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Sahitya Academy awards for 2018 announced

AMN / NEW DELHI Sahitya Akademi today announced its annual Awards in 24 languages. Seven books of poetry, six novels, six short stories, three of literary criticism and two of essays have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards, 2018. Those who have won the award for their collection of poetry include Sananta Tanti in Assamese, Paresh … Continue reading Sahitya Academy awards for 2018 announced

Former VP Ansari raises more questions on Gujarat riots at release of ‘The Sarkari Mussalman’

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi Former vice president Hamid Ansari on Saturday raised more questions as why the infamous Gujarat riots could not be nipped in the bud. “Why was Article 355 of the Constitution not invoked by the then Union government at that time even when its defence minister was on the spot” asked … Continue reading Former VP Ansari raises more questions on Gujarat riots at release of ‘The Sarkari Mussalman’

English translation of Polish novel ‘Flights’ wins Man Booker Prize

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

Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded this year

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

Ban on book on Ramdev’s life lifted

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

New Releases from Aleph Book

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

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

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