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India, Bhutan to refresh friendship over fine print


April 25th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A three-day confluence of narratives, ideas, literary expositions and cultural showcases from India and Bhutan will strengthen the growing South Asian cultural solidarity in the ... Read more...

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It needs more than love to write about India


August 18th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Stepping into the soul of India is not easy for a foreign writer; the journey needs more than mere love for the country. The process ... Read more...

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Henry Kissinger’s ‘On China’ the new bestseller (IANS Books)


June 16th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger's "On China" occupies the top slot in the non-fiction section this week while Jeffrey Archer's "Only Time Will ... Read more...

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Archer, Mukherjee perched atop bestseller lists (IANS Books)


May 26th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Jeffrey Archer's "Only Time Will Tell" and Indian American Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of All Maladies" continue to rule the fiction and non-fiction ... Read more...

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Jeffrey Archer continues bestseller run (IANS Books)


May 12th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Jeffrey Archer's "Only Time Will Tell" again rules the fiction list this week while Indian American Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of All Maladies" ... Read more...

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Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee ‘emperor’ of non-fiction (IANS Books)


May 5th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Indian American Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of All Maladies" topped the non-fiction charts for the second straight week while Jeffrey Archer's "Only Time ... Read more...

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Pulitzer winner’s tome tops bestseller list (IANS Books)


April 28th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Indian American Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of All Maladies" tops the non-fiction list this time while Jeffrey Archer's "Only Time Will Tell" continues ... Read more...

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Book on Gandhi stays on top (IANS Books)


April 21st, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The controversial book by Joseph Lelyveld, "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India", tops the non-fiction list again this week. Jeffrey Archer's "Only ... Read more...

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Controversial book on Gandhi new bestseller (Book List)


April 14th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India" by Joseph Lelyveld - that created quite a storm in India - is the new bestseller on ... Read more...

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Jeffrey Archer atop bestseller list again (IANS Books)


April 7th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Indian American Anand Giridharadas' "India Calling" and Jeffrey Archer's "Only Time Will Tell" continued their undisputed rule over the bestselling non-fiction and fiction charts respectively ... Read more...

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Jeffrey Archer rules fiction charts (IANS Books)


March 31st, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) "India Calling" by Indian American Anand Giridharadas and Jeffrey Archer's "Only Time Will Tell" continue to lead the bestselling non-fiction and fiction lists respectively for ... Read more...

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Jeffery Archer is still reigning fiction king (IANS Books)


March 24th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) "India Calling" by Indian-American Anand Giridharadas is still perched on top of the non-fiction list, while Jeffery Archer's "Only Time Will Tell" tops the fiction ... Read more...

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Jeffery Archer tops fiction bestseller chart (IANS Books)


March 17th, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) "India Calling" by Anand Giridharadas continues to top the non-fiction chart while veteran Jeffery Archer's "Only Time Will Tell" dominates the fiction bestseller list for ... Read more...

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Jeffery Archer rules fiction set (IANS Books)


March 10th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) "India Calling" by young author Anand Giridharadas is on top of the non-fiction chart this week and the veteran Jeffery Archer dominates the fiction section ... Read more...

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Books on Pakistan top bestseller lists (IANS Books)


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Indian journalist M.J. Akbar's "Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan" continues on top of the non-fiction section of the bestseller list for the seventh ... Read more...

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M.J. Akbar, H.M. Naqvi top selling authors of week (IANS Books)


February 24th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Indian journalist M.J. Akbar's "Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan" continues to rule the non-fiction section of the bestseller list for the sixth week. "Home Boy" ... Read more...

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M.J. Akbar’s book tops bestseller list for fifth time (IANS Books)


February 17th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian journalist M.J. Akbar's "Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan" and "Tender Hooks" by Pakistani writer Moni Mohsin continue to top for the fifth week the ... Read more...

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M.J. Akbar’s book still rules the bestseller list (IANS Books)


February 10th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian journalist M.J. Akbar's "Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan" and "Tender Hooks" by Pakistani writer Moni Mohsin continue to dominate for the fourth week the ... Read more...

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M.J. Akbar tops again with book on Pakistan (IANS Books)


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Indian journalist M.J. Akbar's "Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan" and "Tender Hooks" by Pakistani writer Moni Mohsin continue to be on top in the non-fiction ... Read more...

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M.J. Akbar’s book about Pakistan on top again (IANS Books)


January 27th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Indian journalist M.J. Akbar's "Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan" and "Tender Hooks" by Pakistani writer Moni Mohsin continue to lead the non-fiction and fiction sections, ... Read more...

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M.J. Akbar’s book about Pakistan is bestseller (IANS Books)


January 20th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian journalist M.J. Akbar's "Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan" leads the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while "Tender Hooks" by Moni Mohsin ... Read more...

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Adventure, identity and Africa on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


January 13th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Warm up this week with a pile of exciting and diverse books ranging from history and identity to magic realism.1. Book: "Shadowland"; Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakarauni; ... Read more...

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Kashmiri people have Dravidian genes, says writer French


January 13th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Noted British non-fiction writer Patrick French says his research into the genetics of the Indian caste system showed "there were traces of Dravidian genes" in Kashmiris ... Read more...

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Jaipur lit fest to focus on Indian languages


December 27th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The 2011 edition of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival will focus on the new movements in vernacular Indian languages as well as on the growing ... Read more...

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Bhutan to host its first literary festival


May 11th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The tiny kingdom of Bhutan will host its first literary festival, focusing on writing from and about the Himalayan region, in the capital Thimphu this month ... Read more...

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Myanmarese dissident writer to attend Kovalam literary fest


September 12th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Leading Myanmarese (Burmese) dissident writer Ma Thida, novelist Shobhaa De and Christopher Pinney, who wrote the definitive "Coming of Photography to India", will be among those ... Read more...

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Derek Walcott slams VS Naipaul in verse


June 2nd, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by admin
London, June 2 (ANI): Nobel prize-winning poet Derek Walcott has hit out at VS Naipaul in a manner he knows best verse.The poet who told the Calabash Literary Festival in Jamaica ... Read more...

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Naipaul shocker tipped to win British award


May 15th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by admin
London, May 15 (IANS) The authorised biography of Sir V.S. Naipaul that said his infidelity and mental cruelty may have contributed to his wife's death is tipped to win the richest prize ... Read more...

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Sir V.S.Naipauls biography tipped to win Samuel Johnson prize


May 15th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
London, May 15 (ANI): A shocking biography of the Nobel laureate Sir V.S.Naipaul, The World Is What It Is, which exposes his cruelty towards those closest to him, is tipped to ... Read more...

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My cruelty killed first wife: V.S. Naipaul


March 21st, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by admin
London, March 21 (IANS) Nobel Prize-winning writer Sir V.S. Naipaul says the mental cruelty he inflicted on his first wife may have contributed to her death, according to a new biography quoted ... Read more...

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V. S. Naipaul admits his cruelty might have killed his first wife


March 21st, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
London, March 21 (ANI): Noble laureate and Booker Prize winner V. S. Naipaul's new biography contains his own admission that the mental cruelty he meted out to his first wife Patricia ... Read more...

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