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World Book Fair begins in New Delhi

AMN New Delhi World Book Fair opens today at Pragati Maidan in the national capital. Organised by the National Book Trust in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation, the main theme of this year’s fair is environment and climate change. The European Union is the focus country this time. Our correspondent reports, more than 40 … Continue reading World Book Fair begins in New Delhi

Books on ‘Muslim Freedom Fighters’ released

AMN / Patna Two books on Muslims’ contribution in India’s Freedom movement were launched at glittering ceremony here recently. The function was presided over by former IAS officer and human rights activist Harsh Mandar. The books ‘Muslim Freedom Fighters: Contribution of Indian Muslims in the Independence Movement’ and its Urdu version ‘Muslim Mujahideen-e-Azadi aur Tehrik-e-Azadi … Continue reading Books on ‘Muslim Freedom Fighters’ released

World’s third largest book fair opens in Sharjah

WEB DESK World’s third largest book fair opened on Wednesday at Sharjah. It began with a glittering opening ceremony at Expo Centre, in the presence Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, other shaikhs and guests. The theme of this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair, SIBF is ‘A … Continue reading World’s third largest book fair opens in Sharjah

US author George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize

  US author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize. He became only the second American writer to win Britain’s renowned Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel “Lincoln in the Bardo”. The prize was announced at a ceremony in London. Judges for the prestigious English-language literary award praised the book … Continue reading US author George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize

Profile: Kazuo Ishiguro, Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature

The English novelist of Japanese origin Kazuo Ishiguro, known for his spare yet emotionally resonate prose style and his inventive subversion of literary genres, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017.  Kazuo Ishiguro was born on November 8, 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan. The family moved to the United Kingdom when he was five … Continue reading Profile: Kazuo Ishiguro, Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature

Peeping into Khushwant Singh’s wisdom

A Akhter Khushwant Singh, famous writer, historian and columnist, we have all read his works in one form or the other. It is well known that he never bogged down by the ‘politically correct’ way, but what shaped him into this personality, what was it that set him so apart as a person? “Khushwant Singh: … Continue reading Peeping into Khushwant Singh’s wisdom

CM Amarinder Singh releases book on Khushwant Singh

AMN / NEW DELHI Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday released a book titled ‘Khushwant Singh-In Wisdom and in Jest’ written by noted journalists Onkar Singh and Vijay Shankar Narain at a function at press club of India here. Eminent guests including Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Mr. Soli Sorabjee and others were present … Continue reading CM Amarinder Singh releases book on Khushwant Singh

People who read fiction, novels are more friendly towards others

AMN A group of researchers have found that people who regularly read fictions and novels are more likely to be friendly, well-behaved and sympathetic towards others. According to a latest study, those who prefer watching television over reading are less sociable. Study reveals that people who like reading of drama and romance novels were best … Continue reading People who read fiction, novels are more friendly towards others

Army Chief Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

By A AKHTER / NEW DELHI Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Bipin Rawat released a book ‘Home of the Brave’ on the history of Indian Army’s Counter Insurgency Force, the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in New Delhi Monday. The book is authored by Mr Nitin A Gokhale, Defence & Security Analyst and Brig S … Continue reading Army Chief Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles

2 Indian-American authors shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize

Two Indian-American authors have been shortlisted for the 30,000 pound Wellcome Book Prize. The award celebrates fiction and non-fiction works engaged with the topics of health and medicine. Siddhartha Mukherjee is on the list of the annual prize for his study of genetics and mental health in his book ‘The Gene’. He is joined by … Continue reading 2 Indian-American authors shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...