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Dalrymple’s book on first Anglo-Afghan war out in December


September 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Award-winning writer William Dalrymple said his "Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-1842" will be out in December this year, and has many ... Read more...

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William Dalrymple sad over Hyderabad shedding its past


September 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Historian and writer William Dalrymple is sad that Hyderabad has shed much of its past and called for a major effort for conservation and to popularize ... Read more...

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New international prize for South Asian journalists


April 27th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A new prize for journalists and columnists covering South Asia has been instituted to promote new voices in the region, US-based news website the Daily ... Read more...

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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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Noted poet, Booker judge on DSC literature prize panel


April 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Friday announced the induction of five new members to its advisory committee for the 2013 and 2014 editions ... Read more...

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Carrying India abroad in foreign brushstrokes (With Images)


April 10th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The tag "expat artist" sits on them like misnomers. Meet this band of painters who are of foreign origin but have been carrying indelible images ... Read more...

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Writer to move court against ‘Satanic Verses’ ban


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Editor and writer Nilanjana Roy plans to move court against the ban on Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses", said a source in the committee that petitioned ... Read more...

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Wish Rushdie was in Jaipur fest: Lebanese writer


January 22nd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) The shadow of Salman Rushdie lingered over the self-styled "greatest literary show on earth" on day three Sunday, with Lebanese writer Hanan Al-Shaykh saying she wished ... Read more...

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Writers resent muzzle on Salman Rushdie


January 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Outrage and resentment were the dominant emotions on the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival here Friday as writers, intellectuals and fans cried foul over ... Read more...

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Tom Stoppard in India Jan 23 to talk about adaptations


January 9th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The fine art of writing scripts for movies and plays will be in focus next week when one of the world's greatest playwrights Tom Stoppard, ... Read more...

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David Davidar announces new publishing house


May 16th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Noted publisher and writer David Davidar, who last year exited as CEO of Penguin's international division amid controversy, has tied up with Rupa Publications, ... Read more...

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‘City of Djinns’ now unrecognisably different: William Dalrymple (With Image)


May 11th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The national capital is unrecognisably different from what it was three decades ago when writer William Dalrymple came to the metropolis as a freshman ... Read more...

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Writer William Dalrymple turns to first Anglo-Afghan war (With Image)


March 14th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Award winning writer William Dalrymple, the author of books like "Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India" and "White Mughals", is exploring ... Read more...

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10-day spring literary carnival in Delhi from March 4


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Literature and spring will blend to form a creative cocktail at the 10-day Spring Fever, an annual literary festival, here March 4-13 at the India ... Read more...

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Confessions of a publisher who never visits Jaipur lit fest (Comment)


January 26th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Shobit Arya If you think the headline of this article is an oxymoron or that I am a soiled-kurta-clad, beedi-smoking glum publisher in his 60s who hardly ventures out of his dark ... Read more...

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Dalrymple spat reminds us why we may still be mentally colonised


January 20th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.20 (ANI):"The colonial hangover afflicts not us, but them." So says Will Heaven of the UK Telegraph, http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/willheaven/100072376/a-fuming-william-dalrymple-declares-war-on-a-piece-of-blatantly-racist-indian-journalism/reflecting on the spat between Hartosh Singh Bal and William Dalrymple.For a ... Read more...

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Brit-author Dalrymple in controversy over “Raj”, “racist” claims


January 17th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Award-winning historian William Dalrymple has found himself in the middle of a racist controversy over claims that British authors writing about India are inheritors of "a Raj that ... 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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Literature fest to light up Jaipur


December 18th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) India is high on literature. If 2010 saw the Kovalam Literature Festival grow bigger and the Hay Festival make its debut in Kerala, the start of 2011 ... Read more...

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Hay Festival host literary personalities in Thiruvananthapuram


November 13th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
By K. S AshikThiruvananthapuram, Nov.13 (ANI): The three-day long Hay Festival began in Thiruvananthapuram with many eminent authors participating in the festival.Kerala's Education and Culture Minister M. A. Baby, actor Mammootty, ... Read more...

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Three-day Hay Festival begins in Kerala


November 12th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 12 (IANS) Kerala became an important destination on the world literature map Friday with the inauguration of the first Indian edition of the famous British Hay on ... Read more...

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Amit Chaudhuri, Farooqui in contention for Asian literature prize


October 26th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, October 26 (IANS) The search for the first winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has narrowed down to six books, from an initial list of 16.The six ... Read more...

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The Week Hay Festival comes to India


October 14th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) The Week Hay Festival, the world famous annual convention of authors, thinkers and performers, will make its India debut here Nov 12.This year's Festival line-up ... Read more...

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Star authors lined up for Kerala Hay Festival


October 13th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Fifty best-selling writers, performers and intellectuals from across the world, including Sebastian Faulks, Bob Geldof, Simon Schama, Vikram Seth, Shashi Tharoor and William Dalrymple, will make ... Read more...

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South Asian literature blitz in Britain


October 12th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chaterjee New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The literary fine print from South Asia represented by the likes of Fatima Bhutto, Michael Wood, Amit Chaudhuri, Mohammed Hanif, Meghnad Desai and several others ... Read more...

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Australian envoy launches luxury guide to Delhi


September 3rd, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.3 (ANI): The Australian High Commissioner, Peter Varghese, today launched the third edition of the book 'Love Travel Guides', which is authored by Fiona Caulfield.The book has been comprehensively updated, ... Read more...

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Bestsellers of the week - ‘Fault Lines’, ‘Tiger Hills’ (IANS Books)


August 12th, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) "Fault Lines" by Raghuram Rajan tops the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while Sarita Mandanna's "Tiger Hills" dominates the fiction category. The top 10 ... Read more...

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Nariman’s ‘Before Memory Fades’ bestseller yet again (IANS Books)


August 5th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Fali S. Nariman's "Before Memory Fades" continues to dominate the non-fiction section in the bestseller list this week while "The Immortals of Meluha" by Amish Tripathi ... Read more...

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Chaotic Delhi was reluctant party to 1857 siege (With Image)


August 1st, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Mutiny of 1857 against the British was a time of churning for a reluctant Delhi that found the presence of "sepoys" or mutineers insufferable ... Read more...

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In battle for George, party eyes his house (Capital Buzz)


July 11th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) While the two women in socialist leader George Fernandes' life - Leila Kabir and Jaya Jaitley - are squabbling over him, his Janata Dal-United is avidly ... Read more...

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Fatima Bhutto’s book stays on top (IANS Books)


April 22nd, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) "Songs of Blood and Sword" by Fatima Bhutto, niece of late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, remains on top among non-fiction bestsellers this week while prize-winning ... Read more...

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Gurcharan Das’ book bounces back to No.1


April 1st, 2010 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) "The Difficulty of Being Good" by Gurcharan Das climbs six steps to reach the number one position in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this ... Read more...

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Pavan Varma, Orhan Pamuk bestselling authors of the week


March 25th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) "Becoming Indian" by Pavan K. Varma continued to retain the number one position in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while Nobel Prize winner ... Read more...

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New award for best South Asian fiction


March 23rd, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) South Asian literature is trying to position itself globally with a new award from India being announced Tuesday for the best fiction on the region. The first winner ... Read more...

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A tribute to Delhi in Penguin’s spring lit fest


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Tales from the underbelly of the Indian capital told by a gamut of writers as diverse as William Dalrymple, Sam Miller, Mahmood Farooqui and Danish Husain brought ... Read more...

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