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Literature
Opinion  /  Published 22.11.20

Oh, go speak to your fat books

And don’t tell me what is and how it is. And what should be and how it all should be. Enough. Who are you? You read books, right. You have books to read. And that means a whole lot many things. ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

World  /  Published 08.10.20

US poet wins Literature Nobel

The Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Louise Glück, the American poet, “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” The a...
By Our Bureau in Stockholm

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.20

Academy to promote Dalit literature

Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a Dalit Sahitya Academy to publish collected works of Scheduled Caste writers and set up libraries for Dalit literature in Bengal. “We are setting up a Dalit...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 01.09.20

Ishaa Saha on starring in Detective

What would you do if you ever get married to a person like Mahimchandra, who spends his home time reading detective books?! I won’t marry a person like that! Impossible. I can’t imagine b...
By Arindam Chatterjee in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

Classics that redefine freedom

The year 2020 has increasingly been about an ever-growing list of sacrificed freedoms, to fight a pandemic. And much like every other privilege or lack thereof, these sacrifices have been subjective. ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Calcutta  /  Published 05.08.20

Former JU professor passes away

Manabendra Bandyopadhyay, a former professor of comparative literature at Jadavpur University, passed away on Tuesday. He was 82 and is survived by daughter Kaushalya. Bandyopadhyay was among the fiv...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 04.08.20

Talk to others in the field before you decide on your option

Q I am a Class XI student of humanities. I am passionate about both English and economics. I am a keen participant in elocutions and many of my articles have been published in newspapers. What should ...
By Shivani Manchanda in

Books  /  Published 18.12.19

Amitabha Bagchi bags literary award

Amitabha Bagchi’s 2018 novel Half The Night Is Gone has been shortlisted for a lot of awards, but, unfortunately, hadn’t taken home any — till Sunday, December 16. That evening, it won one of th...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 18.04.19

Teen Literature Day: Changing the world for the better

In the 1990s, when Harry Potter was just about to take over the lives of young readers all around the world, Celebrate Teen Literature Day did not exist. It came into existence in 2007, and has been o...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Culture  /  Published 17.02.20

Russia at the International Kolkata Book Fair

With Russia being the focal theme country of the International Kolkata Book Fair for the first time in the 44 years of the event, one of the gates of the fair were modelled after the iconic Bolshoi Th...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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