Books

22 writers Selected for Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019

  AMN / Agartala The Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi which met here today under the Chairmanship of its President, Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar approved selection of 22 writers (as given at Annexure ‘A’ attached) for the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019. The books were selected on the basis of recommendations made by the … Continue reading 22 writers Selected for Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the year 2018. The award was given for his outstanding contribution in English. Former Governor of West Bengal Gopal krishna Gandhi presented the award to Mr Ghosh at a function here today. Mr Ghosh is the first English writer to … Continue reading Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

Arabic author Jokha Alharthi gets Booker Prize

WEB DESK Jokha Alharthi an Arabic author from Oman has won the prestigious Booker International Prize for her book “Celestial Bodies”. The story of three sisters of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world. Jokha Alharthi, the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize, will split the 50,000 pounds or … Continue reading Arabic author Jokha Alharthi gets Booker Prize

‘A Crusade against Corruption’

    Book Review By Andalib Akhter Corruption has always been at the centre stage of the Indian economy and polity. In fact, corruption has become a monster in way of India’s socio-economic progress. Various laws, social and political campaigns since independence have failed to curb the menace. Now a senior journalist turned author, Manohar … Continue reading ‘A Crusade against Corruption’

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

SPORTS

Golf: Rookie Lal grabs the first-round lead, Gulfam shines with two eagles

  Harpal Singh Bedi /Faridabad Teenage rookie Amrit Lal of Chandigarh shot a six-under-66 t ...

Sai Praneeth storms into second round of Japan Open

In Badminton, Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of men's singles of Japan Open, beating Kento Nishimo ...

TT: India makes clean sweep of all seven gold medals at stake

Cuttack Indian paddlers clinched all the seven medals at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championshi ...

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MARQUEE

Bill for Transgender Persons introduced in Lok Sabha

Staff Reporter / New Delhi The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok ...

UP Mangoes to hit fruits market in Italy

First Shipment of North Indian Mangoes from Lucknow to Italy dispatched Our Special correspondent / L ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie ...

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

Zaira Wasim WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film D ...

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ART & CULTURE

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...