle Obama’s upcoming book is to be a global event. As per reports, the Penguin Random House announced on Monday that it has lined up publishers from Ireland to South Africa for the two books, to be released by the Crown imprint in the US and Canada. Titles and[Read More…]

Blowin in the Wind: An ode to Bob Dylan

I first heard the song Blowin in the Wind several years back in JNU. I was a new entrant and was straight away swept away by it, such was its all-pervasive power even half a century after its penning. I remember guys meticulously learning to strum the chords of Blowin[Read More…]

10 Greatest Bob Dylan songs of all times

Bob Dylan was named the surprise winner of the Nobel prize for literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The American singer-songwriter has has released great albums every decade since he started in the ‘60s and some of them have been poetic marvels. Every[Read More…]

Rock legend Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy said Dylan ‘created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’. Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941 and began his musical career in 1959, playing in coffee houses in[Read More…]

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