AMN Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘Flights’. The novel, translated by Jennifer Croft, interweaves narratives of travel with explorations of the human body. It bagged the 67,000 US dollar prize after topping a shortlist of six titles, with Tokarczuk becoming the first Polish writer to win … Continue reading English translation of Polish novel ‘Flights’ wins Man Booker Prize
AMN The Swedish Academy says the Nobel Prize in Literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within its ranks that have tarnished the body’s reputation. In a statement, the body said, the decision was taken in view of the reduced public confidence in the Academy. It said, the 2018 … Continue reading Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded this year
WEB DESK/ New Delhi In ‘landmark victory for free speech’, a publishing house has won legal battle against Baba Ramdev over a controversial book whose publication and sale had been earlier restrained. “The victory is a landmark for free speech,” Juggernaut, the publisher, said. Additional Sessions Judge Jay Thareja lifted the ex-parte interim injunction on … Continue reading Ban on book on Ramdev’s life lifted
Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire by Ira Mukhoty In 1526, when the nomadic Timurid warrior-scholar Babur rode into Hindustan, his wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and distant female relatives travelled with him. These women would help establish a dynasty and empire that would rule India for the next 200 … Continue reading New Releases from Aleph Book
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
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
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 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
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
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
AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today criticised the Central Government and its authorities for their, wh ...
AMN / KATHMANDU India and Nepal have decided to promote tourism jointly. This was decided at the 2nd meeting ...