Books News

The force that is Padmavati

In this exclusive excerpt from Rani Padmavati: The Burning Queen by Anuja Chandramouli, the queen turns to the gods seeking their intervention

published : 18 Nov 2017

Book Review: The making of 'Shatranj ke Khilari'

When it comes to be counted in the world's greatest directors, only one name finds place -- Satyajit Ray.

published : 06 Nov 2017

Namita Gokhale bags Centenary National Award for Literature

The award will be conferred by one of the most prestigious literary bodies in India, the Asam Sahitya Sabha, for her outstanding literary contributions.

published : 12 Oct 2017

Been a fool who had not assessed environment at all: Perumal Murugan

Writer Perumal Murugan has now come out with his new book in Tamil "Kozhaiyin Padalgal" ("Songs of a Coward"), which was written during his 'exile'.

published : 11 Oct 2017

UK library appeals for collecting poetry in endangered languages

According to Unesco, of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world, more than half are endangered -- with one dying every two weeks, reports the Guardian. 

published : 28 Sep 2017

Heartache in the mountains

Ruskin Bond’s introduction adds to this unputdownably engrossing novel.

published : 23 Sep 2017

Book tracing Indian community's heritage in Singapore launched

The book combines academic research with catalogue entries of the centre's collection of over 300 artefacts, photographs and documents.

published : 22 Sep 2017

Salman Rushdie's The Golden House book review: Simple plot but relevant in a world of alternative fact

The novel differs a great deal from most of Rushdie's previous works in that even the casual reader will be able to access its depths and read between the lines.

published : 17 Sep 2017

HarperCollins celebrates 25 years with 25 special editions

HarperCollins began its journey in 1992 with 20 books that year. Twenty-five years later, it boasts a list of over 180 new books a year.

published : 09 Jul 2017

Book explores spectrum of demonetisation in detail

Eminent names from the political and the academic world explore the entire spectrum of demonetisation in a new book.

published : 06 Jul 2017

The summer reading list

One swallow doesn’t make a summer, but there are stories, pictures and narratives that create magic to make a summer delightful. Indian writing across genres is going from strength to strength with a

published : 17 Jun 2017

Beyond borders

While writing the book ‘Mr. and Mrs. Jinnah – The marriage that shook India’ author Sheela Reddy stumbled upon interesting margin notes in the books owned by the couple.

published : 16 May 2017

Illustrate a ‘nonsense’ reason to stop that hiccup!

Anushka Ravishankar’s latest children’s book, Hic!, like all her previous works, has a simple premise. “Well, it’s about nothing much except hiccups and how to get rid of them!” she laughs.

published : 15 May 2017

An ode to life at the turn of the previous century

It is this attention to detail that makes Zindaginama such a gem, set as it is in a small village of Shahpur and how the Ghadar movement.

published : 02 Dec 2016