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Magic and adventure in Mumbai

Former journalist turned author Shabnam Minwalla creates a fantastical world with glamorous villains in her new children’s book

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Where the twain meet

Comb through classics, cherish the smell of old books and buy yourself a Shakespeare tee at the 41st Chennai Book Fair

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Lit for Life 2018: Day 2 in pictures

From awarding the venerable Indira Parthasarathy to doling out sessions on cricket and children’s writing, the Day 2 of The Hindu’s Lit for Life fest did not disappoint. Here are the highlights of th...

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Social media is not a neutral beast: Teesta Setalvad at Lit for Life 2018

It is when the micro aspects of social media communication are explored that one begins to understand the details of trolling. Narayan Lakshman, Associate Editor at The Hindu, started the discussion...

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Grant a wish, leave a book behind

Chennaiites are taking the fairy godmother tradition forward, dropping a good read in every other nook and cranny as a pleasant surprise for fellow book-lovers

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Four non-fiction books to get you through this week

Here is a fresh list of non-fiction books to provide an exciting and knowledge-filled week ahead. Happy Reading!

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Lit for Life 2018: Day 1 in pictures

From Taslima Nasreen to Karan Johar, Day 1 saw speakers from a variety of fields offer their views

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15th Raymond Crossword Book Awards to be Held on January 18th

Crossword Book Award celebrates Indian writers. Here's everything you need to know about this event.

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‘The internet is a Disneyland for grown-ups’

Malini Agarwal on her latest book, being a design influencer, and the power of personality-led content

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Read very few children’s books as a boy: Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond in his new book "Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again" captures Bond's growing up years where he is seen dealing with the loss of his father, reacquainting himself with his mother who now has a new husband and discovering his love for book

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I will never be silenced, says Taslima Nasreen at LFL 2018

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, who was the Mystery Speaker at The Hindu Lit for Life 2018 said to The Hindu's Diplomatic Editor Suhasini Haidar on Sunday that “Freedom of speech cannot exist wi...

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Mahasweta Devi’s 92nd birth anniversary: Remembering the fiery author and her work

During Mahasweta Devi's lifetime, she had, time and again, raised her voice against the atrocities suffered by the adivasis. Recipient of numerous literary awards, she was deeply moved by the everyday realities she saw around her and started writing durin

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Even husbands and wives would not trust each other, says writer who escaped from N. Korea

The second session at The Hindu Pavilion at the ‘Lit for Life 2018’ was with Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean defector and author of the bestselling memoir, The Girl With Seven Names, and Kelly Falconer...

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On Jallikattu and its earliest evidence in Tamil Sangam poetry

It is striking how little the sport of jallikattu has changed over its nearly 2000-year-old history

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Google pays tribute to Mahasweta Devi with a Doodle

Google on Sunday celebrated the 92nd birthday of eminent Bengali littérateur and social activist Mahasweta Devi with a doodle that depicts the writer’s love for literature, and her crusade for the ri...

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The bookseller’s report card

There is little that a seller of second-hand books does not know

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The Big Bong Theory

An effective, humourous account of the history and idiosyncrasies of the Bengali community — from one of their own.

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Stumbling on the Moonwalk

Andy Weir’s second book doesn’t take off as spectacularly as his first — he can do better than a bumpy space heist.

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Magic in the Everyday

Children’s writer Shabnam Minwalla on weaving magical stories set in the real world and her latest novel for young adults

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Decolonization – A Short History review: The end of the empire

Examining world politics at the intersection of the east-west conflict and the north-south antagonism after World War II

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China’s India War – Collision Course on the Roof of the World review: A counter narrative to history

A writer argues that long before the 1962 war, China had hardened its position against Nehru and prepared itself militarily

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The Konyaks: Last of the Tattooed Headhunters explores one of Nagaland’s dying cultures

A personal journey and a chronicle of history, a new book delves into a fast-disappearing part of Naga culture

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Say no to stress

Ariana Huffington reveals how remaining stress-free can ensure that things work out smoothly

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House editions of Harry Potter series to be out soon

A Bloomsbury statement said, "There will be complementary hardback and paperback editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The hardbacks will be in each house colour with artwork in black and striped sprayed edges."

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The journey of migration

Kanakaraj Arnakatte’s collection of short stories Ceylon Cycle discusses human displacement in the most unprecedented manner. The story Ceylon Cycle, after which the collection gets its name, is surely among the best short stories of Kannada in the

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Over 100 writers, artists to attend Hyderabad Literary Festival

The main objective of the festival is to promote the brand image of Hyderabad as a city of creative energies. The festival brings some of the finest creative minds in India and abroad to Hyderabad.

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The book-lovers of Mylapore

Join historian Sriram V on a heritage walk that traces the authors, bibliophiles, and libraries of the locality

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Raising Issues

Nazia Erum on her book Mothering a Muslim, exploring prejudices and taking on the moral police

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Hindi version of Swedish children’s book launched at World Book Fair

Here's good news for children attending the ongoing 26th New Delhi World Book Fair. Three Swedish books translated into Hindi have been released, bringing in more variety in the of children's books genre.

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‘Literary awards will give Tamil national presence’

Writer Indira Parthasarathy welcomes initiative

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Different strokes

On books and memoirs that feature works of art

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New Ismat Chughtai collection in English takes closer look at community dynamics

Quit India & Other Stories, comprises humorous, heartfelt and real tales that reflect Chughtai’s insights into the loves and lives, as well as the shared histories and experiences of Hindus and Muslims in India.

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