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Books  /  Published 09.03.19

Ben Okri on his ‘unavoidably’ political poems

We are at the Jaipur Literature Festival being held at Diggi Palace. It’s a bitterly cold afternoon in Jaipur. We find Ben Okri — who won the Man Booker Prize in 1991 for his book The Famished Roa...
By Ushnota Paul in

Culture  /  Published 23.01.20

Beyond JLF: The rise of lit fests

If sales aren’t huge, how do publishers benefit from literature festivals? Sayantan Ghosh, senior commissioning editor at Simon & Schuster India says that the buzz created by lit fests is what m...
By Smita Tripathi in

Books  /  Published 15.02.20

Vehement humorist

“But a childhood experience has taught him that loss is intrinsic to love, and Felix realises that he can only be truly happy if his wife is sleeping with another man.”...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 31.01.19

I AM the latest Jeffrey Archer: Author to vendor

By Ushnota Paul in

Opinion  /  Published 22.01.19

Bringing back cultural electricity

Come January comes the procession of literature festivals, with writers passing through the city, waving parsimoniously to the local faithful like cardinals on their way to a really, really big cathed...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Books  /  Published 14.03.19

Don't follow the crowd: Writer Reni Eddo-Lodge

So why are you no longer talking about race with white people?Well, I think I tried to adequately explain my position in the book… beginning with the blog post that I wrote about five years ago.What...
By Ushnota Paul in

Books  /  Published 08.06.20

Future of literature fests

Freytag’s dramatic structure, if marked against the backdrop of our current state of being, would suggest that we are in the climax of our very own Shakespearean tragedy. We were ‘introduced’ to...
By Shrestha Saha in


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