Friday, Aug 19, 2022


If Pranab Mukherjee’s Publisher Has Legal Contract, Heir Can’t Stop Publication of 'The Presidential Years'

Dec 16, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s forthcoming memoirs The Presidential Years has got into an unseemly controversy with his son and daughter sparring over the book’s publication

Bringing John Le Carre In From The Cold

Dec 16, 2020 Vappala Balachandran

A top Indian sleuth demystifies one of the world’s best-known spy authors

British Indian Author Anita Anand’s Jallianwala Bagh Story Wins History Prize

The judges described it as a “genuine historical classic” which will be read for decades to come.

Gandhi's Writings Gave Voice To Some Of My Deepest Instincts: Barack Obama

Nov 17, 2020 PTI

In his book "A Promised Land", Obama writes on his journey from the 2008 election campaign to the end of his first term

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize Shortlist Announced

The 6 shortlisted books are a testimony to the quality and diversity of non-fiction writing in and about India.

08 November, 2020

Sudha Murthy Writes New Book For Kids During Coronavirus Lockdown


Murthy has dedicated her new book to her father R H Kulkarni, a doctor popularly known as Kaka.

28 October, 2020

How the Land Was Won

Sailen Routray

Odisha and the tale of Adivasi marginalisation.

03 October, 2020

5 Best Engaging Thriller Novels Of All Time

Manvi Gupta

Instead of binge-watching, indulge in binge-reading this weekend. Goth, mystery, romantic suspense, whatever is your preferred thriller sub-genre, we have got you covered.

25 September, 2020

The 2020 JCB Prize for Literature Shortlist Announced

Outlook Web Bureau

The shortlisted works reflect a wide diversity of Indian writing, in terms of theme and language. Five novels have been shortlisted.

10 September, 2020

A Week In The Life Of Svitlana: A Peep Into A Contemporary Russia

Leena Mariam Koshy

The breezy narration makes the novella good to be lapped up without feeling the burden of the underlying issues in a very contemporary Russia.

22 August, 2020

After Backlash, Bloomsbury Says It Won't Publish Book On Delhi Riots


Bloomsbury faced massive backlash online on Friday after a purported advertisement of the book launch on Saturday with BJP leader Kapil Mishra as a guest of honour did the rounds on social media.


27 May, 2020

Behind the Mask: A Book On Covid-19 And Its Socio-Economic Impact

Mohammed Abdul Mannan’s 'Behind the Mask' details the origin and spread of the coronavirus and how it has made the world sick, panicky and topsy-turvy.

31 January, 2020

Gulag Kalakshetra? Caste And Culture Policing Come To Chennai's Charmed Circles

Madhavan Narayanan

If state-run Nehru Memorial can host launch functions of books on Jinnah and Savarkar, why can't Kalakshetra allow T.M. Krishna's work on Christians in Carnatic music to be released?

07 January, 2020

Pakistani Writer Says Security Agents Confiscated His Novel On General Zia Ul Haq

Associated Press (AP)

Hanif's Karachi publisher had released the Urdu translation of 'A Case Of Exploding Mangoes' last October.

23 December, 2019

Satyarth Nayak On His Book, ‘The Eternal Screen Goddess’, A Novel Based On The Legendary Actress, Sridevi

Lachmi Deb Roy

In conversation with Satyarth Nayak, the author of 'The Eternal Screen Goddess’, a novel based on the legendary actress, the late Sridev.

18 October, 2019

Mathrubhumi Announces 'Book Of The Year' Award To Celebrate Indian Literature

Outlook Web Bureau

The 'Book of the Year' award that carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a memento, aims to recognise and encourage works by Indian writers in English, as well as regional literature translated into English.

14 October, 2019

Why Our Education System Is A Factory Producing Clerks And Bureaucrats

Saikat Majumdar

Universities in India still function as if serving the administrative needs of a colonial empire.


27 September, 2019

Book Which Tells Muslims To Get Over ‘Excesses’

Shajahan Madampat

‘The Tale of the Boy Who Never Laughed’ is a parable that tells the reader that it is important for Arabs and Muslims to learn to approach life and world more intellectually than sentimentally.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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It’s Just Numbers, Love


The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz