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Salman Rushdie
World  /  Published 19.07.20

Rushdie: a time to listen

Back in March, Salman Rushdie was awaiting the publication of the paperback of his novel Quichotte when the coronavirus hit. New York City, his home for the past 20 years, became the terrifying US cen...
By Duncan White in

World  /  Published 19.05.20

Rushdie on way to becoming a grandfather

More than 30 years after Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for alleged blasphemy in writing The Satanic Verses, the author, now 72, is alive and about to become a gran...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 15.10.19

Atwood, Evaristo get 2019 Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize on Monday after the  judges made the decision to 'flout' the rules by declaring a tie.British Indian novelist Salman Rush...
By PTI in London

Books  /  Published 03.09.19

Salman Rushdie delighted to be on Booker list

British Indian author Salman Rushdie, whose recently released novel, Quichotte has been shortlisted for this year’s Booker Prize for fiction, said he was “delighted” to have made the cut. This ...
By PTI in

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

Who are India's public intellectuals?

The last refuge of unselfconscious, upper-class male privilege is that contemporary parlour game, the listing of public intellectuals. This is peculiarly true of postcolonial countries like India wher...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Culture  /  Published 27.11.19

‘Grass told me Rushdie ripped off his book’

After the screening of his 163-minute director’s cut of The Tin Drum at the Kolkata International Film Festival earlier this month, Volker Schlondorff applauded the audience of around 300 who had ga...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.19

The 2019 Nobel Prizes reflect our times

The world is going through a morality conundrum. This year’s Nobel Prizes reflect this as well. Consider the 2018 literature prize for Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 one for Peter Handke. Tokarczuk’s...
By Chirantan Chatterjee in

World  /  Published 10.10.19

Austrian, Pole bag literature Nobels

Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and the 2018 award went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. Handke, 76, was recognis...
By Reuters in Stockholm

Books  /  Published 08.11.18

Writers have something in common with the devil

Yet, somehow, it is more convenient to put Camus in a box and tag him as merely an existentialist and a lofty intellectual, labels that continue to define him in spite of his persistent disavowals. Bu...
By Kamalika Basu in

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.19

Imposing Hindi will not bind Indians together

Sir — Within days of having claimed that Hindi should be accepted as a common language by all Indians, the home minister, Amit Shah, has now said that he does not mean to impose the language on anyo...
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